Matthew A. Gray
Matthew Gray is a member of the Casualty Department, with multiple years of experience focusing his practice on defending numerous insurance carriers in disputes involving New York Personal Injury Protection claims. Matthew is also a member of the Fraud/Special Investigation Practice Group, where he defends against intentional/staged losses, as well as medical provider fraud. He has vast experience conducting Examinations Under Oaths/Depositions. Matthew also has expansive experience with motion practice, declaratory judgments and trial preparation/management. Matthew has also been instrumental to the formation the SIU Dec Action team, wherein he has helped by leading and supporting his colleagues to drafting of multiple Declaratory Judgement (DJ) actions.
Matthew has experience with the litigation, mediation and arbitration of matters in multiple practice areas. Specifically, Matthew focuses on fraud investigation, primarily dealing with evaluating both medical provider fraud and intentional/staged losses. Matthew has had great success for his clients and has been often recognized for his successful in both the Court room, as well as in arbitration matters.
In addition to personal injury protection claims, Matthew handles insurance defense litigation for bodily injury cases. He defends premises liability and automobile liability suits, as well as first-party property damage matters.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Matthew began his practice in No-Fault at a boutique law firm, where he managed hundreds of PIP matters. Additionally, he developed experience litigating and arbitrating all aspects of insurance defense claims matters.
Matthew earned his juris doctor from the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, and received his J.D. in 2015. While at law school, he served as an Ambassador and, then, Secretary of the Student Bar Association, as well as President of the Columbian Lawyers' Association. He also was a competing member of Touro Law Center's Mock Trial Team. Matthew was named a Touro Public Interest Law Fellow in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Matthew earned a B.A. in English and a M.A. in English Literature, with a specialization in Dramatic Literature from St. John's University.
He is admitted in the state of New York.
Successfully appealed, argued and obtained a full dismissal of joint arbitration matters filed against our client, when remanded to the lower arbitration forum. The applicant filed two, separate, yet related, arbitration matters claiming our client, an insurance carrier, owed them for unpaid medical bills of the claimant. The claimant was supposedly involved in a motor vehicle accident on July 25, 2018, and sought payment for medical treatment provided from December 20, 2018, through April 5, 2019. Applicant's position was that payment was owed as the independent medical examination that found a lack of medical necessity was improper and weak, and because the policy of insurance was not yet exhausted. At the lower forum, the applicant was successful due to the arbitrator's misapplication and misinterpretation of the NYS No-Fault Regulations. However, on Master Appeal the Master Arbitrator found in our clients favor after the submission of briefs and remanded the hearing to the lower forum for an evidentiary hearing before a different arbitrator. That arbitrator found in full favor of our client and denied the applicant's claims on both matters.
Successfully defended an arbitration matter filed against our client, an insurance carrier. The applicant filed an arbitration matter claiming our client owed him for the unpaid medical bills of the claimant, in the total amount of $20,772.99. The claimant was purportedly involved in a motor vehicle accident on August 12, 2016, and sought payment for medical treatments/surgery provided to the claimant on January 11, 2018. It was argued that our client owed the applicant's client for the medical services, despite New York state being the improper venue for hearing such a claim. The policy of insurance was written in Pennsylvania, the accident occurred in Pennsylvania, and the claimant lived in Pennsylvania. The provider of the medical services, the applicant, as well as the medical facility where the services were rendered were located in New Jersey. There was no apparent connection to the State of New York, other than the fact that the surgeon performing the surgery maintains an office there. The arbitrator agreed that this single contact with the was insufficient to confer jurisdiction on the New York State No-Fault system to adjudicate these no-fault claims in the State of New York. As such, the arbitrator found in full favor of our client and denied the applicant's claims, in its entirety.
Successfully argued and obtained a full dismissal in an Arbitration matter filed against our client, an insurance carrier. A surgical center in New Jersey filed an arbitration matter in the amount of $217,370.39.15, claiming our client owed it for unpaid medical bills of the claimant. The claimant was involved in a motor vehicle accident on July 15, 2017 and sought payment for medical treatment. The surgical center's position was that the entire amount was owed as it was not properly paid upon the initial submission of the billing to our client. However, after arguments were presented at the time of the arbitration hearing, our client’s policy of insurance was found to be completely and properly exhausted. Therefore, the Arbitrator found in full favor of our client, and denied the Applicant's entire $217,370.39.15 claim.