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Miami and Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney, Eric A. Kay Named Super Lawyer Rising Star
Only 2.5 % of all lawyers in the State of Florida rate the distinction of being a Rising Star. They must be under 40 and in practice for less than 10 years. Winners are nominated by their peers, and exhaustively reviewed by a Super Lawyer panel.
Attorney Eric A. Kay has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the state of Florida. The Rising Star designation is only given to a maximum of 2.5% of all attorneys in the state each year. The award is part of a patented approach to determine the cream of the legal crop, created and administered by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Service.
Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action – whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.
In addition to the general survey, the attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of the potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria. The research staff also confirms that nominees are properly licensed, in good standing with the state’s bar association, and that they have no history of disciplinary action that would warrant removal from the list.
The point totals from the general survey and research process are then added to arrive at a final tally. The lawyers are ranked by point totals and those with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list.
Eric A. Kay has been an active member of the Florida Bar for the past 10 years. His firm has represented clients in the practice areas of criminal law, business transactions, and civil litigation in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach areas for the past six years. Before private practice, Mr. Kay spent a number of years representing criminal defense clients on behalf of the Office of the Public Defender, Broward County. During this time he served as both a staff attorney and eventually a supervisor of training and trials. In 2007, he obtained the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers "Not Guilty" Hat Trick Award, for obtaining 3 or more consecutive Not Guilty verdicts in trials by jury.
While Mr. Kay has continued to emphasize criminal defense since opening the doors of his private practice, The Law Offices of Eric A. Kay, P.A., he also devotes a large portion his time to business transactions, civil litigation, entertainment law, and family law. Kay also represents several foreign individuals and entities that use his services as an international legal consultant.
According to Kay, "My objective is to provide high-quality legal services for my clients, tailored to meet the needs of each individual or business. Many lawyers or firms specialize in only one area of law. When you engage my firm you are provided with global representation solutions. It has been a hallmark of my business to assemble, for each client that requires services in a variety of legal areas, a team that is custom built to advocate for the best interests of that client."
Super Lawyers has become a primary go-to list for the very best attorneys. Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court upheld the findings of a Special Master assigned by the court to examine the details of the Super Lawyer process of finding the best lawyers. The Special Master lauded the Super Lawyer-rating process:
“[The Super Lawyers selection process] is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field."
"Suffice to say, the selection procedures employed by [Super Lawyers] are very sophisticated, comprehensive and complex."
“It is absolutely clear from this record that [Super Lawyers does] not permit a lawyer to buy one’s way onto the list, nor is there any requirement for the purchase of any product for inclusion in the lists or any quid pro quo of any kind or nature associated with the evaluation and listing of an attorney or in the subsequent advertising of one’s inclusion in the lists.”
Eric Kay summarized his feelings: “I am humbled and honored to receive this designation. It certainly sets a standard that I am going to work hard to exemplify. I am thankful for all the lawyers and Super Lawyers selection committee members that made this possible.”
Mr. Kay has his primary offices in Fort Lauderdale. The Law Offices of Eric A. Kay P.A. recently moved into new space at 12 Southeast Seventh Street, Suite 707, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. For more information visit the website at: http://AttorneysMiami.Fl.com or http://EKayLaw.com.