Michael A. Innes

Michael A. Innes

A partner at Carella Byrne, Michael Innes prosecutes high-profile class actions and mass tort lawsuits against multi-national corporations on behalf of individuals and public entities. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in class actions and individual actions in state and federal courts across the country.

Michael currently represents numerous cities and counties seeking to hold multiple defendants accountable for their role in creating the ongoing opioid crisis. He was a member of the successful trial team representing Summit and Lake Counties in Ohio in the In re National Prescription Opioid Litigation, MDL 2804.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael counseled individuals and corporations in a broad range of matters, including class actions, employment disputes, significant real estate disputes, and government-initiated investigations and enforcement actions.

Before entering private practice, Michael served three consecutive judicial clerkships in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey: Hon. Michael A. Shipp (2008-2009), Chief Judge Jose L. Linares (Ret.) (2009-2011), and Hon. Esther Salas (2011-2012).

Michael is a graduate of Boston College (B.A., 2002) and Vermont Law School (J.D., 2008).


  • 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.

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.

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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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