Burns White Attorneys Named to 2017 New Jersey Rising Stars List

Apr 26, 2017 | News

Burns White Associates Ahsan A. Jafry and Brian D. Pagano of the firm’s Cherry Hill office were recognized as Rising Stars in the 2017 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers.

Mr. Jafry has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the New Jersey Rising Stars for the past six years. In his practice, he defends physicians, nurses, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other medical providers in medical malpractice matters. In addition, he teaches trial advocacy at Rutgers School of Law – Camden. Mr. Jafry also served on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges from 2010-2014, and is currently participating as a Fellow as part of a program developed by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. He graduated from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.

Named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list since 2014, Mr. Pagano focuses his litigation practice on long-term care and medical and nursing home malpractice defense. Prior to joining Burns White, he practiced in the areas of professional liability and healthcare litigation, municipal and public entity litigation, and employment litigation. Mr. Pagano also served in the United States Army and the New Jersey National Guard. He received his J.D. from Rutgers University.

Rising Stars is an annual rating service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division. No more than 2.5% of lawyers statewide are named to Rising Stars. To be eligible for list inclusion, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. The selection process for Rising Stars consists of:

• a statewide survey of lawyers in more than 70 practice areas,
• independent research to identify outstanding lawyers,
• candidate evaluations based on 12 indicators of peer recognition,
• a panel review by practice area, and
• a discipline check of each candidate