tonny ahmed

Associate
King of Prussia, PA

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability
Premises Security

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2016

EDUCATION

Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
LL.M. in Trial Advocacy, May 2019

The University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, OH
Juris Doctor, May 2016
Certificate of Concentration in Intellectual Property Law with Distinction

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Bachelor of Arts in History, December 2010

ASSOCIATIONS

Philadelphia Bar Association

Co-Vice President of Law Student Outreach, South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia

Recruitment Co-Chair, New Leaders Council Philadelphia

Program Committee Chair, YESPhilly

Board Secretary, Mirrors in Education

Volunteer Lead, Pathways Emerging Leaders

AWARDS

Public Interest Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law

Full Tuition Scholarship at The University of Toledo College of Law

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Judicial Fellowship Pro Bono Award

 

Tonny focuses his legal practice in the practice areas of premises liability and premises security for one of the nation's largest retailers. Tonny manages his own caseload and handles all aspects of his files including pleadings, discovery, motion practice, and arbitrations.​

Prior to joining McDonnell & Associates, Tonny worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. While assigned to the Municipal Court Unit, Tonny litigated felony preliminary hearings and misdemeanor trials before the Philadelphia Municipal Court and argued motions before the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. In January of 2021, Tonny was promoted to the Gun Crimes Strategy & Prevention Collaborative to prosecute drivers of gun crimes within South Philly Division. In that position, he prosecuted cases ranging from firearm possession to attempted murder through all stages of the criminal process.

Tonny also served as a law clerk for President Judge Emeritus Frederica A. Massiah-Jackson at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas for two and a half years. While clerking, Tonny earned his Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law.​

Tonny attended the University of Toledo College of Law where he was awarded a full scholarship. During law school, Tonny was an Articles Editor for the University of Toledo Law Review.​

Tonny is involved with several organizations outside of work. He has board positions with South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia, New Leaders Council Philadelphia, YESPhilly, and Mirrors in Education. He also judges mock trial competitions, including the PA High School Mock Trial Championship.​

Tonny is a first generation Bengali American. He has lived in Philadelphia with his beloved family for 25 years and is a proud alumnus of Central High School.


As an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, Tonny vertically prosecuted cases ranging from firearm possession to attempted murder. While working at the District Attorney’s Office, Tonny also managed a new diversion program for young individuals charged with selling marijuana.

Tonny successfully handled a landlord-tenant case on a pro bono basis from Philadelphia VIP.


Lectures

Moderator to South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia’s “Job Market Seminar” for law students and young lawyers, June, 2020.

Publications

Co-wrote “A Quiet Rise in Hate Crimes” for the Philadelphia Bar Reporter, April, 2021.

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability
Premises Security

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2016

EDUCATION

Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
LL.M. in Trial Advocacy, May 2019

The University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, OH
Juris Doctor, May 2016
Certificate of Concentration in Intellectual Property Law with Distinction

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Bachelor of Arts in History, December 2010

ASSOCIATIONS

Philadelphia Bar Association

Co-Vice President of Law Student Outreach, South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia

Recruitment Co-Chair, New Leaders Council Philadelphia

Program Committee Chair, YESPhilly

Board Secretary, Mirrors in Education

Volunteer Lead, Pathways Emerging Leaders

AWARDS

Public Interest Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law

Full Tuition Scholarship at The University of Toledo College of Law

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Judicial Fellowship Pro Bono Award

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