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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.

University of Detroit School of Law, 1989, cum laude

Miami University, 1982


District of Columbia

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

Honored with William M. Killen Memorial Award, presented annual by the Delaware Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys to the individuals who best examples the goals and value of our organization to see fairness and justice for all persons accused of crime

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

American Bar Association

Delaware State Bar Association

Commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps

Served more than four years as an infantry officer


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.

“Mere access to the
courthouse doors does
not by itself assure a
proper functioning of the
adversary process.”

-Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall



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.

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