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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

10 total 

  • 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

  • Donald Gray Drewry

    I endorse this lawyer because of his dedication. I see Nafiz in court fighting for his clients in Motions to Suppress evidence, and he is well schooled with the knowledge it takes to win. You would be surprised how many attorneys won't do Motions to Suppress because they are afraid of the judges yelling at them for doing a motion, but not Nafiz; he is a fighter and this is just the first step he takes in your case. He is a great trial lawyer because he not only knows the law, but the science of blood testing and breath testing. If you are in his office looking to hire a lawyer, go no further; just hire him now!!!!


    Donald Drewry DUI & DWI 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