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Thomas A Foley

Criminal defense Attorney at Wilmington, DE

5.0   9 reviews

Licensed for 32 years

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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 is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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.

Licensed for 32 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 06/08/2022
State DE
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 06/28/2022

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Thomas A. Foley
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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Posted by Jared | April 8, 2022
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Traffic Accident situation
Mr. Foley is a great overall attorney probably the best criminal defense attorney in Delaware (especially New Castle county area). I had a leaving the scene of accident (misdemeanor), and inattentive driving charge the day after Christmas. He keep me posted on my case every couple weeks and what he was going to be doing to try and get me the best possible out come for my case. Overall he got the leaving scene of an accident charge dismissed and inattentive driving charge to a no contest so I can avoid any potential civil suit in the future and got me to take defense driving course to get that charge dismissed as well. Great attorney overall.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2020
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DUI case
Tom was a no-nonsense type of guy right from the start. That initially won me over. After hiring him and subsequently working with him, my initial impression of him proved true throughout. He worked to get me my best possible outcome on a 1st offense DUI charge, when I wasn’t necessarily required to receive such. His fee was very reasonable, and quite frankly, he saved my job. Worth every penny.
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Posted by Adam | August 2, 2019
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The Best Around
Before I go into my review of Mr. Foley, let me give some background on why I hired him: I just finished a high conflict custody case for my 4 y/o son, which lasted approximately six months. These six months were hell on earth as my son's mother filed multiple false allegations as a means to get an advantage during the custody battle. Apparently, false allegations are more common than you may think during high-conflict custody battles, especially those involving alleged domestic violence. These false allegations were very, very serious (some of which were felonies) and even enabled her to get full custody of my son for a few months. Long story short, Mr. Foley was able to diligently get ALL charges dropped outright without me having to step a foot in the courtroom. Not once. This was obviously a very difficult and scary period of time for me. From the very initial interaction, Mr. Foley was incredibly professional, efficient and tactful when handling my complex case. He was quick to respond to phone calls and emails, even outside normal business ours. This is saying something because I was a very, very requiring client for those long six months. I can almost guarantee that, if I didn't hire Mr. Foley, I wouldn't be in the position I am now. Because of him getting all of the charges dropped, I was ultimately able to get 50/50 custody of my son which was all that I wanted from the beginning. I would highly recommend Mr. Foley to anyone experiencing anything remotely close to what I went through. He's got the background, experience and strategy to get you the most favorable outcome. He's the best around.
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Posted by Carmella | April 13, 2019
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Tom Foley is your man for the job
My daughter had an incident that involved alcohol & weed, her friends & parents. An embarrassing situation to say the least. I interviewed 3 attorneys and Tom was my man for the job. Tom is concise, organized and confident in his work. His legal fees were very reasonable. The case was dropped, I took his advice to take the Child Inc parenting classes & for my daughter to get counseling. An undiagnosed ADHD/anxiety prognosis was obtained. I’m thankful for the outcome, excellent advise and legal service from the office staff & Tom Foley. Thank you
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Posted by Tony Savo | February 27, 2017
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no nonsense and to the point
Tom sold me on his initial phone call. He doesn't waste time and divulges what he expects. He knows the law and tells you how it is. He helped me tremendously and I would recommend him to anyone seeking representation.
Posted by Marc | November 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Hire Tom Foley for your next ticket in Delaware
Tom is a superb professional and if you need an attorney in Delaware you should hire him. We live in New Jersey and on my my son’s drive to school while passing through Delaware he received two tickets. I called multiple attorneys in Delaware and was given either we don’t do traffic tickets to it could cost a few hundred to a thousand dollars. The money wasn’t this issue. It was more around finding someone to help without us having to go back and forth to Delaware. I searched this site and found Tom. One our first call he offered to send a letter to the court so that we would have more time to sort this out. This was irrespective of whether we hired him or not. He gave me a set price and the next week I hired him. Tom continued to follow-up with us without being asked all the way until the tickets were discharged through confirmation with the court. Thanks Tom…
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2015
I would recommend him without any reservations
I retained him to represent my child who was in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong person. Mr. Foley is extremely competent and took control of the courtroom. He worked out the best outcome possible -- to the point where the judge told other defendants in the courtroom to watch and see how it can be done. Because of his representation, my child does not have a criminal record and I will forever be grateful to him.
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Posted by Robyn | April 1, 2014
I'd never go to anyone else again
They say everyone has one in the family,we did. We used to use Joe Hurley who almost always had us settle with a plea deal and charged us a n ton of m ton of money. So he referred us to Tom ,what a breath of fresh air,I'd callhis office after hours and he would always answer the phone. I asked a ton of questions and he was happy to answer them all. He got us a better outcome the Joe ever did and he was less then half the price. He's a real person and very intelligent and really knows the legal system..
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Posted by Debbie | April 2, 2013
A true and competent professional...
Tom Foley and his competent staff helped our son with the Delaware expungement process for an unfortunate situation that happened as a college student. We appreciate the assistance and counsel we received, the competence demonstrated, and the outstanding communication we experienced during the legal process. We are so grateful to have connected with Tom, a true professional. We highly recommend him and his firm!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Attorney General
  • Delaware Department of Justice
  • 1989 - 1995

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Miami University (Ohio)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Delaware Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Delaware Lawyers
  • Delaware Today
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Delaware Today
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Delaware Today
  • 2013
  • William Killen Memorial Award
  • Delaware Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Superior Court Trial Practice Forum
  • DUI Fundamentals
  • 2016
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Running a Solo Practice
  • 2015
  • Delaware Pre-Admission Conference
  • Annual Speaker
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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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Wilmington Criminal defense Lawyer Thomas A Foley
Thomas A Foley
Criminal defense Attorney
Wilmington, DE
Licensed for 32 years