Your Local Attorney in Southern Illinois
Daniel Kay, Attorney at Law is a retired military officer with over 18 years of experience as a practicing lawyer. Due to Daniel’s extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney and DUI defense lawyer, his current law practice concentrates in these areas but he also accepts traffic tickets, divorce, and expungements. Approachable, effective, and caring, you will find from the first contact with Daniel that your experience with him will be different – in a good way. Give him a call and let him guide you through this difficult time while protecting your rights. Learn more
Who Am I ?
At the heart of it all, I’m a small town man. I was raised to believe in tradition, hard work, and community – raised to believe in giving it your all and helping your neighbors. My family has roots that stretch into the history of Southern Illinois. Generations have lived and passed in the stores, streets, and homes of these small towns. Some, like my great-grandfather, A.T. Pace, mayor during the Herrin Massacre, made memorable contributions to our community, but most have just been honest, hard-working citizens trying to make ends meet.
My life began to take shape in high school. I enlisted in the Army Reserve at seventeen and spent the summer between junior and senior year in Basic Training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Read More….
I am an experienced criminal lawyer in Illinois who has been representing clients for over 18 years. As a former Army Reserve JAG officer, he has had the opportunity to conduct trials around the world, including Williamson, Jackson, Franklin, Jefferson, Pulaski, Madison, St. Clair, Ft. Polk, Ft. Riley, Bagdad and Takrit, Iraq.
Before entering his private practice, Mr. Kay established his reputation as Assistant Attorney General with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office for over 13 years. During that period, he tried a wide range of jury trial cases, including child sex cases, official misconduct cases, drug possession, reckless homicide, and first-degree murder cases. He was always in the courtroom. Read More…
Hire A Local Attorney
Whether you need a divorce attorney or a traffic ticket lawyer, there are many advantages to hiring a local attorney in southern Illinois. Some laws vary by state, and some local rules vary within the state. However, a local attorney specializes in state-specific laws and knows all of the local procedures inside and out.
Another benefit to hiring a local attorney is that they are familiar with local personnel. For example, local DUI lawyers in Illinois are familiar with local judges, prosecutors, court houses, and court staff. They are also familiar with residents in the area. This can come especially handy during a jury trial, when it is extremely important for the lawyer to know the general attitudes of the jury. Read More….