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Thomas A. Foley

Thomas A. Foley

Attorney at Law

Thomas A. Foley Has Been Practicing Law Since 1989. His Practice Is Devoted Entirely to Criminal Defense.

Mr. Foley, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 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 grew up in Rochester, NY. After graduating from Miami University in 1982, Mr. Foley was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, serving over 4 years as an infantry officer. Mr. Foley graduated cum laude from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1989. He began his legal career as a prosecutor with the Delaware Department of Justice until 1995, when he entered private practice.

Mr. Foley and his family live in Wilmington.

Honest Advice.
Skillful Representation.

Is your story and life circumstances being fully presented after you have been charged with a crime? Mr. Foley is passionate about making sure the presumption of innocence is meaningful and his clients’ constitutional rights are fully protected throughout the criminal justice process. You will receive honest, fair and respectful service from the moment you meet Mr. Foley. He will treat you with dignity and will aggressively defend your rights at every stage in your case.

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As a former Deputy Attorney General and United States Marine Corps officer, Mr. Foley has the knowledge and insight to outmaneuver the prosecutor, allowing Mr. Foley to better prepare his client’s defense. Mr. Foley is a member of The American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds from the United States and Canada. You can trust that he will stand up for your rights and work diligently to achieve a fair outcome.

The criminal defense attorney whom you hire matters. Mr. Foley has the experience, skills and gamesmanship required to protect your future.


  • J.D. - University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1989

    • Honors: cum laude

  • B.S. - Miami University, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized yearly as a “Top Lawyer” by Delaware Today Magazine

  • Honored with William M. Killen Memorial Award

    • Presented annually by the Delaware Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys to the individuals who best exemplify the goals and value of the organization: to see fairness and justice for all persons accused of crime

Memberships & Associations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • American Bar Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

Military Experience

  • Commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps

  • Served four years as an infantry officer

  • Awarded Navy Commendation Medal