also known as Matthew T. Hovey
I am a litigator with a general civil practice that includes both Municipal and Employment Law. I have argued on appeal before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and frequently represents clients before federal, state, and administrative courts throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania.
I am an alumnus of Moravian College and Villanova University School of Law. While at Villanova, I was a published member of the prestigious Law Review. My article was both legal and political in nature. It presented a potential way to address identity theft by illegal immigrants, who require identification documents to work in the United States, by strengthening prosecutors' ability to prosecute offenders of the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act. The relevant opinion by the Supreme Court of United States (Flores-Figueroa v. United States, 129 S.Ct. 1886 (2009)), which considered the statutory interpretation issue at the heart of the article's argument, matched my analysis and the holding was consistent with its prediction.
Prior to joining Wolf Baldwin and Associates, I was an attorney servicing Montgomery, Berks, Chester, and the surrounding counties. I also interned for both Federal District Judge James M. Munley of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the legal department for the School District of Philadelphia in its Civil Rights and Civil Litigation divisions. I previously provided pro bono services for the Community Justice Project: Hispanic Outreach, a legal aid organization, in Reading, Pennsylvania where I gained experience with both federal and state wage and hour laws, as well as Wills for Heroes in Luzerne County.
I now live in Pottstown with my wife. I am a passionate sports fan and an avid reader. I also enjoy photography, a hobby I inherited from his father. I am very involved in our community and am Second Vice-President for the Board of Directors for Boyertown Area Multi-Service Incorporated in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.
Licensed since 2010
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I had the privilege of working in the same law firm as Mr. Hovey for over a year, and during that time I saw firsthand the level of competence, skill and true empathy that Mr. Hovey has for his clients. Mr. Hovey takes the time to truly listen to his clients and understand what they really want out of the case. He takes his role as their advocate extremely seriously. When clients are looking for an amiable resolution, Mr. Hovey can work out a solution with finesse, professionalism and in a way that makes everyone happy. Alternatively, for the clients who feel truly wronged, Mr. Hovey is never afraid to go up against anyone or anything to defend the rights of his clients. For these reasons I strongly recommend Mr. Hovey as your advocate.
Alexandra French Criminal Defense Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Awesome Attorney||Philadelphia Life||2013|
|Chairman's Pin for Outstanding Service to the College||Moravian College Board of Trustees||2006|
|Associate Attorney||Wolf Baldwin and Associates||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Prince Law Offices,P.C.||2010 - 2013|
|Pro Bono Attorney||Community Justice Project||2009 - 2010|
|Clerk||School District of Philadelphia: Legal Department||2008 - 2008|
|Legal Intern||Federal District Judge James M. Munley||2007 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Berks County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Boyertown Area Multiservices, Inc.||Second Vice President, Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|Texas Child Abduction Case||Secured return of the children and a custody schedule that maximized Father's involvement with the children.|
|Florida Child Abduction Case||Secured return of the child and increased Father's custodial time to shared custody.|
|International Child Abduction: Peru||Litigation pending in both local county and Peru|
|422 Business Advisor||Bought a Car "As Is" and Without a Warranty? Dealer May Still Need to Repair||2015|
|Pottstown Mercury||What Happened to Freedom of Speech?||2014|
|Pottstown Mercury||Local Lawyers Named to ‘Awesome Attorneys' List (Mentioned)||2014|
|422 Business Advisor||In Pennsylvania, Who Owns the Engagement Ring?||2014|
|Pottstown Mercury||College Athletes Exploited for Profit||2013|
|422 Business Advisor||Child Custody: Do I Really Need His Permission to Move?||2013|
|Reading Eagle||Your Social Media Footprint Helps Investigators (Contributor)||2012|
|Pottstown Mercury||Joe Paterno Should Have Done More||2011|
|Villanova Law Review||Oh, I'm Sorry, Did That Identity Belong To You? How Ignorance, Ambiguity and Identity Theft Create Opportunity for Immigration Reform in the United States; 54 Vill. L. Rev. 369||2009|
|Villanova University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Moravian College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|