Nafiz M. Ahmed

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 Lawyer Rising Stars, 2012-2018
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

Owner / attorney / Managing Partner

Bar Admissions

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


Santa Clara University School of Law,
Santa Clara, California
University of California, Davis, California
Major: Economics