Nafiz M. Ahmed

Nafiz M. Ahmed

Owner/Attorney/Managing Partner
Redwood City, California
866-477-0965 (Toll-Free)
(650) 299-0510

Nafiz M. Ahmed was born in Mills Memorial Hospital in San Mateo, California. He grew up in Burlingame and attended Burlingame High School. While at Burlingame High School, Nafiz competed on the junior varsity and varsity football team. He was also the varsity wrestling team captain. After graduating Burlingame High School, Nafiz enrolled at the University of California at Davis. While at U.C. Davis, Nafiz served as a justice on the U.C. Davis Supreme Court for two years. He authored the majority opinion for all of the court's decisions during that time period. Nafiz loved being a U.C. Davis Aggie. However, he graduated early from U.C. Davis in three years in order to go to law school sooner. At Santa Clara University School of Law, Nafiz competed in Honors Moot Court and discovered his true passion for constitutional and criminal law.  Nowadays, Nafiz likes to unwind by working out at his local boxing gym and surfing on the weekend.  When Nafiz isn’t trying to be the world’s best dad and husband, he is hanging out with his American Bulldog, Chihuahua, and friends watching the U.F.C. or the San Francisco 49ers.

Firearms Authority

  • National Rifle Association – Northern California Attorney (N.R.A. referral  list)
  • KGO News Talk 810 – Gill Gross – Interview regarding Firearms

Advanced DUI Training

  • DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing - Student Course
  • DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing - Instructor Course
  • Advanced Roadside Detection Impairment & Enforcement

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Fraud
  • Drug Violations
  • Federal
  • Felonies
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanor
  • Parole & Probation
  • RICO Act
  • Sex Offenses
  • Traffic Violations
  • Victims' Rights
  • White Collar Crimes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings
  • The Impact of 2009 Case Decisions on DUI Prosecution and Defense Expert Witnesses
  • A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Perspective on Common Firearms Issues in California

Representative Clients

  • Criminal

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012 - 2016
  • Top Lawyers in California, 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • AVVO rated 10 out of 10

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • San Mateo County Bar Association


  • Spanish