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Matthew R. Streger, Esq., is a Partner with Keavney & Streger and brings almost 30 years of EMS and legal experience on your behalf.  Matthew focuses his practice on the needs of healthcare providers and agencies, specifically in EMS.  His practice includes administrative and licensure matters, civil litigation, criminal defense, hospital privilege matters and fair hearings, reimbursement issues and regulatory compliance. 


Matthew started his career as a volunteer EMT in Bergen County, New Jersey, in 1986.  Since then he has worked in a wide variety of systems and departments in New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Ohio.  He has served as the Executive Director of Mobile Health Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick (NJ), as the Deputy Commissioner of EMS for the City of Cleveland (OH) and the Director of Disaster Preparedness at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland (OH).


Matthew completed his EMT-Paramedic Training at the UMDNJ School of Health Related Professions in Newark, New Jersey.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Clemson University.


Matthew holds a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law and is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, District of New Jersey and Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  He previously practiced at Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann and at Barmak and Associates before forming Keavney & Streger.


Matthew was awarded a SuperLawyers Rising Star Award in from 2012 through 2016.  He is also the recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association 2012 Service to the Bar Award.


Matthew is an active member in the New Jersey State Bar Association.  He is  the Chair of the Health Law Section, having been a member of the Board of Directors since 2013. Matthew was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Division from 2008 through 2012, having served as the Somerset County Representative, Parliamentarian, Bylaws Committee member and Chair of the Nominating Committee.


Matthew is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of EMS WORLD Magazine.  In 2015, Matthew was appointed to the Panel of Commissioners of the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.


Previously, Matthew was a subject matter expert for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Report to Congress "America Responding - Needs Assessment of Emergency Response to Terrorism Training for Fire and Emegency Service Personnel" and was a member of the Task Force on Emergency Medical Services at the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute.


Matthew has written numerous articles and columns, and contributed to several textbooks, in both the medical and legal communities, and has lectured extensively at the local, state and national levels on a wide range of topics.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 60%
    10 years
  2. Administrative Law: 20%
    10 years
  3. Insurance: 10%
    10 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    10 years


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Keavney & Streger. LLC

103 Carnegie Center
Suite 300
Princeton, NJ, 08540


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Service to the Bar AwardNew Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2012
ScholarshipBergen County Bar Foundation2004
Presidential ScholarshipSeton Hall University School of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKeavney & Streger2015 - Present
Executive Director - Mobile Health Services (EMS)Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital / Fitch & Associates2014 - Present
CounselLaw Offices of David S. Barmak, LLC2012 - 2014
AssociateKern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, PC2007 - 2012
Attorney at LawHoyt & Hoyt2006 - 2007
Law ClerkBlume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte, PC2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar Association, Health and Hospital Law SectionChair2015 - Present
Commission on Accreditation on Ambulance ServicesMember, Panel of Commissioners2015 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Health and Hospital Law SectionVice Chair2014 - 2015
New Jersey State Bar Association, Health and Hospital Law SectionSecretary2013 - 2014
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionParliamentarian2011 - 2012
New Jersey State Bar Association, Health and Hospital Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Somerset County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2011
New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionSomerset County Representative2007 - 2011
EMS World MagazineMember, Editorial Advisory Board2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)Peer Review Guidebook - New Jersey Case Review2013
Miami MedicineAre You Ready for the New ICD-10 and Electronic Version 5010?2012
New Jersey State Bar Association Publication - DictumProfessionalism2012
New Jersey State Bar Association Publication - DictumCan You Justify an iPad in Your Legal Practice?2011
Miami MedicineSocial Media and Your Medical Practice2011
www.drlaw.comNational Practitioner Data Bank Changes Affect Podiatrists2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Clemson UniversityPublic AdministrationMaster of Public Administration1999
City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal JusticePublic AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Virginia EMS SymposiumSwimming with Sharks2013
Virginia EMS SymposiumWhat Not to Do2013
Virginia EMS SymposiumEMS Legal Mythbusters2013
SouthStar Conference 2013The EMS Darwin Awards2013
PinnacleEthics, Leadership & Litigation2013
New Jersey Statewide Conference on EMSEthics Outside the Box2013
New Jersey Statewide Conference on EMSSwimming with Sharks2013
New Jersey Statewide Conference on EMSEMS Legal Mythbusters2013
Grand RoundsPatient Apologies2013
EMS SymposiumDefensible Documentation - BLS2013
Annual MeetingMedicare Appeals2013
Annual MeetingFunnyjunk v. Oatmeal - The Dark Side of the Internet2013
Virginia EMS SymposiumMedical Error Prevention2012
Virginia EMS SymposiumRoot Cause Analysis2012
Virginia EMS SymposiumMock Deposition2012
Virginia EMS SymposiumThe EMS Darwin Awards2012
Mid-Year Meeting 2012Compliance Programs2012
ICLE WebinarHandling Difficult Clients2012
Education At Sea 2012Medical Office Legal Issues2012
Education at SeaResponding to Medical Records Audits2012
2012 Annual MeetingHandling Difficult Clients2012
New Jersey Conference on EMSEMS Darwin Awards2011
ICLE ClassDiligent Representation Through Technology2011
2011 Annual MeetingDiligent Representation Through Technology2011
Medical-Legal IssuesHIPAA / HITECH Update2010
ICLE ClassUsing the Internet to Improve Your Practice2010
2010 Annual MeetingUsing the Internet to Improve Your Practice2010
Monthly MeetingPitfalls of Representing Physicians2009
Medical-Legal IssuesPreventing Medical Errors2009