Abed Awad, Esq.
Specialist in Islamic Law
Shari’a Expert Witnesses
Experts in Laws of Arab Countries
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Awad is an attorney, public speaker, and community leader. His practice
in the New Jersey-New York area focuses on general civil litigation, including
complex matrimonial law, commercial law, Islamic law and international
As an expert witness and consultant, Mr. Awad combines his academic knowledge
of shari’a (Islamic law) and the laws of Arab countries with practical
litigation acumen and strategy. These attributes give his expert opinions
a decisive edge. Mr. Awad has testified or provided expert reports concerning
the interpretation and application of shari’a (Islamic law), Egyptian
law, Syrian law, Qatari law, Kuwaiti law, United Arab Emirates law, Moroccan
law, Palestinian law, Jordanian law, Lebanese law, Saudi Arabian law,
Iraqi law, Libyan law and Ja’fari law.
Mr. Awad has received an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An "AV"
rating identifies a lawyer with a very high, preeminen, legal ability
and is the highest reflection of expertise, experience, integrity and
overall professional excellence.
Mr. Awad is an Adjunct Law Professor at Rutgers Law School, Newark and
has taught at Pace Law School, New York and Seton Hall Law School, Newark.
Mr. Awad is a frequent political and legal commentator for numerous television
and radio networks, including but not limited to The New York Times (video
interview), ABC, CNNfn, CNN, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC),
Al-Jazeera, BBC World Service Radio, BBC World Service Arabic Television,
National Public Radio (NPR), Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC),
Al-Rafidain TV, Al-Qataria, Al-Saah TV, Al-Arabia, Channel 4 (England),
Shams Radio, Vatican-Arabic Radio, Monta Carlo Radio, and The Voice of
Arabs Radio (Cairo).
In addition to his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Awad holds a Masters in Near and
Middle East Studies from the University of London, and a Certificate in
Comparative Law also from the University of London. Mr. Awad was a Managing
Editor on Pace International Law Review and has been published extensively
on different areas of the law in various publications, including in the
ABA’s The International Lawyer, New Jersey Law Journal, Pace International
Law Review, The National Law Journal, The Matrimonial Strategist, The
Journal of the Legal Profession and Middle East Executive Reports.