Daniel Kay, Attorney at Law
Dan has been practising law for 26 years.
In more that eleven years of running his own firm as a Solo Practice Attorney, Dan has recognized his strongest areas of the law and developed great skills in the following areas of practice: Family Law; Criminal Law; and Personal Injury Law. His solo practice law office has lower overhead than larger firms and this works to his clients’ advantage. They are looking for the best and most thorough representation for their hard-earned money. Being from the area (Herrin) he understands his clients better than out-of-the-area lawyers.
“Rather than be channelled in one particular track my entire legal career I have taken a much different path. As a former Army Reserve JAG officer I have been called on to perform duties as a defense attorney on a weekend while returning to my regular job as a criminal prosecutor with the Attorney General’s office the following Monday. I have tried jury trials in Williamson, Jackson, Franklin, Jefferson, Pulaski, Madison, St. Clair, Ft. Polk, Ft. Riley, Bagdad and Takrit, Iraq. In my 50+ jury trials I have examined and cross examined, pathologist(s), cops, defendants, psychologist(s), E.R. doctors, child victims, rape victims, alcoholics, pedophiles, Captains, Privates and Colonels. I have received training at the National Advocacy Center and have trained young attorneys at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. I walk into a courtroom with confidence that comes from … (26) years practicing law.”
- Illinois State Bar Association, Member Current
- Williamson County Bar Association, Member Current
Better Business Bureau, A+
Chamber of Commerce, 4.8/5.0
- Death Penalty Certification Training (Appellate Prosecutors Office);*
- Advanced Cross Examination Course (National Advocacy Center);
- Prosecuting Homicide Cases Seminar (National District Attorney’s Association); and
- Child Death Investigation Training (Southern Illinois Child Death Investigation Task Force)
- Certified to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Test (24 hour course)
* The Capital Litigation Trial Bar was created by Supreme Court Rule 714, adopted March 1, 2001, to ensure that counsel who participate in capital cases possess the ability, knowledge and experience to do so in a competent and professional manner. A list of attorney’s qualified to conduct death cases is maintained by the Illinois Supreme Court.