Stephen Ernst is a partner at Segal, Berk, Gaines & Liss and a graduate of Temple University School of Law. Prior to beginning his study of law, Mr. Ernst attended the George Washington University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. After graduating from GWU, Mr. Ernst began his career in the United States Navy by attending Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. After receiving his Naval Flight Officer wings, Mr. Ernst was assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 stationed at Naval Air Station Miramar, California. Mr. Ernst deployed with VAW-116 onboard the USS Ranger and participated in combat operations during Operation Desert Storm. During his naval career, Mr. Ernst’s awards included an Air Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, a Strike Flight Air Medal, a Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device and a Navy Achievement Medal.