Attorney digs for more than the truth
Most people are fortunate to have one successful career. David Furlow of West University Place has two.
Furlow is a trial attorney and partner at the international law firm of Thompson and Knight.
He’s been certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1989 and has extensive experience working as both a prosecutor and civil litigator.
“I spent a lot of my time on First Amendment work and constitutional law,” Furlow said.
His legal expertise has earned him numerous accolades, including recognition from the Reuters Super Lawyers rating service and H Texas Magazine.
Furlow also serves as Legal Education Chair for the Appellate Advocacy Committee at DRI Voice of the Defense Bar annual meetings and the executive editor for the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society Journal.
Law isn’t Furlow’s only passion. When he’s not working as an attorney, Furlow enjoys a second career as an archaeologist.
“I have a passion for archaeology, and I find there’s a good deal of overlap between legal history and archaeology,” he said.
Furlow is a member of several prestigious archaeological organizations, including the Houston Archaeological Society and the Society for Historical Archaeology. He’s written papers and given numerous speeches on the topic and even served as a script consultant and talking head for the 2006 History Channel documentary, “Warrior Queen Boudica,” about the British Celtic woman who led a revolt against Roman occupation in the first century A.D. “I continue to work with archaeologists in Britain to uncover the story of Roman Britain and Celtic Europe,” Furlow said.
Having a father who’s interested in international archaeology has made for some exciting and educational family vacations for Furlow’s children.
“I’ve taken my children to see battlefield archaeology in Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Scandinavia,” he said.
Although his passion for archaeology has taken him all over the world, Furlow is particularly excited by archaeological finds right here in the U.S.
“Some of the most exciting things have been done in Chesapeake (Va.), Jamestown (Va.) and St. Mary’s City, Md., where the country’s best archaeologists reconstruct the lives of the people who began the settlement of this country.”
For more information on David Furlow, visit www.tklaw.com. To learn more about the Houston Archaeological Society, visit www.txhas.org. For more information on the Society for Historical Archaeology, visit www.sha.org.
ABOUT DAVID FURLOW
OCCUPATION: Trial attorney and partner at Thompson & Knight LLP
COMMUNITY CONNECTION: West University Place resident
FAST FACT: Has three children, ages 25, 22 and 9
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