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: English, Spanish
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2011||08/10/2016|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2011||08/08/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Minority Corporate Counsel Association||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|40 Under 40||St. Louis Business Journal||2013|
|YPN - Leadership 100||Regional Business Council||2012|
|Pro Bono Wall of Fame||Missouri Bar||2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|St. Louis Mosaic Project||Immigrant Entrepreneur Advisory Board||2015 - Present|
|Veterans Business Resource Center||Chairman||2012 - Present|
|Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis||Founding Member at Large||2012 - Present|
|Hispanic National Bar Association||Deputy President region XI||2011 - Present|
|Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis||Member||2008 - Present|
|Franchising USA Magazine||THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE ENTERING A BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP||2015|
|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|
|Saint Louis University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|American Military University||Intelligence Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Universidad Externado de Colombia||Law||N/A||N/A|
|Entrepreneurship Seminar Series||Forms of Business Organizations||2012|