In his very first jury trial, Mr. Foley successfully tried an unusual case which resulted in his client being awarded one half of a $4.4 million Pennsylvania Lottery jackpot, the winning lottery ticket having been jointly purchased by his client and another person, but which had been claimed by the other person to be his alone. Recently, Mr. Foley was lead counsel in a wrongful death case settled in 2017 for $4 million. The case arose from a collision in a highway construction work zone. A construction dump truck pulled out from a median crossover in front of a private passenger van, causing the van to rear-end the dump truck, and killing the driver of the van. On behalf of the widow of the van driver, Mr. Foley and his firm successfully pursued a lawsuit not only against the dump truck driver for bad driving, but against the highway construction company for poor construction traffic management.
Mr. Foley was just selected by his peers for recognition in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in plaintiff personal injury litigation.
Mr. Foley is rated AV (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell®. He also has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer eleven times.
Mr. Foley has been a member of the Board of Governors of The Pennsylvania Association for Justice (the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association) since 2009, and has served on its Executive Committee. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice's Amicus Curiae Committee, and was the Vice-Chair and then Chair of that Committee between 2011 and 2015. Mr. Foley has personally briefed and argued a number of cases on behalf of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.
Prior to being admitted to the bar in 1982, Thomas J. Foley, III graduated from the American University in Washington D.C. (Bachelor of Arts, 1979, Economics and International Relations), and the University of Pittsburgh (Juris Doctorate, 1982).
Following his graduation from law school in 1982, Mr. Foley served for two years as a Law Clerk, first to President Judge James C. Crumlish, Jr., of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, and then to Justice Nicholas P. Papadakos of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. After completing his clerkships, Mr. Foley joined the Dilworth Paxson Law Firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the litigation department, and became a partner in the firm. In 1991, Mr. Foley decided to return to northeastern Pennsylvania with the Foley Law Firm to open the firm's Stroudsburg office.
Mr. Foley is admitted to practice before the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as federal courts, including the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Foley is a member of the Monroe and Lackawanna County Bar Associations, and of the American Association for Justice (the American Trial Lawyers Association) (Section Memberships: Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability; Insurance Law). He is also a member of the the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (Section Memberships: Auto Insurance, Workers' Compensation, Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice).