John S. Foley

43 Highland Road
Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878
john@foleycerilli.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FoleyCerilli, P.C., 56 Pine Street, Suite 200, Providence, R.I. 02903
(2008 – present)

Partner and trial lawyer in firm specializing in personal injury litigation (medical malpractice, products liability, accident, and death cases) in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Decof & Decof, P.C., One Smith Hill, Providence, RI 02903
(1981 – 2008)

Trial lawyer representing plaintiffs in personal injury litigation (medical malpractice, products liability, accident, and death cases) in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. From 1991 to 1998, also responsible for professional liability litigation against individuals and organizations alleged to have caused or contributed to Rhode Island’s credit union banking crisis in 1991.

Rhode Island Department of Attorney General
(1977 – 1981)

Special Assistant Attorney General; Chief, Government Litigation Unit, 1980-1981; Represented the State of Rhode Island and state officials and employees in litigation in the state and federal courts.

EDUCATION

Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA, J.D. 1977

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, B.A.1973 (with highest distinction)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1969-1970

BAR ADMISSIONS

Massachusetts (December, 1977)

Rhode Island (February, 1978)

United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island (May, 1978)

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (December, 1979)

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (January, 1982)

United States Supreme Court (February, 1985)

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND HONORS

Included in Best Lawyers in America since 2006

Named to Rhode Island and New England Super Lawyers since 2008

Associate (Membership Chair, Rhode Island Chapter, 1993-2013), American Board of Trial Advocates

Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®

Member, American Association for Justice

Member, Rhode Island Association for Justice (Board of Directors, 1997 – Present)

Volunteer mediator in the Rhode Island Superior Court Settlement Week program from its inception.

Charter Member (1983 – 1993) and President (1986 – 1993), Rhode Island Legal/Educational Partnership, a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting
law-related education in Rhode Island’s elementary and secondary schools.

Town of Tiverton, Rhode Island, Charter Review Commission, 2003

Tiverton Land Trust (Board of Directors, 2007 – 2016; Vice President, 2009-2010; Treasurer, 2012-2014; Vice-President, 2015; President, 2016.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, October 21, 1989:
“Proof of Economic Damages in Personal Injury Cases”

Professional Education Systems, Inc., February 22, 1990: “Evaluation and Settlement of Personal Injury Claims in Rhode Island: The Plaintiff’s Perspective”

Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, November 9, 1992:
“Use of Video in Litigation”

Rhode Island Bar Association, October 27, 1994: “Proving Damages”

Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, October 4, 1996:
“Technology in the Courts (Videotape and Demonstrative Evidence)”

American Board of Trial Advocates, May 30, 1997:
“Masters in Trial” (Mock Trial Presentation)

Rhode Island Bar Association, October, 1997: “Wrongful Death Litigation”

National Business Institute, November 14, 1997: “Current
Developments in Product Liability in Rhode Island”

National Business Institute, August 4, 1998: “Trying the Wrongful
Death Case in Rhode Island”

Southern New England Rehabilitation Center, Brain Injury Conference, September 17, 1999: “Legal Aspects of Rehabilitation for the Brain Injury Patient and Family”

Association of Trial Lawyers of America and Roscoe Pound Institute, “From Classroom to Courtroom: Trial Techniques for the New Lawyer” (Demonstrative Evidence), Roger Williams School of Law, 1999 and 2002.

Rhode Island Bar Association, June 7, 2001: “Use of Technology in
Trial Presentations in Superior Court”

SEAK Legal and Medical Information Systems, Inc., National Expert Witness and Litigation Seminar, June 14, 2001: Impeachment of the Expert Witness: Advanced Techniques

Rhode Island Bar Association, February, 2003: “Top Ten Tort Topics”

Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, April 28, 2005: “The Wrongful
Death Statute: Litigation and the Probate Procedure”

National Institute for Trial Advocacy, April 29, 2005: “Taking and Defending Depositions” (Faculty)

Rhode Island Bar Association, October 5, 2006: “Recent Developments in the
Law – 2006” (Evidence)

Rhode Island Bar Association, October 4, 2007: “Recent Developments in the
Law – 2007” (Evidence)

Rhode Island Bar Association, November 27, 2007: “The Litigator’s Toolbox:
The Economic Expert”

Rhode Island Bar Association, October 2, 2008: “Recent Developments in the
Law – 2008” (Evidence)

Rhode Island Bar Association, October 28, 2009: “Recent Developments in the
Law – 2009” (Evidence)

Rhode Island Bar Association, October 21, 2010: “Recent Developments in the
Law – 2010” (Evidence)

Rhode Island Bar Association, November 18, 2011: “Recent Developments in the
Law – 2011” (Evidence)

Rhode Island Bar Association, October 26, 2012: “Recent Developments in the
Law – 2012” (Evidence)

Rhode Island Bar Association, May 2, 2013: “Top Ten Tort Topics”

Rhode Island Bar Association, October 16, 2013: “Recent Developments in the
Law – 2013” (Evidence)

Rhode Island Bar Association, October 23, 2014: “Recent Developments in the
Law – 2013” (Evidence)

United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island/Federal Bar Association/ Roger Williams University Law School: Litigation Academy Deposition Training Program, November 13-15, 2014 (Presenter, Faculty)

United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island/Federal Bar Association/ Roger Williams University Law School: Litigation Academy Deposition Training Program, May 7-9, 2015 (Presenter, Faculty)

Rhode Island Association for Justice, May 14, 2015: “Wrongful Death: The Good, the Bad, and the Probate”

United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island/Federal Bar Association/ Roger Williams University Law School: Litigation Academy Direct and Cross Examination Training Program, October 28-31, 2015 (Faculty)

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