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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Criminal Law Specialist||State Bar of California - Certified Specialist||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Lawyers in California||American Lawyer Media||2013|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Felony Attorney - Private Defender Program||San Mateo County Bar Association||2009|
|Misdemeanor Attorney - Private Defender Program||San Mateo County Bar Association||2006|
|Attorney||Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law||2006 - Present|
|Litigation Associate||Private Law Firm||2005 - 2006|
|Legal Intern||San Mateo County Legal Research Department||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Member||2009 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association, Diversity Committee||Member||2009 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association Client Relations Committee||Memeber||2009 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of California||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2007 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||N/A||2007 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|San Mateo County Barristers||Member||2006 - Present|
|A.K. v. Western Career College||UNPRECEDENTED VICTORY AT WESTERN CAREER COLLEGE|
|W.B. v. San Francisco Police Department||RETURN OF CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT|
|People v. A.B.||POSSESSION OF A METH PIPE DISMISSAL|
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|Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)||A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Perspective on Common Firearms Issues in California||2013|
|Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)||The Impact of 2009 Case Decisions on DUI Prosecution and Defense Expert Witnesses||2010|
|Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)||Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings||2009|
|La Pier & Associates||DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing||Certificate of Training||2012|
|Santa Clara Univ SOL||N/A||law||2005|
|Univ of California Davis||Economics||undergraduate||2002|
|Burlingame High School||N/A||N/A||1999|
|Redwood Law Center||Medical Marijuana - Cultivation, Transportation & Sales||2011|
|The Gil Gross Show on KGO-AM 810||Are Guns Good for Self-Defense or Just More Violence||2010|
|Redwood Law Center||Gun Rights||2009|
|Redwood Law Center||Discovery Issues with Breath Testing Devices||2008|
Posted by anonymous
Nafiz was very efficient, prudent and skillful when he represented me. His communications are always quick and on point. The outcome I received was better than I had anticipated was possible.
Honestly cannot think of a single negative thing to say about my experience. Worth every penny.
Posted by akahassan
My family consulted Nafiz for a felony case in Palo Alto court. He was very aggressive in stating he would fight the case but as soon as he was paid, did absolutely no work besides a weakly defended motion to lower bail.
He was retained for $10,000 and made no effort to fight speedily or justly; made no subpoenas and no interviews. When we tried to fire him, he insisted wanting to get a deal and stated he would take us to trial for free. After we asked him to do work, he backed out and stated he wouldn't go to trial and wanted to "settle." Instead of doing work himself, he forced my sister to get several documents from two states which weren't useful at all. My sister even brought several character documents which he didn't use to try and fight the case; as stated by current attorney.
We fired him after Nafiz begin ignoring our calls and acting rude. He threatened to use the PD as witness if we took him to arbitration. After 4+ months of working with Nafiz, we made a mistake in trusting him to defend me. He even went into a preliminary hearing without preparing with the client and against our wishes. Nafiz never followed up or tried to see where the case was until I saw him in court 3 months later. Overall, he cares more about money than defending his client. Self-stated by Nafiz, he has 70+ cases and in my opinion, it makes it extremely difficult to give full time and attention to that many cases. To this day, I'm still fighting my case and have to spend even more on another attorney. In consulting with others, It has been said that he does not have as much experience to fight serious cases. It is also generally better, based on public info, to hire an attorney on an hourly fee basis rather than a flat fee.; this is purely a suggestion.
Nafiz, I'm sure you'll read this review. We trusted you to help and give your attention to our case but speaking from our experience, you let our family down and left us broke without offering a solution.
Posted by Steve M
I hired Nafiz to take care of a petition for factual innocence after a previous attorney had the case dismissed before trial. We met Nafiz in his office and he patiently listened to our story. At our second meeting, Nafiz took the phone in front of me, called the district attorney to discuss the case. He was very outspoken and confident. This started an email thread that ended up with the district attorney agreeing with the factual innocence finding. Nafiz was also very quick at filing with the court a very convincing and complete petition for factual innocence. The day of the factual innocence hearing arrived with the DA themselves suggesting factual innocence to the judge. This was executed so well by Nafiz. Only his dedication to the case and his extrovert personality and high confidence could end up with such a result. Nafiz is a winner! Thank you so much for being so good!