Provisionally Qualified Associate.
Adam Said Awad is a first-generation law school graduate and native of the Central Valley. Adam attended Fresno Pacific University on an athletic scholarship where he served and competed as a Captain of both the Men’s Cross Country and Track Teams. Adam also served as the president and founder of the Real United Nations Delegation where he assembled a delegation and competed at the Prestigious Harvard National Model U.N. Competition.
Adam’s experience in Criminal Law began at 21 years old as an intern at The Fresno County Public Defender’s office. As an Intern, Adam actively participated in and aided in a high-profile gang related double homicide which consisted of case research, investigations, and trial preparations. Adam also participated and aided in a Sexually Violently Predator Trial where the allegations against the defendant were found insufficient. During this time, Adam also assisted attorneys in multiple high-profile homicides.
During his Juris Doctorate studies, Adam served as a certified law clerk for multiple Criminal Defense firms within the Central Valley. During this time, Adam obtained vast experience and knowledge handling a wide vary of federal cases and high-profile criminal cases. As a certified law clerk, Adam successfully drafted and argued multiple sentencing and suppression motions before the Fresno County Superior Court with favorable results.
Immediately upon graduation, Adam was hired by a prominent Central California Defense Attorney as a post bar clerk. Adam was tasked with the drafting of multiple federal motions requesting compassionate release for at risk inmates suffering from underlying health conditions while incarcerated during the midst of the pandemic. Adam also drafted multiple motions and conducted extensive research surrounding cases that involved alleged gang membership, gang enhancements, and alleged crimes committed for the benefit of street gangs.
In the Fall of 2020, Adam obtained his Provisional License to practice law within the state of California’s Provisional Licensing Program. Adam served as a Provisionally Licensed Attorney with Fitzgerald, Alvarez, and Ciummo in Madera County. During this time, Adam handled hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases. While at FAC, Adam conducted nearly 100 Preliminary Hearings which consisted of a wide vary of felony charges and obtained numerous dismissals and charge reductions at Prelim.
Adam also conducted numerous Bench Trials concerning state hospital and mental health issues. During this time, Adam successfully drafted and argued multiple motions which included, Unusual Circumstances, Expungements, Felony Reductions, Motions to Compel Discovery, and Motions to Sever Criminal Proceedings. Among his experience with Preliminary Hearings, motions, and violation of probation proceedings, Adam has also drafted and submitted Writs to The Fifth District Court of Appeals.
B.A. Fresno Pacific University; Pre-Law (Honors) (16)
J.D. San Joaquin College of Law (20)
Criminal Law Witkin of Excellence (17)
Baradat Paboojian Trial Advocacy Scholarship (19)
Ernest S. Kinney Trial Lawyer Scholarship (20)
Mario G. Olmos Scholarship recipient (17/20)
George H. Hooper Moot Court Semi-Finalist (18)
UCLA Cyber Crimes Competition (19).
Dean of Delta Theta Phi (19)