Ahmad Assed is a third generation Arab-American, fluent in Arabic and English. Mr. Assed attended the University of New Mexico and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and a minor in Political Science. After receiving his Bachelor’s, he went on to attend the University Of New Mexico School Of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctor while receiving the Dean’s Award during attendance. While a student, Mr. Assed was very active in university functions. He was the President of the Graduate and Professional Students Association from 1993 to 1994, which included being the Chairperson for the Finance Committee of the UNM Student Body. In the summer of 1992, Mr. Assed interned with United States Senator Jeff Bingaman in Washington D.C.. In 2009, Mr. Assed attended the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies in the Netherlands focusing on Advocacy and Litigation before the International Criminal Courts and Tribunals. In 2010, Mr. Assed completed successful training with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon for criminal defense in STL cases and in 2010 and 2011, Mr. Assed completed two ICC(International Criminal Court) training seminars.
Mr. Assed’s main areas of practice are national and international criminal defense as well as civil and personal injury law. Mr. Assed has practiced law since May of 1995. He is on the defense list for the International Criminal Court and is listed as co-counsel for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and has represented clients who have had a range of charges from petty misdemeanors to capital crimes. His civil and personal injury cases include contract disputes and civil rights. Mr. Assed has appeared in the majority of courts in the state of New Mexico and was pro hac viche twice in the State of Texas. He has had a multitude of cases from 1995 and has argued in front of the Metropolitan, District, and Federal Courts in the United Sates and has represented international clients in the United States as well as celebrities and sports figures.
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