Wadud Ahmad, Esquire


Solving problems and protecting the rights of people. - Wadud Ahmad



Wadud Ahmad, Esquire


Wadud Ahmad is a founding partner in Ahmad Zaffarese LLC. Prior to forming AZ Law, Wadud spent several years in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted hundreds of quality of life crimes. As an Assistant District Attorney, Wadud ultimately landed in the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, where he prosecuted some of the Office’s most heinous cases.

As a litigator, Wadud has represented clients in a broad array of issues from homicides and personal injury matters to civil rights violations and slander/defamation cases.

Wadud’s background includes an artistic side as well. He is an accomplished artist, writer and public speaker, and as a result, has advised clients in intellectual property and contractual matters in the music, literary, film, television, new media and social media industries. Wadud has toured the remote corners of the globe as a featured artist. This unique experience has provided him with a global perspective and high degree of sensitivity to the nuances of the human experience.

The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia presented Wadud with The Outstanding Young Lawyer’s Award for his social consciousness and outstanding legal practice. He has served on Philadelphia District Attorney, Seth R. Williams’ Transition Team, and was a member of The School District of Philadelphia’s Accountability Committee. He currently sits on The Philadelphia Defenders Association board and the Pennsylvania Tobacco Settlement Investment board. In addition served on the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority’s board (PICA), which oversees Philadelphia’s budget and reviews areas of financial concern affecting the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Philadelphia.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Municipal Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Widener University School of Law
  • Temple University