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Nabiel C Ahmed

Criminal defense Attorney at Oakland, CA

4.7   39 reviews

About Nabiel

Learn Nabiel’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    All Felonies and Misdemeanors

    16 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    DUI and DMV Hearings

    16 years

Giving Your Case the Attention It Deserves

If you have been charged with a crime, a passionate and energetic lawyer can make a huge difference. Criminal charges come with serious consequences, so it is important to hire someone who will take the time to give you personal attention and skilled representation.

I'm Nabiel C. Ahmed, a criminal defense attorney based in Oakland, California. My mission is to provide my clients with the best possible defense against accusations of DUI, drug crimes, sex crimes and all other criminal charges. For a free consultation, contact me today.

Taking the Right Approach to Your Situation

My legal practice is devoted to criminal defense. As a solo practitioner, I provide personal attention to every client who hires me. I respond quickly to clients' questions and concerns, and personally handle every case. I want you to be satisfied with your case results, and won't rest until you are.

I have a real passion for criminal defense. I understand how important it is to have someone who will stand up for your rights and go the distance for you.

I consider myself an attorney my clients can relate to. I believe in being direct and getting to the point. Fostering relationships with my clients allows me to offer them the best possible defense.

My representation is based on careful observation of what the courts— including judges, juries, and prosecutors — are really looking for. I will keep the lines of communication open with you, and follow up on what I say I'm going to do. To discuss your case with a skilled advocate, call me toll free at or send me an e-mail today.

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Licensed for 16 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 08/06/2022

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

Contact Nabiel

Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed
405 14th St #211
Oakland, CA, 94612
Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed
2500 Old Crow Canyon Road #525
San Ramon, CA, 94583
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
Posted by Abdul Ansari | June 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
exception.
I was abandoned by a hired lawyer AT THE DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, at arraignment on a NO-BAIL Probation violation. The sense of urgency that I had was enormous. Thank God it went well and I was released. I hired Mr Ahmed who jumped into action immediately, and began to offer defensive strategies that were quite insightful. Look, if anyone are reading this and NEED A HIRE GUN, this is your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2019
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Nabiel is an amazing lawyer, very professional and well experienced!
Nobil Ahmed is one of the best up coming lawyers in the Bay Area. He is a humble man, very respectful and never talks down on his customers. Mr Ahmed helped me to dismissed two cases. He is a true professional I truly appreciate the work he did for me. I would not hesitate to refer his to anyone in need.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Thank you Mr. Ahmed for all your hard work and patience with my case. It was my first time having a problem with law, he answer all my questions and help me get the best results.
Posted by Katherine | March 13, 2019
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Sincere comments
The first time I encountered a legal problem, I hired a lawyer Mr.Ahmed thorough a friend. He carefully helped me analyze the case and patiently responded to each of my questions. He personally went to each of my court appointment, really put his heart into it and finally my case got the best results. I’m very grateful for his hard work and professionalism. If this happens, I will definitely recommend friends to him.
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Posted by Clyde | March 16, 2018
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Nabiel gets the job done!
His belief in my innocence and more importantly his belief & action in getting the justice I deserve set him apart from the other legal professionals I had in contact in this sequence of unjust events. One can easily tell that he is well respected by his colleagues in the courtroom. I’m sure that on top of his competence, his reputation and tract record also gave him an extra edge in successfully fighting for me at the different stages of my case. Additionally, I’ve found assurance in knowing that he’s good at thinking on his feet and he has a great memory and a very strong sense of deadline. It must not be easy to stay empathetic after over a decade long career in a very stressful and contentious environment. And for that I’m eternally grateful to Nabiel.
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Posted by Clyde | October 31, 2017
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Fresh air
Criminal defense lawyers’ responsibilities are to defend their clients’ innocence if factual, or to protect their rights against any unduly severe punishment, should they have done wrong. Nabiel goes above and beyond in this regard, by being good at poking the inevitable holes in the evidence and listening with both the mind and the heart. He is jocular, bonhomie and an empathic lawyer who cares deeply for his clients. After dealing with several police officers, a Public Depender, a District Attorney and alike who care more about quick results and building their own political/profile gain than the real justice or the due interests for a civilian through exerting pressure on me and playing games, I found the legal system broken if not far from where it should mean to be. However, Nabiel has risen to the occasion and shown me a breath of fresh air that may help to bring back some trust we all want in the system. And his extremely positive personality traits, genuine humility and willingness to learn, make him very likable. I would recommend him to my friends, should they need such legal help.
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Posted by Emanuel Martinez | February 5, 2016
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Best Lawyer in the Bay
After doing plenty of research for a lawyer to handle my case, I was recommended Nabiel C. Ahmed. I couldn't be anymore please with the professionalism and dedication Nabiel has taken upon my case. His very responsive, trustworthy, and works with outmost integrity! Nabiel will go the extra mile and will fight for you to the very end to reach the best settlement! I will totally use Nabiel for any future needs. Thanks for all the hard work!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2016
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I had called many lawyers before I had called Nabiel, and am VERY glad that I chose him. Compared to other lawyers, he agreed to take my boyfriend's felony DUI with injury case at a very reasonable price. Nabiel started working on it immediately and by the time he was done with it, my boyfriend was looking at only a misdemeanor DUI. This was great news, especially since my boyfriend is an international student who could have been deported because of the felony. Nabiel has been very responsive and reaffirming, despite our incessant calls to him. He thoroughly walked us through the whole DUI progress and cleared away any doubts or misconceptions that we had. Obviously, this situation was extremely stressful, but after talking to Nabiel, we were able to sleep better. Thank you Nabiel for taking care of us! I HIGHLY recommend Nabiel to anyone who finds themselves in a pickle and are looking for a genuine, understanding, and hardworking lawyer!
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Posted by Terrence | August 16, 2013
Best Lawyer Ever!
Nabiel Ahmed is one of the best up coming lawyers in the bay area. He is a people person, very professional, and well experienced. Mr Ahmed helped me to get rid of three major cases.
Posted by Frances | June 30, 2013
Completely Honored To Meet Him
Nabiel Ahmed is definitely a savior! I went to him with a huge load of stress on my shoulders, very little time to figure things out, and no expectations on receiving any results as quickly as he gave them to me. No time or money was wasted; he got straight down to business. He told me all the possible outcomes of my case explaining them in a way that I was able to understand, he answered any questions that I had, and he made sure that I was nothing but comfortable and satisfied with his services. After talking with him for about twenty minutes, I left his office feeling relieved and confident that everything will go right in court for me and sure enough it did! It took all of 10 minutes for Nabiel to convince the judge to rule in his favor and believe me , his favor is GOOD. He fought for me to get that second chance in life and his fight left me trouble free and my record clean. So if you have an upcoming date in the criminal courts, give Nabiel a call and see what he has to offer. Guaranteed he will offer you something that you need. Thank You again Nabiel! You're the best.
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Posted by Henry | January 17, 2013
Nabiel C Ahmed
Hey, Everyone. Nabiel Ahmed. Has been my lawyer for the past year. He's very knowledgeable laws, rule and what he believes is best for his Client. In my case I had about four Felonies they want to try me with. I told Nabiel to do whatever he had to do in order for me not to get charged as a felony. I took my case to trial, instead of trying their plea deal they wanted me to. At the end of my Trial i got the best deal i have every heard of. I was able to get off of all the charges, by agreeing not to get invloved with any illegal activities for one year. I believe Nabiel is a very good lawyer.
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Posted by David | January 16, 2013
Best Of The West
My first time having a problem with the law and I could not be more blessed to have Mr. Nabiel on my side. He helped me understand my options, was there with me every step of the way, always answer my calls, explain legal terminologies and he updated me on my case when ever I had court date. During this difficult time I knew I was in the best of hands. He personally went to every one of my court dates and really put his heart into it. He really cares and it showed. I had a complicated case and really thought there was no hope. In the end after about a dozen court dates my case was settled to the best result possible. I would not hesitate to refer family and friends to him should the occasion arise. I am extremely pleased and grateful for all of his hard work and professionalism.
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Posted by David | January 16, 2013
The right man at the right time
My daughter had gotten herself into a pretty difficult situation after making a series of poor decisions regarding her personal conduct and the company she kept. Long story short, she wound up on the wrong end of a felony charge. Mr Ahmed took her case, meeting with us briefly prior to her first hearing. He was obviously on a tight schedule, but did ask us to call him later. I remember thinking that we would be playing phone tag for awhile, but was pleasantly surpised when he answered my call (after hours) and spent quite a bit of time explaining what we would be facing and what he needed from us to prepare. I sent in what was requested, then called him once again to confirm that he would need nothing further. I placed the call in the early evening on a Friday, assuming that I would have to leave a message. He picked up the phone on the first ring, greeting me by name. At my daughter's court appearance, he spoke with the prosecuting attorney then informed us that the charges would be dropped. This outcome meant a great deal to my daughter, as she had really turned her life around, was in school and doing well. Having a clean record will be of tremendous value going forward and we owe that to the fine work Nabiel provided. As the father of an adult daughter, Nabiel had no obligation to keep me in the loop on things, but he understood how important this was to both of us and was kind enough to humor me. I would highly recommend this gentleman and would not hesitate to recommend his services to my friends and family.
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Posted by Sergio | December 18, 2012
Young, Energetic, Knowledgable and Understanding Criminal Defense Attorney
I was referred to Nabiel by a close friend of mines. I found myself in a bit of my rough situation and was stressed out by the entire ordeal. From the get go, Nabiel made me confident in his abilities and laid out a plan as to how he would go about achieving the results I was looking for. He was not like other Lawyers I consulted with in the sense that they sounded like tape recorders. Mr. Ahmed really did seem to me like he believed in my innocence which is why I gave him the opportunity to represent me. In court, Mr. Ahmed was not up tight about anything. He was very energetic, friendly and made me feel comfortable about everything that was going on. I specifically recall an instance while in court where he noticed I was nervous. Nabiel was quick to calm me down before he proceeded with anything. Those are things you can only hope your lawyer would do. If you're looking for a Trustworthy Criminal Defense Attorney, you've found the right one in Nabiel Ahmed, I HIGHLY recommend him!
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Posted by reub | November 1, 2012
Attorny Mr.Nabiel Ahmed is a very good lawyer
very confident from when you meet him and at the end of the case you will know why. all about his business very cool lawyer that get the job done and wont burn a hole in your bank account
Posted by Mayra | October 25, 2012
Excellent Service! He Definitely knows What He Is Doing .
Nabiel Ahmed Turned 2 Felonies Charges Into A Misdemeanor In Just One Court. We Were In And Out Of Court In Less Than An Hour.He Is Very Efficient And Goes Right To The Point. What I Liked The Most Was The Price ...Very Reasonable And Affordable , There Where No Hidden Charges Or Fees ...Definitely Recommend him. If You Don't Have Time To Waste I Recommend Mr. Ahmed To Get The Job Done Fast And Right The First Time.
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Posted by Billy | August 31, 2012
Awesome and affordable lawyer!
Provided a spectacular service, helped get my case dismissed, was of great comfort and his fees were affordable as well. Thanks your work has been much appreciated!
Posted by Jesse | February 28, 2012
Student
ill keep it simple, i had a legal problem that defiantly required a lawyer and i called around, of all the attorneys that i contacted the only one that could give me a solid answer was Nabiel. he worked with me and answered my questions. one aspect of working with Nabiel is that he s very efficient both with his work and clients. in my particular case i had a co-defendant and i could see the difference between the two attorneys. the other attorney dragged his feet and just ran up my co-defendants bill while Nabiel got things done.
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Posted by Nicole L. | November 4, 2011
Multiple DUI's
I contacted Mr. Ahmed after I had gotten yet another DUI while driving home late. I had both been represented by other attorneys in the previous DUI's, but also had contacted an attorney for the one that Mr. Ahmed ended up taking care of for me. The attorney was very pessimistic and over-exaggerating and I wasn't very hopeful on the outcome of what would happen to me. Although I knew I was more than likely going to have to do some time, What I asked of Mr. Ahmed initially over the phone, he made sure to carry out for me all the way to the end. He was always very honest with me and remained opptimistic. His attitude and knowledge helped my peace of mind, and I could feel comfortable, despite everything, that he was handling the case for me. I am very pleased with the outcome and would reccomend.
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Posted by M.Martin | November 3, 2011
"Quick & Easy"
At a time like this in my life I didn't knw where to turn. I was referred to Nabiel and it was great! I was lost and had a lot of questions. He was always available and patient with me. He told me I could call him at anytime if I had questions or concerns about my case and he always picked up the phone if he was available. He was very understanding about my situation and made me feel very confident about my case. He got this case over quick & easy! I would definitely recommend him! -
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Nabiel Ahmed
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kern County Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Judicial Extern
  • California Supreme Court
  • 2005 - 2005

Education

  • UC Hastings COL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Univ of California Davis
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • People v. Graham
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • People v. Mabon
  • Not Guilty Verdict

Associations

  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Top 10 Under 40 Criminal Lawyers
  • 2014

Publications

  • east bay law
  • eastbaylawpractice.com
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Talk 1170 AM
  • Criminal Law Issues
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (14)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nabiel Ahmed is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He knows the law, fights hard for his clients and brings a wealth of courtroom experience to his practice. If you are charged with a crime, Nabiel Ahmed is a great lawyer to have in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nabiel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nabiel is an extremely well-respected, talented criminal defense attorney. He represents his clients skillfully and successfully."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nabiel is a fantastic attorney. He combines a rare form of compassion to clients while being a zealous advocate in the courtroom. Nabiel continues to get amazing results! I highly recommend and commend him for his legal abilities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ahmed is one of the most exemplary and extraordinary attorneys that I have encountered in 24 years of practice. Despite being a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for nearly two and a half decades, I continue to learn valuable information from his posts every day. I would highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Nabiel Ahmed for several years and frequently run into him at the various courts across the bay area. He is a dedicated litigator and committed to his profession. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work because he is constantly taking cases to trial to balance the scales of justice. When the District Attorney refuses to give Nabiel Ahmed's client a fair and equitable deal, he sets the case for trial, and he fights hard to win. His client's know how hard he works for them, and it is a pleasure to see a lawyer who is willing to go to trial and fight for his clients. When you found Mr. Nabiel Ahmed's listing you found the right criminal lawyer for you. Donald Drewry DUI Defense Lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nabiel is an excellent attorney who knows how to win cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nabiel is an excellent criminal defense lawyer who is passionate and caring about all of his clients. He also has an identical twin brother who is a great criminal defense lawyer in San Mateo County!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nabiel is one of the hardest working criminal lawyers that I know. I have personally seen him in action in the courtroom and can tell that he is quick and knows his stuff. He is bright, knowledgeable in his field and most importantly he is ethical. In our field we refer to trials as war. I can tell you that I would fight in a war any day of the week along side Nabiel. If you are thinking of hiring him, do not hestitate!!!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have personally worked with my twin brother on a number of criminal cases. After seeing him action, I know that Nabiel is an excellent trial lawyer. In addition to his trial skills, Nabiel stands a cut above other lawyers because he is an all star research attorney who writes winning motions and briefs to the court and opposing counsel. The personal attention that he devotes to your case is second to none and his rates are excellent."
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