Shari Sukaram

Shari Sukaram

Owner/Managing Partner/Attorney
Redwood City, California
866-477-0965 (Toll-Free)
(650) 299-0511

I decided to work in litigation as a young girl. The oldest of four children born to a teenage mother and immigrant father, I quickly learned responsibility and the need to be a leader and an advocate for others. From a young age, many close to me were entangled in the legal system. These experiences led me to become a defense attorney, dedicating my career to protecting and fighting for the rights of others.

Prior to establishing Ahmed & Sukaram, I graduated from the University of California San Diego with a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in Psychology. I received my J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2007. I served as a certified legal intern for both the District Attorney's Office of Alameda County and the District Attorney's Office for Santa Clara County and worked as an intern for the San Diego Unified School District Office of the General Counsel.

Currently, my goal is not only to be a zealous advocate, but one who is sympathetic and understanding as to the emotional and mental impacts that the legal process can have on you and your loved ones. I defend adult criminal cases and also work in assisting juveniles with delinquency cases and with school expulsion-suspension matters. I am a strong believer that all individuals, even those who make mistakes, have a golden opportunity to achieve their dreams if they are given a chance, shown that they should believe in themselves and put on the proper path.

When I am not hard at work defending my clients, you will find me trying to be the best mom and wife in the Universe, having great adventures, at the beach, traveling, cooking, listening to music, singing my heart out, watching movies, and hanging out with my family and pets.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California, San Diego, California
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Psychology

Published Works

  • Juvenile Law: Procedures, Defense Strategies, and Challenges in the Beginning Stages of Detained Juvenile Delinquency Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

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