The Honorable Edward Sarkisian, Jr.

Fresno County Superior Court, Department retired


The Hon. Edward Sarkisian, Jr. was a judge on the Superior Court of Fresno County, California. He was appointed former California Governor George Deukmejian in 1987 and automatically re-elected in 2012 after running unopposed. He retired from the bench in 2019.

Judge Sarkisian obtained his B.A. from California State University, Fresno. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.

Judge Sarkisian was known for giving the longest-known prison sentence in Fresno Superior Court history. He sentenced a father 1,503 years in prison for raping his own daughter.

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