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Candace Veronica Fay

Criminal defense Attorney at Danbury, CT

4.4   11 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 5 years
    New York - NY 16 years
    Connecticut - CT 16 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2018
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Candace

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Practice areas

Candace Fay formed Candace V. Fay - Attorney & Counselor at Law, PC, in 2012.  Candace's mission is to practice "real law for real people."  Her practice areas include: criminal law; real estate transactions & litigation; landlord/tenant matters; family & matrimonial law; personal injury law; probate & elder law; employment litigation; commercial litigation; and contract disputes.

Before starting her own law firm, Candace practiced with Levett Rockwood's litigation group in Westport, CT.  Prior to joining Levett Rockwood, Candace had the prestigious honor to serve as a law clerk to esteemed Honorable Holly B. Fitzsimmons of the United States District Court of Connecticut.   

Prior to attending law school, Candace worked for four years in strategic marketing communications and consumer analysis.  This prior business experience gives her an insight into the practical concerns of commercial clients. 

Candace received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Connecticut in 2001. She received her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2007, where she was the Executive Editor of the Public Interest Law Journal.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Fairfield County Bar Association, Danbury Bar Association, Federal Court's Public Outreach Committee, Connecticut Inns of Court and Femfessionals.  She is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, United States District Court of Connecticut, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. 

Candace serves on the Board of the Western Connecticut YMCA, the FRIENDS of the Danbury Library, and the Danbury Zoning Commission.

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Candace.V. Fay, Attorney and Counselor at Law, PC
118 Coalpit Hill Road
Danbury, CT, 06810


4.4 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by Mike Able | June 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
None better !! Highly recommended !!
Quick to adapt to my case. Very professional. Handled my case quickly and adjusted her schedule around my case date. Thank you Candice !!
Posted by Jesse | March 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Made me change my opinion of lawyers as a profession
Attorney Fay has been helping me navigate the family court system for over 6 years now. I have stayed with Attorney Fay for this long because she is honest, ethical and direct. My custody dispute has been very challenging but Attorney Fay has never missed a court hearing/appearance/status conference, etc and there have been many in 6 years. Her command of the details of my case is truly impressive. She is also honest about what she is capable of helping with and what to expect at court. I have never felt mislead or disappointed by her guidance. And I appreciate how fair she is with her billing; it has allowed me to continue to fight for my child's best interest without going bankrupt in the process. I cannot say enough about what a true professional Attorney Fay is. If you are in need of an attorney who will be committed to your case not matter how difficult or challenging the other party is, I highly recommend Attorney Fay.
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Posted by Heidi | August 23, 2016
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Top notch conservator!!!
I have known Candace only a few years since a lady moved into my rest home she was conserving. Since then, I have asked her to conserve for 4 other clients. She is professional and truly cares for the people she stands up for. I notice the only negative reviews were posted by anonymous. I don't put much faith in anyone who won't put their name out there! Meet Candace for yourself and you won't be disappointed. I've never been!
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Posted by Carlos | February 21, 2016
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Driveway Contractor
I don't seem to find enough words to thank Attorney Fay for representing me in a case against a contractor who did a very low quality job when replacing my driveway. Her high degree of professional ethics and expertise in these matters were crucial in bringing my case to a successful ending. I would certainly ask her again to be my legal council if needed in the future. Thanks for your time and effort Ms Fay.
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I am now divorced. Never painless but absolutely done the right way with no regrets. I can not thank Attorney Fay enough for her professionalism and looking out for me and the longterm ramifications for my children. I look toward a future that is brighter due to her guidance.
Posted by Bill | August 18, 2014
Welcome addition to the Danbury bar
Candace handled a contract matter and worked with my accountant. I am very pleased with her knowledge, personality and her way around in the system.
Posted by Donna Lion | February 27, 2014
Extremely Appreciative
Candace is excellent! She is very ethical, intelligent and knowledgeable. Fantastic at explaining matters. She works for the client and not the fee. She promptly returns all calls and was most through in her assistance to me. I cannot recommend her highly enough. What a professional!
Posted by Ferris | November 20, 2012
A happy client
Candace Fay is a refreshing addition to the area.If she is not familiar about an area she does her best to research it.She has a grasp of how to get things done in our local court system.
Posted by Jonathan | October 31, 2012
Helped in an Immigration Situation - Her honesty carried the day
Immigration to the United States is a complex and time consuming process even under the best of circumstances. If not done properly, it can add tremendous delays to the procedure. Depending on the applicant’s circumstances, the process can even grind to a halt from time-to-time. That was the situation my company found itself in with a recent potential hire. We needed an excellent legal mind to help with the process. With Attorney Candace Veronica Fay, we knew immediately that not only was she a gifted professional, but that we could fully trust her to tell us the truth about our situation. She was honest about the challenges we faced from the very start. She struck us with her intelligence, professionalism, compassion, her work ethic and her drive to do everything in her power to help us. Attorney Fay was very attentive and took meticulous detailed care in the issues and the laws surrounding the issues. As you know, there are no guarantees in life. Candace will do her best to win your case, and -- what she can guarantee -- is the fact that she will always tell you the truth. Our sincere thanks go out to Attorney Candace Veronica Fay for job well done. We can definitively say that we would recommend her to anyone seeking legal advice on any topic.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2015
Criminal Case
Attorney Fay was extremely judgmental of my situation. Constant eye rolling and talking down to me. I have since worked with different attorneys and they have treated me with far more respect. My criminal matter was not handle professionally or discretely. The matter is still pending. She resigned as my attorney and would not even talk to me about it. I got a certified letter in the mail.
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Response from Candace Fay March 20, 2018
It is also incredibly difficult for any lawyer to withdraw from a pending criminal case. Thus, if the Court granted such withdraw, there was good cause shown. Sometimes, the inability or unwillingness to be truthful with counsel clouds one's judgment.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2014
Terrible Experience
Used Attorney Fay to represent me in a small claims case. For that she was great. Now she is suing me in small claims court for fees that I never owed to her. All fees were paid up front to her on every court date or dropped at her office in Bethel personally. She never performed any work which was not paid for. She must not be so successful if she has to sue past clients for money they don't owe. See you in court soon Candace.
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Response from Candace Fay March 20, 2018
I do not regularly sue client's for unpaid fees. However, in order to effectively and zealously advocate for my clients, I must also advocate for myself. I have pursued a limited number of clients in court for unpaid fees and have been successful in obtaining a judgment against all persons. This is not a measure of one's success, but rather collection of a debt that is due and owing. Attorneys deserved to get paid for their work just like you.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Associate
  • Levett Rockwood, PC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Holly B. Fitzsimmons
  • United States District Court For The District Of Connecticut
  • 2007 - 2010


  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Connecticut
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Discreet Investigations, Inc. v. Gatto, Bradley, et. al
  • Plaintiff's verdict


  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • FRIENDS of the Danbury Library
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Danbury Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Raymond E. Baldwin American Inn of Court
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • "Last Will and Embezzlement"
  • Senior Citizens and the Risk of Financial Exploitation
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Elder law Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Attorney Candace Fay. I have had the privilege to work against, besides and observe Attorney Fay over the years. She is brilliant, zealous and humble. I have absolutely no reservations referring my clients to her care."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable family law attorney, dedicated to her clients' success."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Candace on a difficult employment termination matter and I found her to be meticulous and tenacious. She is focused on the details and she fights for her client on every issue. I endorse her wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and resourceful attorney. Highly recommended."
General practice Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Candace V. Fay since she was a law student at the University of Connecticut. I consider Candace to be both a friend and a valuable resource. She is always happy to engage with me in legal discussions on both substantive and procedural questions. I have come to know Candace as an intelligent, compassionate and capable attorney and colleague. She is an asset to the Greater Danbury legal community, as well as to her clients. Attorney Fay is a Danbury native who understands the legal needs of her friends, neighbors and new clients. If you are looking for a lawyer in the Danbury area, I recommend Attorney Fay, without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Candace is one of the brightest and hardest working young lawyers in the State of Connecticut."
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