At the intersection of healthcare and law, Matthew J. Karas stands as a distinguished professional, embodying a unique blend of legal acumen and medical expertise. With degrees from prestigious institutions such as The Johns Hopkins University and Northern Kentucky University’s, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Matthew's educational background is as impressive as it is diverse. His journey through academia has equipped him with a Doctor of Nursing Practice, a Juris Doctorate, and a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing as a Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner. Matthew's professional credentials are a testament to his dedication and skill, holding national board certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner and an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, alongside his admission to the Ohio Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. His legal expertise is matched by his comprehensive medical licensure in multiple states, including Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona, and Indiana. In his current role as an Attorney at Rendigs, Fry, Kiely, & Dennis, LLP, Matthew specializes in medical malpractice litigation and healthcare law, where he leverages his medical knowledge to provide exceptional legal counsel and case management. His previous experience as an Attorney at a renown Cincinnati litigation firm, further solidifies his expertise in medical malpractice litigation and healthcare law, showcasing his ability to navigate complex medical-legal challenges with ease.


  • Trial counsel for hospitals, physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, dentists and other allied healthcare professionals from various professional liability and tort claims.
  •  Appellate counsel for hospitals, physicians, nurses, professional practice groups, and health systems in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Advises clients on a variety of risk management, health information, medical staff and other medical-legal matters.
  • Represents physicians and nurse in/before Ohio State Medical and Ohio State Nursing Board matters.
  • Represents and advises clients in appellate, alternative dispute resolution, and other litigation related matters.
  • Represents and counsels physicians and hospitals in mental health and emergency guardianship matters.


  • The Johns Hopkins University, Doctor of Nursing Practice. (DNP, 2024)
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Juris Doctor. (JD, 2015)
  • Northern Kentucky University, Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner. (MSN, 2015)
  • University of Akron, Bachelor of Science in Nursing. (BSN, 2001)

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio


Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing
  • Indiana Board of Nursing
  • Arizona Board of Nurse
  • Kentucky Association of Nurse Practitioners and Midwives
  • Board Member, Kentucky Advanced Practice Political Action Committee