Sarah E. Kay

Sarah E. Kay

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta - Family Law
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Florida
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Summary

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.

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.

Education
Stetson University
MBA (2010)
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Honors: Graduated with Academic Honors Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society Member
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (2010)
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Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, Cardozo Inn Member
Activities: Law Review
Worcester State College
M.Ed. (2003) | Secondary Education
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Gordon College
B.S. (1999) | Middle School Education and Spanish
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Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude Phi Alpha Chi Honor Society Member Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honor Society Member
Professional Experience
Attorney
Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta
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Receptionist, File Clerk, Paralegal
Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Word in Legal Document Preparation
Florida Family Law Commentator
Ten Mobile Apps to Upgrade Your Practice
Florida Family Law Commentator
Upgrading Technical Competence
Florida Family Law Commentator
Purposeful Navigation Through the Seas of Social Change: A Theory-Based Approach to Florida Alimony Reform
Florida Bar Journal
Proposed Collaborative Law Legislation in Florida
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine
The Florida Family Law Lawyer’s User Guide to Electronic Evidence
Florida Bar Family Law Commentator
Redefining Parenthood: Removing Nostalgia from Third Party Child Custody and Visitation Decisions in Florida
Stetson Law Review
Speaking Engagements
The 7 Deadly Sins in a Family Law Case, CLE, Tampa, FL
Tampa Bay Paralegal Association
The New Family Law Rules Explained, CLE, St. Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg Bar Association Family Law Section
Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Office and Adobe for Lawyers, CLE, Tampa, FL
National Business Institute
The Mechanics of Board Certification, Webinar, Tampa, FL
The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar
Marital & Family Law Board Certification Exam Tips & Nibbles, Certification Review Course, Orlando, FL
The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar & AAML
Certifications
Board Certified in Marital and Family Law
The Florida Bar
Certified Family Law Mediator
Florida Supreme Court
Awards
Chair's Award of Extraordinary Service
The Florida Bar Family Law Section
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Ten Best Florida Female Attorney
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Rising Star in Family Law
Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
Legal Elite in Family Law
Florida Trend
Best Florida Family Law Attorneys
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
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Next Generation Divorce
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Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
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Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
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Florida Association for Women Lawyers
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Hillsborough County Bar Association
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The Florida Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Federal Circuit
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sarah E. Kay Profile - Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta
Contact & Map
307 South Magnolia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
USA
Telephone: (813) 251-9200