Shannon Blatt to seek Sebastian County Circuit Judge post

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Fort Smith Attorney Shannon Blatt will seek the Sebastian County Circuit Court Judge (Division III). She is a lifelong resident of Fort Smith and has practiced law in Sebastian County for more than 17 years.

“I’ve been blessed to have been practicing law in Sebastian County for over 17 years,” Blatt said in a statement. “I’m excited to run for Circuit Judge in Sebastian County. If elected, this position will allow me to continue helping families, the community, and the judiciary to move in a positive direction.”

Blatt graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in management in 1995 and earned her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1997. Since 1998, her practice has focused on domestic relations, personal injury, civil rights violations, juvenile cases, guardianships, adoptions, and criminal law. Blatt has also served as a Special Judge in Sebastian County District Court for several years.

Blatt is a member and past president of the Sebastian County Bar Association and a member of the Arkansas Bar Association. She was elected to the Board of Education for Fort Smith Public Schools in 2005 serving until 2012. During this time, she served as secretary, vice president, and president of the Fort Smith Public School Board.

Blatt volunteers her time as a board member of the Bonneville House, and is an active board member of the Southside Rotary Club. She is a member of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Junior League of Fort Smith, P.E.O., and the Hardscrabble Garden Club. She is also a 2003 graduate of Leadership Fort Smith.