Tsatsu Tsikata is a renowned academic and lawyer, famed for handling some of the most landmark cases in Ghana. Born in 1950 in Keta in the Volta Region of Ghana, Tsatsu had his early education in Accra, where because of his precocity, he won a United Africa Company (UAC) scholarship in 1960 to start his secondary education at the Mfantsipim School after which he gained admission into the University of Ghana, Legon.
From the University of Ghana, he got an LL. B (First Class) degree at the age of 18 and again won a post-graduate scholarship from the University of Ghana to study at the Oxford University where he again obtained first-class honors in Bachelor of Civil Law. After his studies at Oxford, he held a Junior Research Fellowship at Oxford University, where he also served as a tutor, a career he pursued upon his return to Ghana in 1974, serving as a lecturer at the law faculty of the University of Ghana.
He was also, for over twelve years, the Chief Executive Officer for the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC). Tsikata has served as the defense counsel for several prominent figures and institutions, including Samuel Okudzeto, ex-President Rawlings and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the election petition of 2013.