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John R. Foley, Esq.
Founder & Principal of John R. Foley, P.C.

Attorney, Counselor, Mediator & Arbitrator


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John R. Foley was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1981, and has over 32 years of civil litigation experience. Mr. Foley’s practice concentrates exclusively on Family Law. He maintains his law practice in Dearborn, Michigan, representing clients in courts of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties. Since 1995, Mr. Foley has served the judges and attorneys of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties as both a mediator and an arbitrator. Over the past fifteen years, 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. Mr. Foley has been a part of family law mediation in this 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. Despite his commitments, Mr. Foley still provides pro bono legal services on referral from Priests, Pastors, Ministers and Imam’s in the Dearborn area. 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. In 2007 Mr. Foley was trial counsel in the Michigan Court of appeal case of Skelly v. Skelly, 286 Mich. App 578 (2009). Mr. Foley is committed to helping men and women resolve their Family Law related issues in a fair and honorable manner, avoiding when possible the emotionally destructive and financially debilitating consequences of litigation.

Patrick A. Foley, Esq.
Attorney & Counselor


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Patrick A. Foley was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2010, and the State Bar of Alabama in 2011. Mr. Foley is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Livonia Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Michigan Association for Justice. Mr. Foley began his career in bankruptcy law, handling civil litigation, primarily creditor representation, fraud litigation, and adversary prosecution and defense work in the context of Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies. Mr. Foley’s work also includes comprehensive Trustee representation, predominately in the context of Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Presently, Mr. Foley’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation related to recovery for clients who have been economically or financially injured. He also represents clients in the areas of asset protection, estate planning, probate matters, and related elder law issues. Mr. Foley is a graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School (2003). He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Management at Albion College in 2007, and he earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Alabama in 2010.



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