Thomas J. Foley

Thomas J. Foley: Attorney with Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC AV stamp icon
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Tom Foley is a founding member of Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, and directs the Products Liability and Complex Litigation Group. Over the last 20 years, he has served as national trial counsel in various complex liability litigations in numerous jurisdictions across the country including California, Colorado, Oregon, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and throughout Michigan. He was the lead trial lawyer in the largest consolidated mass tort trial to result in a defense verdict.

In 2004, Tom was selected among other national defense trial lawyers to serve as faculty for the prestigious International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy held at Stanford University Law School. He and the attorneys in his group have defended class actions, antitrust, aviation, complex commercial and other high-stakes litigation.

Tom carries Martindale-Hubbell's "A-V" rating and is an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel [IADC]. He is also a member of the M-LAW (Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch) Advisory Board where he is active in pro-business tort reform activities. In 2015, he was recognized by DBusiness Magazine as a “Top Lawyer” in products liability. Tom is currently the only Michigan lawyer listed in International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Mass Torts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
734-742-1805  Phone
734-521-2379  Fax
University Attended:
Michigan State University, B.A., cum laude, 1976
Law School Attended:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1980
Year of First Admission:
Michigan; 1990, Ohio
State Bar of Michigan (Member, Civil Procedure Committee, 1984-1989); International Association of Defense Counsel, 1997— (Vice Chair, Class Action and Multi-party Litigation and Drug, Device and Biotech Committees; 2004 Trial Academy Faculty); Defense Research Institute (Member, Product Liability Committee, 1980—; Drug and Medical Device Committee, 1986—); M-LAW (Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch) Advisory Board.
Hobbies & interests:
Tom has been happily married to Ginny for 37 years. Their daughter works in advertising in Philadelphia.He is an instrument-rated pilot and enjoys both Alpine and Nordic skiing in the Winter and boating and windsurfing during the Summer months. Tom is an avid reader with particular interest in history and cosmology. Tom, Ginny and their daughter Katie are all proud Michigan State grads and avid Spartan fans.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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Livonia, Michigan

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