Author: Jason Hickman


Thomas Duling Receives Recognition for 50 Years of Service to the Bar Association

Tom Duling was recognized at the Virginia State Bar’s 2023 Annual Meeting for his 50 years practicing law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Congratulations Tom!


Maryse C. Allen and Thomas D. Duling named to Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2022 Top Lawyers

According to Northern Virginia Magazine, in order to compile the Top Lawyers listing, “we sent surveys to Northern Virginia and DC lawyers asking them to recommend other lawyers to whom they would refer friends and family. Those on the listing received the most nominations. “ Maryse C. Allen received her recognition for her family law […]

Thought Your Divorce Was Over? Former Spouse Finds Out Years Later That She Will Not Get Survivor Benefits When Ex-Husband Violates Order and Fails to Designate her as Beneficiary!

On December 6, 2022, the Virginia Court of Appeals released a published opinion in Virginia Retirement System v. Shelton, Record No. 0434-22-2 (12/6/2022).  In that case, the husband and wife divorced in 1997, and the wife was awarded a portion of the husband’s Virginia Retirement System(VRS) retirement.  The husband was also ordered to name the […]

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 […]