Thomas A. Foley

Thomas A. Foley

Wilmington, Delaware

Thomas A. Foley has been practicing law since 1989. His practice is devoted entirely to criminal defense. Mr. Foley defends all types of criminal cases, ranging from First Degree Murder to DUI. Mr. Foley is licensed in Delaware and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Foley graduated from Miami University in 1982 and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he subsequently was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. Following an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, Thomas Foley studied law at the University of Detroit School of Law. After graduating cum laude in 1989, Mr. Foley served as a prosecutor with the Delaware Department of Justice until 1995, when he entered private practice.

Mr. Foley is married.  He and his family live in Wilmington.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Criminal Defense
  • Drug Offenses
  • Felonies
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanors
  • Traffic Violations

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 1990
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Delaware, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio - 1982
    • Major: Finance

Honors and Awards

  • Military: Lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1982 - 1986
  • Awarded Navy Commendation Medal
  • Delaware Today's Top Lawyers, 2013 - 2016
  • William Killen Memorial Award, by Delaware Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004 - Present
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
  • Delaware Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • Delaware Department of Justice, Deputy Attorney General, 1989 - 1995


  • Delta Tau Delta