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Sarah E. Kay

Sarah E. Kay


Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer
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Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta
Tampa, FL

About Sarah E. Kay

Attorney Biography

Sarah E. Kay is a board-certified specialist in Marital and Family Law through The Florida Bar-a designation held by fewer than 1 percent of Florida lawyers. As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator with collaborative training, Sarah focuses her practice on alternative dispute resolution of family law matters. She applies advanced technology in her law practice and instructs other lawyers on ways to incorporate tech into their firms. She has been listed as a Rising Star in family law in Florida Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2013 and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.

Sarah earned her J.D. magna cum laude at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport and her M.B.A. with academic honors at Stetson University in Deland. 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. She is an active member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers and The Florida Bar and received the 2018 Chair’s Award of Extraordinary Service from the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar. She practices exclusively in the area of marital and family law with Sessums Black Caballero and Ficarrotta, P.A. in Tampa.


Practice Areas

 
Family Law (50%)
 
Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)

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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
2010

Work Experience

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta
Attorney
2010

Paralegal, File Clerk, Receptionist
20062010

Teacher
20012006

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Education

Stetson University
MBA
2010

Stetson University College of Law
Juris Doctorate
2010

Worcester State University
Masters in Education
2003

Gordon College
Bachelors
1999

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Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Marital & Family Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
2017

Associations

Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
Various
Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
2011

Hillsborough County Bar Association
Various
Hillsborough County Bar Association
2010

Member
Lawyers of Distinction
2017

Member
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
2015

Member
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
2014

Associate
Tampa Bay Inn of Court
20122014

Various
Florida Association for Women Lawyers
2011

Various
Florida Bar Family Law Section
2010

Pupil
J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court
20102012

Various
Florida Bar
2010

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Awards & Recognitions

Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
President's Award
Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
2015

Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
Mentor of the Year
Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
2012

AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
2018

Chair's Award of Extraordinary Service
The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar
2018

Legal Elite in Family Law
Florida Trend
2017

Most Honored Professionals
American Registry
2017

Florida's Exceptional Young Lawyers Honoree
American Registry
2017

Ten Best Florida Family Law Attorneys in Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
2017

Rising Star in Family Law
Super Lawyers
2016

Above and Beyond
Family Law Section of The Florida Bar
2016

Co-Chair Award (Rules & Forms)
Family Law Section of The Florida Bar
2016

Rising Star in Family Law
Super Lawyers
2015

Rising Star in Family Law
Super Lawyers
2014

Rising Star
Family Law Section of The Florida Bar
2013

Chair Award (Florida Bar Journal)
Family Law Section of The Florida Bar
2013

Rising Star in Family Law
Super Lawyers
2013

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Federal Court Admissions

U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida

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Sarah E. Kay
Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta
307 S Magnolia Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
www.sbcf-famlaw.com
Office: 813-251-9200

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Bar Membership Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Board Certified in Family Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Marital and Family Law - Lawyers certified in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.

The practice of family law in the state of Florida generally hinges on statutory and procedural laws that are specific to this state.


Under Rule 6-6.2, "marital and family law" is defined as the "practice of law dealing with legal problems arising from the family relationship of husband and wife and parent and child, including civil controversies arising from those relationships."


The definition of marital and family law includes the actual pretrial and trial process, as well as "evaluating, handling, and resolving such controversies prior to and during the institution of suit and postjudgment proceedings."



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