ATTORNEYS

 

John R. Foley

Founding Partner

BIO

Mr. Foley’s practice concentrates primarily on Family Law, with a focus on high conflict cases and those with significant property at issue. Over the course of his practice, 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 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.

In addition to representing individual clients, Mr. Foley has served as both a mediator and an arbitrator since 1995. He is widely known for his ability to bring complex and contentious cases to resolution through his alternative dispute resolution practice. 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 religious leaders, including priests and imams, 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.



EDUCATION
Detroit College of Law, 1980
Juris Doctor
Oakland University, 1977
B.A., English & Political Science

Representative Matters

• Skelly v. Skelly, 286 Mich. App 578 (2009).


Admissions

State Bar of Michigan
Eastern District of Michigan
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Patrick A. Foley

Managing Partner

BIO

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 family law and complex civil litigation related to recovery for clients who have been economically or financially injured. Mr. Foley’s corporate practice includes representing small to medium companies and individuals in employment and deal negotiations, and contract review. He also represents individual clients in the areas of asset protection, estate planning, probate matters, and related elder law issues.

 

In addition to maintaining his legal practice, Mr. Foley is a graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School (2003) and remains active in alumni matters.

 

Representative Matters


EDUCATION
Albion College, 2007
Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Management
University of Alabama, 2010
Juris Doctor


Associations

American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Michigan Association for Justice


Admissions

State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Alabama
Eastern District of Michigan
Western District of Michigan

 

Jesse R. Stec

BIO

Attorney since 2017

Mr. Stec is an associate attorney with John R. Foley, PC. He has extensive experience in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, parenting time, and support disputes.

Mr. Stec regularly assists clients with custodial probate issues and estate planning, including preparing wills, trusts, and deeds. He also counsels clients in financial matters, such as commercial landlord-tenant disputes, real estate transactions, and representing both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy and collection proceedings.


EDUCATION
Grand Valley State University, 2013
    Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2017
    Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

Representative Matters
• Obtaining regular, consistent parenting time for a father after he was denied any parenting time with his daughter for two consecutive years;
• Winning a daughter guardianship and conservatorship over her mentally ill mother;
• Resolving a high conflict landlord-tenant dispute on behalf of the commercial tenant without any damages paid to the landlord.

Admissions

State Bar of Michigan
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Associations
American Bar Association
Wayne County Family Law Bar Association

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