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John Tolley

Insurance Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   8 reviews

also known as John Tolley, John Andrew Tolley II

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Insurance
    Plaintiffs First Party Property & Casualty Insurance

John Tolley is a former Prosecutor & Insurance Defense lawyer licensed in the States of New York, Florida, and New Jersey. Mr. Tolley has tried over 40 criminal and civil jury trials. He is the co-owner and a partner in JT Law Firm where he represents clients in disputes regarding homeowner's insurance, personal injury and criminal defense.

Mr. Tolley attended Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2014. While in law School, Mr. Tolley was an active member of the Nova Trial Association and the Moot Court Society, representing his law school in several trial and appellate advocacy competitions nationwide. Prior to attending law school he graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science and Double Major in Legal Studies and Criminal Justice.

Upon graduating with honors from law school, Mr. Tolley served as a prosecutor handling thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases. He tried 40 jury trials and was quickly promoted to a special unit prosector handling violent first-degree felonies including attempted murders.

After serving as a prosector, Mr. Tolley entered private practice handling large caseloads as an attorney with a Civil Litigation Insurance Defense Firm. While practicing at this firm, he represented multiple AAA rated insurance carriers including Citizens Property, ASI, ARK Royal, Prepared, Progressive, Security First and Weston.

Mr. Tolley continues to be actively involved in his community. Since 2014, he mentored and developed the next wave of Law graduates serving as a head coach for Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad School of Law's mock trial program.

Mr. Tolley is also a Brooklyn Cabinet member of the Jewish National Fund and former executive board member of JNF Futures Miami.

John Tolley was featured in the Los Angeles Wire, Miami Wire, Sun Sentinel, Chicago Journal, and the New York Wire.

​Areas of Practice: Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense.

Bar Admissions: New York, Florida, New Jersey, United States Southern District of Florida, United Stats Eastern District of New York.

Awards: National Order of Barristers for excellence in trial advocacy. National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 2021. Trial Masters, 2021. Lawyers of Distinction Excellence in Insurance Law, 2020. Premier Lawyers of America Top 40 Under 40, 2020. Premier Lawyers of America Top 1% in Insurance Coverage, 2020. 

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Licensed for 8 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2022
Updated 12/04/2022
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2020
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 03/13/2020
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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JT Law Firm PA
395 Ave X
2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11223
JT Law Firm PA
411 North Orange Ave
Suite 800
Orlando, FL, 32801
JT Law Firm PA
433 Plaza Real
Suite 275
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
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5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by shane | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
JT was awesome! He helped my healthcare business receive funds we were owed that the insurance company was holding for no reason! He was persistent and always had an open direct line of communication. He values your opinion and runs things by you before and explains his reasoning and best course of action. In addition to that he was incredibly nice and fair (super rare for an attorney lol). I really felt that he had our best interest at heart. Great attorney and a great human being as well.
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Posted by L.N. | September 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
My business hired JT Law Firm for a breach of contract with a customer. Mr. Tolley and Mrs. Balyasny were amazing They answered our calls and kept us informed at every step. I really felt like they were on our side and had our best interests at heart. I highly recommend JT Law Firm!
Posted by Brittany | September 1, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Got the Job Done
We consulted with Mr. Tolley for an ongoing legal issue we were experiencing. Prior to consulting with him, we unfortunately hired a different lawyer. The hired lawyer ultimately did not help us with our case and proved to be ineffective. We consulted with Mr. Tolley and he helped us identify our legal rights and advocated on our behalf. We ended up getting the items we were trying to obtain, all thanks to him! Five out of five stars.
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Posted by Irwin | August 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar Attorney
I hired John to help me restructure my contract for my web development company. He was polite, professional, and most importantly knowledgable. He sat with me in his conference room and walked me step-by-step through every clause and bullet point. The entire experience felt very warm and thorough. If anyone needs any kind of legal help I would absolutely suggest John for any endeavor.
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Posted by Maureen | March 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and professional
We contacted John Tolley about setting up a qualified income trust account required by Medicaid for my father in law who is in a nursing home. He responded quickly and he worked over the weekend to help us meet a deadline. He was so helpful and knowledge. He answered all our questions and called us to update us throughout the process. Even after getting us the documents he followed up with us to make sure we had everything we needed. I highly recommend him for all your legal needs. He was awesome!
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Posted by Susana and PatrickFranklin | October 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
We were extremely happy with John’s representation. He was thorough, caring and professional. We highly recommend John for his expertise, patience and kindness.
Posted by YP | April 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great choice for legal services!
Mr. Tolley is professional, articulate and diligent. I was able to contact him with no issues and he always responded to me in a timely manner. His representation was top notch. He had great knowledge and understanding of the law. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Tunc | April 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Attorney
I had a wonderful experience working with Mr. J.Tolley, he is an actual professional with a solid background and complete knowledge of his field. I never had any issues trying to contact him and always had fast responses to my emails and messages. I certainly recommend working with John A. Tolley P.A..
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • JT Law Firm
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate
  • Rubinton & Asscoiates PA
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit
  • 2014 - 2017


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • Lakeland Homeowner
  • $40,000.00 Settlement
  • Florida Commercial Claim
  • Settled at mediation


  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jewish National Fund
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Broward County Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Broward County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star New York
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Trial Master
  • Trial Masters
  • 2021
  • Excellence in Insurance Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • 2020
  • Top 1% Insurance Coverage
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • 2020
  • Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
  • The National Order of the Barristers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mentor/Mentee Success Stories
  • Mentor/Menttee Success Stories
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to work with John a few times over the last few years. John is a well prepared lawyer who represents his clients very well. In addition, John is a fantastic trial lawyer and has been trusted to teach future lawyers how to be trial lawyers which is a testament to his abilities. If you're looking to hire John - do it! I fully endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Tolley is a tireless advocate for his clients and his trial skills are the bench mark all lawyers should strive for in the profession."
General practice Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is easily one of the most skilled trial attorneys i have had the pleasure of working alongside over the years. He is the kind of advocate that his clients and colleagues are lucky to have in their corner. I recommend him wholeheartedly."
General practice
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Brooklyn Insurance Lawyer John Tolley
John Tolley
Insurance Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 8 years
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