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Thaddeus Furlong

Thaddeus Furlong

also known as Thad Furlong

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me


Thaddeus Furlong is a very experienced criminal defense attorney who has helped hundreds of clients in over 20 years of jury and non-jury cases in Virginia and nationwide. He's defended many high profile clients and others who appreciated his unique blend of aggressive courtroom defense and extensive police experience. Furlong & Drewniak is a law firm composed exclusively of attorneys with prior police, prosecutor and military experience who work hard to maximize the legal protections for their clients. Attorney Furlong is a former member of many law enforcement agencies, including the LAPD, LA County Sheriff, Fairfax County Police and military police. He has taught at the FBI Academy, at colleges as an adjunct professor of law, and teaches other lawyers how to defend DUI and criminal cases as a CLE instructor at lawyer education seminars. He handles many referrals from judges, government agencies, embassies, and companies who have employees in need of confidential assistance.  DISCLAIMER: EACH CASE IS UNIQUE. PAST SUCCESSES ARE NO INDICATION OF FUTURE SUCCESS.

As a POLICE OFFICER graduating at the top of his class, Attorney Furlong was trained and certified in the proper use of radar, DUI field sobriety tests, BAC machine operation, drug analysis, search & seizure, crime scene investigation and forensic laboratory analysis. He graduated early from Georgetown University Law School and worked at large and small firms as an aggressive courtroom lawyer successfully handling hundreds of civil and criminal cases.

FORMER CLIENTS include: Congressional staff, politicians, CEOs, professional athletes, celebrities, lawyers, movie actors, clergy, doctors, nurses, teachers, military, White House personnel, Secret Service, DEA, CIA, police officers, federal agents, government contractors, businessmen, students, juveniles, and others who need top quality, confidential legal advice.

 WHAT DOES HE DO? Using his combination of police experience and courtroom knowledge, he will explain the charges, the penalties, discuss the expected police evidence, and if your case is accepted, he will develop a custom defense strategy based on the particular evidence and legal issues involved. The firm is in high demand and courtroom slots fill up early on a “first come, first served “basis--so contact the office now and speak to a trained paralegal who will discuss your case and the next critical steps.  GET PROTECTED! KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! DO NOT DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITHOUT A LAWYER! JAIL CALLS RECORDED!




Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    20 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    20 years, 4 thousand cases



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Joseph Dischley

    I endorse this lawyer. He is hands down one of the best lawyers in Northern Virginia. He know a how to produce the results that matter in almost every circumstances. His military and law enforcement experience coupled with years of work as a defense attorney make him an absolute powerhouse in the courtroom.


    David Dischley Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Furlong Law Offices

2126 Jefferson Davis Hwy Ste 101
Stafford, VA, 22554



VAAuthorized to practice law199510/09/2009

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Pro Bono Lawyer of the YearFairfax Bar Association1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFurlong & Drewniak PLLC2010 - Present
Adjunct InstructorFBI Academy2008 - Present
Senior AttorneyBose Law Firm2005 - 2010
Adjunct ProfessorNVCC1995 - Present
AttorneyLarge and Small Law Firms1995 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Fairfax County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Arlington County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
FBI New Agent Trainee ClassCourtroom Evidence, Testifying, ProceduresN/A