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  1. Family: 60%
    18 years, 500 cases
  2. International Law: 30%
    14 years, 150 cases
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    18 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($375-550/hour)

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  • Robert Popescu

    Abed Awad is a highly experienced legal practitioner with a keen sense for practical, result driven representation. I highly recommend him.


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  • Azzam E. Elder

    Mr. Awad is a Super Lawyer. He is extremely smart and understands how to win for his clients. His knowledge of the law is sought after by Judges across the country. Whether you need help with international business or family matters I strongly endorse him as a top lawyer.


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Awad & Khoury, LLP

777 Terrace Avenue
Suite 301
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, 07011


NYCurrently registered 199903/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
 Avenue Magazine’s Legal Elite Avenue Magazine2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersInternational Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2010
Vision and Achievement Award,Mental Health Association in Passaic County2009
Lawyer of the YearNational Lawyers Weekly Magazine2002
New York State Bar Association Law Student Ethics Essay AwardNew York State Bar Associate1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnersAwad & Khoury, LLP2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorPace Law School2009 - Present
Adjunct Law ProfessorRutgers Law School2003 - Present
PrincipalLaw Offices of Abed Awad1999 - 2010
Law ClerkNew Jersey Superior Court1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Law AssociationN/A2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
New Jersey Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shenouda v. Samira Said, et al., 203 F.R.D. 166 (D.N.J. 2001)Prevailed
Saadeh v. Odatalla, 355 N.J. Super. 305 (Ch. Div. 2002)Prevailed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oxford Encyclopedia of Women and IslamMarriage: Legal Foundations2013
Oxford Encyclopedia of Women and IslamDivorce: Legal Foundations2013
The NationThe True Story of Sharia in American Courts2012
New Jersey Law JournalChipping Away At Divorce Quagmire for Muslim and Jewish Women2012
Jurist-SidebarNegative Connotations Surrounding Sharia Must Be Dispelled2012
North Carolina Lawyers WeeklyAppeals Court Had the Chance To Do Right By a Wife and Children – But Declined It,2011
Salon.comQ & A: What Sharia Law Actually Means2011
The International Lawyer (ABA)Iflas & Chapter 11: Classical Islamic Law and Modern Bankruptcy Law2010
National Law JournalOklahoma Amendment is Unconstitutional: Barring Court from Considering Sharia Law Violated the Supremacy Clause & the First Amendment2010
New Jersey Law JournalReligion-Based Claim in Abuse Case Wisely Pierced by Appeals Court2010
Alphabet Kids Children BookUmar’s Magic Oven2010
New Jersey Law JournalRemove Remarriage Barriers for Muslim, Jewish Women2009
New Jersey Law JournalDeclaring Muslim Marriages Void Will Have Ruinous Effect on Wives2006
New Jersey Law JournalAbu Zahar v. Abu Zahar: Appellate Court Declines to Adopt a Bright-Line Rule Prohibiting Out-of-Country Visitation2003
New Jersey Law JournalCourt Enforces Mahr Provision in Muslim Marriage Contract2002
New Jersey Law JournalBeware of International Service of Process2002
New Jersey Law JournalWhen Custody Disputes Go Global2000
New Jersey Law JournalAttorney Client Sex Should Always Be Off Limits2000
Middle East Executive ReportsU.S. Claims Against Iraq Outside UNCC Jurisdiction: Focus on Letters of Credit1999
Journal of the Legal ProfessionAttorney-Client Sexual Relations1998
Pace International Law ReviewThe Concept of Defect in American & English Products Liability Discourse: Despite Strict Liability Linguistics, Negligence is Back With A Vengeance!1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of London School of LawIslamic StudiesMA - Masters1995
University of London School of LawComparative LawCertificate in Comparative Law1994
Saint Peter's CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Islam and the WestSharia in American Court2012
Lecture“Shariah Law and Islamic Finance – A Threat to America?”2011
Continuing Legal Eduction“International Family Law"2011
CLE“Culture, Religion & Divorce in American Courts”2011
Training Work Shop“Recognition & Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgment by American Courts and Middle East Courts”2010
CLE“Islamic Capital Markets: Past, Present & Future”2010
Journal of Law & Religion Symposium“Food, Clothing & Shelter – An Economic Human Right: Islamic Law of Bankruptcy”2009