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- Practice Commenced: 2015
- Total Mediations (as of Dec 2022): 300
- Total Arbitrations (as of Dec 2022): 1
Kay began her legal career in 1985 with the law firm known then as Page, Scrantom, Harris & Chapman, P.C. in Columbus, Georgia. Kay practiced in the areas of insurance defense – personal injuries of multiple types, including automobile, premises liability, and medical malpractice – as well as the handling of insurance coverage issues.
In 1992, Kay began practicing with the law firm of Smith, Welch & Studdard, now known as Smith, Welch, Webb & White, in McDonough, Georgia. Her practice consisted of a more general practice but also included insurance defense of personal injury cases and representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. In 1994, Kay joined Sharon W. Ware & Associates (now known as Lynn Leonard & Associates),in Atlanta, Georgia, where she practiced as in-house counsel for various State Farm companies for twenty-one and one-half years. In her 30+ years of practice, she tried in excess of 150 cases (in numerous Georgia venues), including the defense of personal injury cases of multiple kinds, plaintiffs’ personal injury cases, and declaratory judgment actions. Kay joined Miles Mediation & Arbitration in Atlanta in 2015. Presently she conducts between 8-12 mediations a month, sometimes booking two mediations in one day.
- Contract Disputes
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Property Damage
- Sexual Harassment
- Wrongful Death
Mercer University, 1979
- Triple majors – B.S. in biology and B.A. in political science and history
- Worked as a medical laboratory technologist while attending Mercer on a full scholarship
- Member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, 1985
- Graduated in top one-third of class
- Continued to work as a medical laboratory technologist until 1984
- Clerked for the law firm of Jones, Cork & Miller in Macon, Georgia, 1984-1985
Memberships & Affiliations
- State Bar of Georgia
- Certified Mediator, Georgia Office of ADR
- Sworn in for practice in all Georgia courts and in the federal district courts in Georgia in 1985.
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