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
Knows his job very well

Fouad is an asset to this firm. Very smooth and knows his job very well.

Kieran

Best result

My friend helped by senior lawyer Awada in district court he overturn conviction. He is positive and assist my friend and get best result.

Xue L.

Very professional in court and accurate advice

Fouad was Great. Very professional in court and accurate advice. Highly recommended firm.

Kon S.

Conviction withdrawn!

My conviction appeal as allowed and conviction withdrawn! Thank you Awada and Merry Christmas.

Wei T.

I was basically told that I had no chance

I consulted many law firms in Sydney about my court matter. I was basically told that I had no chance of getting a non conviction and that I was basically going to be convicted.

When I was assigned Mr Fouad Awada from this firm I was given hope. He told me straight away that although it was difficult to get a non conviction, he said he will put in all the effort to get the best result. He helped me gather documents and papers to give to the court and at court was so professional.

The exceptional part was that I was given a very long behaviour bond and a non conviction! It was a result I didn’t expect and I wish to thank Mr Awada for his professionalism and help. You have saved me and my family from a large amount of stress!

Anton W.

I have only good words to say about this firm

I have only good words to say about this firm. From day dot we were assisted by Fouad and he advised us on our options moving forward and the best way to do it. In the end, his advice was on point and we got a result we did not expect. Thank you Fouad.

Kahn K.

Achieved beyond my expectations

Dealing with the anxiety of my matter and not knowing what the outcome of my matter was, was made that much easier by Mr Fouad Awada. The senior lawyer made me feel supported and achieved beyond my expectations. I cannot thank him enough and the SCL. I recommend to everyone.

Elmansour M.

The outcome spoke for its self

I would just like to acknowledge Mr Fouad Awada’s excellent professionalism regarding a recent matter which he dealt with. He made the process easy by constantly giving us reassurance and the outcome spoke for its self. Mr Awada is exceptional in his profession and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you very much

Jane D.

I’m so happy with my outcome

My first time hiring a lawyer and they were as efficient Brief and straight to the point making it easy to understand. The lawyer that I was given Fouad did an amazing job, though he had a tight schedule he was still professional and tactical in his approach with my case. I’m so happy with my outcome. A definite 5 stars.

Samoan L.

We achieved the best result

Mr Awada gave us a life line. We had approached a law firm which categorised, judged and labelled us as no hopers. They said this area is tired of behaviour like this and so are the Judges. We felt demeaned and doomed before we even started. We thought we’re not going down like that. There must be someone out there who can help. We sourced SCL from the net. Mr Awada respected us and had compassion and gave us hope and a chance. We complied with him and his suggestions and we achieved the best result.

Annette G.

Mr Awada has your best interests at heart

We were like a vessel that was rudderless in rough seas. Feeling terrified and helpless.

Mr Awada arrived with his reassurance and positive affirmations of always moving forward. He expertly steered our ship with 24/7 sensitivity to us, care, compassion, professionalism, constant updates, a genuine heartfelt desire to help us get the best result and slowly and steadfastly we reached dry dock with a magnificence success.
The relief is immense.

Mr Awada has your best interests at heart.

Annette G.

Supportive in and out of the courtroom

Great team really supportive in and out of the courtroom – from the Principal Ugur to my lawyer Fouad Awada. They did a fantastic job and I highly recommend their services to anybody looking for a team of lawyers who care.

Nathan N.

Professional

Professional dealing with Fouad. Great to deal with.

Simran B.

Thank you for a fantastic result

I would just like to say thank you for a fantastic result Fouad Awada, from me you are a top lawyer.

Best regards Halil.

Halil G.

Julianne did an amazing job

Julianne did an amazing job and I would highly recommend this firm. All members of the firm I dealt with were highly knowledgeable and professional. Thank you Sam, Fouad and Julianne!

Ratu N.

Nothing but great respect and good words for this firm

Nothing but great respect and good words for this firm. A sincere thank you to Mr Awada for his work and professionalism. A absolute pleasure dealing with these guys.

Little P.

He gave me hope

Things were not looking good for me, but as soon as I met with Fouad Awada he had such a great positive attitude! He gave me hope and I’m glad to say he was able to negotiate a good outcome for me which I am happy with. Couldn’t ask for a better lawyer. I truly felt he had my back. Thanks mate!

Michael A.

He also saved me from losing my job

Not only did Fouad Awada get my license appeal granted he also saved me from losing my job. Definitely an inspiring person!

Sattar H.

Attained a successful case in court

Extremely satisfied! Attained a successful case in court. Fouad Awada is by far the best lawyer I’ve been to yet. He didn’t waste time and had me reassured the whole way. Fantastic service, many thanks!

Lee

Outstanding court result!

Cant thank Mr Fouad Awada enough for the peace of mind he had given me with the outstanding court result! I recommend him to everyone.

M L.

I just got my license back

I just got my license back thanks to Fouad. He was very professional and committed from the beginning of my matter till the end. Would highly recommend their service.

Shazil K.

I had three charges against me

Very happy with the outcome. I had three charges against me. Fouad Awada was my Lawyer. Walk out from the court with two years good behaviour bond, no criminal record, and fine. Highly recommended Mr Fouad Awada as a criminal lawyer. I’m very Thankful to Mr Fouad Awada.

Rafayet I.

Supportive from start to finish

Extremely happy with the result. Mr Fouad Awada Senior Lawyer was supportive from start to finish and made us feel relaxed and at ease. The result he obtained for us meant that we can move forward with our lives with no burden upon us. We are very grateful of your services Mr Awada. Thank you.

Olivia B.

Reassurance throughout the process

Excellent outcome from case by senior lawyer Fouad making an incredibly difficult experience much easier to deal with as he not only provided an excellent service but also reassurance throughout the process

Remy G.

All i got to say is WOW!

Mr Fouad Awada handled my case from day 1, All i got to say is WOW! What a champion not only did he deal with my case with his high level of professionalism, He was very kind sweet and passionate! Round of applause to his helping hand! He was not only a lawyer but more like a brother. A BIG THANKYOU !!! My case was then handed over to Miss Pamela Saroukos. Now when i say Confident! That describes her best! She walked in confident, gave her speech to the judge like a BOSS and the miracle has been served! SECTION 10 ! I would like to thank youse both for your outstanding expertise and professionalism 🙂 Much love <3

Mohamad N.

I am quite happy with the outcome

Fouad Awada did a fantastic job for me. I am quite happy with the outcome. I highly recommend him!

Wei L.

Top firm

Fouad, top lawyer, top firm, best.

Khaled M.

If you want serious charges dropped come see these guys

If you want serious charges dropped, come see these guys, especially Mr Fouad Awada. Skilled and knows his stuff, thanks brother.

Walid W.

Professional, value for money, great result

Professional, value for money, great result..thank you Fouad. Youre a great asset to the team and a genuine professional

Duncan

Achieved a non conviction order!

I couldn’t of asked for a better result. Knowing that my lawyer had my back from start to finish was very comforting. I would like to thank Fouad for his efforts in and out of the courtroom. He was very persuasive in the court and I achieved a non conviction order! I recommend Fouad’s knowledge and expertise to anyone charged with a criminal offence

Tatz T.

Support, compassion and outstanding communication

I found myself in very unfamiliar territory and not knowing what to do. From the moment Fouad got involved in representing me the anxiety levels reduced as I very quickly learned I was in the hands of a very competent and empathetic lawyer. The level of support, compassion and outstanding communication meant I was never alone. Thank you Fouad not only for the tireless work you did for me but for your guidance and support. I still can’t believe you kept in contact and checked on my wellbeing whilst you where on holidays. SCL is certainly very fortunate to have you on their team and those you represent won’t find a better person to have on their side. Thanks always. G

G S.

Helpful and friendly

I would like to thank Mr Fouad Awarda for his kind support and assistance. He has been very helpful and friendly to resolve the matter. His guidelines were helpful to get the issues sorted. I would highly recommend this company.

Rising S.

Professional and and good results

I would like to thanks to Fouad Awada for the excellent work he did for me; very professional and and good results. Now I can sleep better. Definitely I will in contact again. Thanks a lot!!

Carlos M.

Stand out professional
Fouad Awada was a stand out professional. He took the time to really understand my case and what I wanted to achieve and went out there and did it. Very considerate and good communication.

Patrick T.

Very knowledgeable and caring

I called this firm with no appointment. I had Fouad give me practical advice even though I didn’t organise appointment but needed urgent advice. Very knowledgeable and caring

Moe A.

My life able to return to normal

Excellent Lawyer! My life able to return to normal thanks to Fouad, thanks again.

Scott B.

No conviction

Case Closed! My Son had a possession of drugs 2 cases. We had no idea what to do and we are so stress as we don’t have any knowledge about the law. The Sydney Criminal Lawyer office gave us Fouad Awada to handle this case.

He help us all the way. He was very patient, helpful and kind. He handle the case in the court very well . He did a good presentation and we get the result that we are aiming. I am recommending him to anyone. No conviction. We can now move on and come back to normal and better life .

Thank you again Mr. Fouad Awada. Well done !

Ess C.

Excellent Lawyer!

Excellent Lawyer! My life able to return to normal thanks to Fouad, thanks again.

Mister S.

Thank you so much

Thank you so much Jimmy for the outstanding result you achieved for me. Both Jimmy and Fouad worked on my case and I really appreciate all of their preparation and advice leading up to my court date. Jimmy was exceptional in the court room, both confident yet respectful and he delivered a convincing case on my behalf. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome or representation and I am truly grateful to you both

K. D.

Achieving the best result possible

I was fortunate enough to be represented by Fouad Awada. If I could give 6 stars I would! From the 1st time I met Fouad he was informative, obviously very knowledgeable, and companionate. Throughout the run up to the court date he was always contactable and reassuring and on the day presented at the highest standard achieving the best result possible. I cannot recommend Fouad more highly.

John

I could not have asked for a better outcome

Fouad Awada represented myself after a drink driving charge. I could not have asked for a better outcome and to be represented by a more professional and friendly criminal lawyer. At all times I was kept informed of the progress and I would highly recommend his services.

Mitch B.

Successful!

Fouad Awada is just brilliant. Quiet, cool, determined….and most important successful! Thank you sooo much. HUGO

Hugo S.

Excellent result

Fouad is an excellent man and an excellent lawyer. Having somebody who genuinely cares about your case is worth the price in itself. On top of this, Fouad managed to achieve an excellent result for me. I’d write this testomony regardless of if the result was good or bad, as I know that Fouad was doing his best for me. Definitely recommend his service to anybody in need of help.

Caley

Professional and attained the outcome I hoped for

I would highly recommend SCL, my matter was dealt with by Fouad and Ali, both very professional and attained the outcome I hoped for. They handled the case very well. i will definitely come to them for any issues in the future. Thank you so much for everything!

Gabriel T.

Excellent Lawyer!

Excellent Lawyer! My life able to return to normal thanks to Fouad, thanks again.

Scott B.

I could not have asked for a better outcome

Fouad Awada represented myself after a drink driving charge. I could not have asked for a better outcome and to be represented by a more professional and friendly criminal lawyer. At all times I was kept informed of the progress and I would highly recommend his services.

Mitch B.

He help us all the way

Case Closed! My Son had a possession of drugs 2 cases. We had no idea what to do and we are so stress as we don’t have any knowledge about the law. The Sydney Criminal Lawyers® office gave us Fouad Awada to handle this case.

He help us all the way. He was very patient, helpful and kind. He handle the case in the court very well . He did a good presentation and we get the result that we are aiming. I am recommending him to anyone. No conviction. We can now move on and come back to normal and better life .

Thank you again Mr. Fouad Awada. Well done !

C S.C.

I got a section 10, I feel so happy

I got involved in a traffic offence which is failing to stop for the police when directed to do so. And the court date is 11/08/17.

After I got the fact sheet from the police in July, I made a nice, useful, informative and free initial conference with Fouad Awada, who is the senior lawyer in the Sydney Criminal Lawyers® firm. He gave me really useful legal aid and instruction for how to plead guilty in the court so that I can be sentenced with section 10. From his voice, words and experience, I deeply trust him, then I want him to be my representative in the court because I do not think he would let me disappointed.

After following his instructions for pleading guilty, I submitted all the materials to him. He reviewed all of them and helped me to improve the letter of apology to make it better as my English writing skills are not good enough.

Finally, today I walked into the Downing Centre court in Sydney with him. He could give me a feeling of confidence and comfort, so I was not nervous. As this was my first time to enter court, I was so nervous before I went inside the court with him.

Eventually, he helped me to persuade the magistrate to sentence me the section 10 with no behaviour bond. I feel so happy and glad for the results of my case, and dealing with my case with Fouad Awada.

Y. Lee

Got a Section 10

I would highly recommend FOAUD AWADA he was very professional, went over everything with me so I new what was happening. Value for money, stress free. Great out come on the day, got a Section 10 Good Behaviour Bond.

Craig W.

My experience with Sydney Criminal Lawyers® was outstanding

My experience with Sydney Criminal Lawyers®, specifically Foaud Awada, was outstanding. His explanation of the process I was about to undergo was clear and easy to understand. From this I left our meeting feeling confident he would help me achieve the section 10 outcome, which I did on the day.

I would highly recommend Fouad and Sydney Criminal Lawyers® to anyone in need of a good lawyer and firm. And the price was very reasonable for the level of professionalism I encountered.

D.F.

Happy with the overall result

I had a pending case which I was able to beat and get a section 10. I am happy with the overall result that Fouad Awada did for me.

D. E.

Professional and approachable

Professional and easy to access. Always willing to take the time out to discuss our matter. My brother-in-law and I had a good service from SCL. Thank you Fouad.

C.H.

Very helpful

Very helpful, and always contactable. Fouad helped me through every process, and acheived the result I was after.

J.O.

Best lawyers in town!

Best lawyers in town!

Fantastic results produced and service is of the highest.

Down to earth lawyers who treat you like family and do not hesitate to help you through each and every process.

Highly recommended, especially Senior Lawyer Fouad Awada who has been an absolute god send, keep up the great work.

client

Provided with strong solutions

A friend of mine recommended I get in touch with Fouad as I was dealing with a stressful and complicated issue.

I contacted Fouad on the weekend and not only did he take the time out of his weekend to talk to me, but provided me with goods solutions and thorough guidance.

I highly recommend Fouad as he’s not only knowledgable, but provides you with strong solutions.

J.B.

I strongly recommend them

I contacted Sydney Criminal lawyers® to discuss about my matter and they offered me to have a free 1 hour consultation the day after. The meeting went very well and I got many good advice and suggestions.

The lawyer, Fouad Awada, knows his job and made the matter very clear to me and discussed about different solutions.

I strongly recommend them.

client

The best lawyers

Fouad Awada is a professional lawyer. I Highly recommend Fouad he is the best lawyer who has perfect capabilities to deal with the issues in a professional way.

Once I came to him he gave me full sympathy and supported me and got me to the best outcome. Also, he explained everything I need.

I would appreciate Fouad and I like to recommend him to everyone who needs the lawyering services.

client

Matter was dismissed swiftly

Excellent service by Fouad Awada and a great outcome.

Matter was dismissed swiftly.

Definitely recommend Fouad as he is a highly experienced Senior criminal lawyer.

client

I personally recommend SCL for all serious criminal law charges

Fouad fought for me in the court room and is always a professional.

I personally recommend Fouad for all serious criminal law charges.

client