Moe Ahmad


Attorney Mohammad (Moe) Ahmad received a Bachelor's Degree from Western Illinois University. With justice and advocacy in mind, he attended Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School where he earned a Juris Doctorate Degree with a Concentration in Litigation.

Moe is a former prosecutor of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. With over a decade of experience as an attorney, Moe has extensive litigation experience. During his years as an attorney, he tried hundreds of criminal, traffic and DUI cases. Moe continues to maintain a reputation for being well-skilled, fair and honest.

Moe's practice areas consist of criminal law, DUI, traffic matters, personal injury and real estate transactions. His philosophy regarding the practice of law is not only to be his clients' attorney, but also a their counselor at law.

He uses his sharp legal skills and knowledge of the law to deploy a competent, aggressive and effective legal strategy to protect his clients' interests. He is well-skilled at negotiating and is ready to litigate when necessary to protect his client.

Moe is well accomplished in the legal field. In 2011, he was one of only four prosecutors of the year to receive the prestigious award from Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) as "Outstanding Assistant State's Attorney." Moe was nominated and received the distinction of "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" and “Top 40 under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers Association. In 2015, Moe was nominated and received the distinction as the top "10 Best Lawyers in Illinois" from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. He was also recognized as "Top 40 under 40" by The American Society of Legal Advocates. In 2016, Moe was honored by the NWSBA with the distinct honor of the "President's Award" for his work and leadership in the legal community. In 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, Moe was nominated by his legal peers and received the honor of distinction as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer.

Moe is a well-respected leader in the legal community. He is the Immediate Past President of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA), which consists of approximately 600 lawyers. He also a chairperson of the Criminal and Traffic Substantive Law Committee, the Bench-Bar Relations Committee, Attorney Referral Services Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, the Awards Committee and the Long Term Planning Committee for the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.

Additionally, Moe was a former Vice President and former Co-Chair of the Suburban Bar Coalition. The Suburban Bar Coalition is an organization comprised of multiple suburban legal bar associations tasked with reviewing and investigating sitting judges running for retention. He is also proud to be a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Arab-American Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association, The Decalogue Society, Georgia State Bar Association, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, Muslim Bar Assoction, LAGBAC, North Suburban Bar Association and The Women's Bar Assocation of Illinois.  Moe is licensed to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court for the State of Illinois and the State of Georgia. 

Moe devotes his spare time volunteering at high school mock trial competitions, guest speaking at schools pertaining to the practice of law, trial skills and what to expect in a courtroom and as a practitioner and litigator. Moe has organized, presented and moderated numerous continuing legal education (CLE's) throughout the years for the benefit of the legal community. 

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  • Extremely dedicated and knowledgeable.

    Moe is an extremely dedicated and knowledgeable attorney. He is always well prepared for court and vigorously represents his clients. Anyone that seeks Moe's legal services will be in good hands are assured of a positive outcome. I have had the pleasure of working with Moe during his time as a pr...
  • Moe is a very capable and competent lawyer

    I endorse this lawyer, Moe is a very capable and competent lawyer who is well known in the legal community and at the courthouses.
  • Highly skilled criminal attorney.

    Mr. Ahmad is a highly skilled criminal attorney. His experience gives him the ability to handle many different criminal matters. He is one of the most professional and ethical lawyers that I know. I do not hesitate to endorse this lawyer.
  • The criminal defense community is lucky to have Mr. Ahmad on its side.

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ahmad is a skilled and experienced trial attorney who understands the law and puts his client's interest first. As a former prosecutor, he has firsthand experience of what the prosecution's tactics are. The criminal defense community is lucky to have Mr. Ahmad on its side.
  • A formidable force for his client's well being

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ahmad was an excellent prosecutor with a keen eye for detail. He was not only approachable, but always willing to listen to the defense bar on all matters and treated everyone with respect. He is an excellent and passionate trial lawyer with plenty of experience. His ex...
  • An excellent attorney

    Mr. Ahmad is an excellent attorney. I was opposing counsel on many occasions when he was an assistant state's attorney in District 3 (Rolling Meadows). Mr. Ahmad has great knowledge of the law, is very organized, and easy to talk to/communicate with. His trial skills are top notch! If you have a ...
  • I would definitely recommend him.

    Mo was a very genuine lawyer. I had an issue with my traffic tickets, which turned into a suspension. He gave me honest advice on what to do, and was there with me throughout the entire process of solving my case. He is a very well respected lawyer in the courtrooms, and in the community as well....
  • Tenacious and meticulous.

    Mr. Ahmad is a tenacious and meticulous attorney who will work hard to ensure that his clients receive the best representation available. He is an experienced trial attorney and is well respected in the legal community. I would not hesitate to recommend him as an attorney.
  • I endorse this lawyer because he is excellent at what he does

    I endorse this lawyer because he is excellent at what he does, I have had cases against Mohammad Ahmad and he always has the respect of his colleagues and Judges. He knows the system and the law and is a genuine person.
  • Hiring Mr. Ahmad would be a wise choice!!

    I have known Mr. Ahmad for years. In his time as a Cook County prosecutor, Mr. Ahmad was known for his professionalism and knowledge of the law. He was a pleasure to work with and he always had a well-balanced approach to the cases he handled. Now that Mr. Ahmad is a criminal defense attorney, I ...
  • Amalio S. Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars Ahmed was very professional and did a great job with my case. I cannot recommend his services enough.
  • Paulo B. Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars Extremely professional and easy going. I was at first nervous about how relaxed he was, but once I saw the great job he did in my case I understood. Can't recommend enough, people love this guy in the courtroom.
  • James S. Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars Awesome lawyer even better person.
  • Mariyan S. Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars If you are looking for a lawyer you can trust and one that won't charge you a ridiculous amount then Moe is your guy. I needed legal help and contacted Ahmad Law Firm, Moe called me back within half an hour, we spoke and he explained everything and told me what to expect. The day of the ...
  • Judy Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars Omg!!! All I can say is Moe added 20 years to my life. The stress just disappeared. Almost one year of continuances and finally went to trial and just like that “not guilty” verdict. We were hoping for the best but prepared for the worst. Moe Ahmad delivered the BEST and we cannot be mor...
  • Del Rey Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars Moe Ahmad, awesome attorney!! Well-rounded in the court system and takes cake of issues professionally!  — Jesus E.
  • David G. Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars Moe is the best! Very detailed and confident and does everything he can to help his clients and get the job done.
  • The Soul Kats Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars Moe Ahmad is an amazing attorney- he has helped me out in more ways than I could explain in words!! He is worth every bit of money for his services and advice. He is completely honest and gives wonderful advice. He helped me get a not guilty verdict and I was nervous about the outcome un...
  • Tim K. Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars Mr. Ahmad was extremely knowledgeable and professional throughout my case. Kept in touch about court dates and was always on time. Highly recommended
  • M P Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars As an active real estate broker, I've had the opportunity to work with many different real estate attorneys.  With his attentiveness and communication, Moe really stands out.  I've never felt like my questions were a burden, Moe is knowledgeable and calming... especially when a transacti...
  • Peter H. Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars By far the best lawyer I have ever had to defend me. Moe is amazing, he makes you feel so confident walking into your case that you already feel like a free man before you even begin! Would recommend him to anyone.
  • Junior Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars Ahmad is the best lawyer you could ever meet. He helped us twice, two different cases, avoiding time in jail for a relative. He knows what he is doing, he knows how to talk in front of the judge. Overall he is the best...100% recommend, he is a nice person it is very easy to communicate ...
  • Sandra R Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars Nothing short of exceptional!!! I decided to post a review to share my experience because I was extremely impressed and satisfied with Moe Ahmad's performance and professionalism. He helped me win my case and I feel absolutely relieved. After seeking out several lawyers regarding a compl...
  • Cheryl O. Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars Moe Ahmad has helped my family with legal issues both small and large for several years. I am always impressed with his knowledge of the law, and his ability to make complicated things easy to understand. Moe treats his clients with great respect and at the same time made us feel comfort...
  • Eclectic Ritique Recommends Moe Ahmad

    5-stars I would recommend Moe as an attorney to anyone that needed an efficient and effective lawyer, time and time again. He is assertive and exceptionally knowledgeable in his specialization. It helped that he had the previous experience of being a prosecutor because he was able to assess and ...
  • Anonymous Recommends Moe Ahmad

    Client Review – 5 stars Lawyer Moe saved my life and job. I was charged with a criminal offense. He was very confined ant and well respected by everyone. He was ultimately able to win the case after a trial. Not only does he have a great personality, but he's also very good looking as well. Extr...
  • Anonymous Recommends Moe Ahmad

    Client Review - 5 stars Professional, kind, nice, smart, cool, positive, if you text him late or anything he Is there for you.
  • Anonymous Recommends Moe Ahmad

    Review from Client 5.0 stars Mo was a very genuine lawyer. I had an issue with my traffic tickets, which turned into a suspension. He gave me honest advice on what to do, and was there with me throughout the entire process of solving my case. He is a very well-respected lawyer in the courtrooms...
  • Amazing Job!

    5.0 stars After being mistreated by a previous lawyer, I decided to hire Mr. Ahmad over everyone else. Thank goodness I did. Aside from being good looking, he is truly an AMAZING lawyer. Genuine and has your best interest at heart. He was able to take care of my charges with NO problem, thanks t...
  • excellent attorney

    5.0 stars Moe was very reassuring, informed and professional during my entire experience with him. I also noticed he was very well respected by the Judges, prosecutors and all courtroom personnel.
  • A True Professional With Your Best Interest in Mind

    5.0 stars If you want someone that you can rely on, this is the perfect attorney for you. He goes beyond absolute expectations. In the courtroom you can clearly see the difference between all of the attorneys and Mr. Ahmad. He will represent you with an impeccable presentation of his attire, his...
  • Best choice I ever made

    5.0 stars Attorney Moe Ahmad is single the best attorney I have ever came across for any of my legal situations. Most lawyers are difficult to keep in contact with where Moe will stay in regular contact with you and make sure you are very well informed of anything going on in your case or situat...
  • Great attorney

    5.0 stars Very caring honest straightforward picks up my phone calls response back if he cannot be reach. Highly recommend him very great attorney. I never had a lawyer who was on top of everything and inform me what to be expected and what not to be expected.
  • Excellent Attorney

    5.0 stars Moe is an excellent defense attorney. He has an extensive and thorough understanding of the law. He has defended me twice in the past for various business-related issues. If you are in need of an attorney that can usher excellent results, I would definitely retain his services as he is...
  • Greatest Lawyer!!!

    5.0 stars Lawyer Moe is the best lawyer that ever had. He keeps informed about my rights and He does his job thinking of your family, I will always recommend him.
  • Great lawyer

    5.0 stars Mo did a great job representing me. He made feel at ease and more confident. I felt he was very compassionate representing me and his professionalism is outstanding. I would defiantly recommend Mo to anyone who is need of a defense lawyer!
  • all of the above

    5.0 stars Sitting in court with Moe A. Ahmad I knew I was in good hands when the Judge ask Moe to clarify a law statue that was applicable to the case in front of him. Moe answer him completely with statue numbers. The judge thank him and proceeded to rule. Moe was totally Trustworthy, Responsiv...
  • trustworthy and respectful

    5.0 stars I never had a moment of doubt with moe! I can only base my judgement of lawyers from tv and movies, but moe is honestly the best out there. He makes you feel comfortable and generally cares about the outcome. If I ever find myself in need of legal help again, he will be the first perso...
  • knowledgeable

    I had a traffic case at Rolling Meadows Court and my Attorney was Mr Moe Ahmad. I explained my situation and he listened, he is very professional and knowledgeable. At the end my case was dismissed. So I would definitely recommended him to any of my friends.
  • Highly recommended!

    5.0 stars Moe helped me during a very difficult & stressful time. He told me the options we had, what to expect, what the outcomes could be. Then he worked to get the best for me and did just that. He kept me up to date, always answered my calls or texts. If for any reason I need any legal h...
  • Outstanding Attorney

    5.0 stars Attorney Moe defended my case a few months ago. He kept me well informed of my options and what was to be expected. I felt reassured judging by his courtroom demeanor and confidence. He had my case dismissed. I am truly thankful that I picked him. He brought my life back. He is highly ...
  • Highly recommended

    5.0 stars I recently had a difficult and trying legal issue which Moe guided me through. He told me all our options, what I could expect, what all of the outcomes could be and he got us the best result we hoped for. Moe kept me up to date on everything and answered my calls and texts through the...
  • Discrete and available

    Atty Moe handled my case with the utmost discretion and availability. The charge of a battery misdemeanor was ultimately dropped as the alleged "victim" didn't show for the court hearing nevertheless Atty Moe had been available to respond to my inquires and provide legal consultation in every ste...
  • Best lawyer I've ever met!

    5.0 stars I recently was pulled over and charged with a DUI. Moe took the time to review my case and immediately found areas where the police officer might have made mistakes. He not only got the whole case dismissed but he treated me as if I were a part of his immediate family. There's not many...
  • Saved my life

    5.0 stars Moe helped me resolved a case that was pending from 2007. The judge told me I could face 365 days in jail. I almost passed out. Moe worked out that i would have six months court supervision. This meant i could go home to Texas continue my life and take care of my son. I feel that if it...
  • Best lawyer ever!

    5.0 stars He's honest, he won't take your money if he knows he we'll get you nowhere, but you better believe he will try everything before he gives up and tell you it's not a good idea to proceed. Moe is a great person he helped get my life back on track and even after the fact he still wants to...
  • A Very Patient and Trustworthy lawyer

    5.0 stars Moe Ahmad was very helpful throughout this whole process. I was very scared as to what was going to happen to me and Moe Ahmad was very patient and walked me through the whole process. He carefully explained each step of the process and made sure I had ALL my questions answered before ...
  • Game Changer-Best Attorney Ever!

    5.0 stars This is more of a testimony for me than a review. Attorney Ahmad is one of the most caring and supportive attorneys that I have ever encountered. Throughout my case Mr. Ahmad was extremely professional while simultaneously allowing me to take part in the process. This helped me become ...
  • Brilliant lawyer!

    5.0 stars He's a great lawyer! I was double minded about getting a lawyer, but the day before my court date I realized I really needed one. He was ready to help and I had less than 24 hours until court. He's very smart and he will break down and explain everything to you. Legal terms go over my ...
  • Mo Ahmad the AMAZING Lawyer

    5.0 stars Mo is the kindest, attentive lawyer I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He took his time to really listen to my case. I felt very comfortable sharing with him. He held my hand through the whole horrid ordeal. My case was dismissed, all thanks to Mo. If your looking for a skilled atto...
  • Great attorney!

    5.0 stars I picked Moe from his favorable reviews on the Avvo website, and he exceeded my expectations. He was straight forward to understand and was completely successful representing me. I highly recommend him.
  • Best lawyer!

    5.0 stars He is very professional as well as friendly. He was always very honest to the situation whether it was good or bad. Thank god for me the situation ended up great, he is one of the best lawyers out there. He is very respected as well as he keeps an amazing reputation with everyone in th...
  • Professional, Pragmatic, and Trust-worthy...EXCELLENT Experience.

    5.0 stars I hired Moe to help me with a speeding ticket. He is one of the most professional people I have dealt with in my career. His follow-up, insight, and attention to detail are second to none. He also takes the time to understand your position and provides pragmatic advice. He is a person ...
  • An Exceptional Lawyer

    5.0 stars I cannot compliment enough Moe Ahmad or the service he provided. I retained him on behalf of a client of mine who was charged with aggravated speeding -- a Class A misdemeanor. Mr. Ahmad is extremely knowledgeable on this area of the law, on the strategic options available to a defenda...
  • A legal professional that you want to know.

    5.0 stars Moe provided an opportunity to be represented by a council that conducted himself with the highest level of integrity, professionalism, and strategic presence. As a former prosecutor Moe understands how to construct a solid defense with a strong understanding of the court's politics, j...
  • hard-working and skilled attorney

    5.0 stars Moe is a top-notch attorney with not only a sharp legal mind and professional skill-sets, but is also a genuine person who was very passionate and aggressive in my defense. Moe has a keen sense of detail and tact, making him an outstanding legal advocate. He was able to help me through...

Reviews From Clients & Colleagues

  • “Hiring Mr. Ahmad would be a wise choice!”

    M. Lascola
  • “Moe is a very capable and competent lawyer.”

    D. Cosley
  • “The criminal defense community is lucky to have Mr. Ahmad on its side.”

    P. Bhatt
  • “I would definitely recommend him.”

    Happy Client
  • “A formidable force for his client's well being.”

    J. Fagan
  • “Tenacious and meticulous.”

    J. Worley
  • “An excellent attorney.”

    H. Wise
  • “Highly skilled criminal attorney.”

    M. Javier
  • “Extremely dedicated and knowledgeable.”

    S. Azhari
  • “I endorse this lawyer because he is excellent at what he does.”

    G. Newland

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