Meet Howard I. Kay
Howard Kay was born in Patterson, New Jersey and grew up in Florida. He graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in business administration. He clerked for a Circuit Court Judge, while attending the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 1978.
Howard Kay moved to Lake Wales in 1983 where he has practiced law in the area of civil litigation and is a member of various legal organizations including:
- The Florida Bar
- Florida Justice Association
- American Association for Justice
- Polk County Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors)
- Florida Justice Teaching
- The Florida Bar Speaker’s Bureau
- Wilson American Inns of Court
He practices in our firm’s Lake Wales office, in the areas of personal injury/wrongful death.
Very active in the Lake Wales Community, Howard Kay belongs to:
- Lake Wales Kiwanis Club
- Unity in Community, President
- Circle of Friends, Board of Directors
- Early Learning Coalition, Board of Directors
- Lake Wales Area Chambers of Commerce, former President
- Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer
- Lake Wales Family Literacy Coalition (tutor)
- East Polk County, Committee of 100
He was an original founder and coach of the Lake Wales Youth Football League; has coached and umpired Little League and Senior League baseball; assisted with the Lake Wales Little Theater, and has spoken to local school children many times at the local elementary, middle and high school levels.
Howard Kay lives in Lake Wales, Florida, with his wife, Janet. They have two daughters, Lauren and Lyndsey.
What Others Are Saying
“Dear Howard, Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication. I could not imagine going through this with anyone else. You have been so great to me and it will never be forgotten.”
– Joanna, Winter Haven
“Dear Howard, We are writing to tell you how very much we thank you for the way you handled Michael’s wrongful death case. Although FINR claimed that Michael died accidentally, our mother did not believe this. After being turned down by four different law firms, you were our last hope.
Over the next 6 years, your efforts in finding out what really happened to Michael, really turned this case around. We know you went the extra mile to find out the truth and had it not been for your diligence, we would have never known what really happened to Michael on that night.
We so much appreciate that you always kept us informed as to how the case was proceeding. You spent 7 years on this case and we thank you so much for persisting, not giving up, and finally finding out the real truth.
It was such a relief to finally hear the jury speak out for Michael. During this whole ordeal, we considered you our friend as well as our lawyer because as you often said, you grew to know and love Michael as much as we did.
We can’t thank you enough and we will never forget what you did for Michael and for our entire family. We will always be there for you as you were for us. Again thanks for everything.”
– Michael’s family, Baton Rouge