Rogers Attorney Appointed to Merit Selection Committee for Possible Reappointment of Magistrate

Sean T. Keith, of Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik, PLLC, Has Been Selected to Be a Member Of Merit Selection Panel Of Magistrate

Sean T. Keith, of Northwest Arkansas law firm Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik (K.M.B.S.P), with locations in Rogers and Fayetteville, was selected to be a member of the Merit Selection Committee to assist in the consideration of the reappointment of Judge Erin L. Setser to a new, eight-year term as magistrate. Keith was appointed to the panel by the United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas. 

The Merit Selection Panel is assembled to determine whether the current magistrate, Setser, should be reappointed to an additional eight-year term. The committee consists of five attorneys and two non-attorneys from western Arkansas. The panel is required to submit a report as to whether it recommends Setser for an additional term of office within 90 days of appointment. 

Magistrate judges serve as judicial officers of the U.S. district courts and exercise the jurisdiction delegated to them by law and assigned by the district judges, according to the Federal Judiciary Center. The position of magistrate is similar to a judge however the magistrate generally makes rulings on motions prior to trial. Magistrate judges may be authorized to preside in almost every type of federal trial proceeding except for felony cases.

K.M.B.S.P is distinct in that it hosts attorneys handling a wide variety of cases and practicing in nearly every area of law. The firm’s diverse areas of legal excellence sets it apart. 

Keith is a founding partner of K.M.B.S.P. He focuses his practice in personal injury cases including: catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, prescription drug and medical device litigation. He is a past chairman of the Arkansas Bar Association Board of Governors, was selected as one of the top lawyers in Arkansas by Super Lawyers Magazine and was recognized by the Arkansas Bar Association with the C.E. Ransick Award of Excellence.

Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik, PLLC, is a unique firm with attorneys handling a wide variety of cases spanning from prescription drug injuries, serious car and tractor trailer collisions, tax law, banking, wills and trusts, to business law. The firm, also, hosts attorneys who are recognized statewide for their work in criminal defense and divorce cases.


Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik, PLLC, is a law firm, located in Rogers, AR., providing Northwest Arkansas the best in legal service. K.M.B.S.P. lawyers have made Benton and Washington Counties their home and are committed to making Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville, Springdale and all of Northwest Arkansas a better place to live through providing matchless legal service in a timely, affordable manner. With attorneys practicing in nearly every major legal area K.M.B.S.P. can help you today, no matter what your legal need may be. 

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