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Thaddeus Furlong

Criminal defense Attorney at Stafford, VA

5.0   72 reviews

also known as Thad Furlong

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Thaddeus

Learn Thaddeus’s areas of practice.

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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.

    29 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.

    29 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.

    29 years

FORMER POLICE OFFICER - DUI - CRIMINAL - MURDER - ASSAULT - DRUGS - SEX CRIMES - STAFFORD, FREDERICKSBURG, CAROLINE, SPOTSYLVANIA, MANASSAS, KING GEORGE, ETC. WE KNOW WHAT THE POLICE KNOW.

Thaddeus Furlong is a FORMER POLICE OFFICER and very experienced Stafford criminal lawyer who has helped hundreds of clients in over 20 years of jury and non-jury trials 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 a 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.

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

 

 

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2020 + 4 ...
Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor
2013

Location

Furlong Law Offices
2124 RIchmond Hwy Suite 201
Stafford, VA, 22554

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
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 1, 2023
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An Ace
My son was facing a serious misdemeanor charge, and it looked as though there was not a way out. Thaddeus is a genius at negotiating, and he knows the law. My son's charges are deferred for a year with a chance at expungement. We are blessed beyond measure and thankful for his services. Jessica is a blessing. Thank you both for all of your help, for taking my son's case and for fighting for his freedom. We are eternally grateful. God bless.
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2023
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The lawyer you need!!
I was facing 3 felony charges and when I contacted Mr. Furlong’s office, Jessica was the first one I spoke with. She was absolutely incredible, so nice and friendly, and was able to make me feel better about the situation at hand. Mr. Furlong had delivered on every single thing he said he would do for me, and was able to knock all 3 felonies down to one single misdemeanor and keep me from going to jail. He had given me the absolute best outcome for my situation and I truly can’t thank him and Jessica enough!!
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Posted by Greg | November 22, 2023
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First-Rate Service
I cannot recommend Mr. Furlong and his paralegal, Jessica, enough! I was facing a DUI charge and was at risk of having my security clearance impacted. Not only did they get the charge dismissed, but it is being expunged from my record! The service and expertise that Furlong and Associates provided was first-rate and gave me peace of mind. I would not hesitate to recommend or hire them again, should the need arise.
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Posted by Brandon | September 16, 2023
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5 charges 5 dismissed
2023 has been one of the most challenging years of my life. Starting in April, I was charged with DWI, open container, and hit and run. Attorney Furlong dissected the officer's case, dismissing all charges and allowing me to accept a reckless driving plea. I humbly accepted this and was in disbelief as I faced possible jail time. Moving on to June 2023, I was charged with Assault and vandalism. Again, I immediately called Attorney Furlong and his Paralegal Jessica, who stayed on the phone while the officers were at my home—guiding me through exactly what to do and say. After again retaining them, of course, both charges were dismissed. I hope never to need them again, but if I do, they will be my first call. Thank you, Attorney Furlong and Ms. Jessica, for all you do for me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2023
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Furlong
This was my first time getting in trouble with the law so you can imagine the anxiety I had. I was recommended lawyer Thaddeus Furlong and Jessica Vivanco Senior criminal paralegal to help me resolve this case efficiently. I appreciate and respect there honesty and willingness to help me get through this legally. My end result was fair and was exactly what we agreed on day one. I was extremely satisfied with everything. Highly recommend Thaddeus Furlong and Jessica Vivanco and to represent you.
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Posted by CJ | March 18, 2023
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Recommended!
Recommeded, they were very helpful and were able yo be on top of everything. Deifnitely one i would recommend! Very easy anf straight to the point. If you are ever in the VA area, i highly recommend
Posted by Joshua | February 24, 2023
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What a great Lawyer
My son got in some rather serious trouble being a teenager with ADHD, I can't stress the level of knowledge that Mr. Furlong has he was the only good experience to come out of this whole thing, I would hire him again to represent anyone in my family or myself. Five stars I wish I could give him 6.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2023
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Project Manager
Mr. Furlong is the man! I was looking at possibly 5+ days for a DWI ovmver .15 and was able to get off with minimal conviction. And we're not required to do the mandatory days. Definitely hire Furlong! His paralegal Jessica Vivancco is amazing and nice as well!
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2023
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THE BEST
Mr Furlong saved my son’s life. He is a miracle worker with so many great connections. My 19 year old made a terrible mistake and was facing years in prison. He wound up spending 1 night in jail. Mr Furlong’s assistant, Jessica is also beyond amazing. She connected with my son in a very comforting way and always responded immediately 24/7. I would never consider any other team. Mr Furlong and Jessica are by far the best of the best. Can’t thank them enough for the hard work and personal care they gave to my sons case. A++++++++++++++++++
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Posted by Ashley | February 10, 2023
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Highly Reccomend !
Mr. Furlong and Jessica are amazing! They made the entire process so much easier for my family. We hired them to represent my brother and I honestly can’t thank them enough for everything they did for him. Jessica will go above and beyond for you !
Posted by Leonidas | February 8, 2023
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Atención mi jente
Hola a todos yo contraté a Mr furlong para solucionar mi caso y el hiso un gran trabajo sacándome de cárcel cuando otro abogado qe yo tenía ya contratado no hizo nada por mi caso , se los recomiendo llamen a su oficina, el y su gran extraordinaria asistente Yesica Vivanco los ayudarán con profesionalismo y onestida en nuestro idioma . se los recomiendo el mejor abogado es el Mr. Thaddeus
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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.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
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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

Honors and 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 (9)
Given (4)
Endorse Thaddeus
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Furlong is a skilled advocate with extensive knowledge and experience, and I endorse him without reservation."
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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Stafford Criminal defense Lawyer Thaddeus Furlong
Thaddeus Furlong
Criminal defense Attorney
Stafford, VA
Licensed for 28 years
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