John A. Foley, Esq., received his B.A. from the University of Miami and his J.D. from the University Of Miami School Of Law in 1988. After graduating law school, Mr. Foley joined the Miami firm of Rosen & Switkes, PA, specializing in civil and commercial trial litigation and employment law. He later joined the firm of Joel Kaplan, Esq., where he practiced state and federal criminal law and appeals.
Mr. Foley runs the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County’s Non-Profit Legal Assistance Project, a community partnership designed to assist non-profit agencies in various human resource and legal matters, including compliance with state and federal laws. He joined the Legal Aid Society in 1996 and also serves as the supervising attorney for the Legal Aid Society’s HIV/AIDS Legal Project.
Mr. Foley is a member of the Florida Bar, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Labor and Employment and Corporate Sections of the Florida Bar, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County. In 1997, Mr. Foley received the Legal Aid Society’s Human Rights Advocacy Award for his work in representing an HIV-infected individual who was wrongfully denied health insurance. In 2004, the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition presented Mr. Foley with the President’s Award for his work with the Non-Profit Legal Assistance Project. In November of 2006, Mr. Foley was honored with the “Friend of Planned Parenthood Award” presented by Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast. Mr. Foley lectures throughout the state on topics related to board governance, risk management and labor and employment issues.