Carl R. Woodward, III

Carl R. Woodward, III

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.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association

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.

Land Use Law

When zoning and land use roadblocks stand in the way of your objectives for a real estate investment or development project, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to move you forward.

About us

Restaurant Brands
Carella Byrne has filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Restaurant Brands International Inc. on behalf of those individuals who purchased or acquired common stock.
Johnson & Johnson
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello filed a consumer class action Thursday in New Jersey District Court against Johnson & Johnson over its Neutrogena aerosol sunscreen line.
Takata Corp.
A Florida federal judge granted final approval Monday to a $42 million settlement automakers Volkswagen and Audi reached to resolve multidistrict litigation over their alleged use of defective Takata Corp. air bags, as well as a $12.6 million attorney fee award from that total.

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