Herrig & Vogt is proud to announce the addition of associate attorney Ryan S. Foley.
Mr. Foley’s journey toward law school had already begun before the age of 10. He recalls his parents chastising him for lying, and his punishment was to write an essay on why lying was wrong. Instead, he wrote about the social circumstances in which lying would not only be acceptable, but even preferable. For example, his parents certainly would not chide him for fibbing about how much he loved the birthday present Grandma sent.
This penchant for argumentation led him to pursue a future in the legal field after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to law school he was a Judicial Extern for Judge James Otto in the Superior Court of Long Beach, California. He received his juris doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law and during school he worked as a research assistant for several law professors and as a legal intern for Judge Shauna Chastain’s family law practice prior to her appointment to the Solano County Superior Court.
His emphasis in law school was in intellectual property (particularly trademarks) and he has previously touched on the areas of family law, probate, trust administration, estate planning, civil litigation, landlord/tenant, and business formation.
He particularly enjoys the fact that being an attorney presents opportunities for him to learn more about all kinds of things (like the ins and outs of construction management), and not just the law. His inquisitive nature is just one of the things that makes Mr. Foley an excellent addition to our team.
Mr. Foley is a NorCal native, hailing from Solano county, and is excited about being closer to Apple Hill. He enjoys golfing and watching all kinds of sports (rooting for the Sacramento Kings, of course), but with the current lack of sports due to Covid he has channeled his competitive energy into training his girlfriend’s 5-year-old mutt, Wiley, to do a dog-obstacle course.