KEENAN’S KIDS FOUNDATION
The Atlanta-based Keenan’s Kids Foundation was formed in 1993 to assist and advise children both directly and through the training of law students and practicing lawyers so they are more aware of the needs of children at-risk in the legal system. The Foundation’s mission is three-fold, focusing on the following components:
Charity: Clothing drives, feeding the homeless, children’s events, and fundraisers like the Murphy House Project and Stars of the South.
Community Awareness: Press Conferences and media campaigns, ethics speeches, the annual Law School Competition.
Child Advocacy: 365 Ways to Keep Kids Safe book, Kids Safety Bulletin and Article Syndication.
During his 40 year national career, Don has obtained over 302 verdicts/settlements over a $1,000,000.00, eight over $10,000,000.00 and one verdict over $100,000,000.00 including 7 over $10,000,000 and one over $100,000,000. He has twice been chosen “Trial Lawyer of the Year” and was given by Oprah Winfrey the distinction as a “person of courage”. Don has handled associated cases in over 47 states and 5 foreign countries. NBC News 27 years ago featured Don as a pioneer in the evolution of focus groups. He’s recognized as an innovator and out of the box leader of the trial bar twice serving as national President, first of ABOTA (1992) and the youngest member (1987) and youngest President of the Inner Circle of Advocates (1997).
In 1993, Don founded the non-profit Keenan’s Kids Foundation due to his strong belief that our duty does not end when we secure justice for the child and family. Don feels it is equally important to learn from the prevention lessons of the case and formulating a public awareness campaign to help prevent future injuries and deaths and when necessary, push for legislation and regulations. He calls this unique approach to law the One-Third Solution: one-third litigating the case, one-third public awareness on the prevention and one-third pushing for regulations and legislation.
David Ball is a North Carolina jury consultant with Malekpour & Ball Consulting (JuryWatch, Inc.) He is the nation’s most influential trial consultant, communications expert, and advocacy teacher. His training is in science and engineering, along with a 30-year career in professional theater. Dr. Ball and his partner, Artemis Malekpour, guide plaintiff’s civil and criminal defense cases across the country. Malekpour and Ball are the nation’s only two trial consultants qualified to help attorneys with Reptilian methods and strategy.
Dr. Ball is also a pioneer in adapting methods of film and theater presentation for use in trial and an award winning teacher for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the American Association for Justice’s National College of Advocacy. He has long been the nation’s most in-demand Continuing Legal Education speaker.