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Phone: 877-750-7550
Fax: 714-276-1910

2030 Main Street, Suite 1300
Irvine, California 92614

Ms. Kay has established herself as highly effective and polished trial attorney in Orange County and the Inland Empire.  Her ability to communicate directly and convincingly with jurors has enabled her to receive not guilty verdicts on many complicated and serious criminal charges.  It is with this success that she is a fixture on network news channels covering the biggest criminal matters worldwide.

Anita Kay is a frequent guest of Fox News and HLN giving legal commentary on the biggest trials in the world including Casey Anthony, Oscar Pistorius, OJ Simpson, George Zimmerman and Michael Jackson. She is also asked to speak to organizations about what it is like to practice criminal law and insight on the profession of criminal defense.

As a criminal defense attorney, Ms. Kay handles a variety of cases including internet crimes, sexual assualt, gang crimes, major fraud, medical license defense and white collar crimes.  Ms. Kay has such a tremendous amount of experience and talent that she is highly sought after to analyze cases throughout the country.

Ms. Kay was a deputy district attorney for over 5 years with the County of San Bernardino working in the Chino, Rancho Cucamonga and Juvenile Courts. In that position, Ms. Kay tried many jury trials ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. She has won numerous pretrial motions and has vast experience writing and arguing all types of motions. While a deputy district attorney, Ms. Kay was assigned to several elite units such as, Crimes against Children, Auto Theft Task Force Unit and Family Violence.  While leading the Auto Theft Task Force Unit, Ms. Kay published an article in a bi-monthly publication of legal information for law enforcement around the state. She also spent time as a prosecutor in juvenile court and is extremely familiar with the juvenile justice system.  Because Ms. Kay has worked in specialized units she has done everything from working with police agencies to handling all types of court appearances such as arraignments, preliminary hearings, pretrial motions, trial, sentencing, probation violations.

Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Kay worked for a firm representing police officers in civil liability. She traveled to many different courtrooms and as a result, has built up a strong working relationship with courtroom personnel including district attorneys, clerks, bailiffs and judges.

Ms. Kay graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. She is licensed to practice law in the State of California and is a member of the Orange County Bar Association.

Client Reviews

Testimonial 1

She was amazing! Always supportive and understanding throughout the trial and whole case for that matter.
She never lied to me to make things sound better then they were. She was honest and straight forward.
In court she tore apart the District attorney and the witnesses. I would recommend her to anyone!
Simply amazing and now I am a free man.

Testimonial 2

Miss Courtney is very professional and knowledgeable. She kept inform on what I should and should do and
made it very clear what my rights are. She has given me excellent advise and handled herself in the
courtroom exceptionally well I would definitely recommend her to anyone. She listened to my side of the story
and took into consideration the evidence that was presented.
I have the utmost respect for her and wish her the best.

Testimonial 3

Courtney not only did an incredible job as my lawyer, but she is the very rare attorney who actually cares
about her clients. It goes without saying that we came out ahead, but when I met her, I instantly knew that she was
someone I could trust to get the job done. I never doubted her and she never let me down. I highly
recommend Courtney and her firm Pilchman & Kay.


Courtney was amazing. I was so scared and she helped me understand the charges against me and all my
options. She got a great result. I would not have been able to get through such a stressful time without her.
I was able to reach her on her cell anytime, evening and weekends. You want her on your side.
Criminal defendant


Courtney has represented one of our family members in a case that lasted four years. Her professionalism,
knowledge, thoroughness, and punctuality are few of the traits that impressed us throughout. She was very
diligent and left no rock unturned. She treated this case a personal one and almost made herself a shoulder to cry on.
We serve the following localities: Orange County, Anaheim, Brea, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Westminster, Aliso Viejo, Corona del Mar, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, La Habra, Laguna Hills, Los Alamitos, Portola Hills, San Juan Capistrano, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, and Yorba Linda.