James D. Keeney was born in Aurora, Colorado. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
Before entering upon his law studies, Mr. Keeney served two years as a volunteer teacher in Tanzania. After graduating he worked as an Assistant Attorney General at the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. In 1979 he moved to Miami and became a Supervisory Trial Attorney with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
In 1986 he left the EEOC and went into private practice in Sarasota, Florida, where he specialized first in employment discrimination and civil rights litigation and later in securities arbitration and litigation, recovering stock market losses for his clients.
This is his first book.
A new team of EEOC attorneys arrived in Miami in 1979 and discovered a class action case file hiding in a closet. Trial was scheduled to begin in just three weeks, yet nothing had been done to prepare the case for trial. This book describes how three dedicated attorneys saved the case and ultimately won a great victory for hundreds of victims of race and sex discrimination