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Cynthia A. Matheke

Phone: 973-403-9000

Fax: 973-403-9021


Summary of Practice

CYNTHIA A. MATHEKE learned her trial skills in the New Jersey State and Federal Public Defender’s Offices from 1974 through 1978. As a Partner with Budd, Larner, Gross, Rosenbaum, Greenberg & Sade (1978-1994) and as a former partner and now Of Counsel with the Lum firm, she concentrates her practice on the prosecution of medical malpractice actions and has tried more than 100 medical malpractice actions to verdict. She has also defended physicians and medical product manufacturers for the State of New Jersey, CNA, PPM, OUM. She has previously appeared as defense counsel in matters venued in New Jersey involving physicians affiliated with New York University Hospital and Medical Center in New York, New York. She taught trial practice at Rutgers University School of Law from 1989-2009.  In 2000, she was awarded the Civil Trial Achievement Award by the Essex County Bar Association and is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.  In 2020 she was awarded The Gerald B. O’Connor Award for Excellence in Medical Malpractice Trials by The New Jersey Attorneys for Justice.

Areas of Practice

Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Personal Injury — Plaintiff

Professional Associations & Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association Medical Malpractice Committee

Seton Hall Inn of Court, Master

American Bar Association, Member

American Board of Trial Advocates, Member

New Jersey Attorneys for Justice, Member

New Jersey Bar Association, Member

Essex County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

Budd, Larner, Gross, Rosenbaum, Greenberg & Sade, Partner, 1978 – 1994; partner, 1983

Freeman Friedman Wilson & Carney, Associate, 1977-1978

Assistant Federal Public Defender, 1976-1977

Assistant Public Defender, Essex Region, 1974-1976

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, 1973

New York, 1984

U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey, 1973

Sarah Lawrence College, 1970


Certified Legal Specialties

Civil Trial