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



Wadud Ahmad, Esquire

Member & President

As President of Ahmad Zaffarese, I oversee the growth, stability, and strategic vison of the firm. My responsibility is to ensure that the bouquet of ideas, life experiences and cultural perspectives that each of our attorneys possess is leveraged for the benefit of our clients. Our attorneys are free to work collaboratively, without the restraint of billable hour requirements, and as a result, we can provide our clients with the highest level of representation.

Before founding Ahmad Zaffarese, I began my legal career as a prosecutor at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Currently, my practice focuses on public finance, and advising municipalities and businesses on responsible corporate governance.

I have advised elected officials in both local and state government in matters of public policy, budgetary concerns, and approaches to solving some of the challenges facing the citizenry. I believe my unique, yet direct approach has gained the trust of leadership in both the public and private sector. As a result, I have had the privilege of serving on the Transition Teams of District Attorneys, Attorney Generals, Mayors, and Governors.

Board and Commissions I have served on:

  • Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Review Board
  • Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority’s board (PICA)
  • Pennsylvania Tobacco Settlement Investment board
  • Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) Advisory Board
  • The Philadelphia Defenders Association’s Board
  • Vice Chairman of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission 
  • Chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC)

I earned my Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law and my undergraduate degree from Temple University.

Lastly, I am an Art enthusiast and spoken word artist.

Practice Areas


Municipal Finance

Court Admissions

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

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Widener University School of Law

Temple University

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