Title: Lawyer, Founder
Company: Fay Law
Location: Washington, D.C., United States
Thomas F. Fay, Lawyer and Founder at Fay Law, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of law.
Mr. Fay became involved in his profession because he had always wanted to be a lawyer. In addition, he has always enjoyed the prospect of professional debates. In order to pursue his passion, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1961 and a JD from The State University of New Jersey at Rutgers in 1965. Due to his excellence in the field of law, Mr. Fay was admitted to the bars of The District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. He currently serves as a lawyer within Fay Law, the firm which he founded.
Mr. Fay was motivated to become an attorney after listening to the speech of Senator Taft in the early 1950s. Senator Taft has won many verdicts and settled more than 100 cases, resulting in multimillion-dollar awards for his clients, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th and 9th circuits. Additionally, Mr. Fay was influenced by his family. While he was the first member of his family to be a lawyer, that has since changed as his daughter and nephew are both lawyers. He was additionally mentored by Ed Roster, a superb trial lawyer in D.C.
In five years, Mr. Fay hopes to continue working as a lawyer. He finds that helping the people who have served the United States is the most rewarding part of his career, and he attributes his success to hard work and perseverance. Civically, Mr. Fay donates to the University of the District of Columbia Law School and he also has a foundation. As a testament to his success, Mr. Fay was recognized by Washington D.C. Super Lawyers in 2010, earned a Special Commendation from the Civil Justice Foundation in 2002, a Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2001, and a Cash Prize for Excellence in Anti-Terrorism.
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