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Jessica Ann Foley

Jessica Ann Foley

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

Jessica focuses her practice on criminal defense, family law, personal injury and other related matters. She enjoys working with adults and children who are charged with crimes and people going through a divorce and helping them navigate the legal system. Court is not an everyday experience for most people and does her best to make clients feel comfortable. She fight hard for her clients to obtain the best possible outcome.


 


Jessica is an experienced trial attorney concentrating her practice in family law, juvenile, criminal defense and driving law.  Ms. Foley is a former Assistant District Attorney in Plymouth County where she prosecuted felonies and misdemeanors from arraignment through trial and has represented the Commonwealth in the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 2001 until 2005.


 


In handling Criminal matters, Divorces, Custody Issues and Driving cases Attorney Foley work closely with her clients to help them achieve their goals as a litigator and mediator. Attorney Foley graduated from Northeastern University School of Law (J.D. 2001) and Smith College (B.A. Biochemistry 1997). She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the United States District Court. She is a member of the Norfolk County Bar Association, the Quincy Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association. 


 


She also write two legal blogs:


 


www.massdrivinglaw.com


www.southshorecriminaldefense.com


 


You can follow her on twitter @jessicaafoley


 


 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    14 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 15%
    11 years, 150 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
    14 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-375/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

29 total 

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Contact Info

Law Office of Jessica A. Foley

1281 Washington Street
Weymouth, MA, 02189-2316

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive200204/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Super Lawyer Rising Star 2009Superlawyers2009
Youthful Offender CertificationCommittee for Public Counsel Services2009
Zealous Advocacy CertificationCommittee for Public Counsel Services2009
Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Children and Family Law Panel CertificationCommittee for Public Counsel Services2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Jessica A. Foley2009 - Present
AttorneySullivan & Sweeney, LLLP2007 - 2009
AssociateSakakeeny & Associates2005 - 2007
Assistant District AttorneyPlymouth County District Attorney's Office2001 - 2005
Intern to Judge Hiller ZobelJudicial Intern - Middlesex Superior Court1998 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
DOVELegal Advisory Board2010 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationEditor - Criminal Justice Small Firm Newsletter2009 - Present
Women's Criminal Defense Attorney NetworkMember2008 - Present
South Shore Women's Business NetworkMember2008 - 2008
Quincy Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2008
Smith College Alumnae AssociationChair - South Shore2007 - Present
Women's Attorney Network of the South ShoreMember2007 - Present
ToastmastersMember2007 - Present
South Shore Business ConnectionsTreasurer2007 - 2009
Norfolk County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Women's Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2008

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. JuvenileCase dismissed.
Commonwealth v. ClientDismissed.
Commonwealth v. DefendantProbation

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
blogMassachusetts Criminal Defense Blog2009
The Hingham JournalJury out on Cell Phone Ban2008
BlogMassachusetts Driving LawN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Smith CollegeBiochemistryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Fenway High SchoolThe Impact of Crime and Violence on Teens2009