Ignorance Is No Defense
Ignorance Is No Defense North Carolina
Speaking Engagements

J.Tom Morgan, author of Ignorance Is No Defense, A Teenager’s Guide to Georgia Law, has spoken to tens of thousands of teenagers and parents regarding Georgia laws that impact young people. With an engaging presentation that generates open and frank discussion with his audience, J.Tom is in demand as a speaker at schools, colleges, churches, and other community groups.

Learn more about the author.

Contact J.Tom Morgan about a speaking engagement for your school or organization at jtom@ignoranceisnodefense.com.


“Students, parents and faculty are still talking abut your visit! I have heard nothing but positive and enthusiastic comments. Your ability to relate to all ages and credibly present critical information to youth and adults is impressive. We knew you would be good but honestly we weren’t prepared for the overwhelmingly positive response!! It was truly our pleasure to spend time with you. You’re doing good work!”

Tina Wootan
Guidance Counselor
Stratford Academy, Macon

“I highly recommend having Mr. Morgan speak at your school! He engaged our students and opened their eyes about the consequences of their behaviors. He was also helpful in reminding parents about their legal responsibilities. Mr. Morgan’s talk is a “must” for every school!”

Jessica Eaton
The Walker School

“Mr. Morgan’s forthright presentation and honest answers to questions make this presentation a MUST for all teenagers. Don’t think this doesn’t relate to your teenagers, it relates to all teenagers!”

Debbie Roth
PTSA President
Chattahoochee High School

“This book and subject matter should be a required course for all middle and high school students throughout the state of Georgia.”

Dr. Frederick D. Jones
Business Law & Ethics Lecturer
Kennesaw State University

“J.Tom Morgan captured the attention of students and parents with hard hitting and relevant information on Georgia laws that can make a marked impact on a teen’s life. Students and parents were truly surprised by the potential and significant consequences of what is considered “normal” teen behavior. Mr. Morgan’s book is a “must read” for teenagers and their parents.”

Linda Cooper
PTSO Co-President 2007-2009
Dunwoody High School

“J.Tom provided clear and specific information concerning teenagers and the law, and our teenagers were certainly a captive audience. In fact, many of our kids still reference his talk and the specific examples he gave about real-life teens and their legal problems. I believe the information really stuck with our kids, and I received nothing but positive feedback.”

Jeremy Senterfitt
Associate Director
Youth and Family Ministry
First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta

“We found J.Tom Morgan’s book, Ignorance Is No Defense, A Teenager’s Guide To Georgia Law, to be a valuable resource in equipping our students to understand better the world in which they live. We read chapters of the book in homeroom for several weeks in preparation for J.Tom’s visit to speak at our campus. The students could see more clearly that behavior that is perfectly “okay” on MTV may be illegal in the “real world.”

Rob Davis
Upper Campus Principal
Unity Christian School, Rome, GA

“J.Tom Morgan has captured his knowledge of Georgia law and compiled a comprehensible and informative read, which grasps the attention of teenagers. A must read for all parents, too.”

Pam Tallmadge
Dunwoody High School Parent

“I wish that every student and teacher in Georgia could have been in attendance for the presentation you made for the State Bar’s “Journey through Justice” program. Relevant, insightful, educational, and interesting are just some of the adjectives which come to mind as I recall your visit. As one of the teachers said, “Every child in Georgia needs a copy of that book!”

Marlene Melvin
Curriculum and Activities Director
State Bar of Georgia

“I want to personally thank you for coming to speak to our students at George Walton Academy. Your presentation was awesome! The most common comment from the students was that they were so glad we finally got a speaker who gave helpful and useful advice who wasn’t boring. Coming from 8th - 12th graders, that is very high praise.”

William Nicholson
George Walton Academy

“All parents should sit down and read this book WITH their teens. It’s an invaluable resource, not only to the teens, but to the parents themselves. Great book for individual, class, or group discussion. Should be on every book club list. This book should be required reading for every Georgia high school student.

Linda Wright
Member, Board of Education
Gilmer County

"Because 'ignorance is no defense' to a violation of law, the education of our teenagers is an urgent priority."

J.Tom Morgan, Author of Ignorance Is No Defense