Born in Los Angeles, California, Ernest Arbizo earned a bachelor's degree from Pomona College and graduated cum laude from Pace University Law School. Prior to becoming an attorney he owned and operated a vocational counseling firm in Los Angeles, California. Upon his relocation to the east coast he became vocational consultant to the State Insurance Fund of New York. While in law school Ernest worked at a major New York law firm and in the law department at the headquarters of a major consumer beverage company. After graduating from law school Ernest joined a firm in New York City, but quickly decided to begin a practice in Stamford where he could better serve the local community. Ernest is fluent in Spanish. He currently lives in Stamford with his family and enjoys tennis and gardening in his spare time.