Margaret E. Turlington


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Margaret “Meg” Turlington is a litigation associate with Compton & Duling, L.C., focused in the domestic relations practice. Having been through her own divorce, Meg is particularly sensitive to the complex emotional aspects of any divorce. She is affirming of non-traditional and queer relationships and brings an understanding and nonjudgmental approach to assisting clients through difficult times.

Meg’s litigation style is informed by criminal prosecution experience, making her a dynamic advocate in protective order cases. She served as a Guardian ad Litem for abused and neglected children during her time at Duke Law School, and her passion for protecting children continues today. Meg also has significant estate planning and administration experience, having served as Staff Attorney to the Hon. John H. Rust, Jr., Fairfax Commissioner of Accounts. She is admitted to practice in Virginia and Maryland and practices throughout Northern Virginia.

Outside of the courtroom, Meg volunteers with Destination Imagination, a non-profit which hosts tournaments for students to compete in STEAM-based challenges. As secretary for the Arlington Commission on the Status of Women, she advises the Arlington County Board regarding issues affecting women in the community. She is currently President Elect for the Prince William chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association.

Meg uses she/her pronouns.


  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, President-Elect of the Prince William Chapter
  • Arlington Commission on the Status of Women, Secretary
  • University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs Alumni Board
  • Duke Law School, DC Alumni Regional Board

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Property Settlement Agreements
  • Protective Orders
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship for Incapacitated Adults
  • Guardianship of a Minor’s Estate
  • Other Domestic Relations and Family Law matters


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2012, Moot Court Board Member
  • University of Georgia, School of Public and International Affairs, B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar, 2012
  • Maryland State Bar, 2013