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Fay S. Katayama

Fay S. Katayama attended Baylor University in Waco, TX in the hopes of becoming the next Indiana Jones. Instead, she graduated in 1997 with a degree in sociology. After working for two years as a medical transcriber for an orthopaedic surgeon, Fay attended Chapman University's Fowler School of Law. At Chapman, Fay was Managing Editor for the Chapman Law Review, an Academic and Dean's Fellow, co-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. As a law student Fay completed internships with the Santa Ana City Attorney's Office, the Orange County District Attorney's Office and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her case note, "How Much Spam Can CAN-SPAM Can?" was published in the Touro Law Review. In 2017 Fay joined Thompson & Colegate.

Fay is Chairman of the Board of Little Tokyo Senior Nutrition Services, a small non-profit organization in Los Angeles providing low cost meals to senior citizens in the area. She is conversationally fluent in Japanese. In her free time, Fay enjoys following professional sports (particularly baseball and football), reading and playing video games.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Riverside County Bar Association


  • BA, Baylor University, Sociology, 2001
  • JD, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law magna cum laude, 2007

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, California, 2007

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