John S. Furlong

John S. Furlong

West Trenton, New Jersey
Admitted to the New Jersey and federal bars in 1976, Jack Furlong was among the earliest lawyers certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney. He has literally tried hundreds of cases to verdict, primarily in the area of criminal defense. He has also litigated substantial civil cases including insurance and financial fraud, libel and slander, and civil rights issues including those under Section 42 U.S.C. Section 1983. In addition to his federal practice in New Jersey, he has represented clients in the United States District Courts in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and California. He is a nationally recognized expert defending the rights of sex offenders and in the areas of Megan’s Law and the Adam Walsh Act.

Areas of Practice

  • New Jersey Criminal Law
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Sex Crimes and Megan's Law
  • Appellate / Post-Conviction Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Complex Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado

Honors and Awards

  • Law and Justice Distinguished Contribution Award, Rider University, 2012
  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court, 1983
  • Adjunct Professor/Executive-in-Residence, Rider University, 2014