Thomas Fortune Fay

Thomas Fortune Fay

Of Counsel
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Phone:
202-644-8854
800-522-2715 (Toll Free)
Fax:
202-589-1721
Email:

Thomas Fortune Fay has practiced law for 43 years. He is a member of the bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Rutgers School of Law at Newark his practice has included more than 51 reported cases in which he has appeared as lead counsel. He is a former President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D. C. and in 2001 was named Trial Lawyer Of  The Year by that organization for work done in establishing civil remedies for the victims of terrorism. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a member of the Board of No Greater Love, Inc.

Mr. Fay’s wife, Patricia J. Fay, is a CPA retired from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. They have three children His son Brandon J. Fay is a dentist working in the health service on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Northeast Arizona. His other son, Donnacha J. Fay, is a Lieutenant in the Fairfax County Police Department. Their daughter, Caragh Glenn Fay, is a lawyer employed by Mr. Fay’s professional corporation, Fay Law Group, P.A.

Mr. Fay has taught continuing legal education courses on Trial Tactics In Personal Injury Cases and Problems In Proving Damages. Mr. Fay edited a voluminous microfilm publication entitled Spiro T. Agnew - The Legal and Investigative Papers, Michael I. Glazier, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, 1977.

The Civil Justice Foundation Award presented Mr. Fay with a Special Commendation in 2002 in Atlanta in recognition of prosecution of cases on behalf of American victims of terrorism in which in excess of $900,000,000.00 in judgments have been entered against foreign state sponsors of international terrorism. Although Mr. Fay continues to prosecute a variety of other civil cases, the majority of his time is used in the continuing pursuit of justice for American victims of foreign state sponsored terrorism.

Areas of Practice

  • Terrorism
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1967
  • Maryland, 1971
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1969
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1968
    • Honors: Awarded the American Jurisprudence Prize for Excellence in Commercial Law
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • LL.B. - 1965
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • A.B. - 1961

Published Works

  • Editor, Spiro T. Agnew - The Legal and Investigative Papers, Michael I. Glazier, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, 1977

Representative Cases

References

  • Federal Capital Bank, N.A., Washington, D.C.

Classes/Seminars

  • Teacher, Basic Trial Tactics in Personal Injury Cases, The District of Columbia Bar, Continuing Legal Education Course, 1982
  • Teacher, Special Problems in Proving Damages, American Association for Justice Circuit Seminar, Hilton Head, South Carolina, 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Member, Elections Committee, 1977
  • American Association for Justice , Member, 1975 - Present
  • District of Columbia, State Committeeman, 1977 - 1978
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan, Washington, D.C., Member, 1970 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan, Washington, D.C., Secretary, 1972 - 1975
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan, Washington, D.C., Vice President, 1975 - 1976
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan, Washington, D.C., President, 1976 - 1977

Past Employment Positions

  • Aaron M. Levine and Associates, P.C., Washington, District of Columbia, Independent Counsel, 1985 - 1987
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Assistant General Counsel, 1983 - 1985
  • District of Columbia and Maryland, Private Practice, 1968 - 1983
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society, Wilmington, Delaware, Management Intern, Resident Counsel, 1965 - 1968