Karen Fay

Karen Fay graduated from Trent University with a degree in Forensic Science in 2009.  She then attended the University of Ottawa for law school, obtaining her law degree in 2012.

During her time at the University of Ottawa, Karen spent time working with a criminal defence firm located in Ottawa.  She also volunteered to work with the Innocence Project, assisting individuals in bringing claims of wrongful conviction to the federal government.

Following her graduation, Karen moved to Toronto where she articled with the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Criminal Law Policy Branch.

Karen was called to the bar in 2013 and proceeded to work as an Assistant Crown Attorney for several Crown Attorney offices throughout the province.  In 2016, she decided to shift her practice back to criminal defence and joined the law firm of Barrison Law.   Karen prides herself on working closely with her clients at every stage of proceedings and advocating for the best possible resolution to their matters.


University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
J.D. – 2012

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
B.Sc. Forensic Science – 2009