Robert J. Foley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Kinsella and Foley Defense, PLLC
 | 2124 Dupont Ave S, Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone: 612-915-0281
Fax: 612-341-9079
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    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. He was selected by The National Trial Lawyers in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 for inclusion in the list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers and also for inclusion in the list of Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Attorney Foley was selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers for 2017, 2018 and 2019 and as a "Super Lawyer" in 2020. 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 Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Criminal Defense
    • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

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


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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    About Robert Foley

    Admitted: 2009, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • Lead Counsel Rated Attorney, Lead Counsel
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
    • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys- Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2018
    • Top Lawyer, Global Directory of Who's Who, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018
    • National College of DUI Defense, 2018
    • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2018
    • Hennepin County Bar Association, 2018
    • The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
    • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2018
    • Minnesota State Bar Association- Criminal Law Section, 2018
    • Amdahl Inn of Court, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Hamline University School of Law- Juris Doctor, 2009
    • Iowa State University, B.S History, Minor Psychology, 2004
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    Office Location for Robert J. Foley

    2124 Dupont Ave S
    Suite 101
    Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Phone: 612-915-0281

    Fax: 612-341-9079

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    Last Updated: 1/21/2021

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