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Robert Denis Foley

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Firm Name
Robert Foley Law Firm
Address
2259 Cleveland Ave.
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Fort Myers, FL 33901

Website
https://www.robertfoleylaw.com
Areas of Practice
Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense - Drug Possession, Criminal Defense - DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense - White Collar, Sexual Assault
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2259 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL, USA
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26.6353459
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-81.87234810000001
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Mr. Foley enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves as an infantryman when he was 17, and while serving he studied Sociology and Criminal Justice at Rhode Island College. He became a commissioned officer while in the Reserves, and after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986, he served on active duty with the Army. Mr. Foley’s first stop was to flight school in Fort Rucker, Alabama. He graduated flight school in 1987 and was assigned to fly the (then) border between East and West Germany. He served in West Germany for three years, and upon being promoted to Captain, he was reassigned back to Fort Rucker as an instructor pilot where he taught prospective aviators basic and advanced combat flying skills and night and night vision goggle emergency flying procedures. During Mr. Foley’s time in the Army he was an aviator, paratrooper, and he was Air Assault qualified. Mr. Foley was awarded an Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal (Persian Gulf), two Army Commendation Medals, and a Meritorious Service Medal. He completed his military service in 1992.

In 1990, Mr. Foley received a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In 1992, he began his legal studies at New England Law/Boston. He graduated from law school and became a member of the Massachusetts Bar in 1995.

In 1996, Mr. Foley became an FBI Special Agent Attorney. After graduating from the FBI Academy, he served in Bridgeport, Connecticut; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tucson and Yuma, Arizona; Louisville, Kentucky; Detroit, Michigan; Washington D.C. and Fort Myers, Florida. During his 20-year career with the FBI, Mr. Foley investigated drug trafficking organizations, violent gangs, white-collar criminals, and corrupt public officials and terrorists. He served in a variety of investigative and management positions including as an attorney in the FBI’s Office of General Counsel, Special Agent in Charge at the Washington Field Office, and Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office. While the Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Office, an assignment he considers the highlight of his career, Mr. Foley led over 600 special agents, intelligence analysts, task force officers, and support staff in the conduct of all FBI counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cyber, and criminal investigations within the state of Michigan. He was responsible as chief executive and final authority for all operational, legal, compliance, HR, audit, financial, facilities, and logistical matters for the Detroit headquarters’ field office and its 11 sub-offices.

As an FBI Special Agent, Mr. Foley has been the case agent on numerous investigations involving violent gangs, drug trafficking, police corruption, and complex white-collar cases. In Bridgeport, Connecticut he led a multi-jurisdictional Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) in a long-term wire-tap case resulting in the federal conviction of 21 drug traffickers. In San Juan, Puerto Rico he was a case agent on a year-long police corruption undercover investigation entitled “Operacion Honor Perdido” (Operation Lost Honor) resulting in the federal conviction of 29 police officers for cocaine trafficking. As the Special Agent in Charge in Detroit, Mr. Foley supervised high-profile corruption cases including a case against the Mayor of Detroit and a case against a Michigan Supreme Court justice. Both were convicted. In Fort Myers, Florida, he teamed up with the Commodities and Futures Trade Commission and targeted a wealth management company for securities violations. The principal of that company was convicted of fraud and received a 6-year federal sentence.

In addition, while with the FBI, Mr. Foley held a number of collateral positions including as a police instructor, teaching corruption investigative techniques in Budapest and Bangkok; he was a member of the FBI SWAT Team; he served as an FBI firearms instructor; and he was an FBI fixed-wing surveillance pilot and tactical helicopter pilot. During his career, Mr. Foley utilized virtually all of the sophisticated investigative techniques available, including infiltrating informants, high-risk search warrants, drug-buys and reverses, wire-taps, under-cover operations, and complex forensic accounting. In his capacity as a Special Agent Attorney and legal advisor, he has served on the FBI Headquarters Criminal Undercover Operations Committee, the FBI’s Shooting Review Group, FBI Compliance Inspection Teams, and he served as legal counsel to the FBI Headquarters Asset and Informant Unit. Mr. Foley proudly retired from the FBI in 2016.

As an FBI Special Agent Attorney for 20 years, Mr. Foley learned how to piece together complex criminal cases. He presented a countless number of these cases to federal prosecutors and 100% of the cases indicted resulted in a conviction. Mr. Foley brings this skill to his clients’ defense. He knows how complex criminal investigations are built. He knows how to reverse engineer these cases. He knows where to look, what to focus on, common issues and problems, and how to identify flaws, weaknesses, and holes. As a former state prosecutor, Mr. Foley was in the courtroom almost every day. From that experience, he developed the trial skills only a former prosecutor can obtain. He had an average caseload of about 400 cases. Because he knows how cases are tried, he knows how they are defended. Now, as a defense attorney, Mr. Foley’s experience as an FBI Agent and as an assistant state attorney provides a combination of skills his clients will not find anywhere else. He is an experienced criminal defense trial attorney in Southwest Florida. His office, the Robert Foley Law Firm, P.A., is an established criminal practice located in Fort Myers Florida. From that office, Mr. Foley handles Lee County criminal defense cases. In addition, he practices in partnership with seasoned veteran defense attorney Sean O’Halloran in Charlotte County in the criminal defense firm of O’Halloran and Foley, located in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Mr. Foley served 20 years as an FBI Special Agent including as the Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office and as an Attorney in the FBI’s Office of General Counsel, Investigative Law Unit. In addition, he is a former State prosecutor. His experience provides clients with a unique and unmatched combination of skills. He is also a fluent Spanish speaker.

Memberships

Professional Associations and Memberships
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association
Lee County Bar Association
FBI Agents Association

Admissions

Massachusetts
Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Supreme Court of the United States of America

Education

New England Law/Boston, Massachusetts
J.D.

Boston University
M.Sc., Business Administration

Rhode Island College
B.A.

Google Reviews
Google Reviews
Robert Foley Criminal Lawyer

2259 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901, USA

(239) 690-6080

5 out of 5 stars

Emilie Mirand

5 out of 5 stars

posted in the last week

Robert Foley is the best lawyer. I came to him with a difficult case and he did everything in his power to insure that I won . He answered All the questions I had , it didn’t matter what time I called his office he never told me he’ll call back , he never hesitated. He was always there to...

Firework29 4U

5 out of 5 stars

posted a month ago

Totally recommended. I couldn’t ask for a better lawyer. From the moment I met him his professionalism and caring instantly make me become his client. He gave his full attention and complete effort to my case to archive the best outcome. Always answered and explain any questions or concerns I...

Robert Hempfling

5 out of 5 stars

posted a month ago

My sister was looking at Federal and State charges. Mr. Foley was knowledgable and extremely informative with every angle of her case. He kept in contact with us through text messages and phone calls from the very beginning. When he advised us on how we should handle each step, he still gave us a...

Christine Carlton

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

My husband recently hired Robert as his lawyer for his court case. From day one when my husband called him to Inquire about his service he was extremely professional and attentive to all his questions. He Is a caring lawyer and really is in the business to help his clients. The outcome of the case...

Erin O’Rourke

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

After what feels like a lifetime of poor decisions I finally got it right in hiring Robert Foley as my attorney. Not only did Robert go above and beyond to get me the best outcome for my charges, so much so that even my judge told me to take note and acknowledge the wonderful work my attorney did...

Avvo Reviews
Avvo Reviews
Robert Foley Criminal Lawyer
Robert Foley Criminal Lawyer 2259 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901

5 out of 5 stars

Yiryna

5 out of 5 stars

posted one month ago

Totally recommended. I would hire him again without hesitation... I couldn’t ask for a better lawyer. From the moment I met him his professionalism and caring instantly make me become his client. He gave his full attention and complete effort to my case to archive the best outcome. Always...

Justin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I came to Robert needing someone to fight for me. He did just that and got all my charges dropped. I know lawyers may have a bad reputation but Robert treated me like family. I feel Robert generally cares about his client. I owe Robert alot essentially my life thanks guys.

anonymous

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Reached out to Robert when I received my citation in the mail. He was very attentive with my case. He was very helpful through the process answered all my questions. Robert was able to get the BUI thrown out and I only had to pay a small fine for the refusal to blow. I Highly recommend Robert!

Erin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

After what feels like a lifetime of poor decisions I finally got it right in hiring Robert Foley as my attorney. Not only did Robert go above and beyond to get me the best outcome for my charges, so much so that even my judge told me to take note and acknowledge the wonderful work my attorney did...

Baron

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

If you're in trouble with the law, and need someone who will represent you to their utmost ability to attain the best resolution possible, look no further. I chose Mr. Foley over the rest based on some strengths that I felt were invaluable , experience, experience, experience. Mr. Robert Foley has...

Richard

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I was wrongly arrested and accused of a felony. I was facing possible jail time for a crime that wasn't my fault. Robert took my case, stood behind me, and got my case DISMISSED. I could not be happier with the outcome. THANK YOU, Robert, for everything.

anonymous

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Robert did an outstanding job representing me on my DUI case. I could not be any happier with the outcome! I would hire him again if the need should arise. And I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a great attorney.

Paul

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Mr. Foley is top notch. Explained everything. Worked tirelessly to achieve our goals. Well known and respected. The outcome was awesome. My case was dismissed and charges dropped.

William

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Attorney Foley handled my case with the utmost professionalism, courtesy and expertise. I am very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend his services.

anonymous

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Nice responsive legal representation. Spent significant time discussing and, explaining the best and worst case scenarios of my case. The final outcome was in my favor and, all charges were dropped. Other law firms wanted upfront money in order to get into specifics about my case. Forget about a...