John R. Foley

John R. Foley

Title: Founding Partner
Company: John R. Foley, PC
Location: Northville, Michigan, United States

John R. Foley, Founding Partner at John R. Foley, PC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in family law.

Backed by decades of professional experience in the legal field, Mr. Foley currently serves as a founding partner of John R. Foley, PC located in Dearborn and Plymouth, Michigan. Specializing in family law, he focuses on high-conflict cases for those with significant property at issue. Through his work, Mr. Foley has developed a wealth of practical experience and insight into the emotional, psychological and financial aspects of settling complex custody, parenting time, spousal support and property issues. Committed to finding ground in a fair and honorable manner, he consistently seeks to avoid the possibility of the emotionally destructive and financially debilitating consequences of litigation. In addition to his nearly 40 years of litigation experience, Mr. Foley has served as a mediator and arbitrator for the past 26 years. He formerly served the law offices of Pather & Foley and Kenneth Prather.

Finding great success throughout the course of his career, Mr. Foley has been Top Rated in Litigation and Family Law by Martindale Hubbell, as well as AV Preeminent Rated since 2013. In addition, since 2018, he has been named America’s Most Honored Professionals. To remain abreast in his industry, Mr. Foley maintains affiliation with the Shamrock Bar Association, Wayne County Bar Association and Oakland Bar Association. Likewise, he has been a part of family law mediation in his region since its beginnings when he served as a volunteer mediator in the Wayne County Circuit Family Court mediation pilot project at the invitation of the Honorable William Callahan. He is a past member of the Wayne County Bench/Bar Committee and has served, by invitation, as a mediator for the Michigan Court of Appeals in Family Law cases. Outside of his primary work, Mr. Foley contributes to those in need as a Catholic pre-marriage counselor with Living in Love, as well as in a pro-bono capacity to local religious leaders, including priests and imams.

Mr. Foley became inspired to pursue law by his neighbor, who served as an attorney for the Ford Motor Company. Upon commencing his collegiate studies, he received a Bachelor of Arts in English and political science from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in 1977. In 1980, he obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Detroit College of Law and was subsequently admitted to practice by the State Bar of Michigan and before the Eastern District of Michigan and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Foley’s advice to aspiring legal professionals is to be prepared to work long and hard hours. He also advises to not choose a profession based on the salary, but rather because you have a passion for serving people in that capacity. In his spare time, Mr. Foley enjoys golfing and participating in activities on the water.

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