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Murad M. Mohammad

Murad M. Mohammad

also known as Pacyga & Mohammad, LLC

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

Murad Mohammad received his bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri. He went on to earn his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. While a law student at William Mitchell, Murad Mohammad was a recipient of the Leonard, Street, and Deinard Foundation Scholarship and Award. He clerked at the Ramsey County Public Defender's Office for two years, and was awarded the Albert H. Mansfield fellowship to work on the Housing Discrimination Law Project with the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis.

After graduation from law school, Murad Mohammad clerked for the Honorable Kathleen Gearin, Chief Judge in the Second Judicial District, Ramsey County, Minnesota. As a law clerk, Murad became intimately familiar with the court administrative processes and helped author many opinions and legal memoranda. Following his clerkship, Murad Mohammad served as an Assistant Ramsey County Public Defender. While serving as an attorney with the Office of the Public Defender, Murad represented hundreds of clients in a variety of criminal defense cases. He is also a panel member of Criminal Defense Services Incorporated, which provides reduced fee legal help to clients who are unable to hire an attorney at full retainer fees.

Murad established the law firm of Mohammad & Jaafar-Mohammad, LLC, which maintained a criminal defense, estate planning, and business litigation based practice. Murad represented numerous non-profit agencies in the Twin Cities, as well as several dental clinics and health care clinics. Among his business clients, Murad also represents an electronic game store franchise, several grocery stores, gas stations and an airport taxi service. He has since joined the firm of Mohammad, Schiks & Jaafar, P.A. as a managing partner.

Murad's primary focus area is in criminal law. He has successfully represented numerous criminal defense clients in high profile cases ranging from homicides, violent crimes, sex crimes, gang-related incidents, and weapons and drug charges. Murad has secured acquittals and not-guilty verdicts in several of these cases, and has successfully negotiated plea bargains in other cases.

Murad is on the board of numerous community service organizations, and has been invited to speak and present extensively on criminal law and representing minority clients. Murad was featured on National Public Radio and has presented numerous Continuing Legal Education programs statewide on a variety of topics. Murad's presentations include sessions at the Statewide Judges Conference, Federal Public Defender training, the NAPABA (National Asian American Bar Association) Conference, the Department of Human Rights Conference, Statewide Integration Conference, Education Minnesota Conference.


Languages Spoken: Arabic, Turkish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    1.3 thousand cases



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • John Paul Chitwood

    Not only is Murad Mohammed an excellent lawyer, he is also an excellent human being. His knowledge of the law and ability to immediately apply it to the facts of a given case is to be admired. Murad possesses something that most defense attorneys lack- warmth. He genuinely cares for his clients and delivers results to be envied. Were I charged with a crime, Murad would be one of the first calls I made.


    John Chitwood Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven Murray Coodin

    I have known Murad for many years and have seen him in action defending his clients facing criminal charges. I also worked closely with Murad in a criminal case as we helped a mutual client get some serious felony charges dismissed so I can personally speak about the results he gets for his clients. I would certainly recommend Murad to potential clients facing very serious criminal charges


    Steven Coodin DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Pacyga & Mohammad, LLC

333 South 7th Street
Suite 2850
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice200604/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Housing Discrimination Law ProjectAlbert H. Mansfield Fellowship2005
Leonard, Street, and Deinard Foundation Scholarship and AwardLeonard, Street, and Deinard2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner (Attorney)Pacyga & Mohammad, LLC2015 - Present
Attorney-PartnerMohammad, Schiks, and Jaafar, P.A.2011 - 2015
AttorneyRamsey County Public Defenders Office2007 - 2012
Partner-AttorneyMohammad & Jaafar-Mohammad Law2007 - 2011
Law Clerk-Judge Kathleen Gearin2nd Judicial District2006 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Criminal Defense Services, Inc.Panel AttorneyN/A
Ramsey County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Minnesota v. M.S.NOT GUILTY

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of MissouriN/AN/A2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Ramsey County Bar AssociationGoing from No Idea to Not Guilty: An Introduction to Criminal Law2013
Minnesota CLEUnderstanding Diverse Cultures and Working with Diverse Lawyers and Clients2012
Minnesota CLEJustice is it deaf?2012
Ramsey County Bar Association, CLEBias in Jury Selection2011
Washington County Bar Association, CLERepresenting Muslim Clients2010
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationGetting to Know Your Muslim Client2008