Attorney Amy A. Foley leverages a wide range of legal experience when advocating for her clients. Over the last 13 years, she’s won nearly a hundred jury trials, bench trials, and courts-martial, and successfully settled countless civil and criminal matters.
She got her start as an intern with Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in 2004. There she worked with attorneys in a Self-Help Center, helping deserving litigants file various pleadings, including restraining order petitions. Amy’s passion for helping people led her to the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law where she took exhaustive case histories while interviewing prospective divorce clients. Even before law school, she learned to listen with compassion, to be a calm and rational voice in the midst of overwhelming emotion.
In 2005, Amy began law school at Pepperdine University School of Law, where she broke school records on the competitive trial team, to include winning her first national competition. Amy also co-founded and became Chair of the Trial Lawyers Club and served as the Vice President of Advocates for Public Interest Law. Amy graduated in 2008 with the Order of the Barristers.
Following graduation, Amy taught Advanced Trial Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine. During that time, Amy gained valuable litigation experience at a civil law firm and served as a board member on the Tom Mesereau Legal Clinic.
Public service continued to be paramount to Amy, as she accepted a commission in the selective and prestigious United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Having served her country honorably as a tenacious advocate at the largest military installation in the country at Fort Hood, Texas, Amy received an invitation to join the elite Trial Counsel Assistance Program at Fort Belvoir, VA. There she supported and trained Army prosecutors worldwide.
In 2014, Amy received orders to Fort Carson, CO, where she took over and won a complex domestic violence homicide court-martial. Following that victory, Amy became deputized as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, where she regularly appeared in Federal Court to handle all civilian misconduct on Fort Carson.
In 2016, Amy transitioned to the civilian legal community joining the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in El Paso County. Amy rose to the rank of Senior Deputy District Attorney, handled hundreds of criminal cases, regularly taught continuing legal education (CLE) courses for the Colorado District Attorney’s Council, and received a letter of commendation from the Chief of the Colorado Springs Police Department.
Amy continued to gain valuable advocacy experience as she fought for victims of crime. After over five years with the District Attorney’s Office and with her passion to help individual clients, Amy brought her unstopping advocacy to Drexler Law.
Change is not something that Amy has shied away from. As a veteran, who grew up as a military dependent, Amy has moved and started over dozens of times. From these experiences, she developed a profound understanding of the complex blend of emotions her clients must work through as they prepare to enter a new stage in their life’s journey. Amy works hard to let those she represents know that good can come from these tough situations. Those who work with Amy see her positivity, her endless energy, and her fierce loyalty as attributes that make her an exceptional attorney. As hard as she works to settle matters fairly, she is always ready to litigate. Amy is described as unstoppable in the courtroom.
As a mother and spouse, Amy knows the joys and challenges of family life. This perspective is an asset to her clients who are struggling and striving to do what is in the best interest of their children while going through a dissolution and/or navigating a custody schedule with another parent. Amy stands ready to support and advocate for her clients.