TBA Law Blog

Posted by: John Acuff on Aug 21, 2008

Journal Issue Date: Sep 2008

Journal Name: September 2008 - Vol. 44, No. 9

By Don Kennan | Balloon Press | $29.95 | 432 pages | 2006

This is a book that could keep a child you love from serious injury or death, and a book that could help you in successfully representing an injured child. Don Keenan, Atlanta trial lawyer extraordinaire, has put together 365 Ways to Keep Kids Safe. This book is unusual in method, in format and in being backed by the stories of the law suits instituted to recover compensation to which the child is entitled.

For those of you who care about children I would rate this book as a must read. No other book sets forth in an easy-to-read format the dangers to children in the world in which they live. Don first shows us an injured child and the causes of the injuries. Then he shows us the result of the suit. These case studies can be very helpful for a lawyer confronting an injured child case. As parents, grandparents, and others who want a safer place for children Don Keenan, in short simple stories, will enable us to detect and prevent accidents and injuries to the children. Please if you have kids, grandkids or if you work with them or are involved with day care, school or community groups, this book should be the next one you buy. It could well save a precious child from injury, death or abuse. You might want to put one in a library for others to use.

As a trial attorney Don has gotten more than 100 verdicts of over $1 million dollars and five over $10 million. He has represented cases in 44 states and three continents. He has received, as you might guess, a whole lot of honors and awards. He and his efforts to keep children safe have been presented on 60 Minutes, 20/20, Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, the major networks and National Public Radio. All proceeds of the sale of this book will be given to Keenan's Kids Foundation, to be used to care for children. The Keenan Law firm makes sandwiches for the homeless, distributes thousands of used coats every winter and works to make a safer world for children.

JOHN ACUFF is a member of the Cookeville firm of Acuff & Acuff PC and has practiced law for nearly 40 years.