Christopher H. Westrick

Christopher H. Westrick

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, firm partner Christopher Westrick counsels and represents clients in employment, construction, and other types of complex commercial litigation.

Chris’s extensive experience in employment matters includes discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour violations, family leave violations, and contract disputes. He also negotiates employment-related agreements, provides counsel on day-to-day employment matters, represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and defends labor union grievances.

With 25 years of construction law experience, Chris defends developers, general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, and design professionals against claims for defects, delays, professional malpractice, and subrogation. His diverse complex litigation experience includes business and contract disputes, the defense of institutional sexual abuse claims, product liability, personal injury, directors’ and officers’ liability, and insurance coverage matters.

Chris has successfully taken multiple jury trials to verdict in state and federal courts and argued numerous appeals before state and federal appellate panels.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • State of North Carolina (inactive)

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • New Jersey Federal Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Bergen 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.

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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