Abed Awad, Esq.
Abed Awad, Esq. is a lawyer and specialist in Islamic and Middle Eastern Law. His New York practice focuses on civil litigation including complex matrimonial law, personal injury, Islamic law, and international law. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School where he teaches courses on Islamic jurisprudence and matrimonial litigation. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Awad served as Law Clerk for the Honorable George E. Sabbath of the New Jersey Superior Court.
Mr. Awad was selected as one of ten ‘Lawyers of the Year 2002’ by Lawyers Weekly, for his ground breaking decision enforcing the mahr provision contained in a Muslim marriage contract. Mr. Awad speaks frequently nationwide on issues related to family law, Islamic law, and American and Middle Eastern politics. He was Managing Editor for Pace International Law Review and has published extensively, including in the New Jersey Law Journal, Matrimonial Strategist, the Journal of the Legal Profession, and Middle East Executive Reports.
Mr. Awad holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Saint Peter’s College, New Jersey. In addition to his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Awad holds a Master’s degree in Near and Middle East Studies and a Certificate in Comparative Law from the University of London.