Trial Defense Services
2005 – 2012

Captain Daniel Kay
in dress uniform

Captain Daniel Kay: Military Trial Defense Services 2005-2012


  • Major, Trial Defense Service, JAG Major, JAG
  • Promotion to Second Lieutenant, 1992 2nd Lieutenant, 1992

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Trial Defense Services, U.S. Army Reserve, J.A.G.

Mr. Kay was a member of the JAG Corps (Judge Advocate General). In January 2003, Mr. Kay was mobilized for 18 months at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he served as a military criminal prosecutor, or Trial Counsel. In 2008, he volunteered to serve as a Senior Defense Attorney in Iraq, where he oversaw a staff of three attorneys and two paralegals in the Trial Defense Services. With his team, he represented soldiers facing administrative separation actions or court-martial.

Mr. Kay served more than 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, going back and forth between the Army Reserve and the Illinois Army National Guard. He’s served as Combat Medic, Officer Candidate, Infantry Officer, and JAG Officer.

“I joined the Army Reserve at age 17 as a Private. In 2011 I retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Major with more than 20 years of service. In that span of time I switched between the Army Reserve and the Illinois Army National Guard and then back to the Army Reserve. My service duties included time variously as a Combat Medic, an Officer Candidate, an Infantry Officer and JAG Officer in the Trial Defense Services. I spent 18 months mobilized to Ft. Riley, Kansas and another year in Iraq in 2008/2009. Although I do not actively list military law as an area of practice, I would be willing to assist active service members on a case-by-case basis.”

Dan in camo fatigues in Iraq



  • U.S. Army J.A.G. Advanced Course – 2006 – JAG’s School, Charlottesville, VA
  • U.S. Army J.A.G. Basic Course – 2003 -JAG’s School, Charlottesville, VA
  • Illinois National Guard Military Academy Diploma IL Nat. Guard Officer Candidate Diploma, 1991