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Daniel Kay, Attorney at Law


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.​

Taylor Fenton

Legal Secretary

My name is Taylor Fenton. I’ve been working as a Legal Secretary for Dan since March of 2019. I’m originally from Dongola, but I’ve lived in Carterville for the past eight years, where I plan to stay and raise my family. I’m a mom of two of the most adorable little boys. In my spare time, I enjoy cleaning and decorating my house. I love listening to music, singing, and taking pictures. I’m a homebody for the most part, but if I’m not at home, you can probably find me at the baseball field or the water park with my boys.


Alicia Bridges

Law Clerk

My name is Alicia Bridges. I have been the law clerk for Daniel Kay Attorney at Law since April 2022. I am a second-year law student at Southern Illinois University with a focus on family and criminal law. I grew up in northern Colorado where I also completed my B.A. at Colorado State University. I enjoy spending time outdoors on various hiking trails or paddleboarding on the lake. I am an avid reader and love anything true crime. One of my proudest achievements is being a dog mom to a dachshund puppy named Poppy.


Aaron Hisey

Legal Assistant

My name is Aaron Hisey and I’ve been a legal assistant to Dan since 2021. I went to school at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where I studied English and met my wife, whom I married in 2021. We raise two Ball Pythons, Indy and Ezra. I enjoy lifting weights and catching fish as often as I can. Other hobbies would include shooting, hiking, reading, and frequenting the movie theaters with my wife. My favorite movie is a toss up between the Shawshank Redemption or Lord of the Rings. Soli Deo Gloria



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?

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