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Keith L. Hovey

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Keith L. Hovey

Of Counsel

Phone: 609.275.0400    Fax: 609.275.4511
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101 Grovers Mill Road, Suite 200
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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Keith Hovey is Of Counsel in the firm’s Personal Injury and Commercial Litigation Groups.

In the Personal Injury practice, Keith represents and counsels clients in litigation involving serious accidents, nursing home negligence, product liability and unsafe premises. In addition, he represents health care professionals in disciplinary matters before New Jersey professional boards. Prior to law school, Keith worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the cardio-thoracic intensive care unit at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. His nursing experience provides a unique perspective on health care issues, allowing him to better serve clients.

In Commercial Litigation, Keith handles a variety of business related disputes involving breach of contract claims, real estate, construction, employment issues, restrictive covenants, civil rights, and government compliance in both state and federal courts. He has been listed among 2016, 2017 and 2018 Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation and as a SuperLawyers™~Rising Star each year from 2011-2016 for both Business Litigation and Appellate Law.

Keith is a board member of the Administrative Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar, the Region 4 Vice President for Policy and Practice of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, and an active member of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys.

Keith received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University – F.P.B. School of Nursing and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Areas of Practice:

Civil Litigation
Nursing Home Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Professional Licensing

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey
New York
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
District Court of New Jersey

Honors and Awards:

New Jersey SuperLawyers™ Rising Star
2011 – 2016, Business Litigation & Appellate
Best Lawyers in America®
2016, 2017, 2018 Commercial Litigation


Case Western Reserve University –
F.P.B. School of Nursing
B.S.N., cum laude
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D., cum laude

Professional Organizations:

Mercer County Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
American Nurses Association

Past Employment Positions:

 Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.,  Associate
Hon. Katharine S. Hayden, U.S. District Judge, Law Clerk
Hon. Joseph A. Greenway, Jr., U.S. Circuit Judge, Judicial Intern