Coal Mine to Courtroom

In Coal Mine to Courtroom, attorney Ron Adams shares his remarkable story of survival and his journey of faith, driven by a desperate search for a miracle.


As a high school basketball hero in a small Kentucky town, Ron Adams seemed to be on track to a promising career in the NBA. Then, at the age of 19, his dreams vanished when a coal mining accident left him paralyzed from the neck down.

Determined to escape a life of poverty and abuse, Ron struggled through college and beyond, eventually becoming a successful lawyer, despite physical and other personal challenges which would seem insurmountable.

In Coal Mine to Courtroom, Ron shares his remarkable story of survival and his journey of faith, driven by a desperate search for a miracle. Along the way, he encountered Hollywood psychics, TV preachers, heartless professors, fickle girlfriends and wives, a crooked lawyer, tough judges, and a few good friends.

Coal Mine to Courtroom is painfully honest, often revealing uncomfortable details, but always with humor and sensitivity. It is an uplifting, compelling story about relationships, loss, love, survival, and salvation. This book will entertain and inspire readers from all walks of life, regardless of their personal beliefs.








6 x 9

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Fred Anderson, W. Ron Adams


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About the Authors

Fred Anderson is a former journalist who worked as a reporter, writer and news producer at several radio and television stations. He has also freelanced as a field producer for several television shows including America’s Most Wanted, Inside Edition, Extra! and more. He is currently a public relations consultant for musicians, comedians and filmmakers. One of his most memorable projects was promoting William Shatner’s country music album Why Not Me? and subsequent debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry with Jeff Cook of the band Alabama.

W. Ron Adams grew up in several small towns in Western Kentucky where he was one of the state’s top high school basketball players from 1972-75. After a coal mining accident ended his basketball ambitions, he attended Murray State University, graduating with a degree in business administration. Later, he earned a law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He resides with his wife and several dogs in Northern Kentucky, where he practices family and bankruptcy law.