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Nafiz M Ahmed

Nafiz M Ahmed

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

At Ahmed & Sukaram, our practice focuses on the defense of criminal and DUI cases in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.  We are Redwood City based criminal defense and DUI defense attorneys.  Defense lawyer Nafiz M. Ahmed is in court in San Mateo County almost every single court day of the year.  If you are charged with driving under the influence or any other misdemeanor or felony charge, Nafiz M. Ahmed will personally handle every aspect of your case, and he will strive to provide you the best possible outcome.


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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    9 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    9 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Philip Stephen Barnett

    I endorse this lawyer. A tireless attorney who fights hard for his clients.


    Philip Barnett Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Albert Smith

    I endorse this lawyer, Nafiz fights for his clients in and out of the courtroom.


    Albert Smith Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law

600 Allerton St Ste 201
Redwood City, CA, 94063




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Felony Attorney - Private Defender ProgramSan Mateo County Bar Association2009
Misdemeanor Attorney - Private Defender ProgramSan Mateo County Bar Association2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAhmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law2006 - Present
Litigation AssociatePrivate Law Firm2005 - 2006
Legal InternSan Mateo County Legal Research Department2003 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2009 - Present
San Mateo County Bar Association, Diversity CommitteeMember2009 - Present
San Mateo County Bar Association Client Relations CommitteeMemeber2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2007 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A2007 - Present
San Mateo County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationN/A2006 - Present
San Mateo County BarristersMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome

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Publication NameTitleDate
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Perspective on Common Firearms Issues in California2013
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)The Impact of 2009 Case Decisions on DUI Prosecution and Defense Expert Witnesses2010
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
La Pier & AssociatesDWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety TestingCertificate of Training2012
Santa Clara Univ SOLN/Alaw2005
Univ of California DavisEconomicsundergraduate2002
Burlingame High SchoolN/AN/A1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Redwood Law CenterMedical Marijuana - Cultivation, Transportation & Sales2011
The Gil Gross Show on KGO-AM 810Are Guns Good for Self-Defense or Just More Violence2010
Redwood Law CenterGun Rights2009
Redwood Law CenterDiscovery Issues with Breath Testing Devices2008