Matthew P. Keris Receives DRI Foundation Community Service Award

Matthew P. Keris, shareholder in Marshall Dennehey’s Scranton office, has been named the recipient of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Foundation Community Service Award. The award honors a DRI member who has demonstrated a commitment to the well-being of the general public by initiating or participating in programs which have a positive impact on the community.
Keris has been active in the leadership of DRI and is the outgoing President of the DRI Foundation which provides support to DRI members and their communities. Proceeds raised by the Foundation go directly to funding DRI charitable initiatives including community service, member attorney support programs, disaster recovery, support for the judicial system, and diversity programming.
A member of Marshall Dennehey's Health Care Department, Keris chairs the firm’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Audit Trail Practice Group. He represents physicians, medical groups and health care institutions in EMR litigation and a variety of health care liability matters. In addition to his defense practice, he lectures nationally on litigation issues pertaining to the use of electronic medical records and is the author of the book, Electronic Medical Records and Litigation, published by Thomson Reuters.

Keris is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and American Legal Connections (ALC), a consortium of legal and insurance professionals devoted to insurance defense education and initiatives. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management. A graduate of Shippensburg University and Roger Williams University School of Law, he is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut.