About Us

nadia adawiNadia S. Adawi  is a cum laude graduate of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University and also holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri. Prior to studying law, she ran a small renewable energy company and founded a biofuels technology startup. Before that she helped launch the cellular telecommunications industry by designing a number of the first cellular networks and helping to develop and commercialize an advanced wireless phone technology. She was named a 2006 Renewable Energy Leader by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and a 2001 Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal. She currently serves as the Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Animal Law Committee.

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District, Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for New Jersey

Select publications:

 Recent talks:

  • The Law of Dangerous Dogs, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 12th Annual Animal Law Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 2015
  • Community College of Philadelphia, Law and Society Week, February 24, 2015
  • Philadelphia Association of Paralegals, Education Conference, September 12, 2014
  • Corporate Responsibility and Board Dynamics: How Corporations Can Be Proactive in Animal Welfare, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 11th Annual Animal Law Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 2014
  • Animals and the Criminal Justice System- Programs to Rehabilitate Prisoners by Training Animals, 10th Annual Pennsylvania Bar Institute Animal Law Conference, Mechanicsburg, PA, July 2013
  • Hot Topics for Shelters and Rescues, Pennsylvania Bar Institute 7th Annual Animal Law Conference, Philadelphia, PA, July 2010

Awards, Community service, and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Animal Law Committee: Chair, 2015-present; Vice Chair, 2013-2015; Member since 2008
  • Provisional Co-Chair, Lawyers for Good Government-Eastern PA, 2016-present
  • Rated “Excellent” by Avvo
  • Board of Directors, Project MEOW, 2016
  • Board of Directors, Red Paw Emergency Relief Team, 2011-2012
  • Member: Pennsylvania Bar Association, Environmental Law Institute, Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Governor’s Renewable Energy Leadership Award, 2006
  • Philadelphia Business Journal “Women of Distinction,” 2001
  • Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who: In America, Of American Women, 1991 – 2017
  • Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia: Co-Chair, January 2007 – January 2009; Board of Directors, 2002 – 2007
  • Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, 2008