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Attorney Daniel S. Foley

Dan Foley has been crafting winning Maritime and Offshore Accident cases for over 40 years. His meticulous preparation and thorough knowledge of the maritime industry make him an attorney that few opponents wish to tangle with. Other law firms regularly refer some of their toughest maritime cases to him for litigation.

Dan regularly sees the devastating physical and mental consequences to accident victims brought about by an industry that sees injured workers as little more than broken parts to be replaced as quickly and cheaply as possible. The severe pain, helplessness and depression suffered by seriously injured workers can tear families apart, even as employers routinely second guess their actions in order to win lawsuits.

Dan provides a high level of contact with his clients, regularly giving them clear updates on the progress of their case in this highly demanding and technical area of litigation. He builds winning cases designed to provide not only medical treatment and financial security for injured workers and their families, but also the vindication that his clients need in order to resume a normal life.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury because of the negligence of others, contact Dan now for a Free Case Evaluation.


Daniel S. Foley attended St. Joseph Seminary College and the University of New Orleans. He earned his law degree at Louisiana State University in 1972, and was awarded a Master of Laws Degree in Admiralty from Tulane University School of Law in 1984.

Areas of Practice

Dan’s particular area of expertise is Maritime Personal Injury Law. He also practices in the areas of Medical Malpractice, Worker’s Compensation, and General Tort Litigation. Dan practiced at Dodd & Barker, and was an originating partner at its successor firm, Barker, Boudreaux, Lamy & Foley (predecessor of Foley, Lamy & Jefferson).

Bar Admissions

• Louisiana State Bar Association (1972)
• American Bar Association
• U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana

Memberships and Associations

Dan is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice He is a past president of the Louisiana Association for Justice (October 2013 – September 2014), and currently serves as a member of its executive committee, and is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.

Awards and Honors

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ ranks Daniel “AV Preeminent®”, their highest rating of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

Elective Public Office

Dan was elected and served as Clerk of Court, Civil District Court, Orleans Parish from 1980 to 1990.

Community Involvement

Dan is a past member of the Human Relations Commission of the City of New Orleans (1992 – 1993), was president of the St. Joseph Seminary College Alumni Association (1991 – 1993), and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana State Museum (1978 – 1981).


Dan was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions of 1984 (Mondale), 1988 (Gore), and 1992 (Clinton), and is a fellow of the Loyola University Institute of Politics.

Personal Background

Dan lives in New Orleans with his wife Angela Blaize Foley, and is the father of four children.