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 then joined the firm of Mohammad, Schiks & Jaafar, P.A. as a managing partner.
Murad is currently the owner of Murad Defense and his 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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|MN||Authorized to practice||2006||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Housing Discrimination Law Project||Albert H. Mansfield Fellowship||2005|
|Leonard, Street, and Deinard Foundation Scholarship and Award||Leonard, Street, and Deinard||2004|
|Partner (Attorney)||Pacyga & Mohammad, LLC||2015 - Present|
|Attorney-Partner||Mohammad, Schiks, and Jaafar, P.A.||2011 - 2015|
|Attorney||Ramsey County Public Defenders Office||2007 - 2012|
|Partner-Attorney||Mohammad & Jaafar-Mohammad Law||2007 - 2011|
|Law Clerk-Judge Kathleen Gearin||2nd Judicial District||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Criminal Defense Services, Inc.||Panel Attorney||N/A|
|Ramsey County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|State of Minnesota v. M.S.||NOT GUILTY|
|State of MN v. NK||NOT GUILTY|
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|William Mitchell College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Missouri||N/A||N/A||2002|
|Ramsey County Bar Association||Going from No Idea to Not Guilty: An Introduction to Criminal Law||2013|
|Minnesota CLE||Understanding Diverse Cultures and Working with Diverse Lawyers and Clients||2012|
|Minnesota CLE||Justice is Blind....is it deaf?||2012|
|Ramsey County Bar Association, CLE||Bias in Jury Selection||2011|
|Washington County Bar Association, CLE||Representing Muslim Clients||2010|
|National Asian Pacific American Bar Association||Getting to Know Your Muslim Client||2008|