Mr Fouad Awada is a senior criminal lawyer with a wealth of experience representing clients in courts throughout NSW, ranging from Children’s and Local Courts to the NSW Supreme Court and NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.

Prior to joining Sydney Criminal Lawyers, Fouad worked for years as a defence lawyer with sole carriage of a large number of criminal and traffic cases – with the responsibility of independently undertaking those cases from commencement to finality.

He proved himself to be a fearsome and formidable courtroom lawyer, respected by colleagues, prosecutors and magistrates and judges alike.

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

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

A passionate and dedicated defence lawyer, Fouad fights to have charges dropped or downgraded at an early stage in the proceedings – in order for his clients to get on with their lives with minimal disruption.

He is committed and compassionate towards his clients, providing them with guidance and support throughout what can be a stressful and anxious 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.

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

Fouad's Testimonials
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.


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.


Very helpful

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.