Biography Details

Edwin N. Sasaki
Senior Counsel

Edwin N. Sasaki is senior counsel at the Orange County office of Manning & Kass, where he practices on the Appellate Law team.

Ed was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended Harvard College and Stanford Law School and clerked for Judge Herbert Y.C. Choy at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also served as a research attorney for Justice Steven Vartebedian at the Fifth District Court of Appeal, working on civil and criminal appellate matters.

He worked as a research attorney for six years at Orange County Superior Court and for twelve years at Fresno County Superior Court, where he handled over 6,500 motions in the unlimited civil division, for an average of 360 motions per year.

As a research attorney, he worked on the full range of civil motions, including demurrers, motions to strike, discovery motions, anti-SLAPP motions, motions for summary judgment, motions for JOP, new trial motions, motions for JNOV, motions to transfer venue, motions for good faith settlement, administrative writs, and petitions to compel arbitration.

He has also worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District as a science teacher at South Gate Middle School, where he served as chair of the science department. He passed the LAUSD fluency exam in Spanish.

His wife Takako is a native of Japan and formerly worked as a translator for Coca-Cola in Japan. They live in Irvine, California with their 3 year-old daughter.


  • California


  • United States District Court for the Central District of California


  • Stanford Law School, Juris Doctor, 1990
  • Harvard College, A.B., 1987