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Lawrence Peter Brady

July 26, 1940 — May 11, 2024

Ocean Reef

Larry Brady was born to Evelyn Mauro and Lawrence P. Brady, Sr. on July 26, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Larry is survived by the love of his life, Mary Reynolds Brady, who he happily married on March 28, 1984, and has been with for the past 40 years. He is also survived by his older sister, Maureen Buono. Lastly, he leaves behind his five children along with seven grandchildren.

He attended St. Peter’s Prep and graduated high school at age 16, St. Peter’s College with a BS degree in accounting at age 20, and Seton Hall Law School, where he received an LLB & JD degree at age 23. He also attended Brooklyn Law School and received an LLM degree.

Larry was always a hard worker, starting in the second grade, delivering the local Jersey City paper 6 days a week. He then worked in a local grocery store throughout high school. When he began college, he worked for 4 years at the local Woolworth store until graduation.

 

In 1965 he was admitted to the US District Court as well as the New Jersey Supreme Court. He was admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Court in 1972 and the United States Supreme Court in 1969. He was a member of the American Trial Lawyers from the inception of his legal career, which is now known as the American Association for Justice.

 

He commenced his legal career as a law clerk in the Hudson County Prosecutor’s office, and upon passing the New Jersey Bar, he immediately was promoted to an Assistant Prosecutor in 1965, and at the time was the youngest prosecutor in the State of New Jersey. He

left the Prosecutor’s office in 1970, after receiving extensive experience trying cases from assault and battery to robbery and murder. He successfully won numerous convictions while in this position. Then, he left to start his own law firm with Norman A. Doyle in Kearny, New Jersey, which continued for over 30 years. His daughter, Melissa Brady, mentored under her father in all positions at Doyle & Brady while receiving her education and ultimately became a partner of the firm until moving out of state. In 2007, Larry formed a partnership with Kathleen M. Reilly, Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC where he continued to work until his retirement in 2017.  At that time, Larry became a full-time resident of the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida.  The successor firm, Brady, Reilly & Cardoso, LLC, continues to proudly bear his name.

 

Larry tenaciously pursued his legal career as a civil litigator, specializing in serious personal injury matters. He was among the original group of attorneys certified by the State Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, a designation he continued to hold until his retirement. Only 2% of the thousands of lawyers in New Jersey are certified as trial attorneys by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

 

He was annually nominated by his peers and the judiciary as a New Jersey Super Lawyer, published in New Jersey Monthly Magazine from the inception of the recognition in 1991, until his retirement in 2017. He was also selected as a member of the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

 

In addition to Larry’s extensive and successful legal career, he was also one of the founding incorporators of Growth Bank in Bernardsville, New Jersey.

 

He was an avid Yankee fan as well as a New Jersey Devil fan where he had seats “on the ice.” He also had New York Giant seats along with New York Jet seats, which he acquired while the Jets were still at Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens.

 

He attended both of the New Jersey Devil Stanley Cup victories, as well as attending two Super Bowls, one at the Orange Bowl and one at the Tampa Stadium. In addition to this Larry was there to see the Yankees win the World Series in 1996.

As a sports enthusiast, he also attended the Kentucky Derby at 70 years old, The Masters at 73 years old and Wimbledon at 75 years old.

Along with these travels for sporting events, Larry and Mary enjoyed extensive travels across the globe together. The loving couple jet set around the world to a total of over 80 different countries which at that time was over half of the countries in the world.

 

In addition to being a sports fan, Larry was an avid golfer and a fierce competitor for over 50 years and was a member of many prestigious country clubs some of which include: Fiddler’s Elbow, Roxiticus, Hamilton Farm and the exclusive Ocean Reef Club.

 

Throughout both Larry’s career and athletic prowess, he was an indomitable character, to say the least, with many describing him as

“bigger than life itself”. Whether it was winning golfing tournaments as recent as his last season of winning the Senior Club Championship of 2024 and gaining the title of “Super-Senior Champion”; all the way to the countless litigations he won throughout his career, Larry was as he liked to say…. a “Winner” in all aspects of his life.

 

More than anything, Larry was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and loyal friend, who left behind a legacy that will always be remembered by so many, but especially by his loving wife and family.

 

A private family service to celebrate his life will be held in the upcoming weeks.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Grayvik Animal Care Center (305) 367-4701 in Larry’s honor.  Thank you.

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