March 24, 2018 – C&D Attorneys To Teach At Neighborhood Conference

Join Heather Steele and Lauren Lucian as they teach a class at the upcoming Prince William Neighborhood Services’ Neighborhood Conference on March 24, 2018!  The Conference is an all-day event with multiple seminars regarding neighborhood issues and community association law.  Heather and Lauren will be teaching a 12-1 PM segment regarding the importance of committees […]


Estates Attorney Tim Aiken Speaking Event – March 15, 2018, 8:30 AM

For more information, check out the event on Facebook by clicking here.  To find out more about Tim Aiken’s practice, visit his profile, or contact him at or by phone at 703-565-5121.

Save the Date! May 10, 2018 Book Launch Event

Woodbridge, VA — Compton & Duling will be having a Book Launch Event on the evening of May 10, 2018 at CenterFuse in Manassas, Virginia to celebrate the publication of Litigation Partner Heather Steele’s new book, Elected, Now What? A Handbook for Virginia HOA/Condo Board Members.  Heather will be available for discussion, a brief reading, […]


Guardians Ad Litem: What Are They, And Do I Need One?

A recent article in Virginia Lawyers Weekly described the Guardian ad Litem system as broken. While the system isn’t perfect, Guardians ad Litem and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) play a critical role in our cases. A Guardian ad Litem (or GAL) is a court-appointed attorney whose job is to represent the interests of someone […]


Goodbye 2017; Hello 2018!

By Donna Kutchma For reasons unknown it seemed like 2017 was a bit harsh and if you were caught in its tangled web it was difficult to find the words to describe it. The only analogy I could find was to say that it felt like wearing an itchy wool sweater in August. Make that […]


New Year, New Plan: Things To Look At For Your Community Association This Year

Welcome to 2018! Does your Association have a plan for the new year?  As you start to take down the holiday decorations, now is a great time to sketch out your community association’s plan for this year.  Here are a few things to think about adding to your schedule….. (1) Do you have a full […]


“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 […]


Online Shopping: A Boon For Shoppers, A Burden for Community Associations?

A recent article in the Washington Post discusses how many online shoppers are shipping to their work addresses as a result of rampant doorstep package theft.  How is your association handling the influx of brown paper packages?  If you are a condominium built prior to 2000, chances are your front lobby area was not built with […]


Lawn Care: Not Worth A Criminal Assault Charge

Believe it or not, there is good information to support that the recent attack of Rand Paul by his neighbor was not actually based on their differing politics, but was rather based on their disagreement regarding the rules of their community association regarding lawn care. For folks who have never had a disagreement with […]