The People’s Advocate
While at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Fay was named a Florida Bar Foundation Public Service Fellow for two consecutive years. On her first fellowship, Fay worked in the family, housing and immigration law departments of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. She spent her second fellowship at the civil rights non-profit, Southern Legal Counsel, in Gainesville, Florida. During her academic year, Fay also completed a Certified Legal Internship at UF Law’s Domestic Violence clinic, advocating on behalf of victims and their families. While in law school, Fay also served on the editorial board of the Florida Law Review and worked as a research assistant to nationally recognized First Amendment scholar, Lyrissa Lidsky, now the Dean of the University of Missouri School of Law.
Upon graduation in 2012, she returned to her hometown to turn her passion for others into her career. As a trial lawyer with Bailey Fisher, PLLC, Fay represents the injured and families who have lost loved ones in personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death actions from initial consultation through trial statewide.
Honors and Recognition
In 2021, she received the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Award for her efforts to support first responders during the early months of the COVID pandemic. She is also a past chair of the Florida Justice Association’s Women’s Caucus, has been named a “Rising Star” in Plaintiff-Personal Injury by Super Lawyer Magazine since 2017, and as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” personal injury attorneys in Florida by the National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) since 2016. In 2019, she was named to NTLA’s “Top 100” trial lawyers nationwide and again in 2020 and 2021.
Professional Associations and Memberships
In addition to serving in numerous leadership positions over a decade with the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, she is active in the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association, and is a proud member of these other voluntary bar associations: the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida (HBACF), the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association, American Association of Justice and others. In 2014, she received the “Emerging Leader” award from the Women’s Executive Council of Central Florida.