Philip F. Mattia

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Philip F. Mattia



Philip F. Mattia is a Partner in our office in Paramus, New Jersey, and he has more than four decades of litigation experience and specializes in defending the riskiest high-exposure cases. He has tried more than 200 cases to conclusion, and is often invited to speak at medical-legal conferences and educational seminars.

Philip protects the rights of health care systems, hospitals, urgent care centers, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, chiropractors, and other health care professionals in complex medical malpractice lawsuits. He has handled countless trials and obtained numerous successful verdicts and judgments for his clients as he works closely to set litigation strategy and manage risk in alignment with organizational goals. In addition, Philip has been appointed to the Supreme Court Committee on Character and has served as Acting Chair.

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He also represents clients before the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, New Jersey Board of Nursing, New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners, insurance company credentialing panels, and hospital medical review panels and investigating committees. He also represents insured physicians as personal counsel.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith, Philip was the President and Co-founder of his own boutique medical malpractice litigation firm in Fairfield, New Jersey, and owned other small litigation practices for several decades.

At the start of his career, Philip clerked for the Hon. James R. Guiliano, A.J.S.C., of the New Jersey Superior Court. He served as Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey for five years and handled major litigation at trial and appeal, including successfully arguing a landmark eminent domain case before the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Philip earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan. He also completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Philosophy and graduating magna cum laude, from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.



State Courts:

  • New Jersey
    • Supreme Court

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. Courts of Appeals:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


  • J.D., University of Michigan
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Drew University


  • New Jersey Bar Association



  • A Practical Approach to Medical Malpractice
    Rutgers Medical School; Newark, New Jersey
  • Cross-examination of Expert and Non-party Witnesses
    Rutgers Law School; Newark, New Jersey
  • How to Try a Medical Malpractice Case
    New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Personal Injury Litigation Practice in New Jersey
    National Business Institute
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  • Cross Examination Techniques
    Rutgers Law School; Newark, New Jersey
  • Current Trends/Verdicts in Ophthalmology Litigation
    Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange; Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Defense of Orthopedic Cases
    Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange; Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Proximate Cause in Professional Negligence Actions
    New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Litigating a Wrongful Death Case
    New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Successful Settlement Techniques
    New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • How to Try Obstetrical Malpractice Cases
    New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Effective Use of Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Justice Robert L. Clifford Inns of Court
  • Ligation of Right External Iliac Artery During Hypogastric Artery Ligation; Alleged Delay in Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
    ProNational Insurance Company, New Jersey Mock Trial Event
  • Annual Update in Pediatric Orthopedics
    St. Barnabas Medical Center Department of Education
  • And You Think You Had a Bad Day: Comparative Negligence, Medical Record Keeping, Differential Diagnosis and Depositions
    ProNational Insurance Company
  • From the Exam Room to the Courtroom – Loss Prevention for Today’s Physician
    ProNational Insurance Company

In the Press

Hall Booth Smith Welcomes Mattia, McBride, Grieco, and Coddington in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY – April, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to welcome four attorneys from the former New Jersey, boutique medical malpractice litigation firm, Mattia, McBride & Grieco, P.C. Attorneys Philip F. Mattia, Michael McBride and Haley K. Grieco join as Partners and Justyn M. Coddington joins as Associate as the firm

Four Hall Booth Smith Attorneys Honored in the 2022 New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine

In the 2022 edition of the New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) has once again been recognized for its outstanding legal work. Partners David Badie, Harry D. Norton, Jr. and Philip F. Mattia have all been named as Super Lawyers, and Attorney Brooke E. Reddin has been selected