Christina P. Fay


Ms. Fay is Of Counsel to the firm, practicing in the areas of insurance defense, products liability, admiralty, with an emphasis in appellate practice. She has been handling litigation matters for U.S. insurance carriers, corporations, and the State of Louisiana since 1983.

Ms. Fay’s practice includes the defense of personal injury actions against the State of Louisiana, the defense of personal injury automobile accident cases, workmen’s compensation lawsuits, toxic torts (silicosis and asbestosis), hotel/innkeeper liability, commercial litigation, and issues arising out of maritime commerce and contracts. She has handled many matters before both Louisiana State and Federal Courts of Appeal.

Ms. Fay represents clients in all Louisiana state and appellate courts as well as the Louisiana Federal Courts, including the United States District Court for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

Ms. Fay was formerly an associate of Hulse, Nelson & Wanek, 1983-1995, an associate at the law firm of Ward & Nelson, 1995-2004, a founding partner of Nelson Fay, LLC, 2004-2010, and a founding partner of Fay, Nelson & Fay, 2011.

Professional and Civic Activities and Honors

Louisiana State Bar Association
Member Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

Qualified Mediator - State of Louisiana

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel 

Member of the Board
Lambeth House New Orleans 2013-Present
Legal Committee

Member Board of Governors
Orleans Club-Chair Human Resources

YWCA – Awarded YWCA Women’s Role Model, 1997

Newcomb College Nursery School Board of Directors, 1989-1991

Trinity Episcopal Church Vestry, 2000-2005

Trinity Counseling and Training Center Board, 2000-2005; Board Chairman, 2002-2004

Women of Trinity Church
President, 1999-2000

Ben Franklin High School Board Member

Founding Executive, Non-Profit Organizer/Incorporator
Safe Teens New Orleans, 1997-2007






Practice Areas

  • Civil Appeals
  • Products Liability
  • Public Health
  • General Maritime
  • Mediation


  • Louisiana State Courts
  • Louisiana Federal District Courts and Courts of Appeal.


  • J.D., cum laude, Tulane University School of Law, 1983
  • B.S. Newcomb College of Tulane University, 1980, Member Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society.