A Firm Fighting to Protect Your Freedom
At Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, a criminal defense law firm, we understand what it takes when facing a criminal charge. We offer our San José clients a focused approach that allows us to design comprehensive defense strategies. We routinely use our considerable resources on behalf of our clients to help fight back against charges, and we can help you navigate the stress that comes with criminal matters.
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Experienced Attorneys with Deep Roots in California
Nafiz M. Ahmed was born at 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 soccer team. He was also the captain of the wrestling team. After graduating from Burlingame High School, Nafiz enrolled at the University of California at Davis. While at UC Davis, Nafiz served as a judge in the UC Davis Supreme Court for two years. He was the author of the majority opinion of all court decisions during that period of time.
Nafiz graduated early from UC Davis in three years to go to law school. At the Santa Clara University School of Law, Nafiz competed in Honors Moot Court and discovered his true passion for law and constitutional and criminal procedure.
Before beginning his own legal practice, Nafiz worked as a civil law lawyer for a year. As of August 2008, Nafiz has successfully defended more than 600 criminal clients. He is a fierce trial lawyer. His unique love for the law guides him to successfully defend his clients’ cases in a way that other lawyers cannot. He has secured not-guilty verdicts for clients facing a variety of charges ranging from driving under the influence of alcohol to violent crimes and prostitution. Nafiz knows what it takes to get the best possible outcome for your case. If he cannot help you, he will refer you to someone who can. He also speaks Spanish and is committed to serving clients of all backgrounds.
Shari Sukaram decided to work in the law when she was a child. The eldest of four children born to a teenage mother and an immigrant father, she quickly learned the responsibility and the need to be a leader and an advocate for others. From an early age, many who were close to her were entangled in the legal system. These experiences led her to become a defense lawyer, dedicating her career to protecting and fighting for the rights of others.
Before establishing Ahmed & Sukaram Attorneys at Law, she graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and mention in psychology. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of California, Hastings University of Law in 2007. She served as a certified legal intern both for the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and worked as an intern for the San Diego Unified School District General Counsel Office.
An Unparalleled Commitment to Excellence
At Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, our goal is not only to provide a strong defense but also to help you during this emotionally difficult time. We defend criminal cases and also work to help children with juvenile matters such as suspension and expulsion from school. We firmly believe that all individuals, even those who make mistakes, have a golden opportunity to achieve their dreams if given an opportunity.
We are Ready to Start Working for You
See our criminal defense page for more information on the variety of cases we handle or contact us to arrange an initial consultation. Call us now at 877-337-0697 or toll-free 877-337-0697. You can also contact our Redwood City office by email by visiting our contact page.