Attorney John Tolley

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John Tolley (Partner)

John Tolley is a former Prosecutor & Insurance Defense lawyer licensed in the States of Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Mr. Tolley has tried over 45 criminal and civil jury trials. He is the co-owner and a partner in JT Law Firm where he represents clients in disputes regarding residential and commercial property insurance claims 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 trials 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 numerous jury trials and was quickly promoted to a special unit prosecutor handling violent first-degree felonies including attempted murders.

After serving as a prosecutor, 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. 

John Tolley was featured in Yahoo, Yahoo Finance, News Channel 6 Orlando, New York Wire, Miami Wire, Sun Sentinel, Market Insider, Chicago Journal, CBS Miami and more.

Education

NSU, Shepard Broad College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2014

University of Central Florida B.A. Legal Studies & Criminal Justice, 2011

Areas of Practice

  • Residential Property Damage Insurance Claims

  • Commercial Property Damage Insurance Claims

  • Civil Litigation

  • Criminal Defense

State Bar Admissions

  • State of Florida

  • State of New York

  • State of New Jersey

  • State of Pennsylvania

Federal Bar Admissions

  • United States Eastern District of New York

  • United States Southern District of New York

  • United States Southern District of Florida

  • United States Middle District of Florida

  • United States District Court of New Jersey

Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2021, 2022

  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 2021

  • National Order of the Barristers Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 2014

  • Lawyers of Distinction Excellence in Insurance Law, 2020, 2021

  • Premier Lawyer of America, 2020

  • Premier Lawyers of America 40 Under 40, 2020

  • Premier Lawyers of America Top 1% of Insurance Coverage, 2020

Activities & Affiliations

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Faculty Member

  • Mock Trial Head Coach, NSU Shepard Broad College of Law

  • New York City Bar Association Member

  • New York State Bar Association Member

  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers, General Member

  • Broward County Bar Association, General Member

  • Brooklyn Cabinet member of the Jewish National Fund

  • Sabra member of Jewish National Fund

  • Former executive board member of JNF Futures Miami

  • Former executive board member of Broward County Bar Association Criminal Law