Law School/Year: J.D., University of San Diego, 1979
College/Year: B.S., Psychology/Journalism, University of Evansville, Indiana, 1975, cum laude
Kay Sunday practices only in the area of criminal defense, with an emphasis in serious felonies and trial work. With more than 100 jury trials, she has tried most types of crimes at least once, and a number of them many times over. While no trial attorney wins all her cases, Sunday's success rate reflects a love of trial work and many years honing her skills. She has taught advanced trial advocacy as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego Law School and has taught trial skills at the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy, a national trial college for attorneys from around the country, located in San Diego.
Sunday has received the Trial Attorney of the Year award from the Criminal Defense Bar Association twice, in 1998 and 2006. She has been practicing in San Diego as a criminal defense attorney for 27 years. She has a strong emphasis in serious felony work including 20 homicide trials, but also handles less serious felonies and misdemeanors.
Criminal Defense Lawyers Club, president, 2000; Criminal Defense Bar Association, president, 1991-92; Private Conflicts Counsel (PCC), founding member, 1995; PCC Advisory Committee, Screening Committee; San Diego County Bar Association; California Public Defenders Association; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, board of governors, 1991-97, 2002; National Association for Criminal Defense Attorneys