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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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Service to the Bar Award||New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||2012|
|Scholarship||Bergen County Bar Foundation||2004|
|Presidential Scholarship||Seton Hall University School of Law||2003|
|Partner||Keavney & Streger||2015 - Present|
|Executive Director - Mobile Health Services (EMS)||Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital / Fitch & Associates||2014 - Present|
|Counsel||Law Offices of David S. Barmak, LLC||2012 - 2014|
|Associate||Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, PC||2007 - 2012|
|Attorney at Law||Hoyt & Hoyt||2006 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte, PC||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Health and Hospital Law Section||Chair||2015 - Present|
|Commission on Accreditation on Ambulance Services||Member, Panel of Commissioners||2015 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Health and Hospital Law Section||Vice Chair||2014 - 2015|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Health and Hospital Law Section||Secretary||2013 - 2014|
|American Health Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Parliamentarian||2011 - 2012|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Health and Hospital Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Somerset County Bar Association||Member||2008 - 2011|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Somerset County Representative||2007 - 2011|
|EMS World Magazine||Member, Editorial Advisory Board||2000 - Present|
|American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)||Peer Review Guidebook - New Jersey Case Review||2013|
|Miami Medicine||Are You Ready for the New ICD-10 and Electronic Version 5010?||2012|
|New Jersey State Bar Association Publication - Dictum||Professionalism||2012|
|New Jersey State Bar Association Publication - Dictum||Can You Justify an iPad in Your Legal Practice?||2011|
|Miami Medicine||Social Media and Your Medical Practice||2011|
|www.drlaw.com||National Practitioner Data Bank Changes Affect Podiatrists||2010|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Clemson University||Public Administration||Master of Public Administration||1999|
|City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice||Public Administration||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Virginia EMS Symposium||Swimming with Sharks||2013|
|Virginia EMS Symposium||What Not to Do||2013|
|Virginia EMS Symposium||EMS Legal Mythbusters||2013|
|SouthStar Conference 2013||The EMS Darwin Awards||2013|
|Pinnacle||Ethics, Leadership & Litigation||2013|
|New Jersey Statewide Conference on EMS||Ethics Outside the Box||2013|
|New Jersey Statewide Conference on EMS||Swimming with Sharks||2013|
|New Jersey Statewide Conference on EMS||EMS Legal Mythbusters||2013|
|Grand Rounds||Patient Apologies||2013|
|EMS Symposium||Defensible Documentation - BLS||2013|
|Annual Meeting||Medicare Appeals||2013|
|Annual Meeting||Funnyjunk v. Oatmeal - The Dark Side of the Internet||2013|
|Virginia EMS Symposium||Medical Error Prevention||2012|
|Virginia EMS Symposium||Root Cause Analysis||2012|
|Virginia EMS Symposium||Mock Deposition||2012|
|Virginia EMS Symposium||The EMS Darwin Awards||2012|
|Mid-Year Meeting 2012||Compliance Programs||2012|
|ICLE Webinar||Handling Difficult Clients||2012|
|Education At Sea 2012||Medical Office Legal Issues||2012|
|Education at Sea||Responding to Medical Records Audits||2012|
|2012 Annual Meeting||Handling Difficult Clients||2012|
|New Jersey Conference on EMS||EMS Darwin Awards||2011|
|ICLE Class||Diligent Representation Through Technology||2011|
|2011 Annual Meeting||Diligent Representation Through Technology||2011|
|Medical-Legal Issues||HIPAA / HITECH Update||2010|
|ICLE Class||Using the Internet to Improve Your Practice||2010|
|2010 Annual Meeting||Using the Internet to Improve Your Practice||2010|
|Monthly Meeting||Pitfalls of Representing Physicians||2009|
|Medical-Legal Issues||Preventing Medical Errors||2009|