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Daniel Kay, Attorney at Law



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Daniel Kay

Attorney at Law

An experienced attorney in Southern Illinois.

Only the best on your side.

Practice Areas

Criminal Law

Protect your freedom by hiring a former JAG officer to defend you and know that you have the best at your table.

Family Law

It takes a compassionate attorney to help you get through the divorce, custody, and child support processes.


Personal Injury

Whether you were injured in an accident or because of someone else’s neglect, you deserve to made whole again. 

Orders of Protection

Is there someone in your life that you need to keep at a distance for your safety? We can help you get an order of protection.



Many of life’s most difficult issues can be resolved when parties sit down and mediate their concerns.



Many of life’s most difficult issues can be resolved when parties sit down and mediate their concerns.


Experience with criminal cases to protect your rights

My name is Daniel Kay. I’m a criminal, personal injury, and family law attorney in Southern Illinois.

Guarding your rights and your family’s safety is my commitment. I served as a JAG officer for years. During that time, I dealt with cases that most civilian attorneys will never see.

My team and I have handled the most difficult criminal cases, providing a vigorous defense and extensive courtroom experience.

  • Divorce/Child custody/Alimony
  • Mediation
  • Theft/Fraud/Embezzlement
  • Federal crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Orders of Protection
  • Felonies and misdemeanors
  • Support/Visitation modification
  • Personal Injury

When you need aggressive representation,

Call my office at 618-596-3247 or use the contact form below.​

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Jenna Sullivan

Legal Assitant

My name is Jenna Sullivan. I just began working with Dan in February 2023. I am from Cobden and have lived there most of my life. I’m a mom of three, two girls and a boy. In my free time, I enjoy watching and attending college basketball games or you can find us at the soccer field watching my two girls play. We enjoy the waterparks and Cardinal games in the summer but also enjoy just being at home. I look forward to learning more about the legal field and furthering my career.

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Tommie Hooker

Law Clerk

My name is Tommie Hooker. I have been working as a paralegal for Dan since October 2022. I am a senior at Southern Illinois University with a Paralegal Studies Major, Political Science Minor, and Specialization in Pre-Law. I am the Secretary of the Organization of Paralegal Students at the University and plan to attend SIU School of Law after graduation. I am from the area South of Champaign and will always be a small-town girl at heart. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family when I am not at school or work. My favorite summer activity is cheering on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium with my dad.


Legal Assistant

My name is Mina Hanifivahed. I’ve been working as a legal assistant for Dan since November, 2022. I got my M.A. in English Language and Literature. My husband and I moved to the US as we’d planned. Staying in touch with family and friends is very important to me. I have a wide range of interests like drawing and painting, writing, cooking, knitting, reading , and walking on Southern Illinois’ rocky bluffs. Working with Dan is exciting and rewarding since I learn more about the law every day.


What clients say

Attorney Kay is a remarkable lawyer. He is respectable, easy to talk to and did not drag his feet when it came to settling my court case. If you have had your fair share of mediocre at best lawyers then rest assured Dan is top notch.


He is a very likable person. We couldn’t count on our last attorney, so we decided to give him a shot. He helped us out tremendously! He answered any questions we had and always returned our calls promptly. I will use his services in the future if the need ever arises. 5 Stars!!!


I won’t get into the details of the case, but was not family law. What I can say is that Mr. Kay is a very compassionate man, knows the court system and how to work miracles. My wife and I and all effected are forever grateful for his dedication and service. THANK YOU.
We thought all was settled but a monkey wrench was thrown out way. Mr. Kay handled it professionally and with the greatest of skill. All no resolved in our favor. Most grateful.


Daniel Kay, Southern IL Criminal and Family Law Attorney

Have a challenging case?

Schedule a consult with Daniel