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Ernest A. Baello

Of Counsel




Ernest A. Baello is a seasoned family law attorney with experience advocating for clients in complex and high net worth cases. Mr. Baello provides intelligent and strategic representation in contentious cases and fosters conflict resolution and settlement between parties.

Prior to his legal career, he graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received a degree in Economics and a minor in Computer Science. He worked as a software developer for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Mr. Baello later studied at Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York. As a law student, Ernest clerked for a long-standing family law firm in Brooklyn and learned the fundamentals of family law. In May 2008, he earned his Juris Doctorate.

After graduation from law school, Ernest practiced as a family law attorney in New York, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Throughout his career, Ernest has represented clients in complicated matrimonial and family law matters involving custody, child support, spousal support, property division, domestic violence, and premarital and postmarital agreements.

Licensed in California, New York, and Illinois, in July 2021, Mr. Baello joined Hoover Krepelka, LLP, as Of Counsel.

When not at work, Mr. Baello enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with his family.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • Illinois


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. – 2008
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • B.A. – 2003
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: Computer Science


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