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Thaddeus Furlong

Criminal defense Attorney at Stafford, VA

5.0   61 reviews

also known as Thad Furlong


Licensed for 27 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Georgetown lawyer, former police and FBI instructor uses his police knowledge to carefully review arrest procedures, crime scene evidence, search & seizure, drug reports, and DUI field tests in 20 years of court trials.

    28 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    Former police officer analyzes traffic stop, field sobriety tests, breath machine operation, blood cases and police procedures for errors and lab mistakes. Clients include Congress and White House officials, contractors, government, etc.

    28 years

  3. Sex crime
    20%
    Pornography, sexual assault, sexting, computer and phone pictures, online police stings, and more. We have defended many cases where our experienced examination of the forensic evidence made the difference. NEVER talk to police without us there.

    28 years

FORMER POLICE INSTRUCTOR - DUI - CRIMINAL - MURDER - ASSAULT - DRUGS - SEX CRIMES - STAFFORD, FAIRFAX, FREDERICKSBURG, SPOTSYLVANIA, MANASSAS, KING GEORGE AND OTHER COURTS.

Thaddeus Furlong is a FORMER POLICE OFFICER and very experienced criminal 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, including movie stars, celebrities, and others who appreciated his unique blend of aggressive courtroom defense and extensive police knowledge. Having spent many years in law enforcement, the military, and as law professor, he can analyze a case quickly to determine  evideentiary strenghts and weaknesses. Attorney Furlong was a member of many law enforcement agencies, including the LAPD - Robbery / Homicide, LA County Sheriff, Fairfax County Police, military police and thas taught at the FBI Academy in Quantico. He also teaches other lawyers how to handle criminal cases, forensic evidence and trial procedures at lawyer seminars. He receives referrals from judges, police officers, government agencies, embassies, corproations, unions, and from previous clients who want their friends to benefit from his extensive expereince.

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, use of force, BAC machine operation, drug analysis, search & seizure, crime scene investigation and forensic laboratory analysis. He graduated early from Georgetown University Law School and immediately went into courtroom defense where his aggressive representation was recognized.

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 extensive 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. Our firm is in high demand so, unfortuantely, we must limit our premium serivces to a slect number of clients. We regret we cannot help all who apply. Free phone consults or paid in office conferences are available.  We have a "first coime, first served" policy, so call now before your court date is taken.

Call 24 hrs. GET PROTECTED - KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - PAYMENT PLANS.

DISCLAIMER: EACH CASE IS UNIQUE. PAST SUCCESSES ARE NO INDICATION OF FUTURE SUCCESS.

 

 

Licensed for 27 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2019
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POLICE RECOMMENDED !
A cop in our family told me Furlong was the bomb. He said he's the only one they worry about in court. He was available on weekends and cared about my career and wrote a letter to my job. That's a caring lawyer! He went the extra mile for me and my family. My cousin knows lots of lawyers and as a cop, he says Furlong is top shelf. I agree!
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Posted by Sherry | April 26, 2019
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8 criminal charges
I was facing 7 years on 8 charges. I hired Thaddeus Furlong to represent me on the horrible mistake I made. Mr. Furlong was very professional and honest about what I was facing. My disposition was 2 years in jail, all suspended, ASAP and interlock on three of those charges. The other charges were Nol Prosse. The happiness for my kids, family and myself is hard to explain. Mr Furlong is a top notch attorney. I not only highly recommend him, I strongly recommend him. If you want an excellent attorney, hire Thaddeus Furlong. Also, his paralegal, Jessica, was friendly and stood beside me through the process.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2022
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fantastic
Mr. Furlong and Jessica were extremely helpful and agile. Despite being in a difficult position, Mr. Furlong got me a better result than I could have hoped for. Not to mention, he's a really nice guy and Jessica was just a pleasure to work with on a day-to-day basis. Couldn't recommend enough for any criminal traffic violations. I am extremely grateful that Mr. Furlong came highly recommended to me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2022
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Excellent lawyer
If you don’t hire Mr furlong you are making the biggest mistake of your life. No one can match his knowledge, skill, personality. I’m not kidding when I tell you he is truly the only person you should hire if you want to win, because he is a miracle worker. My 17 year was in jail without bond. we hired Mr Furlong and Jessica a week before our court date, and in days he was out of jail. Then everything was dropped the day of court. No one wants to face him in a courtroom, even the judge basically said that. Do yourself a favor hire him from the start.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2022
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Excellent lawyer
Mr Furlong is the best and we appreciate him and Jessica so much. They work day and night and I mean I wrote Jessica and Mr Furlong and email at 10 o’clock at night on a weeknight and they both responded because they were up and working on my case. We are so grateful to have them take our case even with the busy schedule they have they took our case on. We had a different lawyer and we’re not doing well till Mr Furlong with his sharp thinking changed everything in the right direction. You won’t find a better team then Mr Furlong and Jessica.
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Posted by Tony | May 22, 2021
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Excellent attorney
Have had my day in court, w/ Mr. Furlong by my side. Recieved the excellent results I hoped for, & that he said he would strive to get for me. Was facing serious possible jail time. I did not get any jail time I had to do. Got 2 days from agreement w/ prosecution, arranged by Mr. Furlong. Did no time, as had already done 3 days when arrested, b4 meeting Mr. Furlong. Have to go thru an agreed program now, but no jail time, when significant jail time was a possibility. I can keep my great job & continue working. I highly recommend this law firm, if you are in trouble w/ the judicial system, like I was. Thank you so much, Mr. Furlong.
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Posted by K | May 6, 2021
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Amazing man!
Got me off charges that would’ve ruined my life! My charges were trumped up and false, but the evidence was heavily against me. He is a miracle worker! You’re lucky if you hire him. He’s very expensive, but it’s worth the price of your freedom! And Jessica, his paralegal, is truly amazing. She’s there to answer questions no matter what day or time. I’m thankful for all they did to help me. And so I could be home with my babies!
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Posted by Jonathan | April 30, 2021
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Awsome
Is there a crazy person in your life? Are they causing you legal trouble? Well call the Furlong group and watch your troubles dissappear. They did it for me twice and they can do it for you to. Thanks again guys.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2021
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Great lawyer
Mr. Furlong got my issue handled to the best possible outcome given the scenario. I couldn't have asked for much better, and was honestly expecting worse. I now carry his card with me in my wallet.
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2021
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Assault and Battery charge
I was recently represented by Mr. Thurlong. From the beginning the he and firm were extremely professional, easy to work with, and unbelievably thorough. Right up front they explained all possible outcomes that could happen but made me feel at ease through the entire legal process. Especially after hearing his motto of "I hate to lose". I was able to receive a "Nol-pros" on my charge which as the absolute best outcome possible. Choosing Mr. Furlong and his exceptional law firm was the best decision I made! I would quickly recommend Mr. Furlong to anyone who needs legal representation!
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2020
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Intelligent and intellectual
Mr. furlong and his assistant have defended me on my cases for quite some years now . Battling critical traffic violations and now some family issues . Mr.furlong had made it clear to me that these are serious cases but with not knowing much of my rights I felt like I was by myself in this but one phone call away and i was informed of my rights and the thin ice i was walking on . After walking out of the courts a free man blessed I can say Court is very stressful and more stressful when you can’t walk out if you CAN afford a court appointed attorney call . Thaddeus furlong BEST REGARDS
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2020
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Thorough and well connected
Took the stress out of a very difficult situation. Well connected in the system and players which was so effective in our case. Very pleased!
Posted by Cesar | June 25, 2020
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The best lawyer ever
Mr Furlong, Jessica as well as hunter when above and beyond for me. Working on weekends and late nights to ensure that I was going home to my wife and children. Mr Furlong took complete control of the board. Such a kind heart at the same time being honest and straight forward. With cracking a joke in between to make you feel comfortable. He is the best of the best. Highly recommend him. He will not let you down. Bless you guys
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Posted by Marie | June 5, 2020
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Mr. Furlong saved my son
My son was wrongly arrested for a felony in a situation that could have resulted in terrible miscarriage of justice. In searching for an attorney, we were so impressed by the reviews Mr. Furlong received and reached out to him -- we are so glad we did. He did a phenomenal job every step of the way, and also explained things very clearly and helped to reduce our anxiety. Then he presented such a great defense that the case was dismissed! In my view, he's a rock star.
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Posted by Paul | March 13, 2020
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Case dismissed
Great office, advised me on things i needed to do prior to court, follow the directions, be truthful, Mr Furlong will work hard to help you, mine was a traffic offense that had employment considerations Mr. Furlong was able to get dismissed if i ever hopefully never need a traffic attorney that my first call.
Posted by Ambar | February 19, 2020
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Highly recommend!! Mr. Furlong and Jessica are beyond great; they make the perfect team. I got my first DUI. Mr. Furlong and Jessica went above and beyond to help me avoid jail time since I had mandatory 5 days. Due to my record, the prosecutor wanted me to do the time no matter what. But, thanks to Mr. Furlong I was able to do only 1 day! Mr. Furlong and Jessica made me feel comfortable and confident during court. You can truly tell they care for every one of their clients!
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2020
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BEST IF THE BEST
I appeared in traffic court without a lawyer for a ticket I pleaded not guilty to even with an excellent driving record I was still found guilty. I decided to appeal and felt I now needed a lawyer to fight this for me. I definitely chose the Best of the Best. Mr Furlong knows the law and is honest up front With what he feels he can do for. He’s not cheap but you get what you pay for. Mr. Furlong is first class and 100% fights for you. He was successful in having my ticket dismissed.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2020
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Knowledgeable and professional
This was a difficult case with lots of charges and complications but Mr. Furlong was thoroughly prepared and did an excellent job in presenting a strong defense.
Posted by Nick | February 10, 2020
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No jail time for DUI
I was looking at manadatory jail time for a DUI charge and Thaddeus knew about a new law change that worked in my favor. I hired him as my attorney after speaking with other lawyers and he seemed like the obvious choice due to his former background with the police force. I would highly recommend him, he knows what he is doing. Jessica his paralegal is also amazing and was a great contact for any questions I had during the entire legal process.
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Posted by Ashley | November 14, 2019
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Assault and Batter charge
two charges for assault and batter, I had a consultation with multiple attorneys in the Stafford/Fredericksburg area. None of those attorneys clicked with me until I met Mr. furlong. I loved his personality, I automatically clicked with him. during the consultation he told me “all I do is win” he reassured me exactly how we were going to win this case too. Very pleased with his work, will definitely recommend him to other Marines because of his background and knowledge.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Furlong & Drewniak PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • FBI Academy
  • 2008 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • NVCC
  • 1995 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Bose Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Large and Small Law Firms
  • 1995 - 2005
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • California State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • FBI New Agent Trainee Class
  • Courtroom Evidence, Testifying, Procedures
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Furlong. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thaddeus Furlong is a criminal defense attorney dedicated to providing zealous representation to his clients, both inside and out of the courtroom. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Furlong for the fields of Criminal Defense, DWI, and Traffic."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thad is a top-level Virginia criminal defense attorney. He is aggressive, relentless, and very highly effective in his defense of his many many happy clients. Thad is fearless in the courtroom and routinely secures NOT GUILTY VERDICTS in cases before juries and judges. DUI/DWI defenses are his specialty."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation I endorse Thaddeus Furlong as one of the top traffic & criminal defense lawyers in northern VA, having known Mr. Furlong for over 10 years. He's a gifted & experienced defense lawyer with a solid skill set. He is a master of the substance and details of the law. He knows how to skillfully guide his client's case through the courts. He is well-respected by judges, prosecutors, and fellow lawyers. He's persuasive, well-prepared, and aggressive as needed. In my view, what really makes Mr. Furlong a stand-out is that he is also humble, personable, down-to-earth, and genuinely passionate about his work. On top of all this, when you hire Mr. Furlong, also in your corner is his law partner, the brilliant, tough, and charming Ms. Drewniak."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Thad is an outstanding trial lawyer that achieves aoutstanding results for his clients. He is a trial lawyer that I would call if I were in trouble - I can give no better recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Thaddeus has all the qualities you would want in a criminal defense attorney, the ability to gently but firmly negotiate with a prosecutor, and the knowledge of the law necessary to win outright at trial. You will be well represented by Thaddeus!"
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