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Alex J. Keoskey

Alex J. Keoskey is a partner in the Teaneck office of DeCotiis. He is a member of the Litigation and Healthcare Law practice groups. He joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2005.

Mr. Keoskey handles a variety of complex litigation, including tort, civil rights and contract matters on behalf of public and private clients. He has acted as litigation counsel for the North Hudson Community Action Corp. and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. Mr. Keoskey also defends licensed physicians, chiropractors, nurses and other health professionals before their respective licensing boards in New Jersey, the Office of Administrative Law and hospital administrations in matters involving medical malpractice, professional misconduct, insurance fraud and regulatory violations.

Mr. Keoskey has participated in numerous jury trials and has litigated cases in New Jersey Superior Court in eighteen (18) counties. He also has trial and litigation experience in U.S. District Court, the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, New Jersey Workers Compensation Courts and before numerous hospital committees. These cases involved matters ranging from public entity and insurance defense involving civil rights, medical malpractice, insurance fraud, prerogative writ, employment, professional liability, toxic tort, asbestos, wrongful death, land use, personal injury, commercial, construction and contract law. Mr. Keoskey is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as as a Civil Trial Attorney. Though there are in excess of 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice law in the state of New Jersey, as of the end of 2012 there were only 1080 Certified Civil Trial Attorneys in our state.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Keoskey was in the United States Marines, serving in a variety of locations.  These included postings throughout the Far East and in Southern California, Germany and Sweden. He was assigned to the State Department as part of the United States Embassy security staff for the American Embassy in Moscow, USSR, as well as the security staff for the US/USSR Presidential summit in October 1986.

Mr. Keoskey is a New Jersey native. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University in Political Science, and was awarded his J.D. from Rutgers as well, where he was a member of the Student Bar Association. Following his graduation, he served for a year as a clerk to the Honorable George P. Moser, Jr., in the New Jersey Superior Court. He then spent six years as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey within the Division of Law.  He is also a former Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University.

Mr. Keoskey frequently lectures before physicians and health organizations regarding the legal ramifications of licensing board, insurance company and hospital investigations of physicians, chiropractors and nurses, with a seminar entitled "Protecting Your Practice".  This presentation has also been approved for Continuing Medical Education credits by the New York State Eye, Ear and Throat Infirmary, the New Jersey Association of Medical Staff Services and various Health and Hospital organizations.  He is also an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association. The Litigation Counsel of America's (LCA) Trial Lawyer Honorary Society chose Alex as a Fellow in 2012. The LCA is a highly-selective trial lawyer honorary society that invites less than one-half of one percent of American trial lawyers to its ranks.

Representative cases:

I/M/O Eric Daiter, M.D., October 2003.  While a Deputy Attorney General, successfully prosecuted doctor accused of gross malpractice resulting in the surgical death of an ob-gyn patient during a routine hysteroscopy. Hearing at the OAL resulted in suspension of license and significant penalties.
    
I/M/O Phillip Eatough, D.O., (December 2007 through January 2008)  Successfully defended pain management physician at NJ Board of Medical Examiners hearing, against NJ Attorney General’s application for temporary suspension of license under N.J.S.A. 45:1-22 based upon federal indictment alleging excessive prescribing of Schedule II CDS, diversion and additional quality of care issues.  

N.J. Attorney General vs. Rx Leader, RX Drug Stores, (December 2000)  Prosecuted first-of-its-kind New Jersey complaint against on-line pharmacies on behalf of NJ Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Affairs in Superior Court -Chancery Division, Essex County.

New Jersey, et al. v. CVS Pharmacies, Inc., and ProCare Pharmacy, Inc., (January 2003)  Prosecuted action on behalf of Division of Consumer Affairs regarding allegations that pharmacy companies violated consumer protection laws in connection with "short-fill" practices. Obtained settlement judgment for $1.1 million in conjunction with 17 other state’s attorneys general while a member of the National Association of Attorneys General Health Fraud Task Force.

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey
United States District Court – District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit

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