Spotlight on . . . Kevin Fay
July 6, 2018
Kevin Fay joined the firm’s Philadelphia office in 2016. He grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts, and now lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey, with his wife, Jennifer, and their four young sons – Andrew (8), William (almost 7), Patrick or “PK” (5), and Teddy (3). (“We make a scene wherever we go,” he says.) Kevin met his wife in law school in Boston, and they will be celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary later this year.
As a member of Peter Hoffman’s Professional Liability Group in Philadelphia, Kevin’s diverse practice in civil litigation includes medical malpractice, product liability, mass torts, and class actions as well as premises liability and warranty law. Kevin enjoys the challenge of working on complex matters. Prior to joining Eckert Seamans, Kevin worked for several well-known firms in Philadelphia and Boston.
What led you to pursue a career in law?
I always believed that the law provided a great opportunity to learn about how the world works. After college, I got a job as an immigration paralegal, which involved working with different types of companies that wanted to hire specialized foreign workers with advanced degrees. I learned about so many different businesses, industries, and occupations with the added benefit of gaining legal skills. This inspired me to go to law school. If you want a career that allows for lifelong learning, law is a good one.
What do you enjoy most about your practice?
Every day is an opportunity to learn something new and interesting.
Tell us something that is on your bucket list.
Write a book.
What is one of your hidden talents? (Or what is something people would be surprised to know about you?)
When I was in high school and college, I performed in the school plays.
What makes you laugh?
My boys make me laugh all the time. For more adult humor, I enjoy George Carlin, Jerry Seinfeld, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
My mom recently showed me an autobiography that I wrote in the 6th grade where I said I wanted to be a lawyer. So I guess it was in my mind from a young age.
Who or what inspires you?
Ordinary people can do extraordinary things.