Thomas J. Fay Esq.

Thomas J. Fay Esq.

Thomas J. Fay Esq.

  • Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum
  • 888 Reservoir Ave Cranston, RI 02910
  • 401-946-3200

Thomas J. Fay joined K&K on January 1, 2013 focusing on civil litigation, personal injury, probate administration and collections. Before joining K&K, he was a partner at Taylor Fay P.C. in Providence, R.I. He is admitted in both the State and Federal bars for the State of Rhode Island.

Tom received his B.A. from Providence College in 1990 and his Juris Doctor, with honors, from Suffolk University Law School in 1993.

Tom focuses his legal practice in the areas of personal injury, civil litigation, probate administration, guardianships and collections. In addition to serving as Guardian in Probate matters.  Tom has been certified to serve as Guardian Ad Litem in Family Court domestic matters. He has handled matters before all of the Courts and administrative agencies in Rhode Island. He has previously served as legal counsel to the Town of Lincoln Housing Authority, the Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island and as co-counsel for several municipal police and firefighter unions.

Tom presently lives in Somerset with his wife, Melissa, daughter Leah and stepchildren, John and Madison. He enjoys playing golf and is an avid supporter of Providence College Athletics.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate Administration
  • Collections
  • Guardianships

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1994
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Rhode Island, 1994

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
    • B.A. - 1990

Published Works

  • Sports & Torts -- Boating & Aquatic Injuries, Rhode Island Bar Association, October, 1997
  • Focus Group Demonstration -- Concept, ATLA/National College of Advocacy, ATLA National Convention, July, 1997
  • Lawyers are the Problem, ATLA/National College of Advocacy, Houston, TX, May, 1997
  • Handling Poisonous Responses in Voir Dire, ATLA/National College of Advocacy, New Mexico School of Law, March, 1997
  • Trial Considerations in Selecting a Plaintiff's Case, ATLA/National College of Advocacy, February, 1997
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Insurance Coverage

Representative Cases

  • Higgins v. Rhode Island Hospital, 35 A.3rd 919 (R.I. 2012)
  • Kulawas v. Rhode Island Hospital, 994 A.2d 649 (R.I. 2010)
  • Hendrick v. Hendrick, 755 A.2d 784 (R.I. 2000)
  • Mansolillo vs. Employee Retirement Board, 749 A.2d 1088 (R.I. 2000)
  • Lauro vs. Knowles, MD, 739 A.2d 1183 (R.I. 1999)
  • Center for Behavioral Health vs. Barros, 710 A.2d 680 (R.I. 1998)
  • Greico vs. Perry, MD, et al., 697 A.2d 1108 (R.I. 1997)
  • Paradis vs. Zarella, et al., 683 A.2d 1337 (R.I. 1996)

Honors and Awards

  • ATLA New Lawyers Division Public Service Award, 1996
  • ATLA New Lawyers Division Governor's Award, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association (RITLA), 1993 - Present
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association (RITLA), Member, Board of Governors, 1997 - Present
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association (RITLA), Co-Chairman, Community Projects Committee, 1995 - Present
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association (RITLA), Co-Chairman, New Lawyers Division, 1996 - Present
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association (RITLA), Co-Chairman, Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, 1998 - Present
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association (RITLA), Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1996 - Present
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association (RITLA), Liaison, Habitat for Humanity, Providence Chapter, 1995 - Present
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association (RITLA), Liaison, Rhode Island Community Food Bank, 1995 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), 1993 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Governor, New Lawyers Division, 1994 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, Medical/Legal Committee, 1994 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, Model Jury Instruction Committee, 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1993 - 1996
  • Rhode Island Legal/Educational Partnership, 1994 - Present
  • Kent County Bar Association, 1997 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • ATLA Northeast Regional Law School Mock Trial Competition, Performance Judge, 1994 - Present
  • Rhode Island Legal/Educational Partnership High School Mock Trial Competition, Performance Judge, 1995 - Present
  • Roger Williams Law School Mock Trial Competition, Performance Judge, 1995 - Present