Kevin Patrick Law - March 2021

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MARCH 2021

Legally Brief With Kevin Patrick Automobile accidents | Daycare injuries | wrongful death

Congratulations to Horace and Jay! JUST IN TIME FOR OPTIMISM MONTH

This probably won’t come as a surprise to you, but I consider myself an optimist. I think we’re all blessed, and by maintaining a positive outlook, we can transcend our circumstances and improve our lives. I put my optimistic attitude to work for me every day, and it always improves my interactions with opposing counsel, court staff, and adjusters. March is Optimism Month, so I’m cranking it up even higher! That hasn’t been hard because I genuinely enjoy what I do, and I work with the world’s best clients every day. Speaking of which, as part of my optimistic philosophy, I’m always on the lookout for good news from my clients. In the last few months, I’ve gotten some fantastic updates. The first bit of news came in a text message

from Horace, a client who I’m helping with a

bell to announce his status was heartwarming. It made my day, and I think his recovery really speaks to his character and the importance of remaining hopeful through challenging times. The second bit of good news I got was about Jay, the son of one of our clients. I’ve been helping Jay’s mom with a car accident case, and I knew times were tough for their family. I found out that Jay wanted to go to culinary school, so my team and I decided to help! We got his dorm room all decked out to help make the transition a bit easier for him, and a few weeks ago, I got word that Jay had started classes at culinary school! I’m looking forward to following his journey and eating his food once he becomes a professional chef. These two pieces of good news have helped me keep my chin up this month, and I hope they brightened your day, too. After the darkness of 2020, we all need to focus on the happy moments to help us see the light in 2021. Next time we talk, I’d love to hear about a few of yours. Happy Optimism Month!

car accident case. Horace has been


struggling with cancer for the whole time I’ve worked with him. It’s no easy thing to tackle recovery from a car

accident and battle a life- threatening illness at the same time, and I’ve admired his strength in the midst of those challenges. Horace stayed strong, positive, and optimistic not only for himself but also for his family, especially his beautiful young daughter. On the day I got that text, his perseverance paid off! He was officially declared cancer- free. The photo he sent me of himself ringing the hospital

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Corn Dogs and Basketball


It’s no coincidence that National Corn Dog Day is March 20 — the third Saturday of the month. This day is traditionally the first Saturday of March Madness, otherwise known as the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. But wait. What do corn dogs and a basketball tournament have to do with one another? Turns out, National Corn Dog Day has everything to do with March Madness. The “holiday” began in March 1992 when two Corvallis, Oregon, high school students needed a snack while watching a basketball game. They got some corn dogs and called it good. But somehow, this simple snack and sport pairing turned into something huge. In fact, eating corn dogs while watching March Madness caught on like wildfire — and the teens didn’t even have Instagram to promote it! Though it’s not clear how, it spread across Oregon and eventually the rest of the country. It’s

likely that people just heard about it from friends and family and thought it was a great idea. The corn dog, like basketball, is an American creation. In the 1920s, the creators toyed around with the idea of fried foods on a stick. They battered and fried everything from cheese to bananas, but it was the battered sausages that really stood out, and the corn dog was born. By the 1940s, the convenient creation had popped up at state fairs and drive-in restaurants all over the country. In 2012, in honor of the original Corn Dog Day, the then-governor of Oregon issued an official proclamation naming March 17 National Corn Dog Day in the state. Several companies jumped on the bandwagon as well, including Foster Farms (a maker of frozen corn dogs, among many other meat products) and the Pabst Brewing Company.

While it’s not an “official” national day recognized by the U.S. Congress, it’s celebrated with thousands of events every March. And it’s grown beyond its U.S. roots. An article printed in The Oregonian in 2009 revealed that National Corn Dog Day parties have been celebrated on nearly every continent — including Antarctica!

‘Behind Every Great Man Is a Great Woman’ (Or 2!)

For centuries, the work of women has been plagiarized, passed over, and dismissed. If you saw the 2018 movie “Colette,” then you know exactly what we’re talking about. The film explains the true story of the French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette whose husband took credit for her bestselling novels. The same thing happened to Zelda Fitzgerald, whose famous husband Scott, the author of “The Great Gatsby,” mined her diary for stories. Crazy, right? These are just a few reasons it’s so important to celebrate National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day in March. Women’s rights and equality have come a long way since Colette was alive in the 1950s, but there’s still more work to do. Just four years ago, a Harvard study of economics students found that women in the field don’t get as much credit as men for the same group work — and we need to close that gap. Here at Kevin Patrick Law, we want to make sure everyone on our team — including the brilliant women who work on your cases — gets the credit they deserve. That’s why this month, we’re shouting out two women whose names you may not have seen in the newsletter enough: Sharon, our firm administrator, and Celina, our legal assistant.

“I really appreciate both Sharon and Celina and all of the work they do for our firm,” Kevin says. “As the firm administrator, Sharon manages our operations and case flow, and Celina does an incredible amount of organizing and mailing as our legal assistant. They’re strong, wonderful ladies, and our office wouldn’t be the same without them.” To learn more about Women’s History Month, what the designation means, and how you can get involved, visit

You can always reach Kevin directly at 404.566.8964 or (If you ever need it, his cell phone is 404.409.3160.)

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Take Your Kids on an Adventure With Davy Crockett Kevin’s Book Recommendation for Read Across America Day

Every year on author Dr. Seuss' birthday, the National Education Association throws him a massive bash. They call it Read Across America Day, and their goal is to get kids more interested in reading. That means encouraging library visits, suggesting cool books, and reminding parents to read to their kids. Kevin, a book nerd through and through, has storytime covered — for his kids and yours! “In the last few months, our family has really gotten into Davy Crockett,” Kevin says. “I enjoy the history and the nostalgia, and the kids can’t help but smile when they hear about his adventures in the wild frontier.” Kevin’s book of choice for Read Across America Day this year is “Davy Crockett: A Life on the Frontier” by Stephen Krensky. It tells the tale of Davy Crockett’s life in a riveting, kid-friendly way. (If you have a teen at home, try suggesting “David Crockett: The Lion of the West” by Michael Wallis.) Davy Crockett is a real-life legend. He was an American soldier, crime-fighter, bear-wrangler, and politician who lived from 1786–1836. There are dozens of myths about Crockett — some stories say he weighed more than 200 pounds when he was born, or he literally caught a comet by the tail — but the truth is even more amazing.

After running away from home at 13, Crockett grew up to be a veteran of the Creek War and the War of 1812, serve in the Tennessee legislature, save the life of President Andrew Jackson, and become one of the last men standing at the Battle of the Alamo. His incredible story will keep you and your kids on the edge of your seats. You can pick up a copy of “Davy Crockett: A Life on the Frontier” for $4.99 on Amazon or check it out from your local library. Reading to your kids has

all kinds of benefits — it’s been shown to bring families closer together, improve kids’ listening skills and language development, and expand their vocabulary. Plus, it’s never too early to introduce an American hero! Get ready for Davy Crockett to be the imaginary friend at their next tea party.


English Ground Beef Pasties

Ingredients • 3/4 lb ground beef • 1 medium onion, diced • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced Directions 1. Preheat your oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, onion, and potatoes. 3. Roll out the pastry dough into roughly 10-inch circles or squares. 4. Spoon 1/2 of the beef mixture onto each sheet of dough, then top the mixture with parsley, salt, and pepper.

• 2 sheets store-bought puff pastry dough • 1 tsp dried parsley • Salt and pepper, to taste • 1/4 cup beef broth (as needed) 5. Fold the edges of the dough over the filling, pinching each pasty shut and tucking in both ends. 6. Transfer the pasties to the prepared baking sheet, then cut several small slits in each pasty for ventilation. Bake for 45 minutes. 7. Remove the pasties from the oven and reduce the heat to 350 F. Spoon 1 tsp beef broth into each slit, then bake for an additional 15 minutes.


8. Serve and enjoy!

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Field Trip Day, Right From the Living Room Inside This Issue 1 Meet Horace and Jay, Kevin’s Reasons for Smiling This Month 2 A Match Made in Cornmeal Batter Heaven Meet the Faces Behind Your Cases 3 Take Your Kids on an Adventure With Davy Crockett English Ground Beef Pasties 4 It’s Time for a Virtual Field Trip!

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Field trips are always an exciting time for kids. It changes a monotonous school day into a learning adventure. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has put field trips on hold for the time being. Luckily, there are ways kids can still enjoy field trips from the safety of their homes through virtual field trips! Check out some great virtual field trips below. VISIT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART The National Gallery of Art provides 10 digital educational resources for children and adults to explore. These resources include video tours, educational PDFs, and even a few lessons and activities. Children can become engrossed in art, expand their knowledge of the arts, and practice some creativity of their own. Find out more and get exploring at LEARN ABOUT FARMING WITH BRIGHTFARMS BrightFarms’ virtual tours let viewers explore indoor farming, specifically how leafy greens are grown, harvested, packaged, and delivered to grocery stores. The growers narrate the videos in an easy-to-follow tour that is perfect for kids and adults alike. Find these tours at their website at or

SEE BUCKINGHAM PALACE In this virtual tour, your kids can explore Buckingham Palace’s throne room, grand staircase, and white drawing room. Each room has a 360-degree view to look around each room, and, by clicking on the information icons, you can learn about certain aspects of each room. This is a wonderful chance to bring your kids into a completely different world right from your living room by heading to Royal.UK/ virtual-tours-buckingham-palace. FLY TO MARS AND THE MOON By heading to, you and your kids can embark on an exploration of Mars with narrator Katie Stack Morgan, a NASA planetary geologist on the Mars Science Laboratory mission, and the rover Curiosity. Morgan takes viewers through certain points of Curiosity’s adventures on the real surface of Mars. NASA also has a virtual tour of the moon's surface at, providing viewers with information gathered since 2009.

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