John Erny is an estates and trusts specialist who helps individuals and families organize and plan their financial futures.

John is a determined and compassionate advocate for the firm’s clients with an organized and personable approach that always puts the needs of his clients and their families first.

John received his law degree from Florida A&M College of Law, and his LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center.

A self-described aficionado of anything water, John grew up fishing for marlin and boating on the Gulf of Mexico, with his next goal to conquer sailing. John is also an avid traveler, but when he’s home, you can find him hanging out with his micro goldendoodle, Scoobie Doodle.


  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in Taxation; Certificate in Estate Planning; 2022)
  • Florida A&M College of Law (J.D., 2021)
  • Louisiana State University (B.S. in Accounting, 2017)


  • John is not yet admitted to practice in Maryland but is supervised by an attorney admitted to practice in Maryland.

Practice Areas


Lerch Early’s estate and trust attorneys help people throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area protect their assets while minimizing tax liability through sophisticated planning and administration.