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Edmund K. Saffery
  • Partner


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As a partner in Goodsill’s litigation group, Ed focuses his practice in the areas of insurance (coverage and defense), retail litigation, title insurance, public contracts, construction litigation, professional malpractice defense and first amendment law.

Ed also has extensive experience in bad faith litigation, appellate litigation and products liability.


Ed teaches business law at Hawai‘i Pacific University, where he serves as an adjunct member of the faculty.

Ed loves to golf and has a goal of breaking 80 before the end of the decade. So here’s an old proverb that might help him: work on the short game.


  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    • Honors: Highest Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • USLaw Firm Association
  • Hawaii Pacific University, Adjunct Professor
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Adjunct Professor
  • National Retail Lawyers Association
  • Pearl City Community Association, Director
  • Pearl City Foundation, Director
  • Director, Pearl City Community Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Hawaii Pacific University

Practice Areas:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Litigation And Coverage
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation
  • Trust and Estate Litigation and Controversy


  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Chambers USA, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, 2019