Valerie Foland

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Valerie Foland grew up in Missouri but moved around before finally settling in Fayette, Missouri .  She attended Central Methodist University, graduating in December of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology.  After completing undergrad, she obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law.  

Valerie married Novy Foland, a Fayette native, in 2018. In her time outside of the office, Valerie coaches the Fayette Varsity Girls Basketball team and enjoys running 5k's with her husband.

Valerie plans to begin her legal career focusing on child custody, support, divorce, paternity and other family-related legal issues.   She is excited to begin working in the community and helping families.

Admissions to Practice


Missouri Supreme Court

(September 2019 to Present)


United State District Court, Western District of Missouri

(September 2019 to Present)



University of Missouri, School of Law

Juris Doctor, May 2019


Central Methodist University

Bachelor of Science, December 2015
Summa Cum Lauda

Honors & Activities


Order of the Barristers 

Women's Law Association, Service Chair

Journal of Dispute Resolution, Managing Editor

Board of Advocates, Judging Director

Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Honor Society, Clerk

Phi Alpha Delta, Member



Newman, Comley & Ruth, PC

Law Clerk, Summer 2018


Midwest Innocence Project

January 2018 - May 2018

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of MO

Summer 2017