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
Always made the situation the best as possible
After been given my first court date, I had to look around for a lawyer that specialises in criminal law and I'm glad I found SCL @ Castlereagh Street. My lawyer Fouad Awada was extremely competent and calm, he had always made the situation the best as possible and was always there for any questions I've had for him, he was able to explain everything in my case and made sure I've understand it all. My case lasted around 18 months and he was there every step of the way and I truly appreciate his time and efforts, at the end I got the best result that I could and now I'm able to live my life normally. Thank you for your hard work and I won't forget it, I will highly recommend Sydney Criminal Lawyers to anyone. Brilliant and Outstanding.


Very happy with the outcome
Fouad helped me achieve an excellent result. very happy with the outcome of my matter. Highly Recomended

A P.

Professional legal services
Fouad was an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend the firm to anyone seeking professional legal services.

Casey W.

Always accessible
I had an excellent outcome. Mr Awada was always accessible and did a great job on court.

Rafael F.

Sydney Criminal Lawyers is the place to go
Excellent service and result. If you are serious about your legal representation, Sydney Criminal Lawyers is the place to go. A big thank you to Mr Awada for your services

Tina C.

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.