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BA, Saint Peter's College
MA, University of London
JD, Pace University School of Law
Abed Awad is an attorney with offices in New York and New Jersey. He is a general business and civil litigation attorney focusing on complex matrimonial law, commercial law, entertainment law, Islamic law and international law. Awad has been qualified and recognized as an expert witness in Islamic law and Middle Eastern law by courts throughout the United States. He holds a BS in Political Science from Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey, a JD from Pace Law School, and an MA in Near and Middle East Studies and a Certificate in Comparative Law from the University of London. Mr. Awad was a managing editor on Pace International Law Review and has published extensively on different areas of the law in various publications including the New Jersey Law Journal, Matrimonial Strategist, the Journal of the Legal Profession, Middle East Executive Reports, among others. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Awad was the law clerk for the Honorable George E. Sabbath of the New Jersey Superior Court. Awad was selected as one of ten Lawyers of the Year 2002 by Lawyers USA for his groundbreaking decision enforcing the mahr provision contained in a Muslim marriage contract. Mr. Awad is a frequent public speaker at bar associations, universities, conventions, and political events. He lectures throughout the United States on subjects ranging from law, politics, gender, religion to culture. Mr. Awad is a regular media commentator and analyst appearing on numerous television channels around the world. Mr. Awad is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law-Newark.