Edward Lester


Edward Lester is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office, where his practice focuses on civil litigation defense. Mr. Lester’s expertise includes public entity liability, products liability, premises liability, and catastrophic personal injury.

Mr. Lester has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, providing him with a unique perspective he brings to every case. He believes the visual presentation of a case leads to better results in the courtroom, and he has presented evidence using visual formats in courts and alternative dispute resolution settings to resolve liability disputes in car and trucking accident cases for nominal amounts. Mr. Lester has obtained many nuisance-value settlements, dismissals, and favorable verdicts.

Mr. Lester obtained his J.D. from University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law, where he participated in regional and state mock trial competitions as a member of one of McGeorge’s mock trial competition teams. Additionally, McGeorge awarded Mr. Lester the Capital Commendation for Demonstration of Extraordinary Commitment to Public Service for his work in the Gang and Homicide Unit of the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.

When Mr. Lester is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family and serving as a volunteer firefighter for the North Bay Fire Department.