Mr Fouad Awada is our firm’s Senior Associate and a highly sought-after criminal defence lawyer.

He has a wealth of experience in complex and serious criminal cases, and possesses the rare ability to quickly digest enormous amounts of material, ascertain issues in dispute, identify deficiencies and other problems in the prosecution case, and formulate and implement effective case strategies that result in the dismissal of charges and not guilty verdicts.

A fearsome, formidable and highly-respected courtroom lawyer, Fouad also consistently persuades the police and DPP to withdraw or downgrade charges early in the proceedings.

He has successfully defended matters ranging from drug possession, assault and drink driving, through to complex commercial drug supply, importation, serious assaults, sexual assaults and dangerous driving matters.

He is also uniquely experienced in representing corporate clients during investigations and prosecutions for alleged regulatory offences, and in providing exceptional representation against Crime Commission and ICAC prosecutions, and ‘white collar’ criminal prosecutions generally.

Fouad is highly committed to his cases and compassionate towards his clients, providing them with guidance and support throughout what can be otherwise be an unduly stressful period in their lives.

He prides himself on providing accurate advice about the law and legal options in a way that is easy to understand, and has represented clients from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Fouad speaks fluent Arabic and has close ties to the Arabic community. He lends his time to lecturing youth and is actively involved with a number of charities, including the St Vincent De Paul Society, Red Cross Foundation and Legacy.

He is an integral member of Sydney’s best criminal defence team.

Fouad's Testimonials
I am grateful for your work
I had my matter handled professionally and efficiently by Fouad. Very serious (and false) charges against me were withdrawn and honestly I cannot thank Fouad for this enough. I would worry day in day out about the seriousness of my offences, and how to deal with them. I had no idea how to navigate the legal system and Fouad guided and assisted me. Fouad I am grateful for your work on my matter and hopefully I never need your excellent services again!

Roth Child

His advice was accurate
Fouad was a pleasure to deal and work with. From the very beginning I felt extremely comfortable. His advice was accurate and I would recommend this firm highly.

Prodrajmian C.

A successful firm with successful lawyers!
A successful firm with successful lawyers! Fouad's knowledge extended beyond just crime law. You will be very successful and thank you for your assistance!

Abdulqadir Y.

I recommend him to anyone
Fouad was great and I recommend him to anyone with legal trouble. Thank you Fouad


We knew you had our interests at heart
Thank you so much Fouad for your assistance. Your patience and reassurance made us feel looked after and we knew you had our interests at heart. We will forever be grateful for your assistance and help!

Kelsey C.

Professional approach
As soon as I spoke to Fouad I felt comfortable and confident in him to help me out. He always kept me up to date on how the case was going and had a really professional approach. Although it was a minor case, Fouad done an excellent job at marking sure we got the best outcome. I highly recommend Fouad at Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Matthew G.

6 stars!
6 stars! Lawyer Fouad and Lawyer Jason are just fantastic! Very good performance in the court. Very professional, and a lot of good advice before the court. We won the case for sure!


Knowledge and expertise we were after
From day one we knew this firm was for us. A review for Fouad will not do justice to the assistance we had, from the administrative staff to the out of hours calls, we were consistently reassured and assisted. Having had a lawyer previously it became clear very early on that Fouad had the knowledge and expertise we were after and gave us a strategy and plan of how to achieve this. I would definitely recommend Fouad and this firm for anyone who is serious about their legal matter!

R T.

Advice and support
Mr Awada give us good advice and support our matter thank you


We are forever grateful
From the very first conference we had with Fouad we knew he would be the best lawyer for us. Our family was under incredible stress with my brother in law in jail. Fouad was there to assist us in getting him out and getting the best result in court. He was exceptional in court and spoke very clearly and we obtained the best result, and we are forever grateful.

Najia A.