New Jersey attorney Bhaveen Jani, appointed to state Supreme Court Committee

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Bhaveen Jani. Photo: Linkedin @bhaveen

Bhaveen Jani, an attorney and Shareholder with Stark & Stark, was recently appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and the Supreme Court of New Jersey to the Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.

Born and brought up in New Jersey, Jani, who is of Gujarati origin, was appointed to a three-year term which began on January 1, 2022, and will end on December 31, 2024.

He was selected to be a member of this committee through his active service with various professional organizations, including the New Jersey State Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey, the New Jersey Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Hunterdon County Bar Association, and the Mercer County Bar Association, the Jan. 22, 2022, press release from Start & Stark said.

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“I am honored to have just been appointed to an important Supreme Court Committee where I will be able to protect the people in New Jersey and the legal profession from the unauthorized practice of law,”  Bhaveen is quoted saying in the press release. “Great responsibility comes with being an attorney, especially for our clients and the community, and this committee will work to protect those we serve.”

The Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law is comprised of 21 attorneys and four lay members of the state.

According to his bio on Stark & Stark, Jani is a Shareholder and trial attorney in the Accident & Personal Injury Group at the company. He focuses on vehicle and tractor-trailer crashes , which result in catastrophic spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries, construction accidents, and premises liability matters.

Jani appears frequently in federal, state, and appellate courts in New Jersey.

Before joining Stark & Stark, Jani practiced at a personal injury firm and a large international firm in Princeton. He also has several years of experience as a defense attorney where he represented physicians, dentists, and hospitals in medical malpractice and other general liability matters.

Before he earned his law degree from Villanova University, School of Law, Jani attended The George Washington University, School of Business in Washington D.C. At GW, he  earned an undergraduate degree in Finance and International Business. Before attending law school, Jani worked at a large investment firm in New York City.

A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Jani was born in Hoboken and grew up in Edison.

He has served as President of the South Asian Bar Association of NJ (SABA-NJ). The organization is the largest affinity bar association in NJ which represents the rapidly growing South Asian population and contains about 250 members who are judges, lawyers, and law students.

He continues to serve on the SABA-NJ Executive Board in his role as immediate Past President.

Jani also serves on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee at Stark & Stark, and on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ).

Jani received SABA-NJ’s 2021 Professional Lawyer of the Year award granted by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law.

 

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