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Salim Elias Awad

also known as Salim E. Awad, Salim Awad

About Me

Salim E. Awad is an attorney at Coulter Lambson and concentrates his practice in the areas of family law & litigation.  Mr. Awad received his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law and holds a Bachelors of Arts in Intelligence Studies & Analysis from the American Military University. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois, and The United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri.  

Mr. Awad was designated as a Rising Star in the 2015 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine, as one of the top attorneys in the state, a designation attributed to only 5 percent of lawyers in Missouri based on criteria in its survey.  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.

Mr. Awad has received multiple awards for excellence in service and leadership in the United States Army and the private sector.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and is a founding member-at-large of the Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis.  

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.  

In addition to his legal practice, he devotes substantial time and energy to charitable organizations throughout the St. Louis community. He serves as the chairman on the board of directors of the Veterans Business Resource Center (VBRC), selected as the National Veterans’ Business Center of the Year for 2015 by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The VBRC helps veterans and their families develop their entrepreneurial and small business goals in the four-state Region VII SBA states of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas and celebrated its 10th anniversary in June 2014. He is also a member of St. Louis Mosaic Project Immigrant Entrepreneur Advisory Board, launched in 2012 in response to an economic impact report, outlining St. Louis to be lagging in immigrant growth as well as highlighting the economic benefits of increasing its foreign-born population. The Mosaic Project is a regional initiative that is professionally managed by St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, World Trade Center St. Louis and a 22-member committee.

Mr. Awad is also a frequent lecturer in a wide variety of legal and business topics. 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.  Mr. Awad was born and raised in Colombia, South America, and is fluent in Spanish.

He lives with his wife and enjoys travel, staying active and practicing endurance and adventure Sports.  His legal knowledge and experience, background as a Military Veteran and his domain of Spanish give Salim the skills to create valuable and professional relationships with clients during times that can be stressful and challenging to manage.

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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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Attorney Endorsements

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  • Falon Marie Wrigley

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Falon Wrigley Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

  • Joseph Alan Lambson

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Joseph Lambson Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info


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


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201110/01/2015
MOGood Standing, Active201101/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

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