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Syed Sharik Ahmed

also known as Syed S. Ahmed

About me

As a Former Major Crimes prosecutor I began my legal career in the area of Criminal Law as a staff attorney for Capital Collateral Representative (CCR), representing death row inmates. In 1998 while working for CCR Syed argued before The Florida Supreme Court.

In 2001, I accepted an appointment as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Hillsborough County. As a well-respected Trial Prosecutor in Tampa, I rose to the ranks of Lead Trial Attorney where I handled and disposed of thousands of felony criminal cases with offenses ranging from DUI to first degree murder. While at the State Attorney’s Office I handled one of the first feticide cases which resulted in a Trial. The case aired nationally, and I was interviewed several times on Court T.V.

In 2004, I moved to Michigan and accepted an appointment as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Wayne County (Detroit). In Detroit I earned a reputation as a hard working, aggressive yet fair trial prosecutor. In Detroit I tried 100′s of cases and handled 1000’s of felony cases ranging from first degree homicides, armed roberries to drug trafficking.

In 2006, I accepted an appointment with the Michigan Department of Attorney General. At the Attorney General’s Office I worked in the prestigious Major Crimes Bureau as a Senior Attorney handling complicated Criminal cases ranging from Cold Murder Cases, to prosecuting violent gangs in Detroit to complicated Racketeering (RICO) cases. While at the Attorney General’s Office I was on a special task force unit where I worked alongside Federal Prosecutors and Federal Law Enforcement agencies prosecuting Environmental Law violators and specialized in high value complex White Collar and financial crimes cases.

Through out my career I have tried 100′s of cases, and have gained a reputation as a fair and tough attorney.


Languages spoken: Hindi, Urdu

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 70%
    4 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 15%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    17 years, 10 thousand cases



Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact info

1710 N 19th St
Suite 212
Tampa, FL, 33605


MIActive And In Good Standing200411/03/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199809/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Dedicated Service to USDA and MSP for ProsecutingUSDA and Michigan State Police2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLegal Advocate Group, P.A.2012 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit2010 - 2012
Assistant Attorney GeneralState Of Michigan Office Of The Attorney General2006 - 2010
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyWayne County Prosecutor's Office, Detroit, Mi2005 - 2006
Assistant State AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit (Hillsborough County)2000 - 2005
AttorneyThe Office Of The Public Defender, 13th Judicial Circuit1998 - 2000
AttorneyCapital Collateral Regional Counsel1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
Florida BarAdmitted to Practice1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Robert Ira Peede vs. State of FloridaThe case was remanded for an evidentiary hearing on the mitigation issues
State of Florida vs. Joseph PiotrowskiGuilty as Charged in 10 minutes
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyApplication of the Sex Offenders Registration Act's Student Safety Zone Exception to Prisoners2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Domestic ViolenceEthics2013