John M. Foy
John M. Foy is the founding partner of the law firm Foy & Associates, P.C. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1993 for the State of Georgia. He was also admitted to the U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia in that same year. He is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a graduate of Marquette University High School. He received a B.A. in political science from the University of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio, and his law degree from the Ohio Northern University School of Law, in Ada, Ohio.
Mr. Foy has devoted his entire career to the area of personal injury and insurance law. He devotes 100% of his practice to representing victims who have been injured by others negligence. He has conducted numerous jury trials throughout Georgia. He has focused on wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, as well as cases involving punitive damages. He has handled a substantial number of premises liability cases as well. He has also been very involved with mass tort litigation.
He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Association of Justice, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, as well as the Atlanta Bar Association.
Duncan M. Harle
Duncan M. Harle graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1993 – receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. He later graduated from a joint program between the University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston – completing a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Thereafter, in 2002, he graduated from John Marshall Law School upon completion of a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.
While in law school, Mr. Harle was named to Who’s Who in American Law School Students and served as an officer in the Student Bar Association and as a member of the ATLA Regional Trial Competition team. Mr. Harle lives in Atlanta and served as President of his Homeowners Association from 2008 to 2010, he is a member of the Executive Committee for his Neighborhood Planning Unit, and serves as a Deacon in his Church. In 2013, he was named to the John Marshall Law School Alumni Board.
Heather A. Thorpe
Heather A. Thorpe graduated from York University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Prior to attending law school, Heather worked at Prevent Child Abuse Georgia as a Volunteer Coordinator and Helpline Associate. She later graduated from John Marshall Law School in 2005, where she received a Doctor of Jurisprudence. She joined Foy and Associates in August of 2007.
In her free time, Ms. Thorpe volunteers at the State Bar of Georgia working with their docent program and also with the Fulton Country Truancy Intervention Project, where she represents juveniles at hearings. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the National Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Patty K. Kim
Patty K. Kim graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 2001, receiving a joint Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History. While there, she had the privileges of being a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an International Economics honor society, and travelling abroad to the United Kingdom to study at the University of Sussex. She then attended Georgia State University Law School where she served as President of the Asian American Law Students Association in 2003-2004 and received a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2004.
She is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia and has been admitted to the U.S. Northern District of Georgia.
Jonathan Schopp graduated from Michigan State University in 2002 with a degree in Communication. During his under graduate years, he worked in radio and television broadcasting, covering sports in the Lansing and Detroit area. He currently writes a regular column for Spartan Nation.
After college, Mr. Schopp worked primarily in the Financial Services Industry as a Financial Planner and Consultant, acquiring a Series 7, 63, 65, and Life, Accident & Health Insurance license. He provided individual and business clients with a variety of financial advice and services in both Michigan and Georgia.
Mr. Schopp graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law in 2008 as a member of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. He successfully competed in a range of advocacy competitions throughout law school and became active in the American Bar Association, where he currently serves as a Vice-Chair on the ABA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
Cooper F. Spence
Cooper Spence graduated from the University of Georgia in December of 2005 with a degree in Political Science. During his undergraduate years, he spent a semester at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England and served as an intern in the United States Senate in Washington, D.C.
Cooper graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in May of 2009. While in law school, Cooper served in the Loyola Law Clinic and was admitted to the State Bar of Louisiana for the limited practice of indigent criminal defense in the Criminal Courts of Orleans Parish. Cooper also a served as a legal aid volunteer for the Louisiana Pro Bono project and as an intern for the Honorable Jay C. Zainey in the Eastern District of Louisiana. In the summer of 2008, he was a visiting student at Universidad de Estado de Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Cooper was admitted into the State Bar of Georgia in December of 2009 and joined Foy and Associates in May 2010. Before joining the firm, he served as the as the legal staff for the Minority Office in the Georgia House of Representatives.
Ketan Patel grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in finance with highest honors. He then obtained his MBA from The University of Georgia and conducted a foreign investment study in Costa Rica before going on to Georgia State University College of Law and graduating in 2008.
While in law school, Ketan clerked with The Supreme Court of Georgia, interned with The United States Army JAG Corps, investigated insider trading and other securities law violations with The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and served as a law clerk for some highly notable personal injury and pharmaceutical liability law firms. Ketan began his career as an attorney at a Plaintiffs’ firm in downtown Atlanta and then joined the automotive claims department of one of the largest insurance companies in the world. He is passionate about injury and insurance law and has significantly benefited from his experience on both sides.
Ketan spends his free time learning how to play the guitar, working out, participating in outdoor activities, and tutoring his nieces and nephews. He is extremely passionate about helping those in need and will go the extra mile to ensure his clients obtain the maximum compensation for their injuries.
Elissa Blache graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2008 with a degree in Criminal Justice. During her last semester there, she served as an intern for the Western Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office.
Elissa graduated from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in May 2011. During law school, she was an active member of the Moot Court Program. As a second year law student, Elissa won first place and the award for ‘Best Oralist’ in the Tulane Sports Law Moot Court Competition. She later served on the Executive Moot Court Board where she coached both the Criminal Procedure and Bankruptcy teams. Additionally, Elissa worked as a Moot Court Teaching Assistant and clerked at an insurance defense firm in Metairie, Louisiana.
Elissa was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in November 2011 and joined Foy & Associates in December 2011. She is admitted to all Georgia courts, including the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
In addition to her work at Foy & Associates, Elissa volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation where she interviews and represents clients in regards to landlord-tenant, consumer debt and unpaid wage disputes.
Myia Wood graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. While there, she served on the All University Judicial Board (AUJB), a panel of students who hear cases and determine outcomes including sanctions, of alleged violations of the code of student conduct.
In 2007, she graduated from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Thereafter, she was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in December 2007. Since 2007, she has helped over 400 claimants with their pursuit of Social Security Disability benefits. She has devoted her legal practice to advocating for individuals with disabilities.
Myia is currently a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), Community Service Committee of the Young Lawyers Division, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).
Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire, Ms. Wrick left New England in 1999 and moved to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Emory University. Ms. Wrick received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and earned her law degree from John Marshall Law School. Ms. Wrick is the oldest of 4 children. In her spare time, Ms. Wrick enjoys running, snow skiing, rock climbing, cooking, attending sporting events (she is a devoted New England Patriots fan), event planning, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.Prior to joining Foy & Associates, P.C., Ms. Wrick was an associate attorney at an Atlanta area law firm where her practice focused on serious personal injury litigation and insurance coverage disputes. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Wrick worked as a paralegal in the Atlanta office of a national insurance defense firm, and later as an insurance claims adjuster for a national insurance carrier, gaining valuable experience, training, knowledge and insight into the insurance claims industry and its practices and procedures.
Brian S. Parker
Brian was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on June 5, 1979. The son of a construction worker and a school teacher, Brian has watched them both work incredibly hard, save, and make the best of the opportunities America presented, all while raising him and his older brother. His family still resides in Spartanburg and serves as a constant motivation to help others.
Brian went to Clemson University where he was very active in student activities along with receiving numerous academic accomplishments. Brian participated in a range of activities from receiving his varsity letter, Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society, to the Clemson Weightlifting Club. Brian graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2001 and received his law degree from the Georgia State in 2005. He was admitted to the bar in October 2005.
While in law school Brian worked with a trial lawyer and received extensive experience helping injured people with claims against doctors and hospitals, negligent car and truck drivers, governments that have acted improperly, and businesses that have caused harm. In 2007, Brian decided to open his own practice to continue zealously representing people and families who have been harmed by the negligence of others. Brian’s wonderful and very understanding wife, Laura, joined him and the two have successfully helped hundreds of people get the justice they deserved.
Brian is active in his profession and in the community. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the North Fulton Bar Association, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Brian is active member of the Clemson Alumni community, IPTAY, and volunteers with the Empty Stocking Fund, Operation Homefront and many other charitable and civic organizations. He lives in Fulton County with his wife.
Teresa Ross, a South Carolina native, graduated with honors from the College of Charleston in 2002 with a degree in Communications. She then moved to New York City where she worked in production for a nationally syndicated television show. Three years later, she returned to South Carolina and pursued a career in residential real estate during which she earned the Agent of the Year award for a national builder. In 2008, Teresa decided to pursue a law degree.
While in law school, Teresa clerked for Judge Lana Layton of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and also prosecuted misdemeanor crimes at the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office. Teresa was a member of the Bleckley Inn of Court and was chosen as a 2011 Pupil of the Year in the Weltner Inn of Court. Amongst other distinguished honors, Teresa earned the national Custer-Tuggle Award for excellence in family law in 2011. That same year, she earned her Juris Doctor with honors from Georgia State University College of Law and became a member of the Georgia Bar.
Prior to joining Foy and Associates, Teresa championed a successful criminal law practice where she represented clients charged with both felony and misdemeanor crimes in the Metro Atlanta area. She also made multiple guest appearances on “The Nancy Grace Show” as a legal analyst where she showcased her knowledge and experience in criminal law practice.
Teresa is happily married to her husband Brian, an Assistant District Attorney. She enjoys hiking and playing with her two Yorkie pups, Miles Davis and Abigail Jones.
M. Jared Easter
Jared grew up in East Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration. While in college, he mentored and tutored children with special needs who were in state custody. During this time, he developed a strong desire to help others in need.
Upon graduation, Jared moved to Columbia, South Carolina to attend the South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, he served as a student editor for the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Journal and as a USC School of Law Ambassador. He also clerked for a personal injury firm where he assisted in representing clients who had been injured in automobile and other serious accidents.
Jared was admitted into the State Bar of Georgia in December of 2012 and joined Foy and Associates in February of 2013. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and piano, volunteering with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundations, and spending time with his wife, Lauren. Jared has a strong desire to help those in need and is committed to going above and beyond to ensure that he obtains the best possible result for his clients.