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, tractor-trailer crashes, and premise liability matters which result in catastrophic spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Mr. Jani frequently appears in federal, state, and appellate courts in New Jersey.
Before joining Stark & Stark, Mr. 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. Combined, this has enabled Mr. Jani to effectively represent victims of personal injury. Mr. Jani is in a unique position because he can leverage his knowledge and experience as a defense attorney, in his 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 GW, Mr. Jani earned an undergraduate degree in Finance and International Business. Before 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 was born in Hoboken and grew up in Edison. He is also a very active member of the bar and community. Bhaveen has served as President of the South Asian Bar Association of NJ (SABA-NJ) for two terms. The organization is the largest affinity bar association in NJ which represents the rapidly growing South Asian population and contains about 350 members who are judges, lawyers, and law students. Bhaveen was also appointed to a three-year term by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. Bhaveen also serves on the Board of Governors for both the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ).
Bhaveen frequently lectures on a wide array of topics from evidence, trial strategy and case law, to diversity and inclusion.
Accordingly, diversity and inclusion are important to Bhaveen, both professionally and personally. Besides his work with SABA-NJ, Bhaveen also Chairs the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee at Stark & Stark. Mr. Jani also serves on NJAJ’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.
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. Mr. Jani believes that being an attorney is a privilege and takes that role seriously for his clients and the community.
Mr. Jani received SABA-NJ’s 2021 Professional Lawyer of the Year award granted by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. Additionally, Mr. Jani is conversational in Gujarati.