Michael J. Foley
Personal Injury Attorney and
Certified Civil Trial Advocate

Michael J. Foley
Personal Injury Attorney and
Certified Civil Trial Advocate

Meet Attorney Michael J. Foley
Helping Scranton Residents Secure Compensation

Michael J. Foley is a personal injury attorney who has earned myriad distinctions throughout 40 years in practice, including the Presidency of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and listings as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” in Philadelphia Magazine every year the award was granted.

Mr. Foley practices out of both our Scranton and Stroudsburg, PA, law offices alongside his family members and fellow attorneys, Mr. Kevin P. Foley, Mr. Tom Foley, Jr., and Mr. Thomas J. Foley, III.

Education

Juris Doctor (JD)

Duquesne University Law School
Pittsburgh, PA
1983

Bachelor’s Degree

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
1980

Advanced Training & Continuing Education

Master of Trial Law—Diplomat

American Association for Justice, National College of Advocacy
2018

Philo/Atkinson 21-Hour Seminars

Philo, Atkinson, Stephens, Wright, Whitaker & Philo
Detroit
1991–2015

Certified Civil Trial Advocate

National Board of Trial Advocacy
Certified 2007, Recertified 2012

Ultimate in Trial Advocacy Course

American Trial Lawyers Association
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
2003

Specialty Coursework

National Institute of Trial Advocacy
1989

Clerkship

Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert N.C. Nix, Jr., former Chief Justice of Pennsylvania
1984

Memberships & Distinctions

Founding Member and Board Member of the Committee for Justice for All (2002–Present)

Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (1990–Present)

Formerly known as the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (PaTLA), this organization is dedicated to promoting a fair legal system and supporting trial attorneys in their efforts to secure just outcomes for clients. Mr. Foley also served on the board of the Association's Victory Club from 1996–2015.

Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (2009–2016)

Mr. Foley also served in the AAJ's Key Person, Stalwart, Convention, and International Committees.

LawPAC Trustee (2006–2016)

LawPAC is the political action committee of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. 

President of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (2008–2009)

Since 1996, Mr. Foley has also served as PaAJ’s President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Assistant Secretary, and Assistant Treasurer, among other assignments.

President of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (2008–2009)

Board of Directors of Lackawanna Pro Bono (2000–2004)

Lackawanna Pro Bono, affiliated with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, is a non-profit providing free civil legal services to underserved populations of Lackawanna County. 

Board of Governors of the American Trial Lawyers Association's Workplace Injury Litigation Group (1996–2000)

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

This elite membership is extended to only 1% of licensed attorneys.

Fellow of the National College of Advocacy

Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

Fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Forum

Awards

Best Lawyers in America—U.S. News & World Report (2010–Present)

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer—Philadelphia Magazine (2004–Present)

Million Dollar Advocates Forum (1997–Present)

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL® CLIENT CHAMPION PLATINUM AWARD (2024)

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL® A Rated 

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (2018)

Lawyers of the Year—Best Lawyers in America (2017) Medical Malpractice Award in Northeast Pennsylvania

Global Directory of Who's Who (2016–2017)

Lawyers of Distinction (2015)

Career Achievement Award—Pennsylvania Association for Justice Board of Directors (2010)

Award From the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (2010)

Mr. Foley was honored with an award for his work protecting patients’ rights during legislative battles over medical malpractice in 2002 and 2003.

Special Service Award—Pennsylvania Association for Justice (2010)

Certificate of Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives (2008)

Special Service Award—Association of Trial Lawyers of America Litigation Group (1999)

Mr. Foley received a special award during the ATLA’s 1999 convention for his work on the matter of Sullivan v. Barnett, a workers’ rights case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Foley has been a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum since 1997 and has been counsel in numerous cases in which the settlements, verdicts, and/or awards exceeded $1 million or more. In 2001, Mr. Foley obtained the first million-dollar jury verdict ever rendered in Wayne County, PA, in the case of Halina Pasternak v. Wayne Memorial Hospital

Meet Our Personal Injury Lawyers

Serving Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania

Our firm's personal injury lawyers have earned consistent recognition from leading media outlets. Our personal injury attorneys are consistently named to U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"  and Lawdragon's leading plaintiff law firms in America. We are one of the few PA firms outside of Philadelphia to have attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers by Philadelphia Magazine

Foley Law Firm team photo

Affiliations & Admissions

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court—Middle District of Pennsylvania

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of the United States of America

American Board of Trial Advocates

American Association of Justice

American Bar Foundation

Litigation Counsel of America

National College of Advocacy

National Trial Lawyers Association—Medical Malpractice Section

Best Lawyers in America

Martindale-Hubbell

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Super Lawyers

Other Professionals
At the Foley Law Firm

Foley Law Firm office building

Foley Law Firm

The attorneys of the Foley Law Firm provide committed personal injury representation to eastern Pennsylvania. Our firm is proud to be affiliated with prominent organizations, including:

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • U.S. News & Nightly Reports
  • Super Lawyers
  • Lawdragon 

If you are looking for legal representation from a top-rated personal injury law firm in Scranton, call us at (800) 523-6539 or request a consultation online.

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