Nafiz Ahmed is a top San Jose criminal defense lawyer and partner at Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law. Prior to founding Ahmed & Sukaram with professional partner Shari Sukaram, Nafiz was an avid high school athlete, competing in both Junior Varsity and Varsity football as well as leading the varsity wrestling team as captain. He then went on to attend the University of California, Davis where he earned a degree in Economics in just three years. During his time as a UC Davis Aggie, Nafiz served as a justice on the university’s Supreme Court before earning his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
While attending law school, Nafiz participated in Honors Moot Court, a program that allows students to compete both internally and against other universities to showcase their research and legal writing skills as well as their oral advocacy talents. It was during his time in legal competition that he developed a strong interest in constitutional and criminal law. This passion for defending the rights of others is what lead Nafiz to practice criminal defense and represent clients facing criminal charges including theft, domestic violence, gang crimes, and homicide.
Nafiz’ dedication and passion for law makes him stand out among other defense lawyers in California. He is also on the NRA referral list for his work defending clients against firearms charges and has advanced DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing training to better defend clients facing DUI charges in California. Since forming Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, Nafiz and Shari have successfully defended over 2,000 clients in criminal cases in the San Jose area. Due to his true love of law and successful practice, Nafiz has won a number of awards including being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both 2012 and 2013, as well as a Top Lawyer in California in 2013. He also has a perfect 10 out of 10 AVVO rating.
If you’re facing criminal charges in San Jose, contact Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law at: (408) 217-8818