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Jaya Balani is a partner with the NeJame Law Firm. Born and raised in the Orlando area. Ms. Balani earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Central Florida and later went on to earn her law degree from Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando. Ms. Balani began her legal career as a Legal Intern with NeJame Law, a position she held during her last two years of law school.

As an intern, Ms. Balani worked closely with all of the partners on a wide range of state and federal criminal cases. She demonstrated an impressive work ethic, gaining valuable real world experience and training in the process, and ultimately developed a strong interest in criminal defense work. Her dedication and commitment to the Firm earned Ms. Balani an associate position upon graduation, and her continued success quickly led to her becoming partner.


Today, Jaya Balani devotes much of her practice to criminal defense work. However, she also has an extensive business background and, as such, works closely with the Firm's other partners in the civil division in the area of business law and business litigation. She has experience in real estate foreclosures, contract disputes, commercial disputes, and bankruptcy, as well as estates and trusts.

Ms. Balani enjoys staying involved in the legal community, as well. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Criminal Section of the Orange County Bar Association. She has been named "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2012 and 2013. Among the criminal defense matters Mrs. Balani handles are:



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    8 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David L. Haas

    Jaya and I have worked on several cases together. She understands a client's needs and works tirelessly to reach their goals. I'm fortunate to work with her.


    David Haas Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • John N Knutton

    Jaya is an excellent advocate in court for her clients. She is dedicated, and works hard to get the best results for her clients. I had the privilege of going against her in several matters while I was a prosecutor, and she was always very professional and diligent. I endorse this attorney.


    John Knutton Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

NeJame Law

189 S Orange Ave Ste 1800
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing200801/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Florida Rising Stars 2013Super Lawyers2013
Florida Rising Stars 2012Super Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNeJame Law2011 - Present
AssociateNeJame Law2008 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Center for Independent LivingMember2013 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Orange County Bar Association Criminal Division BoardBoard Member2012 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFormer Board of DirectorsN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
NeJame LawYour Right to Bear Arms2010
NeJame LawTo Blow or Not to Blow2010
NeJame LawYou can Bet on It..Sometimes2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida A&M University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008