Nafiz M. Ahmed

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Redwood City, CA

Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law
600 Allerton Street, Suite 201G
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 866-477-0965
Fax: 650-299-0510
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Nafiz M. Ahmed is the owner and managing partner of Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, which has offices in San Jose and Redwood City, California. Recognized as one of the top trial attorneys in the country and possessing more than 15 years of legal experience, Mr. Ahmed represents the rights and liberties of clients throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties who face charges for DUI, DWI, or any other felony or misdemeanor offense.

Along with holding certification as a Criminal Law Specialist from The State Bar of California, Mr. Ahmed has advanced training in DWI detection and standardized field sobriety testing as well as roadside detection and impairment enforcement. He is also one of the area's leading attorneys in gun rights laws, and he is on the attorney referral list for the National Rifle Association. In addition, he has appeared on local radio news programs offering in-depth legal commentary regarding firearms and 2nd Amendment rights.

A 2002 graduate of the University of California, Davis, Mr. Ahmed attended Santa Clara University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2005. The State Bar of California admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Mr. Ahmed has several publications to his credit, and he has conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of topics related to gun rights, DUI prosecution and defense, medical marijuana laws, and other subjects. He has also served as an instructor for courses involving DWI detection and standardized field sobriety testing, and he maintains active involvement with a number of local, state and national legal organizations.

Among his professional affiliations, Mr. Ahmed previously served on the Diversity and Client Relations Committees for the San Mateo County Bar Association. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the California Public Defenders Association.

Recognized for his exemplary professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Ahmed has earned designation as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer from the National Trial Lawyers as well as a Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 designation from the American Society of Legal Advocates. Moreover, he holds Superb client ratings on AVVO, and he has received scores of five-star reviews and positive referrals from his satisfied clients.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


10 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Nafiz M. Ahmed

Admitted: 2005, California

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • San Mateo County Bar Association Client Relations Committee (2009 - 2011), 2011
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2006
  • California, 2005
  • Life Member, National Rifle Association


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • AVVO rated 10 out of 10
  • Top Lawyers in California, American Lawyer Media, 2013
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013

Educational Background

  • University of California, Davis, California, Bachelor’s Degree in Economics

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • California State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law


Scholarly Lectures/Writings


Representative Clients

  • I exclusively represent clients who hire an attorney to represent them.  I do not handle court-appointed cases.  My practice includes defense of individuals who need lower cost services, as well as, under-represented groups like non-English speaking Hispanics.  Additionally, I represent the professionals of Silicon Valley who are looking for the best representation they can find.  Interestingly, one of the professional groups that I represent the most are attorneys.  I am extremely proud of the fact that a significant percentage of my clients are referred to me by previous clients.   , 2019

Industry Groups

  • Juvenile Delinquincy; Restraining Order Defense: Civil & Domestic Violence; Firearms Rights
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Office Location for Nafiz M. Ahmed

600 Allerton Street
Suite 201G
Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone: 866-477-0965

Fax: 650-299-0510

Last Updated: 5/11/2021

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