Mr. Nino spent over 25 years as a deputy public defender with the Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office. Much of that time was spent as a senior trial attorney. He represented thousands of clients in cases ranging from low-level misdemeanors to capital murder.
Mr. Nino has tried over 100 jury trials, with an exceedingly high level of success. Due to this success, he was tasked with acting as a supervising trial attorney, a capacity in which he taught other lawyers trial practice techniques.
Ed also created and taught continuing legal education courses for the public defender's office.
In order to more fully represent clients on a personal level, Ed partnered with Joe Mastro to form Nino & Mastro. He focuses on all aspects of criminal defense, from DUIs to theft-related offenses to violent crime to complex white collar litigation.
Areas of Practice
100% Criminal Law
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
Developed and taught continuing legal education courses for the Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office
Past Employment Positions
Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office, Senior Trial Lawyer