Ernie is a life-long resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He graduated from LSU in 2004 and Loyola Law School in 2008. He has been at Drake Law Firm since 2008 handling a variety of legal matters in the areas of real estate, business transactions, personal injury, family law, and adoptions. He is active in the City of Ponchatoula government serving as both the attorney for the City of Ponchatoula as well as the magistrate for the City of Ponchatoula’s Mayor’s Court. He is also active in the community as a board member for the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce and the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission. He has also previously served on the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Board of Directors and been a member of the Ponchatoula Rotary Club.