Skip to main content

Sarah Elizabeth Kay

Family Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   7 reviews

About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%

  2. Family
    40%
    "Family Law is a broad area of law covering legal issues arising out of family relationships - divorce, parenting issues, premarital agreements, child support, and more.

  3. Child custody
    10%

  4. Child support
    10%

Sarah is a trial-tested litigator Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar who also is experienced in collaborative divorce. She is a Certified Family Law Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and serves as a Guardian ad Litem. Sarah is passionate about supporting her community by helping families resolve, reduce and perhaps even prevent family conflicts in positive, effective, efficient, and dignified ways. Because Sarah is experienced in both private dispute resolution and litigation, her family law and special needs law clients can choose from options that are the most beneficial to their cases. She is also mother to three children, two of whom have unique needs and gifts. For Sarah, it’s all about family. She offers a professional commitment to understand and embrace each family’s exceptional qualities. Sarah proudly serves the greater Tampa Bay area through her law firm Kay Family Law PLLC in Tampa, Florida.

 

Photos and videos

Licensed for 12 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Sarah

Kay Family Law PLLC
2602 W Cypress St
Tampa, FL, 33609

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Kathy | June 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sarah Kay review
Sarah was very thorough and knowledgeable with Post Nuptial agreements. She explained in language I could understand on the legal verbiage.
Posted by Jill | September 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Fantastic Attorney
Sarah Kay is a top notch attorney with an appreciation for her clients. Ms. Kay is professional, efficient, and highly ethical. I am grateful to associate with her level of expertise.
Posted by Omi | July 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FL lawyer needed for a NJ client
We are NJ residents and needed a FL lawyer for our case. After our video consult we knew Sarah was the right person for us. Unfortunately our case happened during the height of the virus but that did not stop Sarah from helping us. Sarah is hard working, dedicated and went above and beyond for our family. Sarah responds to emails, phone calls and text in a timely manor. She takes her time in explaining all outcomes and options. I highly recommend her for your needs.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough Representation
Ms. Kay represented me through a very contested divorce that spanned several years. She knew the details of my case very well, and provided great counsel, representation, and guidance. I am very pleased with how we worked together, her professionalism, and have continued to use her services as we move into the future.
Posted by Jennifer | February 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing But the Truth
A few years ago, I found myself in a dilemma. My husband passed away without a Will. To make matters worse, my name was not on the deed of our home, yet my husband’s ex-wife’s name was. This situation alone posed a huge obstacle for me. How was I suppose to get the ex-wife’s name off the deed, which according to the divorce decree should have happened 20 years ago, and put my name on? I attempted many times, to no avail, to get the ex-wife to sign a quick deed. She refused by ignoring my requests. Sarah Kay has been my friend, my Sister-in-Christ, and part of my church family for many years. I decided to run my situation by her. Sarah volunteered to me, “How about I navigate the court system for you?” I gratefully agreed. In 8 short weeks, Sarah Kay opened my husband’s divorce case, filed a request of contempt of court order against his ex-wife (all while giving the ex-wife ample opportunity to avoid court proceedings by signing a very detailed quick deed), consulted Real Estate and Probate attorneys to ensure my home would be legally mine lock-stock and barrel, filed and obtained complete security of my home for myself and my daughter. Sarah Kay is an amazing attorney, an amazing friend, and an amazing example of using one’s abilities to navigate our court system in order to represent man’s law while honoring God’s law. I am forever grateful to Sarah Kay.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody worries.
Sarah covered every possible angle in my case, and was very proactive. With her as my advocate, I was able to trust the process during a stressful time.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney from start to finish!
Working with Sarah Kay was a really great experience. From our initial meeting, she quickly put me at ease by outlining where I was and providing me with options for getting to where I wanted to be. She was very knowledgeable about the overall divorce process and current statutes. Sarah remained accessible from the initial consult all the way through final judgement, providing practical answers to whatever questions came up. She was genuinely concerned about the case and reassured me numerous times that things were going to be fine. It was great having an experienced and compassionate lawyer in my corner, who turned a really stressful time into a much more manageable one. I highly recommend her to anyone needing legal assistance in the area of family law, and would not hesitate to work with her again.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta
  • 2010 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Various Positions
  • Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta
  • 2006 - 2010

Education

  • Stetson University
  • Master of Business Administration
  • 2010
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Worcester State University
  • Master of Education
  • 2003
  • Gordon College
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1999
View all education

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Tampa Bay American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court
  • Pupil
  • 2010 - 2012
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Ten Best Florida Female Attorney in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Ten Best Florida Female Attorney in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Chair’s Award of Extraordinary Service
  • Family Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Florida Family Law Attorneys in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Florida’s Exceptional Young Lawyers Honoree
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • Above and Beyond Award
  • Family Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Above and Beyond Award
  • Family Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • 2016
  • Ten Best Florida Fam. Law Attys Under 40 in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Florida
  • National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Florida in Matrimonial and Family Law
  • National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Pupillage Presentation of the Year
  • Tampa Bay American Inn of Court
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Mentor of the Year 2011-2012
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2012
  • William E. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2010
View all awards

Publications

View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Membership Luncheon
  • The 7 Deadly Sins in a Family Law Case
  • 2015
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Family Law
  • 2015
  • Membership Meeting
  • The Long and Winding Road: Discovery Shenanigans
  • 2014
  • Membership Meeting
  • Honey I Shrunk the Judge: Best Practices for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2013
  • Membership Meeting
  • Voir Dire and Related Ethical Issues
  • 2011
  • Membership Meeting
  • Scientific Evidence and Related Ethical Issues
  • 2011
  • Stetson Law Review Scholarship Presentation
  • Redefining Parenthood: Removing Nostalgia from Third Party Child Custody and Visitation Decisions in Florida
  • 2009
  • University of South Florida Departments of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine
  • Co-Speaker regarding Florida’s Amendment Two
  • 2008
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Kay is a very knowledgeable and skilled attorney. She handles complex family law issues with ease. She goes above and beyond to ensure that her clients goals are achieved. She also ensures that their interests are protected under the full extent of the law. I have consulted with Ms. Kay in regards to my cases. I highly recommend this attorney!"
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Kay for several years. I have been impressed by her steadfast dedication to the study and practice of law. She truly cares about her profession and anyone can see she not only takes great joy in practicing law, but great pains to be her very best. Very admired in the legal community!"
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sarah is professional, thorough, and honest. A joy to work with."
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Tampa Family Lawyer Sarah Elizabeth Kay
Sarah Elizabeth Kay
Family Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 12 years