Bhaveen R. Jani, Esq. is a Shareholder and trial attorney in the Accident & Personal Injury Group at Stark & Stark. He focuses his practice in the areas of motor vehicle and tractor-trailer crashes which result in catastrophic injuries, construction accidents, and premises liability matters. Mr. Jani appears frequently in federal, state, and appellate courts in New Jersey.
Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Mr. Jani practiced at a personal injury firm and a large national firm in Princeton. He also has experience representing physicians, dentists, and hospitals in medical malpractice and other general liability matters. Combined, this has enabled Mr. Jani to effectively represent victims of personal injury. Mr. Jani is in a unique position because he is able to leverage his knowledge and experience as a defense attorney, in his current role at the firm as a plaintiff’s trial attorney.
Before he earned his law degree from Villanova University, School of Law, Mr. Jani attended The George Washington University, School of Business in Washington D.C. At GWU, Mr. Jani earned an undergraduate degree in Finance and International Business. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Jani worked at a large investment firm in New York City.
Mr. Jani has been a lifelong resident of New Jersey and grew up in Edison. Additionally, Mr. Jani is a very active member of the bar and community. This year, Mr. Jani became the 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.
Diversity and inclusion is extremely important to Mr. Jani both professionally and personally. In addition to his work with SABA-NJ, Mr. Jani also serves on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee here at Stark & Stark. Mr. Jani also serves on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ).
As far as his activities with the community, Mr. Jani has moderated a “Know Your Rights” panel discussion on immigration and criminal defense issues and has appeared on television advocating for the community. Accordingly, Mr. Jani truly believes that being an attorney is a privilege and takes that role very seriously for his clients and the community as a whole.
Mr. Jani received SABA-NJ’s 2017 Professional Lawyer of the Year award granted by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. He has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyers in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury for the past three years.
Additionally, Mr. Jani is conversational in Gujarati and has a Sulekha profile listing.