Sean M. Kiley

Sean M. Kiley


Sean Kiley is an associate in Carella Byrne’s New Jersey office and has been with the firm since December 2021. Mr. Kiley’s practices areas include defending institutional sexual abuse claims, employment law, and general civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Sean was an associate at a boutique law firm in Morris County where he obtained experience in a wide array of matters concerning land use, municipal law, regulatory compliance, employment, products liability, and general civil litigation.

In 2014, Sean graduated William Paterson University with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Legal Studies. During his time as an undergraduate, Sean completed a summer abroad at St. Edmunds College – University of Cambridge, in Cambridge England where he studied Comparative Constitutional Law and International Relations. Sean earned his J.D. from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 2018. While in law school, he received a Silver award for dedicating more than five hundred (500) hours to the public sector during his 3L year.

After obtaining his J.D. in 2018, Sean began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Ernest M. Caposela, A.J.S.C. (retired), Superior Court of New Jersey in the Passaic Vicinage where he assisted in all aspects of civil and criminal matters, as well as matters of first impression.


  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York State Bar


  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

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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