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Shari Sukaram

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Sukaram

Owner / Attorney / Managing Partner

I decided to work in litigation as a young girl.  From a young age, many close to me were entangled in the legal system.  I quickly learned responsibility, leadership and how to be an advocate for others.  These experiences led me to become a San Jose defense attorney, to fight for people who are struggling to overcome their pasts and clear the path for the future.

Prior to establishing Ahmed & Sukaram, I graduated from the University of California San Diego with a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in Psychology.  I received my J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2007.  I served as a certified legal intern for both the District Attorney's Office of Alameda County and the District Attorney's Office for Santa Clara County and worked as an intern for the San Diego Unified School District Office of the General Counsel.

Currently, I have dedicated my career at Ahmed & Sukaram to protecting and fighting for the rights of others.  The majority of my work is in assisting juveniles with delinquency cases and with school expulsion-suspension matters.  I am 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.

My goal is not only to be a zealous advocate, but one who is sympathetic and understanding as to the emotional and mental impacts that the legal process can have on you and your loved ones.

Should you have a legal question and wish to retain the services of a criminal defense attorney, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will do my best to assist you and if I am unable to do so, I will be happy to provide you with some additional resources.

PUBLISHED WORKS

Juvenile Law: Procedures, Defense Strategies, and Challenges in the Beginning Stages of Detained Juvenile Delinquency Cases

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

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

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

EDUCATION

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law,
  • San Francisco, California
  • J.D.
  • University of California, San Diego, California
  • B.A.
  • Major: Political Science
  • Minor: Psychology

Recommendations

  • JUVENILE DEFENSE CLIENT

    “She’s the best. Your case will be solved and good if she’s your lawyer. Thank you so much for your help!”
  • MISDEMEANOR BURGLARY CLIENT

    “Shari Sukaram is a trustworthy and a super knowledgeable attorney who I would recommend to everyone. She is a perfect young beautiful person who knows what she is doing. She was my attorney and I am so deeply satisfied for what was my result at the end of the court day. She is so responsible on ...
  • JUVENILE DEFENSE CLIENT

    “Once again our family needed the assistance of Shari Sukaram. She immediately returned my phone call and emails and answered all my questions and really took care of our needs. I truly believe she goes above and beyond for her clients and I feel that we are in very good hands! She has really bee...
  • DUI CLIENT

    Compassionate, Smart, Kind, Helpful, Courteous and Respectful Ms. Sukaram answered all our questions, gave us options, listened to our concerns, and we feel she is truly passionate about her work. She responded to emails very quickly and if we every need an attorney we will definitely call her.

WHY CHOOSE OUR LAW FIRM?

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ACCREDITED BUSINESS SINCE 05/19/2009
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RATING 4.5 / 5.0
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RATING 5.0 / 5.0
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Super Lawyers Rising Star
(2012 -2016)

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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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