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Negad Amr Zaky

Criminal defense Attorney at Oakland, CA

5.0   5 reviews

About Negad

Learn Negad’s areas of practice.

Licensed for 8 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 08/06/2022

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

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Silver Law Firm
1211 Embarcadero
200
Oakland, CA, 94606

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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Always my right hand man
Negad is a fantastic lawyer. He consulted me on my rights when pulled over by a police officer. He described exactly what to do or say to ensure my rights are respected. In the past I had a bad run-in with the police and it ultimately led to a super-speeder ticket and community service, so I'm glad I'll be better able to navigate similar situations in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Negad
As a person, he cares deeply about his client. He will always do everything in his power to give you attention
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Intelligent and Thorough
Mr. Zaky does an excellent job of breaking down the issues into their fundamental legal pieces. His ability to analyze the situation from multiple perspectives shows his attention to detail and experience. He is caring and sincere about his work. I'd highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
Buying a house for the first time is daunting. So when the bank I was financing through was acting extremely unprofessional and delaying the process, I called Negad to ask him what precautions I should take to protect my finances. He gave me a to-do list that was easy to follow and I felt extremely comfortable that my property and eventual home would be safe. Negad was very knowledgeable in all aspects of my predicament and his calm yet confident demeanor made me feel safer through the whole process. I highly recommend Negad for any legal issues anyone may have.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick Deep Thinker, Solid Attorney
When I was in a tight spot, Negad was able to provide me with sound legal advice. He is is a very quick thinker and can provide solid advice on how to navigate the law's tricky waters. He understands the law very well and is passionate about providing the best defense for his clients. Although he's young, I can confidently say he has the mental fortitude to handle almost any complex legal issue thrown at him. Highly recommended.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Chastaine Law Office
  • 2016 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Tulare County Public Defender's Office
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Koukol & Associates
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Marin County Public Defender's Office
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Joseph, Aleem & Slowik
  • 2015 - 2015
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Education

  • Univ of Texas SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • People v. Jason Slater
  • Felony dismissed by court for lack of sufficient evidence

Associations

  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

  • School of Law Scholarship
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • 2014

Publications

  • CrimeBlog
  • Textualism & Conflicting Social Classes: The Problem of Identifying the “Public” in “Public Meaning”
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (18)
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Negad Zaky has quickly earned a reputation as one of the best lawyers in the courtroom all over the Bay Area. Prosecutors should fear his formidable presence. Intelligent, fierce, and compassionate, Zaky is the real deal!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Negad is an experienced trial attorney, master negotiator, good communicator, outstanding writer and has impeccable analytical skills. He is a trusted criminal defense lawyer, who is known for his advocacy, assertiveness and hard work. He fights and never gives up! Anyone who has Negad in their corner should rest assured they are in good hands!"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Negad is one of the most well-spoken, eloquent and persuasive litigators I have met. I feel lucky to be able to work with him, and our clients feel the same way."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've had the pleasure of working with Negad since September 3, 2019. Negad is probably the best trial attorney I’ve ever worked with. He put his vast trial experience to use within his first few weeks at our firm by first-chairing a trial in San Francisco Superior Court. Our clients—three San Francisco tenants forced to endure uninhabitable conditions for years—prevailed and may now seek an award of attorney’s fees and costs. Negad’s experience from the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office has given him exceptional client management and time management skills. After less than three months working in a practice area in which he had no prior experience, he is already adeptly handling a heavy caseload, delivering outstanding results for our clients, and building a formidable reputation in the landlord-tenant community. Highly recommended!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Negad is an exceptional Attorney with significant trial experience. Negad is a zealous advocate for tenants in the state of California."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Negad is an conscientious, personable, and effective advocate for the accused. He regularly achieves positive outcomes for clients who are lucky enough to be represented by him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zaky fights for his clients, takes the time to listen to their issues and gets great results!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Negad is a very knowledgeable attorney in the criminal defense arena."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Negad has a passion for criminal defense that really shines in his dedication and commitment to his clients. I'm confident that any client of his will receive the best defense he has to offer, an attorney that will fight for them, and most importantly, an attorney who truly believes in the constitutional principles that he is upholding."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Negad is a terrific attorney. He is very professional, thoughtful and always determined to fight for the best possible outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mr. Zaky is a very hard working attorney who cares about his clients. HIs legal skills are outstanding and he really goes to bat for his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Friend
"I worked closely with Negad in the Criminal Defense Clinic at The University of Texas School of Law and have known him personally for almost 3 years. What struck me most about Negad was his unparalleled work ethic and commitment to his clients. Negad is a zealous advocate and an intelligent negotiator. I had the pleasure of getting to know Negad personally and found him to be a genuine, righteous person and a believer in the rule of law. Negad has a true passion for his work, a rare attribute among attorneys, and is dedicated to the progression of his profession. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
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