At the age of 34, Don Keenan was the youngest lawyer ever inducted into the Inner Circle of Advocates, and has received numerous honors, including the Chief Justice Award for Civility and Professionalism (the highest honor possible for a lawyer in Georgia).
He was also named one of the best medical negligence lawyers in the United States by the National Law Journal.
In 1993, Keenan formed the Keenan's Kids Foundation to help children at risk in the legal system. He is also the driving force behind fundraising efforts to provide a new home for the Murphy family of Atlanta, who have adopted 23 children with special needs.
Raised in Morehead City, North Carolina, Keenan knew from an early age that good things do not come easily to all. He was raised by his grandfather, who told him stories of his Irish ancestors and the "No Irish Need Apply" signs they encountered.
Today, Keenan is the driving force behind Irish America magazine's annual "Stars of the South" gala in Atlanta, which honors Irish-Americans from the Southern U.S.
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