Leaders in Law Presentation Series- Thomas Fortune Fay, Esq.

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7:00-8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018

 “….. Caragh and I are proud to be part of the best legal and judicial system in the world that enables the would be powerless to stand up against the most powerful interests.”

Working with Congress, the State Department and victim’s families, Thomas Fortune Fay pioneered the use of US Civil litigation to recover billions of dollars for victims of state-sponsored terrorism. He was also instrumental in developing legislation, which has been upheld by the Supreme Court, allowing plaintiffs to be compensated by countries who sponsor terrorism, including Iran and Saudi Arabia.

 Honors: Fay is a former president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington D.C., which awarded him the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2001. In 2017, Fay and his partner/daughter Caragh received the President’s Award from the American Association for Justice.

 Fay received his JD from Rutgers University and his BA from University of Notre Dame.