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Michael J. Keating

Michael J. Keating, a partner with Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, represents physicians, dentists, and other healthcare providers in malpractice, disciplinary, licensing, hospital-privileges and third-party-payer (including Medicare and Medicaid) disputes.

He also represents physicians in the purchase and sale of medical practices as well as in employment matters. Licensed to practice in both state and federal courts, Mr. Keating regularly tries cases in both arenas, representing healthcare professionals in administrative and quasi-judicial hearings before the Board of Medical Examiners, hospital hearing committees, and administrative judges.

Mr. Keating has been awarded the Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold standard in attorney ratings, which have recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century. The Distinguished rating indicates that Mr. Keating is widely respected by his peers for high professional achievement and ethical standards.

A passionate public speaker, Mr. Keating regularly lectures on issues related to healthcare law for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Keating

Mr. Keating regularly guest lectures at UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, presenting to medical residents, house staff, and attending physicians at Saint Peter’s University Hospital during grand rounds. Topics include developments related to the current medical-malpractice environment, managed care and practice development, professional-liability insurance coverage and risk-management issues, matters pertaining to hospital privileges, and matters involving the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners.

As a former barrister with the Union County Inns of Court, Mr. Keating also taught trial techniques to young attorneys. In addition, he served as a guest lecturer, panelist, and commentator on Court TV, where he spoke on matters related to medical malpractice.

Mr. Keating served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Wilfred P. Diana, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Somerset County, before joining the firm.


  • J.D., Boston College 1981
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Boston College 1978
    • Phi Beta Kappa
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