Twenty-five years after starting a law firm, Rogers attorney Sean Keith has started another.
Keith has launched a new business called Keith Law Group (KLG). He describes it as a boutique personal injury law firm with a focus locally on car wrecks and nursing home abuse, and an additional focus nationally on product liability cases including mass torts medical device and pharmaceutical injury cases.
“For the past 15 years, I have focused my practice entirely on injury cases,” Keith said. “For the past 10 years, in addition to the car wreck cases I always have handled in Northwest Arkansas, I also developed a practice in medical device [such as hips, mesh, IVC filters] and pharmaceutical [such as Zantac, Risperdal, testosterone] law across the country. So part of this decision has to do with the need to be smaller, which naturally creates more flexibility in making decisions.”
KLG has an office on the first floor of the Regions Bank Building in the Pinnacle Hills area of Rogers.
Keith, 52, spent the past 25 years as a founding partner of a Rogers law firm now known as Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik. Keith and Drew Miller started the business in 1995. At its peak, the firm employed 13 attorneys. The other named partners are Steve Butler, Mary Schneider and Kristin Pawlik.
“I literally, but unintentionally, started Keith Law Group on the 25th anniversary of the formation of Keith & Miller,” Keith said. “So to say it is a bittersweet time for me is an understatement.”
With Keith’s departure, the law firm is known now as Miller, Butler, Schneider, Pawlik & Rozzell. George Rozzell is a partner who has practiced with the firm since 2013.
The law firm has additional offices in Fayetteville and Siloam Springs and 11 attorneys.
“I could not have asked for a better group of partners and associates to surround myself with, and it has been my pleasure in participating in the growth of our firm to the size that it is today,” Keith said. “We are coming off three historic years for our firm in terms of revenue and growth.”
Keith said attorney Seth White has joined him from Keith, Miller, Butler. Their assistants, Kitty Patterson and Stacey Pierce, are also now working for KLG, along with a receptionist.
“We plan on keeping it an injury law boutique firm, which will not need the same type of growth of my prior firm,” Keith said.
Keith was featured as a member of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class in 2002. Other achievements in the past include an appointment by the Arkansas Supreme Court to the Supreme Court Committee on Model Jury Instructions-Civil, chairman for the Arkansas Bar Association Board of Governors and president of the Benton County Bar Association.