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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 nursing home negligence and medical malpractice. 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 inlcuded on the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Best Lawyers in America© list issued by BL Rankings, LLC  for Commercial Litigation. Keith was also included in the Super Lawyers™ Rising Stars list issued by Thomson Reuters, each year from 2011-2016 for both Business Litigation and Appellate Law.

Keith is the Chair for the Interested Nurses Political Action Committee for the New Jersey State Nurses Association, and Litigation Section Chair of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys. In 2018, Keith was appointed to serve on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Cannabis Law and Medical Malpractice Committees.

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:

Cannabis Law
Civil Litigation
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Malpractice
Professional Licensing

Bar Admissions:

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

Honors and Awards:

New Jersey Super Lawyers™ Rising Stars List Issued By Thomson Reuters – 2011 – 2016; Appellate Practice, Business Litigation
The Best Lawyers in America® List issued by BL Rankings, LLC – 2016 – 2020; 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


New Jersey Nurse – October 2018