also known as William Fay, Wil Fay
I believe very strongly in the concept of liberty and the freedoms granted to each of us by the Constitution. I consider the Courthouse to be the front lines of the battleground for our liberty and I'm proud to be a leader and a soldier on that front line. My experience as a law student, including law journal editor, judicial externship and focused studies, built a solid foundation for my law career. This foundation is strengthened by working within the court system each day, defending my clients' rights. My life experience as a husband, father and employee before I entered the legal profession all contribute to my professional ethics and values, making me a better lawyer.
I have taught courses to other practicing attorneys on effective ways to defend criminal charges, have served as a featured panelist in roundtable Q&As for practicing attorneys who want to hone their defense skills, provided private consults for attorneys who needed help with more difficult cases, and coached a high school mock trial team who took first in the State and finished second nationally (I can't take much credit for that though - those kids were rockstars in the courtroom). Before law school, I worked for Lucent Technologies selling Optical Networking Equipment and Fiber Optic Cable. It was a good opportunity to travel the world a bit and develop some key negotation and persuasion tools.
I believe in providing direct, effective, and compassionate counsel to my clients and I defend their rights with integrity and professionalism.
My work and family keep me busy, but I am an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Rams & Blues.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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William Fay is one of the best criminal attorneys in North Carolina. His aggressive approach and experience handling a high volume of cases are both assets anyone facing criminal charges should seek out in their defense. I highly recommend him.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lead Counsel Rated - Criminal Law - State Felony & Misdemeanor.||Lead Counsel||2015|
|Lead Counsel Rated - Drunk Driving Defense||Lead Counsel||2015|
|Humanitarian of the Year||NAACP||2014|
|Academic Excellence Award: Juvenile Law||St. Louis University School of Law||2005|
|Academic Excellence Award: Criminal Procedure||St. Louis University School of Law||2004|
|Academic Excellence Award: Professional Responsibility||St. Louis University School of Law||2004|
|Academic Excellence Award: Alternative Dispute Resolution||St. Louis University School of Law||2004|
|Academic Excellence Award: Legal Research and Writing||St. Louis University School of Law||2003|
|Founding Partner||Fay & Grafton||2013 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of William L. Fay||2005 - 2013|
|Law Clerk||Beech Law Firm - St. Louis, MO||2003 - 2004|
|Sales Account Executive||Lucent Technologies||1997 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Wake County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Criminal Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|State v M||Not Guilty|
|State v E||Not Guilty|
|State v N||Not Guilty|
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|Saint Louis University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Arizona State University||Political Science||Other - Bachelors||1997|
|Washington University||Political Science||attended 1993-1995||N/A|
|Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers CLE||Defending a DWI||2014|
|WCACTL All Day CLE||Roadside Testing: A Controlled Drinking Exercise||2013|
|Law Review CLE - Marriott Raleigh||Over the Limit: Defending a DUI Case||2013|
|Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers CLE||DWI Law and Trial Practice||2011|
|CLE on Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus||DWI Field Sobriety Testing||2009|