Maryssa Geist

Maryssa Geist

Maryssa Geist is an associate in the firm’s New Jersey office who focuses her practice on a broad range of commercial litigation matters. She has substantial experience at all stages of litigation.

Maryssa began her legal career serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Portelli, J.S.C., a Superior Court Judge for the Criminal Division of Passaic County, New Jersey. She then entered private practice, where she handled civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts.

Maryssa was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar in 2019. She obtained her J.D. from Rutgers Law School in 2018, where she graduated with a Certificate of Merit in criminal law and procedure. She graduated from Seton Hall University in 2015, where she was a Dean’s List Scholar, with a B.A. in English.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey State Bar

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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