The Orlando Law Group

Jaya Balani – Attorney

Jaya Balani

Jaya Balani


Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Defense

About Jaya:

Jaya Balani was the very first and only female criminal defense partner with NeJame Law.  Born and raised in Orlando, she went to Bishop Moore, UCF and graduated with her law degree from Florida A & M University right here in Orlando.  During her last two years in law school she interned under the NeJame Law criminal defense team and their assistants.  Jaya learned what happens inside the law firm for clients, as well as, in the courtroom.  After graduating law school in 2008, Jaya hit the ground running by working on several, very high profile cases with her Senior Partner, Mark NeJame, such as the Casey Anthony case.  She worked hard to get her name out there and made partner with NeJame Law within 3 years of practicing.

What makes Jaya the attorney you want to hire?  Jaya’s family owned a local business and she worked along side her parents since she was very young, until she was old enough to help her parents run it.  In college, she helped her brother run his cell phone store while going to school and volunteering to raise money for our local blind community.  Jaya has a very strong business sense along with integrity, compassion and motivation you will have a hard time finding anywhere else. Jaya has always dedicated her time to make sure her client’s know they are her priority.  Sometimes there are cases where you need that extra female compassion and that is exactly what you will find with her.

Over her career she has handled cases from DUI’s to DUI manslaughters, batteries to attempted murders, driving with license suspended to vehicular homicide, possession of controlled substances to federal charges of trafficking.  She is admitted to the Middle District of Florida Federal courts and has appeared all over the country Pro Hac Vice for her clients from Las Vegas to Brooklyn, and New York.  Jaya has made it a point to leave a lasting impression with the Judges and Prosecutors she meets which has given her an advantage when it comes to representing her clients.  Don’t let her smile fool you, she will vigorously represent your interest.

Areas of Experience:

  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Violations of Probation
  • Possession of Controlled Substances

Bar Admission(s):

  • State of Florida, 2008

Court Admissions:

  • Florida Bar, 2008
  • Middle District of Florida


  • Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida
  • Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando

Professional Memberships & Activities:

  • Previously served on the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of the Criminal Section of the Orange County Bar Association.
  • Named “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2012 and 2013.

Related Professional Experience:

  • 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.