In our global village, marriages, finance, and commercial trans-actions are crossing borders.  Not surprisingly, American courts must regularly interpret and apply foreign law to everything from the recognition of foreign divorces and custody decrees to the validity of marriages, the terms of an Islamic finance deal, the enforcement of money judgments, or the elements of damages in a commercial dispute or a tort action.

Abed Awad is recognized nationally as an Islamic and Middle Eastern law expert.  He is experienced in complex matters that require attention to detail and strategic litigation planning.  He is also fluent in Arabic.  With a solid track record, he provides expert witness testimony and related services, such as preparation of briefs and expert reports explaining Shari’a (Islamic law) and the laws of Muslim countries to clients, attorneys, and courts throughout the United States. 

Mr. Awad has testified, consulted, and/or provided an expert opinion on the laws of the following countries: Bangladesh, Djibouti, Egypt, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syria, United Arab Emirates (including Dubai and Abu Dhabi), and many more.

Having the right expert witness at your side can offer a great advantage.  Whether you need expert testimony to convince a judge or jury, or if you need a detailed report to explain the issues of your case to a non-expert, testimony from a nationally recognized expert can influence negotiations and even win your case.

To read more about Mr. Awad’s expert services, please visit his website and check out his blog at

For more information or to schedule a consultation with Mr. Awad, please call 201-462-9500.