SARAH E. KAY, ESQ., BCS
Sarah is a trial-tested litigator Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar who is also experienced in collaborative divorce and a Certified Family Law Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court. Sarah assists solo and small firm attorneys throughout Florida through contract research, writing, and consulting services in addition to directly assisting Florida’s families through guardian ad litem services and as a mediator. She is an enthusiastic life-long learner holding an M.Ed. from Worcester State University, an M.B.A. from Stetson University, and a Certificate in Special Education Advocacy from William & Mary Law School in addition to her J.D. magna cum laude from Stetson University College of Law. Cases that involve children with disabilities and special needs are Sarah’s passion as she is raising three children, two of whom have been diagnosed with their own unique gifts and needs. Sarah takes time to understand and embrace each family’s and firm’s exceptional qualities. She proudly serves Florida’s families and their attorneys through her law firm Kay Family Law PLLC in Tampa, Florida.
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2014
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Kay Family Law PLLC
Managing Member, Dec. 2019-Present
Sanchez & Associates PA
Of Counsel Attorney, Dec. 2020-Present
Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta
Attorney, 2010-Dec. 2019
Receptionist, File Clerk, Paralegal, 2006-2010
William & Mary Law School
Certificate in Special Education Advocacy, January 2021
Institute for Special Education Law & Advocacy
Stetson University College of Law
Juris Doctorate May 2010
Graduated magna cum laude
Master of Business Administration May 2010
Graduated Academic Honors
Top 10% of MBA Class
Worcester State University
Master of Education May 2003
Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education and Spanish May 1999
Graduated summa cum laude
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Drive for Knowledge
Sarah is a life long learner. Not only has she earned a JD, MBA, M.Ed., and Bachelor’s degrees at the top of her class, she continuously expands her knowledge base through continuing education classes well in excess of the minimum requirements set by The Florida Bar and reading substantive non-fiction works for pleasure.
Sarah leverages her comfort with and skill in technology to provide cost-effective services to her clients.
Experienced in Educational Issues
When it comes to educational issues, Sarah has worked with public school systems as a teacher, a mother, and an educational advocate. In January 2021, Sarah earned her Certificate in Special Education Advocacy from William & Mary Law School.
Sarah has been working in the legal industry since 2006. From 2006-2010 she served as receptionist, file clerk, and legal assistant. She has been practicing law since 2010. She was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for thee Middle District of Florida 2014 so she could litigate Hague Convention International Child Abduction cases.
Sarah understands from personal and professional experiences the challenges faced when raising special needs children while both parents are employed outside the home. She has lived in communities where she was part of the minority. Through understanding, Sarah can better help her clients achieve their goals.
Sarah has held numerous leadership positions in local and state-wide legal organizations. Of special note, Sarah is slated to be the 2023-2024 Chair of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar and has served as the 2017-2018 President of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers.
Sarah prides herself on providing her clients with candid independent legal advice. It is important to her that her clients make clear and informed decisions.
Sarah takes pride in responding to clients promptly. All inquiries receive a response in 1 business day or less. Most are even faster.