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JT Law firm is proud to announce both John Tolley and Monica Balyasny have been recognized as “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers – an elite status awarded exclusively to only 2.5% of lawyers.


Monica Balyasny

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John A. Tolley

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How do you become a Super Lawyer Rising Star? 

To qualify as a Rising Star, candidates must be under the age of 40 or be in their first decade of practicing law. Additionally, candidates undergo a rigorous selection process led by a team of attorneys. 

The attorney-led selection team evaluates every candidate based on 12 indicators. The selection team is essentially looking at each candidate’s contribution to the legal field, their professional achievements, and the results they deliver for their clients. 

The 12 indicators used by the selection team are:

  • Verdicts/Settlements

  • Transactions

  • Representative Clients

  • Experience

  • Honors/Awards

  • Special licenses/certifications

  • Position within the law firm

  • Bar and/or professional activity

  • Pro bono and community service

  • Scholarly lectures/writings

  • Education/employment background

  • Other outstanding achievements

Once the selection team concludes their research, they name the lawyers with the highest scores in their corresponding category a Rising Star. 

Committed to you and your legal needs.

Only 2.5% of attorneys are recognized and awarded with the distinction of being named a “Rising Star”. Every Rising Star has proven they are focused on delivering an exceptional experience for their clients. Both John Tolley and Monica Balyasny are founding partners in JT Law Firm. Their vision and drive fuel the firm’s forward trajectory as it grows, expands, and reaches more people in need of professional legal services.

JT Law Firm is a Multi-Practice Firm with offices and operations in New York, Florida, and New Jersey. 

We serve our client’s legal needs within the following legal practice areas:

Meet our Rising Stars


Attorney John Tolley (Founding 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.

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Attorney Monica Balyasny (Founding Partner)

Monica Balyasny is a licensed attorney in the States of New York, New Jersey and Florida. She is fluent in both English and Russian. Mrs. Balyasny graduated from John Jay College with a Bachelors in Science in Criminal Justice in 2012. After graduation, she moved to South Florida to attend Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2018.

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