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 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 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 !

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 lawyer 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