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, New Jersey, 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 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 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 currently the Vice 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 to 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.