Brian O’Toole

Brian O’Toole

Brian O’Toole is an associate in Carella Byrne’s New Jersey office who has been with the firm since October 2021. He focuses his practice on complex class actions, including consumer fraud, product liability, RICO, and pharmaceutical matters. Before joining the firm, Brian gained considerable experience at a national law firm in New York and served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in the District of New Jersey.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Brian earned his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review. He is admitted to practice in New York state court and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.


  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York State Bar


  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Practice Areas



Practice Areas

Wills & Estates

Our attorneys understands how critical it is that business owners prepare for retirement or unforeseen circumstances in a way that provides for their financial well-being and the continuity of their companies.


When disputes arise, our seasoned litigators provide exceptional advocacy grounded in holistic strategies designed to achieve each client’s overall business, financial, and personal goals.

Labor Law

Whether before a hearing board, in the courtroom, or at the negotiating table, our labor lawyers leverage their considerable advocacy and negotiating skills to advance and protect our clients’ interests.

About us

Student Mental Health and Social Media

Partner Michael Innes wrote an article titled “Why New Jersey school districts are filing lawsuits against social media companies, which is featured in the New Jersey School Board Association Reader Forum: Student Mental Health and Social Media.

Chrysler Owners Win Cert. Of 6M Class In Takata Airbag MDL

A judge has certified a class of roughly 6 million Fiat Chrysler vehicle owners who assert fraud claims against FCA US in sprawling multidistrict litigation accusing automakers of hiding the risks associated with allegedly explosive Takata airbags.
The 74

Carella Byrne’s Michael Innes Featured in Recent The 74 Article

Innes was featured in recent article titled Teen Mental Health Crisis Pushes More School Districts to Sue Social Media Giants. “The harms caused by social media companies have impacted the districts’ ability to carry out their core mission of providing education.”

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