Formerly in law enforcement and now an established trial lawyer, Thaddeus Furlong works to promote justice through the practice of Furlong and Drewniak, PLLC. Thad Furlong focuses on legal issues related to police procedures. To keep current, Thad Furlong maintains memberships in several professional organizations, including the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA).
An important division of the VTLA is the Virginia Trial Lawyers Foundation, whose goals include educating the public on the workings of the justice system and offering scholarships to law schools.
The foundation also engages in advocacy projects; its members have offered free legal services to victims of the September 11 terror attacks. The Virginia State Bar honored the foundation’s efforts with an award of merit.
The foundation also participates in the Virginia Fair Trial Project, which strives to improve the standards of legal services for persons with low incomes. Court-appointed lawyers benefit from this program by receiving increased fees and fee vouchers.
Additionally, the foundation provides free bicycle helmets and instructions on safe riding for the children of disadvantaged families.