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Earl D. Osborn

Founder Emeritus


Ed joined with Bob Bingham in 1985 to form Bingham & Osborn after leaving the law firm of Johnston & Klein, where he was a partner specializing in valuation litigation and business transactions. Prior to his retirement in 2013, Ed provided investment advice, portfolio design, and financial planning to clients and was a key member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Ed currently lives in Berkeley.


  • B.A. in Latin American Studies, Amherst College
  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law


  • While a practitioner, Ed was a Certified Financial Planner™ certificant
  • Author of California Securities Exemptions, Transactions Analysis Program, published by Shepard’s/McGraw Hill
  • While a practitioner, Ed was widely quoted in nation l publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and Money Magazine
  • Recognized as one of the top 100 Independent Financial Advisers in the U.S. by Barron’s Magazine in 2007
  • Member of the Order of the Coif (National Honor Society) while attending Hastings College of Law
  • Member of the Hastings Law Journal while attending Hastings College of Law
  • Served a clerkship with the California Court of Appeals (5th District) upon graduation from Hastings College of Law

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