|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer Rising Star 2009||Superlawyers||2009|
|Youthful Offender Certification||Committee for Public Counsel Services||2009|
|Zealous Advocacy Certification||Committee for Public Counsel Services||2009|
|Super Lawyer Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Children and Family Law Panel Certification||Committee for Public Counsel Services||2008|
|Attorney||Law Office of Jessica A. Foley||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Sullivan & Sweeney, LLLP||2007 - 2009|
|Associate||Sakakeeny & Associates||2005 - 2007|
|Assistant District Attorney||Plymouth County District Attorney's Office||2001 - 2005|
|Intern to Judge Hiller Zobel||Judicial Intern - Middlesex Superior Court||1998 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Norfolk County Bar Advocates||Juvenile Supervising Attorney||2015 - Present|
|DOVE||Legal Advisory Board||2010 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Editor - Criminal Justice Small Firm Newsletter||2009 - Present|
|Women's Criminal Defense Attorney Network||Member||2008 - Present|
|Women's Attorney Network of the South Shore||Member||2007 - Present|
|Toastmasters||Member||2007 - Present|
|Smith College Alumnae Association||Chair - South Shore||2007 - Present|
|Norfolk County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|South Shore Women's Business Network||Member||2008 - 2008|
|Quincy Bar Association||Member||2007 - 2008|
|South Shore Business Connections||Treasurer||2007 - 2009|
|Women's Bar Association||Member||2006 - 2008|
|Commonwealth v. Client||Dismissed.|
|Commonwealth v. Defendant||Probation|
|Commonwealth v. Defendant||Complaint did not issue|
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|blog||Massachusetts Criminal Defense Blog||2009|
|The Hingham Journal||Jury out on Cell Phone Ban||2008|
|Blog||Massachusetts Driving Law||N/A|
|Northeastern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Smith College||Biochemistry||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Fenway High School||The Impact of Crime and Violence on Teens||2009|
Posted by Anthony
Jessica seamlessly championed my case and I could not have been more satisfied. Being my first experience with the court system, I was terrified; Jessica put me at ease from our very first meeting. She patiently answered all of my questions in a manner I could understand which addressed any concerns I had. Being from out of state added another layer of stress; however, throughout my ordeal Jessica kept up regular communication and pushed through any logistical issues including opening up her schedule to accommodate changes. Jessica saw my case through to dismissal and I was ecstatic; regardless of this outcome I recommend her completely. Her professional demeanor, knowledge and expertise is combined with her personal attention to provide her clients with a balanced approach.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Attorney Foley for a probable cause hearing. The case was out of Dorchester District Court. She did an excellent job. She is tremendously hard working and and on top of her cases. She kept me informed throughout the process and was able to keep me calm during the proceedings. She always responded to my calls and emails in a timely manner and made me feel like i was her only client.
Posted by anonymous
This past spring I met with Jessica Foley to represent me on my first time criminal matter and in speaking with her was convinced that she was more than capable of handling my case. Boy was I ever wrong on hiring her. On my first court appearance she shows up 20 minutes late (mind you I am freaking out that she is not here well ahead of time and in knowing where the courthouse is). In going before the Judge, she looks to get the trial pushed out and asks me my availability for the next date. I told her anytime, she pushes it out a month further than what was initially offer by the court.
When we leave the court, she speaks to me for about 10 minutes and just says “Oh well, this is the way the court system works” and leaves. I then get a call later in the day from her office looking for payment of the balance due on the flat fee agreement amount. Really concerned about her clients well-being and just looking to line her bank account. I could have stood before the court and accomplished the same result as she did without having to pay for it.
A week later I send her an email asking her to explain herself and what happen and get no response back. As my next trial date approached, I ended up speaking to two other attorney’s and learned far more than anything Jessica initially told me. At that point I decided to terminate my representation as I knew I would be better served going with someone else.
We are now in dispute over her legal fees and getting nowhere to resolving it. If you read this, be advised and do not make the same mistake I made as it will cost you spend your hard earned money and get nothing in return. Jessica is an unresponsive, unsympathetic and typical self-absorbed attorney.
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