Abed Awad is a founding partner of Awad & Khoury, LLP located in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. His practice in the New Jersey/New York area focuses on complex family law, Sharia-compliant estate planning, Islamic law and business law. Awad is AV rated by Martindale and is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Awad has native fluency in Arabic and is an international expert in Islamic law and the laws of Muslim countries. Awad has testified, consulted, and/or provided expert reports for courts and attorneys throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Singapore concerning the interpretation and application of Shari'a (Islamic law) and the laws of Muslim countries. Awad was an adjunct law professor at Rutgers Law School, Newark (2003-2019), and has taught at Pace Law School and Seton Hall Law School. Awad was also a contributor and U.S. Editor for Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program ShariaSource portal (2016-2019). Awad has more than 200 television and radio appearances as a political and/or legal commentator for numerous media outlets, including Al-Jazeera, The New York Times, ABC, CNN, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, NPR, Palestine TV, Dream TV, France 24 (Arabic), and Al-Arabia.

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