Robert J. Foley

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kinsella and Foley Defense, PLLC
Robert J. Foley
Kinsella and Foley Defense, PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2009

Education: Hamline University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

Kinsella and Foley Defense, PLLC

2124 Dupont Ave S
Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55405 Visit website


Co-founder of Kinsella and Foley Defense, PLLC, Robert J. Foley serves clients throughout the state of Minnesota. He focuses his practice on DWI/DUI Defense and most areas of Criminal Defense. Attorney Foley has represented hundreds of clients in the metro area and statewide in both Criminal DWI/DUI proceedings as well as Civil proceedings challenging license revocation, plate impoundment and vehicle forfeiture. Attorney Foley also represents clients in most areas of General Criminal Defense throughout the state of Minnesota.

Mr. Foley obtained a Bachelor of Science in history with a Minor in psychology from Iowa State University in 2004. He later pursued his legal education, graduating from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, in 2009. While in law school, he served as a Certified Student Attorney with the Minnesota Public Defender’s Office in Saint Paul. He was also a law clerk for a small general practice firm in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Mr. Foley has had tremendous success in litigating DWI/DUI cases in the courtroom, persuading prosecutors to dismiss criminal charges and fighting for reinstatement of driving privileges and license plate impoundment. Attorney Foley has also ensured that forfeited vehicles were returned to their rightful owners on multiple occasions. Attorney Foley was selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers for 2017, 2018 and 2019 and as a "Super Lawyer" in 2020 through 2023. He has additionally earned recognition from his peers as seen through his receipt of an "Excellent" rating through Avvo and as Lead Counsel Verified. 

Always striving to remain up-to-date in his practice, Mr. Foley is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association. He also holds membership in The National College for DUI Defense, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 2009, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

  • Lead Counsel Rated Attorney, Lead Counsel
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
Educational Background:
  • Hamline University School of Law- Juris Doctor, 2009
  • Iowa State University, B.S History, Minor Psychology, 2004
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018
  • National College of DUI Defense, 2018
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, 2018
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2018
  • Minnesota State Bar Association- Criminal Law Section, 2018
  • Amdahl Inn of Court, 2018

Office location for Robert J. Foley

2124 Dupont Ave S
Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Phone: 612-915-0281


5 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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