Joan Foley

Kermit Gitenstein Distinguished Professor of Health Law & Policy and Professor of Legal Process

B.A., with honors, 1991, Binghamton University
J.D., 1995, New York University School of Law

Contact Info

Office: 631-761-7181
Room: 411E
Faculty Assistant: Sue Mori
Joan  Foley


Professor Foley teaches Health Care Law, Legal Process, Legal and Ethics Issues in Medical Malpractice, and American Trial Courts - Theory and Practice in the Federal Courts. 

Professor Foley received her legal education at the New York University School of Law, graduating in 1995. After law school, she joined the firm of Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP. From 2000 through 2006, Professor Foley was a partner of that firm in Seattle, Washington. Her practice focused on health law, complex litigation, appellate litigation, and environmental litigation. Professor Foley represented clients in a wide range of cases, including reimbursement litigation, product liability, personal injury, defense litigation, utilities law, and class actions. 

Professor Foley joined the faculty at the University of Washington School of Law in 2007. There, she taught first-year and upper division legal writing courses. 

Throughout her legal career, Professor Foley has served on a number of boards of professional and non-profit organizations. Professor Foley is Board Member of the Federal Bar Association – Eastern District of New York Chapter Board. She is as an Executive Committee Member of the Association of American Law Schools - Aging and the Law Section. Professor Foley is a Steering Committee Member of the Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project.

Professor Foley's distinctions include being recognized in Law & Politics Magazine as a "Rising Star of Washington Law" and being named a Chapter Member of the Year by Washington Women Lawyers. 

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Legal Process
American Trial Courts: Theory & Practice in the Federal Courts
Health Care Law
Legal and Ethics Issues in Medical Malpractice 


Joan Foley & Constance Krontz, Interactive Citation Workstation: Washington (June 30, 2015, at 10:00 AM)

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