Jason E. Foy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Hackensack, NJ

Foy & Seplowitz LLC
 | 105 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-457-0071
Fax: 201-457-0072
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense


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    Attorney Profile

    Criminal defense attorney Jason E. Foy is a founding partner at the law firm of Foy & Seplowitz LLC. At the firm, located in Hackensack, he provides high-quality legal representation to individuals in Bergen County and surrounding New Jersey, as well as New York, who face a wide range of criminal charges, including:

    • Conspiracy
    • Homicide
    • Sex offenses
    • Racketeering
    • Domestic violence
    • Driving under the influence
    • Drug offenses
    • Appeals
    • Parole and probation violations

    Mr. Foy began practicing law in 1996 after earning his law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and his approval to practice law in New York state. In addition to his approval to practice in all of New York's state courts, the state of New Jersey and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey have approved him to practice in their courtrooms.

    Mr. Foy is a criminal defense attorney who has earned the respect of not only his clients, but also his peers. He has a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and he is a regular presenter at continuing legal education events. In addition to recognizing his extensive knowledge of criminal law, the legal community recognizes his leadership skills. He serves as an Officer of the Bergen County Bar Association and as co-chair of the association's Criminal Practice Committee.

    Mr. Foy's involvement in the legal community is not limited to Bergen County, as he is an active member at the national, state and local levels. He is a member of the Garden State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020

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    About Jason Foy

    Admitted: 1997, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage: http://foyseplowitz.com/jason-e-foy-attorney/

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Criminal Justice Act Attorney for the Southern District of New York
    • Assigned Counsel Plan for the 1st Department, Homicide Panel and Felony Panel

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Officer, Bergen County Bar Association
    • United States Supreme Court, 2016
    • Garden State Bar Association, Life Member
    • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer of New Jersey, 2017
    • Member, Bronx Bar Association
    • New York Bar Association
    • New York State, 1996
    • United States District Court Eastern District of New York, 2001
    • Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 2017
    • Member, New York Criminal Bar Association
    • New Jersey Bar Association
    • Bergen County Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee
    • United States District Court Southern District of New York, 2001
    • Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 2017
    • Co-Chair, Bergen County Bar Association, Criminal Practice Committee
    • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Bergen County Bar Association, Diversity Committee
    • New Jersey State, 1997
    • United States District Court District of New Jersey, 2001

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Teaneck Township Municipal Court Security Committee
    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated (Alpha Alpha Lamda Chapter, Newark)
    • New Jersy Supreme Court District Ethics Committee IIB, 2002-2006
    • Teaneck Community Charter School, Assistant Coach of Lady Tornadoes Softball Team, 2008-2014
    • Former Assistant Coach for Teaneck Community Charter School Lady Tornadoes Softball Team
    • Chairman, City of Englewood Municipal Court Security Committee
    • Advisory Panel to Study Issues Relating to Use of Police Body Camera Equipment in Bergen County

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Moderator of Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions, sponsored by the Criminal Practice Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association
    • An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequity., Disussion Leader, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Youth Summit, Sponsored by National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Teaneck Public Schools, and NAACP-Bergen County, 2020
    • Moderator of Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Litigating Eyewitness Identification and Pre-Trial/Post Conviction Forensic Litigation in Pattern and Impression Evidence, sponsored by the Criminal Practice Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association
    • Panelist, Domestic Violence Continuing Legal Education entitled, "Crime After Crime", sponsored by Women Lawyer's in Bergen and the Bergen County Bar Association
    • Instructed Attorneys in the New Jersey Association for Justice, Meadowlands Seminar, on the recent changes to the expungement laws in the State of New Jersey., Update to Expungement Laws as of April 2016, New Jersey Association for Justice- Educational Foundation


    • Acquittal on all charges involving an assault with a deadly weapon based on the affirmative defense of Justification (aka, Self-Defense).  New York Supreme Court, Queens County (November), 2018
    • Acquittal on all charges involving alleged unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.  New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County., 2019
    • Acquittal of all charges in Homicide trial involving multiple identifying witnesses and video surveillance evidence capturing entire murder.  New York Supreme Court, Bronx County. June, 2014
    • Acquittal of 2013 Homicide involving DNA evidence and a cooperating co-defendant that testified against client.  New York Supreme Court, Bronx County. July, 2017
    • Acquittal of 1998 Homicide of a Transgender person.  New York Supreme Court, Bronx County. January, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Syracuse University, BA in Political Science, 1991


    • “Jason Foy is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in New Jersey and consistently obtains excellent results for his clients through his knowledge of the law, diligence and professionalism. He is a Co-Chair of the Criminal Practice Committee for the Bergen County Bar Association and regularly provides advice to other attorneys on criminal law issues.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Jason E. Foy

    105 Main Street
    Hackensack, NJ 07601

    Phone: 201-457-0071

    Fax: 201-457-0072

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