Solo Practice Attorney
2012 – 2024

Daniel Kay, Attorney at Law

Dedicated Solo Practice Attorney - Daniel Kay


  • License to Practice Law in Illinois License to Practice Law in Illinois
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) 1996 Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, IL
  • SIU Juris Doctor (Law) Degree SIU Juris Doctor (Law) Degree
  • B.A. 1992 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • U of I BA Degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences U of I BA Degree

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Dan has been practicing law for 26 years.

In more than 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 channeled 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.”

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member Current
  • Williamson County Bar Association, Member Current

Professional Ratings

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.