Tosheia N. Ballard, Esq.
Tosheia N. Ballard is co-founder and partner at the law office of Ballard & Prisock, LLC, where she is a member of the firmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Contracts and Business Law practice group. She specializes in contracts, entertainment law and contract litigation.
Prior to forming Ballard & Prisock, Ms. Ballard served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Newark, Department of Law in the Contracts and Legislation Section. As in-hous counsel, Ms. Ballard served as a skilled professional with experience in all phases of contracts, statutory and regulatory matters. In addition, Ms. Ballard drafted and negotiated a myriad of contracts, including multi-million dollar contracts for goods and services and government grants. Ms. Ballard founded and coordinated the Law DepartmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Comprehensive Internship Program, employing and overseeing over 45 high school, college and law school interns each year.
Currently, Ms. Ballard serves as General Counsel for two Film Production Companies and two Music Production Companies. In addition, Ms. Ballard also represents a range of entertainment clients from screenwriters, musicians, producers and actors. A native of Newark, New Jersy, Ms. Ballard was recently voted as Board Counsel for Newark Police DepartmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Bronze Shields. Ms. Ballard was also recently invited to serve as a member of the American Bar AssociationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Advisory Panel.
Areas of practice
- Entertainment Law
- Business Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Municipal Law (Bid Protest, Code Violations, Traffic Violations)
- Personal Injury
In 2000, Ms. Ballard received her J.D. from the Valparaiso University School of Law, where she was Chair of the Sports & Entertainment LaweyerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Association. During her first year of law school, Ms. Ballard studied law abroad in Cambridge, England and interned at Curtis & Co., a London based international corporate firm. During her final year at law school, she also served as a pro bono law clerk for the Lake County, Indiana ProsecutorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Office. In 1998, Ms. Ballard was the recipient of the Illinois Judicial Scholarship in recognition of her potential for a promising legal career.
A 1995 graduate of Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey, cum laude, Ms. Ballard received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and she is a lifetime member of Psi Chi, a national honor society for Psychology majors. Ms. Ballard was nominated to receive the distinct honor of being named to the National DeanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s List, where only one-half of one percent of the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s students receive such an honor. She received the multiple-year award when she was nominated on two separate occasions.
Admissions and professional memberships
Ms. Ballard is a member of the following Bar Associations:
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- National Bar Association
She is admitted to practice in:
- State of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey
- District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Ms. Ballard has served, with distinction, as Chair of Dress for Success, Essex County for a two consecutive terms. She also serves as a mentor to countless inner-city youth and aspiring lawyers throughout various communities. Ms. BallardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s community service includes:
- Founder, The Elizabeth J. Ballard Scholarship Fund at Bloomfield College (FOR NEWARK NATIVES ONLY)
- Chair, The Elizabeth J. Ballard Scholarship Fund Committee
- Founder, City of Newark, Department of Law Comprehensive Intership Program
- Featured article in the New Jersey Star Ledger-Mentorship & Comprehensive Internship Program
- Recognized in an article in the National Bar Association Magazine-Innovative Member of the Bar
- Annual Speaker, Street Law Inc., Saiber LLC & Allstate Insurance Co.
- Annual Speaker, City of Newark Summer Youth Employment Program
When you need an attorney, call the Law Offices of Ballard & Prisock, LLC. Conveniently located in downtown Union, NJ, the firm regularly assists clients with a broad range of legal issues. Contact information is as follows:
Tosheia N. Ballard, Esq.
2204 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083