Author: Jason Hickman

Released Civil Case Decisions

By: Mike Windsor,   Opinions from the Virginia Supreme Court: None. Published Opinions from the Virginia Court of Appeals:             Patel v. Rabinowitz (11/1/22):  In 2011, a New Jersey court entered a judgment against Patel for $8.7 million.  The court appointed a receiver to collect the now $15 million judgment.  The receiver alleged that […]


Welcome to James A. Noel!

Compton & Duling welcomes its newest attorney: James A. Noel, who will be joining the Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Estate Litigation Team. Welcome James!


Congratulations Maryse C. Allen

Compton & Duling would like to congratulate Partner Maryse C. Allen for being recognized by The Virginia Law Foundation, which inducted her as a Fellow in 2022. This distinction is limited to only 1% of Virginia Lawyers. Congratulations and great job Maryse.



Compton & Duling would like to welcome Bill Wides to our team. Bill will be focusing on Civil Litigation. If you have any litigation needs, please reach out to Bill.


Prince William Chamber Frostbite Scramble

Compton & Duling was pleased to be the Closest to the Pin Sponsor for the annual Prince William Chamber Frostbite Scramble. Attorneys Nicholas Erickson, Reed Stadler and Christopher Chipman were able to participate in the Scramble and enjoyed beautiful weather for the last Friday in March. Thank you Prince William Chamber for the opportunity to […]


Mike Windsor Joins Compton & Duling

Monroe “Mike” Windsor joined Compton & Duling on Monday, March 1, 2021 as an associate attorney. Mike comes to Compton & Duling having practiced domestic relations law in Texas since 1988. Mike will continue to practice in the family law realm. Please join us in Welcoming Mike to the firm and to the community.


Nick Erickson recognized as a 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star (Virginia & D.C.)

As an attorney with over 14 years of experience practicing law in Virginia and Washington, D.C., Nick has been with Compton & Duling since 2019. With a focus on Family Law, Erickson handles a wide variety of cases including Domestic Relations, Guardianship, and Estate litigation issues. The Super Lawyers Rising Star Award is a peer reviewed award […]

Is a Tax Refund “Income” When Computing Child Support?

  The obligation to provide child support in Virginia is purely statutory and uniquely based upon the gross income of the parents.  Any income from any source is included in Virginia’s calculation of “gross income.”  However, cash flow is not commensurate with income.  Therefore, whether a state for federal income tax refund should be included […]

New Requirements of Businesses under the Virginia Dept. of Labor & Industry

The Virginia Dept. of Labor & Industry has adopted (effective July 27, 2020) new requirements for businesses in the Commonwealth as a result of COVID-19. These requirements start with each business evaluating their employees’ risk levels and then administering the requirements based upon those risk levels. For more information, contact Jason Hickman at either 703-565-5137 […]


Congratulations to Meg Turlington as the New President of the PW Chapter of the VWAA

COMPTON & DULING, LC is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2020, Margaret “Meg” Turlington will become President of the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association (VWAA). The VWAA is a state-wide organization which seeks to assist women attorneys in developing their professional practice and to affect changes in law and […]