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Nafiz M. Ahmed

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Ahmed

Owner / Attorney / Managing Partner

Nafiz M. Ahmed was born in Mills Memorial Hospital in San Mateo, California. He grew up in Burlingame and attended Burlingame High School. While at Burlingame High School, Nafiz competed on the junior varsity and varsity football team. He was also the varsity wrestling team captain. After graduating Burlingame High School, Nafiz enrolled at the University of California at Davis. While at U.C. Davis, Nafiz served as a justice on the U.C. Davis Supreme Court for two years. He authored the majority opinion for all of the court's decisions during that time period. Nafiz loved being a U.C. Davis Aggie. However, he graduated early from U.C. Davis in three years in order to go to law school sooner. At Santa Clara University School of Law, Nafiz competed in Honors Moot Court and discovered his true passion for constitutional and criminal law. Nowadays, when he is not representing clients charge with crimes like domestic violence, theft, or drug possession, Nafiz likes to unwind by working out at his local boxing gym and surfing on the weekend. When Nafiz isn't trying to be the world's best dad and husband, he is hanging out with his American Bulldog, Chihuahua, and friends watching the U.F.C. or the San Francisco 49ers.

FIREARMS AUTHORITY

  • National Rifle Association – Northern California Attorney (N.R.A. referral list)
  • KGO News Talk 810 – Gill Gross – Interview regarding Firearms

ADVANCED DUI TRAINING

  • DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing – Student Course
  • DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing – Instructor Course
  • Advanced Roadside Detection Impairment & Enforcement

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings
  • The Impact of 2009 Case Decisions on DUI Prosecution and Defense Expert Witnesses
  • A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Perspective on Common Firearms Issues in California

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012 - 2016
  • Top Lawyers in California, 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • AVVO rated 10 out of 10

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • San Mateo County Bar Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

EDUCATION

  • Santa Clara University School of Law,
  • Santa Clara, California
  • J.D.
  • University of California, Davis, California
  • Major: Economics

Recent Blog Posts

Recommendations

  • FELONY KIDNAPPING CLIENT

    “Nafiz is very knowledgeable and responsive. He answered all my questions and gave me valuable advice. I thank him very much for his expertise.”
  • VANDALISM CASE

    “When I recently became entangled in an unfortunate legal situation, I knew that I would need to secure diligent counsel. Upon independent research, and after hearing many earnest endorsements I contacted Mr. Ahmed. From my first contact with Mr. Ahmed to my last he has been highly empathetic, le...
  • DRUG CRIME DISMISSAL

    “Mr. Ahmed helped me greatly on my case and was able to get all of the charges dropped so that nothing showed up on my record. I would highly recommend him as he was the best priced lawyer I could find but still very helpful and explained everything.”
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE CLIENT

    “My recent experience with Mr. Ahmed proved to be very helpful. He displayed a vested interest in my needs, provided accurate recommendations, was supportive and available when I needed him. I found him to be very professional and would recommend him to anybody.”
  • POSESSION OF MARIJUANA FOR SALE

    “Mr. Ahmed was recommended to us by a friend. We were in need of legal representation for our son. The unknown – our legal system can be very frightening. He listened to the situation and gave our son very good advice. Through all of this, he kept my husband and I informed of the situation and pu...
  • CREDIT CARD FRAUD CLIENT

    “Nafiz Ahmed is a very intellectual Criminal Defense Lawyer, he has been very helpful since day one until the end. I want to thank Mr. Ahmed for the excellent work he did on my case. He has made me feel like a normal citizen once again. He is excellent in what he does, I would not choose any ot...
  • RETURN OF CONCEALED WEAPON’S PERMIT

    “After being detained for a drunk in public that turned into a character assassination nightmare I was overwhelmed with trying to receive credentials that were taken from me. Mr. Ahmed not only had total control of my personal legal issue but was already prepared to go to court before that issue ...
  • CRIMINAL AND/OR TERRORISTIC THREATS

    “Mr Ahmed recently defended me against the California DA’s office who charged me with 9 counts of criminal terrorist threats. Mr Ahmed listened to my side of the story sympathetically and then diligently mounted a vigorous defense. He kept me informed at all stages of the proceedings, day and nig...
  • RESISTING ARREST CLIENT

    “After I was charged with a high level misdemeanor, first thing was calling lawyers. The 3 I talked to barely heard my story and jumped right to the fee talk. When I went to see Nafiz he was very warm, heard me, didn’t rush, asked questions, he made me feel very comfortable, answered all my quest...
  • RECKLESS DRIVING CLIENT

    “I was completely satisfied with the services I received from Nafiz Ahmed. His knowledge and professional attitude made for a perfect experience. Nafiz kept me informed throughout the entire process and was able to get me the best outcome possible. I would definitely recommend Nafiz to my colleag...
  • HIT & RUN ACCIDENT CLIENT

    “Thanks to Nafiz a very minor hit and run did not escalate into a more problematic situation. The police and DA in Palo Alto were extremely slight in issuing a warrant without any courtesy notice with the hope to initiate an arrest and possibly create a situation for something where they did n...
  • TRAFFIC CLIENT

    “This guy is awesome. He’s an excellent communicator, sets accurate expectations regarding possible outcomes and timelines. He also was quite fast – we resolved my issue inside of ONE WEEK. I rated him as “Excellent” which is nearly impossible in my book, but he earned it. It was a pleasure worki...
  • “I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND NAFIZ TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY.”

    “I had a traffic ticket that I wanted to fight because I was not eligible for traffic school and it would have been a point on my license. Nafiz was extremely helpful, discovered that the cop sited me under the wrong code, attended court on my behalf and got my case dismissed. I didn’t have to do...
  • EXPUNGEMENT GRANTED – EMBEZZLEMENT & GRAND THEFT CLIENT

    “This is an efficient lawyer who helped me out through my case in getting a positive outcome in the end. i would gladly recommend this lawyer to anyone who is involved in any case from minor to major.”
  • UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

    “I had never been in any legal trouble in my life so I was very scared when I found out I was facing criminal charges. Nafiz was very comforting and I always felt like I had a champion in my corner. I was facing jail time and in seven hours, Nafiz was able to convince the DA and Judge to dismiss ...
  • TRAFFIC CLIENT

    “I received a ticket in Palo Alto for a driving infraction I do not believe I committed. As I live in Los Angeles, I was unwilling and unable to return to Redwood City to appear. I found Nafiz through his website, and he began working on my case as soon as I contacted him. His service was very th...
  • DUI CLIENT

    “I was arrested in late 2010. Suspicion of DUI. Next thing you know, my mail box is overflowing with solicitations from law offices. Obviously, I’m uncertain of what’s next. Being an avid Internet user, I took to the web and searched for California law, DMV policy and everything that I thought...
  • HIT & RUN CLIENT

    "Mr. Ahmed recently represented me in a case that involved a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Ahmed was referred to my by a friend and I am very glad that she knew of Mr Ahmed and his expertise with the justice system. Mrf.Ahmed is a top not professional in his field of work and I would highly recomme...
  • CERTIFICATE OF REHABILITATION

    “Mr. Ahmed was very knowledgeable to my case. He always had time to answer my concerns and he is very friendly as well. I would recommend him to anyone, anywhere.”
  • DISMISSAL OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RETRAINING ORDER

    “Nafiz Ahmed, I would like to thank you for representing me in my case. The support that I received from you was just short of a personal relationship. I have to tell you that I was quite worried about the outcome of my case. I am glad I had your guidance to make the right decisions and keepin...
  • BURGLARY & PETTY THEFT CLIENT

    “I am thankful with Nafiz Ahmed, because helped me demonstrate my innocence. Mr. Ahmed is an intelligent, professional, organized and excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer. We went to trial for two charges against me, Theft and Commercial Burglary. During the Trial he defended me very well. He knows ...
  • EXCELLENT ATTORNEY & FIRM

    “My family & I highly recommend Nafiz Ahmed as a defense Attorney. The Ahmed and Sukaram law firm from my personal experience is an incredible safeguard against the injustice of being tangled in the legal system.He was very aggressive and thorough in preparing my case into succession throughout a...
  • FELONY IDENTITY THEFT CLIENT

    “Outstanding service and abilities. Mr. Ahmed knows sections of the law that brought our case to the very best possible outcome. Provided solid research and background which turned our case around and created a positive outcome. Also very responsible and kept in regular communications during a le...
  • EXPUNGEMENT GRANTED – EMBEZZLEMENT & GRAND THEFT CLIENT

    “Nafiz did a fantastic job, he took my case immediately, always responded to my questions in a very timely manner, he walked me through all the steps that I was going through. I couldn’t have had a better experience.”
  • “I LIKED HIS APPROACH AND INTEGRITY.”

    “After my second traffic violation I started interviewing several attorneys plus an on-line service to determine the best approach to fight my ticket, Nafiz Ahmed got back to me the same day and he was about one third the price of other quotes, but better yet he stated up front exactly what he wo...
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DISMISSAL

    “I was shopping for a lawyer after my DV arrest. I searched endlessly online and by luck I saw Nafiz Ahmed’s website. I read his profile and was impressed by his achievements and biography. He was a local bay area, Californian who was a part of the JV and Varsity football team and was also the ca...
  • DRUG CRIMES DISMISSAL

    “Nafiz is a great lawyer that works hard and takes great care to explain the consequences and benefits of all decisions. He is always available and trustworthy. Nafiz got all of my charges expunged. He is a high quality lawyer that is always dressed in a suit, very professional.”
  • FELONY BURGLARY CLIENT

    “We had a great experience with Nafiz Ahmed. He handled my felony and misdemeanor juvenile theft case with great professionalism and enthusiasm. He is very straightforward as he gave us the best and worst case scenario possible and helped us prepare for both, and in the end the charges were compl...
  • SCHOOL EXPULSION CLIENT

    “I highly recommend Nafiz Ahmed. My child is a special ed student qualifying for special accommodations via an Individual Education Plan (IEP). My child recently had an incident that could have resulted in expulsion from high school. Because of the special ed status, the school district was re...
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DISMISSAL

    “Nafiz offered great service since day one. He is definitely a very professional, understanding, hardworking and knowledgeable lawyer. He always keep me informed in every step of the way and never failed to return my call if I have something that needs to be clarified. The whole case was so depre...
  • HIT AND RUN DISMISSAL

    “Basically Mr Ahmed gets it done!”

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RATING 5.0 / 5.0
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Super Lawyers Rising Star
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SHARI SUKARAM

Partner Shari Sukaram is a tough, knowledgeable and passionate advocate for her juvenile delinquency clients. In 2011 Shari Sukaram became a nationally published author. She is a strong believer that children, even those who make mistakes, have a golden opportunity to achieve their dreams if they are given a chance, shown that they should believe in themselves and put on the proper path.

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NAFIZ AHMED

Attorney Nafiz Ahmed has successfully defended over 2,500 criminal clients. A true trial attorney, his unique love of the law guides him in successfully defending his client's cases in ways that other attorneys cannot. Nafiz was voted a 2012, 2013 and 2014 Super Lawyer Rising Star® (2012 - 2016), and is a twice nationally published author in DUI defense strategies. He speaks Spanish and is committed to serving clients of all backgrounds.

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