Saturday, April 21, 2012

Women of NCDD: Sandra Drewniak (Virginia)

Sandra Drewniak is a Senior Partner at Furlong & Drewniak in Fairfax, Virginia.  She is an NCDD member and a fearless defender of the accused.  Sandra has a wide range of experience in the area of criminal law, both as a prosecutor and defender.  She has a national reputation for excellence.

Charged with an intoxication-related offense in Virginia?  Call Sandra Drewniak.

From her website:

Sandra K. Drewniak
Former State & Federal Prosecutor, US Army Jag Officer

An experienced trial attorney, former state and federal prosecutor, and military defense attorney. Prior to forming Stone Furlong Drewniak, PLLC, she was the chief of the criminal division at prominent trial defense firm in Northern Virginia where she handled hundreds of criminal defense cases. Attorney Drewniak has traveled across Virginia handling hundreds of traffic, DUI and criminal cases with an aggressive and thorough approach designed to maximize the legal protections and defenses for her clients. Attorney Drewniak’s client list includes political figures, executives, CEOs, military, juveniles, defense contractors, police, federal agents, firemen, teachers, doctors, lawyers, out-of-state drivers, security clearance holders, and those who require an aggressive and thorough defense designed to maximize legal protections.

Before becoming a criminal defense attorney, she worked as a state prosecutor. She was the lead DUI/Reckless Driving prosecutor in her county and was trained by the State Police in numerous field sobriety tests, such as the gaze nystagamus test and the portable breathalyzer test (PBT), as well as the use of the Intoxilyzer and blood tests. She attended the DUI Prosecutor course where she was taught how weight and body composition can affect BAC readings using volunteer test subjects. Besides DUI and traffic issues, she prosecuted financial fraud, juvenile/child support matters, domestic violence, adult protective services, and other misdemeanors/felonies.

As a federal prosecutor, Attorney Drewniak served as Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA), prosecuting more than 300 misdemeanor offenses such as DUI, Reckless Driving, and traffic citations in United States Magistrate Court.

As an active duty Judge Advocate for the United States Air Force, Major Drewniak provided defense services for more than 7,000 active duty U.S. military members; represented more than 250 clients facing administrative disciplinary actions and defended clients in more than 40 criminal trials. She is available for courts martial CONUS and OCONUS.

Attorney Drewniak is available for defense litigation and counseling before all disability boards and is skilled in challenges to security clearances. She defended more than 200 disability administrative hearings annually while with the Air Force. Additionally, she has litigated administrative employment hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defending the United States Air Force against Title VII EEO claims.

Attorney Drewniak has also received numerous civilian and military service awards and achievements. Some of her many awards/honors include: Cambridge Who’s Who of Distinguished Individuals 2010, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, Woodcock Honor Society, Army and Air Force Commendation Medals, Air Force Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, AF Outstanding Unit Award , Army Superior Unit Award, and Air Force Organizational Excellence Award.

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