Jason E. Foy
Jason E. Foy is committed to the professional and rigorous representation of those accused of crimes at the State and Federal levels in both New York and New Jersey. His in-depth experience includes representing clients charged with felonious crimes such as murder, murder-for-hire, racketeering, aggravated assault, sex crimes, robbery, drug possession and sales, complex narcotics conspiracies, bank fraud, and money laundering. Mr. Foy also has extensive experience in defending clients charged with DWI, simple assault, theft crimes and other misdemeanors or disorderly persons offenses.
Prior to become a founding partner of the criminal defense firm of Foy & Seplowitz, LLC in 2013, Foy founded Foy & Foy, LLC in 2001 with his wife and Harvard educated lawyer, Karla Y. Foy.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Foy prosecuted crimes while serving as an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office. It was while with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office that Foy laid the foundation to become a successful trial lawyer.
Mr. Foy is admitted to the practice of law in the States of New York and New Jersey, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Foy has been named in the New Jersey Super Lawyers publication as a “Super Lawyer” for criminal defense in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020. He has also been named in the (201) Magazine Bergen’s Top Lawyers section.
Mr. Foy is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association (where he currently serves as the President and as co-Chair of the Criminal Practice Committee), the Garden State Bar Association, the Bronx Bar Association, the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, the New York Criminal Bar Association, the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Foy formerly served a four (4) year appointment by the New Jersey Supreme Court with the Bergen County District IIB Ethics Committee, which investigates and prosecutes ethics complaints against attorneys.
Mr. Foy earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY.
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University of Maryland School of Law, JD
Syracuse University, BA, Political Science
New York State
New Jersey State
United States District Court Southern District of New York
United States District Court Eastern District of New York
United States District Court District of New Jersey
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
United States Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
Professional Associations and Memberships
2020 Panelist, Hot Topics in Criminal Law: Extreme Risk Protective Order Act, sponsored by the New Jersey Association for Justice
Guest Speaker, 2020 MLK Weekend Youth Summit, Teaneck High School.
Master of Ceremony, 2019 Bergen County Bar Association Diversity in the Profession Award Dinner.
Keynote Speaker, 2017 Bergen County NAACP Freedom Fund Gala.
Panelist, 2017 Men’s Day at the Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Teaneck, New Jersey.
Speaker, New Developments in the Expungement Laws as of April 2016, sponsored by the New Jersey Association for Justice, Meadowlands Seminar.
Keynote Speaker, 2013 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony for Delta Mu Chapter at Dwight Morrow High School.
Moderator of Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions, sponsored by the Criminal Practice Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association.
NJ Supreme Court Criminal Practice Committee, 2018-present
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
Bergen County Bar Association (President of the BCBA for the 2022-2023 term, Co-Chair of Criminal Practice Committee, Diversity Committee, Bench Bar Committee)
Garden State Bar Association (Lifetime Member)
New Jersey State Bar Association
Assigned Counsel Plan for the 1st Department (certified by the Homicide Panel and Felony Panel to be appointed to represent the indigent)
Bronx Bar Association
Criminal Justice Act Attorney for the Southern District of New York (Certified to be appointed to indigent defendants accused of violated the laws of the United States of America)
New York Criminal Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
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 (Guest Speakers from the Innocence Project).
Panelist, Domestic Violence Continuing Legal Education entitled, “Crime After Crime”, sponsored by Women Lawyer’s in Bergen and the Bergen County Bar Association.
Past Employment Positions
Foy & Foy, LLC, Founding Partner
Bronx District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney
Teaneck Community Charter School, Assistant Coach of Lady Tornadoes Softball Team 2008-2014
City of Englewood Municipal Court Security Committee, Chairman
Teaneck Township Municipal Court Security Committee, Member
NJ Supreme Court District Ethics Committee IIB 2002-2006
Advisory Panel to Study Issues Relating to Use of Police Body Camera Equipment in Bergen County