Adnan K. Raza was born on the Indian subcontinent. He was raised in Huntington Beach, California. Adnan attended Huntington Beach High School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California at Irvine, received his Master of Information Science from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, and holds a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. While he has lived, worked, and traveled throughout the United States, Adnan practices law in the Land of Enchantment—his adopted home state of New Mexico. His practice focuses on public interest law, criminal law, and Native American law.