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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 laudein 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.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    25 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    25 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
    25 years
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    25 years
  5. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    25 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Bayard Marin

    I have known Tom going back many years to when he was a prosecutor in the AG's office. A tough litigator, he has carried that experience into criminal defense. I have referred several clients to him because I know they will get good, solid advice and representation. Tom is a great asset to our legal community.


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Contact info

Thomas A. Foley

1905 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE, 19806

Attorney At Law

1905 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE, 19806

Law Office of Thomas A. Foley, Esquire

1905 Delaware Ave
Wilmington, DE, 19806-2301



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Delaware LawyersDelaware Today2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top LawyerDelaware Today2014
Top LawyerDelaware Today2013
William Killen Memorial AwardDelaware Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy Attorney GeneralDelaware Department of Justice1989 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Delaware State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Delaware Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Miami University of OhioFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Superior Court Trial Practice ForumDUI Fundamentals2016
Delaware State Bar AssociationRunning a Solo Practice2015
Delaware Pre-Admission ConferenceAnnual Speaker2015