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“A Different Kind of Law Firm” – as seen in Prince William Living

Compton & Duling was recently featured in Prince William Living magazine, a great kick off as we celebrate our 50th anniversary year. Click to read the full article, as author Tracey Shevlin examines how our company’s core values (such as continual professional development, collaboration, work/life balance and community service) play a central role in the […]

Some Assembly Required: It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” (Insert screeching halt noise).   My life is more like “The four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.” Buddy the Elf ~Elf (insert applause) For years I tried to have the Southern Living decorated front door, the “White House Christmas tree ornament” only tree […]

Maximizing Your Corporate Philanthropy, Nov. 2

Register for Breakfast with an Expert, Nov. 2 Featuring Jason Hickman, Compton & Duling Managing Member A well-planned Corporate Philanthropy Program is the giving that gives back. In addition to the satisfaction that comes from lifting up those around you and simply doing the right thing, there are bottom line benefits as well. When managed […]


Steele & Lucian to Present at HOA and COA Leadership Seminar, Oct. 20

The Prince William County Neighborhood Services Division has invited Heather R. Steele, Esq. and Lauren E. Lucian, Esq. of Compton & Duling to present at its 2017 HOA and COA Leadership Seminar. The event is designed to prepare board members and owners to meet the challenges of community management. Heather R. Steele and Lauren E. Lucian will […]


What Powers Do You Have As Executor of a Will Before Appointment?

As a the named executor of a person who has recently passed away, there is more on your mind than simply administering the decedent’s estate. But before you rush to make an appointment with the probate clerk, it is wise to step back and consider what powers you have before you are officially sworn in […]


Landlord/Tenant Law Seminar on June 7

Heather Steele, a Partner at the prominent local law firm of Compton & Duling, and Jason Hickman, managing member at the firm, will lead an informational session for Apartment & Office Building Association (AOBA) members on June 7. This Landlord/Tenant Law Seminar will focus on changes to state laws and regulations affecting commercial and multifamily […]

Can your business survive the future? Heather Steele talks continuity planning, May 4

Prince William Living has invited Heather Steele, Compton & Duling litigation partner, to help local companies prepare for the future, during its May 4 “Breakfast with an Expert” on business continuity. Drawing upon years of experience of guiding small businesses through all manner of legal issues, Steele will highlight contingencies for which all businesses should […]


Heather Steele sheds light on HOA documents at conference, Mar. 18

The Prince William County Neighborhood Services Division has invited Heather Steele, Compton & Duling litigating partner, to present at its Annual Neighborhood Conference on March 18 at the Development Services Building, 5 County Complex Court in Woodbridge, VA. Her session on “Association Governing Documents” will provide homeowner association board members with insight on governing documents, […]


It’s Complicated: The Effect of Virginia Intestacy Statutes When There are Children from a Prior Marriage

By Thomas D. Duling Have you ever wondered what will happen to your property after your death? This property, which is generally known as your estate, is distributed pursuant to certain statutes that have been enacted by our legislature. A common myth is that your estate that is not disposed of by a Will is […]

Heather Steele to Discuss Business Disaster Planning

As the featured speaker at Women’s Wedding Network on March 8, Heather Steele will talk about disaster planning, helping businesses to better prepare to weather inevitable storms.  Tickets are available for the luncheon and presentation, which will be from 11:30 am to 1 pm at Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. From the death of […]