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Paul B. Matey ’01 Becomes Circuit Court Judge   


Paul Matey '01

Paul B. Matey ’01 Becomes Circuit Court Judge


Paul B. Matey ’01 was sworn in as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in March. Before donning the robe, Judge Matey was a partner at Lowenstein Sandler, where he practiced complex commercial litigation and criminal defense. He has also served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at University Hospital in Newark, as well as Deputy Chief Counsel to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ’87, and Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. As a federal prosecutor, Judge Matey received the prestigious Director’s Award for Superior Performance from the United States Department of Justice. Formerly, he practiced with Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick representing clients in trial and appellate litigation. After graduating from Seton Hall Law, Judge Matey clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Cowen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable John C. Lifland of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Judge Matey earned his J.D. summa cum laude and served as Editor-in- Chief of the Seton Hall Law Review. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton.

“My years at Seton Hall Law taught me an unwavering respect for the rule of law and instilled a commitment to public service,” says Judge Matey. “The Catholic values of integrity, loyalty, and engagement inspired me as a student, challenged me to do more as an attorney, and ground me in my judicial service. I am honored to be a member of the Seton Hall Law family.”

Judge Matey’s confirmation continues the high-level Presidential nominations and appointments of recent Seton Hall Law alumni: Craig Carpenito ’00 was named as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey and Jay Town ’98 was named as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.