The New Jersey Law Journal (NJLJ) has named Starr Gern Associate, Ana Rita Ferreira one of the “New Leaders of the Bar” in their 2021 New Jersey Legal Awards. For the award, the NJLJ considers attorneys yet to reach the age of 40 who have brought both notable achievements and outstanding potential to the table. NJLJ awards honor those who have left a mark on the legal community in New Jersey and beyond through their unwavering dedication to the profession.
“Congratulations to Ana Rita for this well-deserved recognition,” said Amos Gern, managing member. “As a young lawyer she is unafraid to take on big challenges, and her leadership qualities are evident. She is a consummate trial attorney, always prepared, and dedicated to her clients and profession. The trial judges and adversaries who review her work product uniformly recognize her outstanding capabilities, and her dedication to her personal injury/medical malpractice clients. I look forward to witnessing Ana Rita’s future accomplishments as she continues to further the best practices of the profession.”
Ana Rita Ferreira is a litigation lawyer with extensive experience litigating various types of personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, slip/trip and fall accidents, dog bite attacks, traumatic brain injuries and medical malpractice. She also has years of experience arguing pre-trial motions in civil matters, and negotiating favorable settlements and dispositions. Ana Rita has drafted appellate briefs on behalf of New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) as amicus curiae and is currently Chair of the District V-C (Essex) District Fee Arbitration Committee.
NJLJ will publish profiles and Q&As about the award winners and their accomplishments along with a celebration of all award winners on September 23, 2021.