Manuel U. Sarmiento


Manuel Sarmiento is a partner in the San Bernardino office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Law and Bad Faith Litigation Practices. He is extensively involved in the defense of extra contractual actions filed by insureds including homeowners policies, automobile policies and general liability coverage. Mr. Sarmiento also practices appellate law and is a member of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group.  Additionally, Mr. Sarmiento has extensive experience in Immigration Law with a focus on employment based visas having clerked ten years in that field.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California


California, 2007

United States District Court

Central District of California, 2007

Awards & Honors

  • 4th Place Team HNBA National Moot Court Competition - Team Leader, Oralist & Brief Writer
  • CALI Award for Honors Moot Court
  • Best Respondent’s Brief
  • Second Best Oralist
  • Second Best Team
  • CALI Award for Appellate Advocacy
  • Best Oralist ULV Moot Court Competition
  • Trinity Outstanding Scholar Award - Legal Research & Writing
  • Trinity Outstanding Scholar Award - Criminal Law
  • Trinity Outstanding Scholar Award - Civil Procedure I
  • Trinity Outstanding Scholar Award - Torts 1
  • Trinity Outstanding Scholar Award - Torts 2


University of La Verne, College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2007

Trinity Law School, transferred to University of LaVerne, College of Law

California State University, Northridge

Bachelor Science in Management Information Systems, 1994

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