Jan Alan Brody

Jan Alan Brody

Jan Alan Brody, a member of the Executive Committee, and has been with the firm of Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello (and it's predecessors) for his entire career.

Jan graduated from Boston University cum laude in 1973 with an A.B. degree in political science. In 1976, he graduated Boston University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. He has had extensive experience in complex commercial, employment, environmental, and chancery litigation and he also maintains a family law practice. He is a member of the American, New Jersey State, and Bergen County Bar Associations. He also serves as counsel for the Fort Lee Planning Board and as a Standing Master appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and as a mediator appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Jan was chosen as a 2005, 2009 - 2014 Super Lawyer by his peers, as published in New Jersey Monthly Magazine.


  • New Jersey State Bar
  • Massachusetts State Bar


  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer - 2005, 2009, 2010

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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