Ernesto Pineda graduated from the University of Houston School of Law where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence on May 10, 1980.  He was licensed and authorized to practice law as Attorney and Counselor At Law by the Texas Supreme Court of the State of Texas on November 24, 1980.  Mr. Pineda also graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration on December 17, 1976.  He is also presently admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.  Mr. Pineda is also an active member of the El Paso Bar Association, where he served as a Board Member from 2003-2006.