First Posted: 1/27/2015
SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — During a Family Fun Day hosted by his family on Jan. 18 at the South Abington Park, Attorney Paul Keeler, announced his intention to seek election for Magisterial District Judge of the Abingtons. He will seek nomination on both the Republican and Democratic ballots in the May primary.
Keeler, 38, has spent the past seven years serving as Senior Law Clerk to the Honorable William J. Nealon of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and recently resigned his position to pursue serving as District Judge. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants as a trial lawyer.
Keeler routinely serves as an Arbiter for the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas Mandatory Arbitration Program and as a volunteer attorney for Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc., representing battered women in protection from abuse cases and other family law matters. Keeler has been General Counsel for his brother’s business, Keeler Transport, Inc., for over a decade and handles all legal aspects of this family business.
Keeler holds a Jurist Doctorate degree from Villanova University School of Law where he was elected to the serve on the School of Law Honor Board. He attended the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business as a Presidential Scholar and graduated with honors.
His community activities include: Co-chair of the Lackawanna Bar Association’s Wills for Heroes Program, which provides free estate planning to police officers, firefighters and EMTs; Trustee, Abington Community Library and judge for library’s Youth Debate Program; a Lackawanna pro bono volunteer attorney; Board member, U5 league commissioner, and coach of the Abington Youth Soccer League; a parish council member and lector, Our Lady of the Snows Parish; Chair of the kids’ games for Our Lady of the Snows Annual Church Bazaar; Mass coordinator for the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Lackawanna County; Member, St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Scranton.
Keeler resides in South Abington Township with his wife Lynn, and their three children.