Carl Woodward, III has been practicing law for over 50 years and has been with Carella Byrne since 1990. His practice focuses on environmental, municipal, zoning and planning, real estate, insurance, and criminal law matters, as well as litigation in state and federal courts.
Carl was appointed an Assistant United States Attorney in 1971 and served as Chief of the Environmental Protection Division. Carl’s municipal law experience is varied and extensive, making him a trusted advisor for local governments throughout New Jersey. Among his many roles, he has 45 years of collective experience serving as the Municipal Attorney in the Township of Chatham, Borough of New Providence, and the Township of Cranford. A leader in the field, he currently serves as Associate League Counsel for the New Jersey State League of Municipalities and is a Senior Trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys. He also served for three years as a member of the District VB Ethics Committee for New Jersey.
A sought-after authority on municipal law topics, Carl has lectured on various municipal law issues and taught zoning and planning at Seton Hall Law School as an adjunct professor.
Outside of his practice, Carl has been actively involved in his community, including his service as President of the Rutgers Alumni Association, Alumni Trustee of Rutgers University, Board Chair of the National Wildlife Refuge Association, Board member of the Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Board member of The Trumpeter Swan Society, President of Lyrica Chamber Music, and an Elder in the Presbyterian Church.