CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 13, 2014 — Burns White Associates Ahsan A. Jafry and Brian D. Pagano of the Cherry Hill office were named Rising Stars in the 2014 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers.
Mr. Jafry, who has been recognized by his peers as a Rising Star since 2012, defends physicians, nurses, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other medical providers in medical malpractice matters. In addition, he currently serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges and teaches trial advocacy at Rutgers School of Law – Camden. Mr. Jafry graduated from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in 2004.
A first time Rising Star recipient, 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. 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, evaluation of candidates based on 12 indicators of peer recognition, a panel review by practice area and a discipline check of each candidate. No more than 2.5% of lawyers statewide are named to Rising Stars.