Tampa, Florida 33685
Sarah E. Kay is a Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law through The Florida Bar and is a Certified Family Law Mediator through The Florida Supreme Court. She has been listed as a Rising Star in family law in the Florida Super Lawyers publication 2013-2018, and she is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.
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Sarah earned her J.D. magna cum laude at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, FL and her M.B.A. with academic honors at Stetson University in Deland, FL. During Sarah’s law studies, she received numerous honors and awards including a Leadership Certificate, the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, various top grade recognitions, and Who’s Who Among Students. Sarah participated in the College of Law’s Honors Program and served as an Articles & Symposia Editor of the Stetson Law Review.
Prior to law school, Sarah earned her B.S. in Middle School Education and Spanish summa cum laude at Gordon College in Wenham, MA and her M.Ed. in Secondary Education at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA. Sarah speaks fluent Spanish and taught Spanish in Massachusetts public middle and high schools prior to pursuing her legal career.
While devoting 100% of her practice to the area of Family Law, Sarah is an active member of the Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers. Sarah enjoys volunteering with AFS Intercultural Programs, an exchange student organization, and has served as the AFS Florida Area Team Sending Coordinator and the AFS Tampa Bay Chapter Chair.
Professional ActivitiesHillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, Member 2011 to present *Immediate Past-President, 2018-2019 *President, 2017-2018 *President-Elect, 2016-2017 *Vice President of Membership, 2015-2016 *Vice President of Programs, 2014-2015 *Member, Board of Directors, 2012-present *Mentor, Mentoring Program, 2011-2013; 2015-present *Member, Legislative Committee, 2011-2013 *Community Outreach Committee (Member, 2011-2014; Co-Chair 2012-2014) *Member, CLE Committee, 2011 The Florida Bar, Member 2010 to present *Member, Executive Council Family Law Section, 2015-present *Member, Legislative Committee, 2013-2014, 2017-present *Family Law Technology Committee (Member, 2016-present; Chair, 2016-present) *Family Law Continuing Legal Education Committee (Member, 2016-present; Co-Secretary, 2016-2017; Co-Chair 2017-present) *Family Law Certification Review Course Committee (Member, 2017-present) *Family Law Equitable Distribution Committee (Member, 2016-present; Co-Vice Chair, 2016-2017) *Family Law Ad Hoc Constitutional Revision Committee (Member, 2016-present) *Family Law Finance Committee (Member, 2017-present) *Family Law Rules and Forms Committee (Member, 2011-2017; Co-Chair, 2015-2017) *Family Law Publications Committee (Member, 2011-2016; Vice Chair Commentator 2015-2016; Associate Editor of Fla. B. Fam. L. Commentator Spring 2012; Chair Fla. B. Journal 2012-2015) *Member, Family Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2016-2017 *Member, Domestic Violence Committee, 2016-2017 *Member, Family Law Adoption, Paternity, Dependency & Children’s Issues Committee, 2011-2016 *Member, Family Law Section, 2010-present *Member, Young Lawyers Division, 2010-2015 Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member 2010 to date *Member, Family Law Division, 2010-present *Member, Young Lawyers Division, 2010-2015 *5k Pro Bono River Run Committee (Member 2012-2014; Co-Chair for 2013 & 2014 races) *President, Leadership Institute Class of 2013 Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Member 2011 to present *Member, Young Lawyers Section Committee, 2012-2014 *Member, Legislative Committee, 2012-2013 *Member, FAWL Logo Committee, 2014 Lawyers of Distinction, Member 2017 to present *Member, 2017-present International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member 2015 to present *Member, 2015-present Next Generation Divorce, Member 2016 to present *Member, 2016-present Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member 2014 to present *Member, Florida Chapter, 2014-present Honors Societies *Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honor Society Member *Phi Alpha Chi Honor Society Member *Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society Member *Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, Cardozo Inn Member
Bachelor of Science in Spanish and Middle School Education, Summa Cum Laude, Gordon College
Master of Business Administration, Academic Honors, Stetson University
Master of Education, Worcester State University
Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, Stetson University College of Law