Kristin L. Pawlik is a native of Bentonville and began practicing law in Benton County upon her admission to the Bar in 1999. She worked for the Public Defender’s Office in the 19th Judicial District for over four years, most recently as Chief Deputy Public Defender. Kristin joined Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik in October of 2003 and concentrates her practice in the areas of domestic relations, family law, criminal defense and employment law.  She became a partner in 2008.

Kristin received her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in May of 1999 and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1996, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations. In 2001, she attended the National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute at Mercer Law School.

She belongs to the Arkansas Bar Association and the Benton County Bar Association where she served as President in 2007. She is also a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  She was elected to the House of Delegates of the Arkansas Bar Association.  In 2009 Kristin was recognized by the Arkansas Access To Justice Commission as the Arkansas Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.

Additional Information:

Position: Partner


  • Arkansas State Courts
  • Arkansas Court of Appeals
  • Arkansas Supreme Court


  • University of Arkansas School of Law Fayetteville, Arkansas Juris Doctor, May 1999
  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas Bachelor of Arts, May 1996

Professional Affiliations:

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Benton County Bar Association
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association

Civic Organizations:

  • Junior League of Northwest Arkansas
  • Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board


linkedin-512 apple-touch-icon

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Richard Mayes

    Tom Mars recommended Kristin. 55-year old male with a flawless career in the public, private, & government sector. Recently terminated unjustly due to a strange triangle which includes defamation & slander between Sonic, mother/daughter & City of Springdale.

    1. Miller Butler

      Hi Richard, thank you for reaching out to us. Please contact our office at (479) 935-4995 for inquiries.

Leave a Reply