Your Local Attorney in Southern Illinois

dkay-law-daniel-kay-croppedDaniel Kay is an attorney with more than 18 years of experience practicing law in southern Illinois and beyond. He specializes in criminal defense and DUI cases along with divorce, expungements and traffic tickets. Living and working in the Herrin area, Mr. Kay has a strong commitment to his community and protecting the rights of its residents. During his years in law, Mr. Kay’s career has given him the opportunity to practice in a wide range of demanding settings. Before opening his private practice in Herrin, Mr. Kay served as:

  • Assistant Public Defender, Jackson County Public Defender’s Office,
  • Assistant Attorney General, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, and
  • Senior Trial Defense Attorney, US Army Reserve.

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Criminal Cases

criminal defenseAchieving success in the important field of criminal defense can be difficult and tricky business.
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DUI Cases

defenseTo save your license and reputation, it takes an experienced DUI defense lawyer.
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Traffic Cases

traffic casesWith every traffic ticket you receive, the Secretary of State counts points against you.
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ExpungementIn the State of Illinois, you often have the right to expunge a criminal record.
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DivorceAlthough you weren’t thinking of divorce when you married; be prepared if it happens.
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What My Clients Say

I was very satisfied with Dan’s service. He was very professional and he handled my case extremely well. He answered my emails and phone calls promptly, and this put at me at ease knowing that my case was receiving immediate attention.


Mr. Kay represented me in a criminal case . . . I was impressed on so many levels from the first phone conversation to the very end of the case. His experience and knowledge of the law served me well.


From the very beginning, Dan answered all of our questions and provided us with a thoughtful explanation of our case and appropriate legal remedies. He was very quick to personally answer all of our emails, texts or phone calls. That was really appreciated.


He was always professional . . . he always responded to quickly, both night and day, weekdays and weekends, any time I had a question. If I had a family member in trouble like I was, I would recommend Daniel immediately.


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