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About Thad Furlong

A criminal defense attorney, former law enforcement professional, and veteran of the United States military, Thaddeus Furlong brings more than three decades of relevant experience to his work at Stone Furlong Drewniak PLLC in Stafford, Virginia. Commanding an impressive and highly diversified professional background, Thaddeus Furlong spent the first 20 years of his career in a broad range of educational and occupational capacities, with notable work performed as a nuclear submarine officer, police officer, FBI Instructor and his helping hundreds of clients as a Georgetown Law criminal defense attorney. During this time, Thaddeus Furlong worked in the U.S. Navy in land and sea assignments, including on the staff of the Commander Middle East Force during the reflagged tanker hostilities in the Persian Gulf. While in the Navy, he also served on nuclear submarines, was a Certified Government Contracting Officer, and worked with various embassies in a number of countries. In addition, Thaddeus Furlong attended California State University, Los Angeles, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. First in his class at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Explorer Academy, he was selected to represent the department at a conference in Washington, DC, where he met the President of the United States. He also served as a member of the Los Angeles Police Department and graduated first in his class with the Fairfax County Police. He has served in a variety of law enforcement positions, including patrol operations and criminal investigation. He is now an adjunct instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Seeking further professional development, Thaddeus Furlong enrolled at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where, in addition to his coursework, he took part in various legal aid activities. Graduating from Georgetown with his Juris Doctor in 1995, Thaddeus Furlong subsequently passed the Virginia Bar Examination and embarked on the next phase of his career. After 10 years at various law firms in Virginia, Thaddeus Furlong joined Bose Law Firm PLLC as a Senior Attorney. From 2005 through 2010, Thaddeus Furlong proved an integral member of the team at Bose Law Firm PLLC, representing clients on a wide variety of cases involving bank fraud, sex crimes, DUIs, and more. Expanding his legal practice, Thaddeus Furlong teamed up with a number of former law enforcement professionals, now experienced criminal defense attorneys, to form Stone Furlong Drewniak PLLC, which represents clients statewide in all Virginia local and federal courts. Aside from his work at Stone Furlong Drewniak PLLC, Thaddeus Furlong serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Northern Virginia Community College and Adjunct Instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. To read more about the professional history of Thaddeus Furlong and the legal services he provides at Stone Furlong Drewniak PLLC, please visit the firm’s official website at

The Virginia Law Firm of Furlong and Drewniak, PLLC

A top graduate from Virginia’s Fairfax County Police Academy, Thad Furlong served honorably on police forces in Virginia and California before earning his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. Today, Thad Furlong defends those charged with criminal offenses … Continue reading

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About the Fairfax Bar Association’s Fairfax Law Foundation

Previously a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles and Fairfax, Virginia, Thad Furlong presently operates as a criminal defense attorney in Virginia. Beyond his responsibilities as an attorney, Thaddeus Furlong serves as an instructor for the academy at the Federal … Continue reading

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American Association of University Professors to Host 2014 Spring Meet

With more than 20 years of experience in the legal profession, Thad Furlong currently serves as an attorney and partner at Furlong & Drewniak, PLLC. In addition to his duties as a criminal defense attorney, Thad Furlong serves as an … Continue reading

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The FBI National Academy Strives to Enhance Homeland Security

Attorney Thaddeus Furlong practices law as a partner in Furlong and Drewniak, PLLC. In addition to vigorously defending criminal cases, Thad Furlong teaches law at the collegiate level. Thad Furlong also serves as an instructor at the Federal Bureau of … Continue reading

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At Work for Justice – The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

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 … Continue reading

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Thaddeus Furlong: Blood Alcohol Content and Virginia DUI Penalties

As a partner with Furlong & Drewniak, PLLC, Thad Furlong offers experienced counsel in diverse Virginia criminal defense matters spanning juvenile crime, assault & battery, identity theft, and driving under the influence (DUI). Drivers under suspicion of DUI face a … Continue reading

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Sentencing Punishments for DUI Offenses in Virginia, by Thad Furlong

The Commonwealth of Virginia has imposed strict sentencing punishments for individuals found guilty of driving under the influence. These are harsh compared to other states and are made stricter every year. A person can be found guilty of DWI (driving … Continue reading

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