Attorney John R. Foley, a graduate of Detroit Catholic Central (’73), Oakland University (’77), and the Detroit College of Law (’80), began practicing law in 1981, focusing on Employment Litigation and Family Law.

In 1994, Mr. Foley started the law firm of John R. Foley, P.C. to focus principally on the practice of Family Law, in an age of increasing divorce rates, increasing complexity, and increasing anxiety resulting from an overburdened and archaic system. Since that time, John R. Foley’s Family Law practice has grown hand in hand with the Courts, as they revise and hone the law, for proper and efficient administration of divorce and custody actions.

Simultaneously, John Foley grew the Alternative Dispute Resolution side of the firm. He developed a thriving practice of arbitration, mediation, and parenting time coordination. This practice area is widely regarded as one of the better and more effective alternatives for divorcing couples who need to settle property matters or find a mutually agreeable resolution to parenting time issues.

In 2017, Jesse R. Stec joined the firm after graduating Cum Laude from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Previously an intern with the firm, Jesse immediately added value to the firm with his staunch advocacy and skilled writing. Jesse has expertise in the areas of probate, personal bankruptcy, and family law.

In 2018, Jennifer D. Larson joined the firm and brought her considerable litigation experience to the firm’s high-conflict family law cases as well as the corporate side of the practice. Jennifer’s background in complex commercial litigation, banking, securities, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy have strengthened the firm’s business law and bankruptcy practices.

The attorneys of John R. Foley, P.C. pride themselves on providing the highest quality representation possible, building long-term client relationships, and obtaining the best possible results for their clients.


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For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. John R. Foley has achieved the highest rating possible: AV® Preeminent™.

Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. John R. Foley has been selected as Super Lawyer in the area of Family Law / Divorce.