Matthew T. Hovey

Matthew T. Hovey

Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Matthew T. Hovey was born in Kingston, PA and grew up in Forty Fort, PA, in Luzerne County.

Mr. Hovey received his Bachelor of Arts from Moravian College in 2006, with a major in Political Science and a Minor in History. He was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society (Political Science) and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society (History). Mr. Hovey studied at Villanova Law School, where he was a published member of Villanova University's Law Review and Reimels Moot Court Competition. He earned his Juris Doctor in 2009, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2010 and United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 2012.

Matthew T. Hovey is a litigator with a general civil practice that includes both Family Law and Municipal Law. Mr. Hovey has argued on appeal before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and frequently represents clients before federal, state, and administrative courts throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania. In addition to complex divorce and custody cases, his family law practice includes representation in cases involving international and domestic child abduction, LGBT issues, and adoption.

Prior to joining Wolf Baldwin and Associates, Mr. Hovey was an attorney servicing Montgomery, Berks, Chester, and the surrounding counties. He also interned for both Federal District Judge James M. Munley of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the legal department for the School District of Philadelphia in its Civil Rights and Civil Litigation divisions. Mr. Hovey previously provided pro bono services for the Community Justice Project: Hispanic Outreach, in Reading, Pennsylvania, where he gained experience with both federal and state wage and hour laws, in addition to participating in Wills for Heroes in Luzerne County.

Mr. Hovey is a member of the Montgomery County, Berks County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

Mr. Hovey now lives in the Borough of Pottstown with his wife. He enjoys golfing, and is a passionate sports fan and an avid reader. Mr. Hovey is very involved in our community and currently serves as the Second Vice-President of the Board of Directors for Boyertown Area Multi-Service Incorporated.

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Practice
  • Municipal Law
  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Business Representation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2012


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Reimels Moot Court Competition
    • Law Review: Villanova University's Law Review, Associate Writer & Member
  • Moravian College
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Honors: Chairman's Pin for Outstanding Service to the College
    • Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society (Political Science)
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society (History)
    • Honors: President and Treasurer, United Student Government
    • Honors: Captain, Moravian College Ice Hockey Team
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: History

Published Works

  • "Oh, I'm Sorry, Did That Identity Belong To You? How Ignorance, Ambiguity and Identity Theft Create Opportunity for Immigration Reform in the United States", 54 Vill. L. Rev. 369, 2009
  • Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire's Blog

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
  • Berks County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Community Justice Project: Hispanic Outreach - Reading, Pennsylvania, Pro Bono Associate, November 2009 to February 2010
  • School District of Philadelphia: Legal Department - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Specifically: Litigation, Civil Rights, and Governmental Departments), Law Clerk, Summer 2008
  • Federal District Judge James M. Munley, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania - Scranton, Pennsylvania, Legal Intern, Summer 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • Community Justice Project: Hispanic Outreach, Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Wills for Heroes, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
  • Board of Directors, Boyertown Area Multi-Service Incorporated
  • Board of Directors, Moravian College Alumni Association
  • Member, Tri County Chamber of Commerce