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Salim Elias Awad

also known as Salim E. Awad, Salim Awad

About me

Salim E. Awad represents his clients exclusively in the areas of Family Law & Litigation, providing sophisticated counsel in matters involving Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, and Paternity. His experience also includes counseling his clients on Immigration and Military Issues that frequently impact Family Law, as well as Mediation, Collaborative Family Law, and Other Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Awad is licensed to practice law in the States of Missouri, Illinois, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. He received his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law and holds a Bachelors of Art in Intelligence Studies & Analysis from the American Military University.

In addition to his legal practice, he devotes substantial time and energy to charitable organizations throughout the St. Louis community. He serves as Board Chair for the Veterans Business Resource Center, Legislative Affairs Chair for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis, member of the Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness, and member of the Immigrant Entrepreneur Advisory Board of the St. Louis Mosaic Project. He is also a founding member-at-large of the Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis.

Mr. Awad has received multiple awards for excellence in service and leadership in the United States Army and the private sector. He was designated as a Rising Star by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine, a designation attributed only to the top 5 percent of attorneys in Missouri & Kansas.  The St. Louis Business Journal recognized him in 2013 as a "Forty under 40.” He has also been selected as part of the Regional Business Council’s Leadership 100 group since 2011. His exceptional commitment to pro bono service was recognized in 2011 by his inclusion as a Member of the Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame.

Before attending law school, Mr. Awad served as a Deep Sea Diver in the United States Army, deploying in support of the Global War on Terrorism as part of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and multiple other missions worldwide. Mr. Awad was born and raised in Colombia, South America, and is fluent in Spanish. 

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 20%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Child Support: 20%
  4. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  5. Family: 20%



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Payment types:

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Contact info


222 South Meramec Ave.
Suite 300
Clayton, MO, 63105


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201111/12/2015
MOGood Standing, Active201101/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
40 Under 40St. Louis Business Journal2013
YPN - Leadership 100Regional Business Council2012
Pro Bono Wall of FameMissouri Bar2011
MultipleU.S. ARMYN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Family Law & Litigation AttorneyCoulter Lambson, LLC2015 - Present
PartnerMcQueen Awad, LLC2012 - 2015
Associate AttorneyWilliams Venker & Sanders, LLC2010 - 2012
Deep Sea DiverU S Army2001 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Louis Mosaic ProjectImmigrant Entrepreneur Advisory Board2015 - Present
Veterans Business Resource CenterChairman2012 - Present
Hispanic Bar Association of St. LouisFounding Member at Large2012 - Present
Hispanic National Bar AssociationDeputy President region XI2011 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Title Insurance Litigation Committee Newsletter Summer 2010"The Kansas Supreme Court decision, coupled with other recent decisions, may be interpreted as a rejection by some jurisdictions of MERS’ business model as a whole."2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
American Military UniversityIntelligence StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Universidad Externado de ColombiaLawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Entrepreneurship Seminar SeriesForms of Business Organizations2012