Brian D. Ernst

Brian D. Ernst



Brian is an Associate at Ryan Swanson, working primarily in the litigation group.

Brian worked as a summer associate with Ryan Swanson in 2019, until returning to finish law school at Seattle University. While in law school, he served as the Executive Editor at Large for the Seattle University Law Review and as the Vice Chair of the Moot Court Board. Brian was the winner of the Fredric C. Tausend Moot Court Competition and was chosen by the faculty as a Faculty Trust Scholar for his graduating class.

Prior to attending law school, Brian worked in college admission at colleges on both the east and west coasts.


A sixth generation Oregonian, Brian is happy to reside in the Pacific Northwest. Brian enjoys choral music, cooking, backpacking, and aviation.