8 November 2018
Thomas Fortune Fay is a distinguished personal injury and terrorism lawyer, having represented victims of terrorism in cases against countries which sponsor it. Fay has helped pave the way for attorneys who wish to collect damages from these countries. In 2012, he worked through Congress to pass legislation allowing plaintiffs to collect in a $1.75 billion case to collect their money in a lawsuit against Iran if they were to win the case, an effort which the Supreme Court later upheld. 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 for his work in helping Americans sue countries for their support of terrorism.