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.