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Compton & Duling Attorneys Speak to Richmond Law Students

Maryse Allen and Krista Yancey, of Compton & Duling’s Domestic Relations practice group, returned to the University of Richmond School of Law on Thursday, October 27, 2016 as guest speakers in the law school’s Family Law Clinic. Ms. Allen and Ms. Yancey, both graduates of the law school, shared their experience in family law private […]


What You Do & Do Not Learn in Law School: A Family Lawyer’s Perspective

By Krista N. Yancey We are all familiar with the recurring discussions over whether law school really prepares its students for practice. Luckily, I have had the pleasure of working with dozens of excellent professors and mentors throughout law school, during internships, and in the beginning of practice. Every single one, it seems, has shared […]


SmartCEO Magazine Names Compton & Duling Washington Area Cornerstone Award Honoree

SmartCEO Magazine, which provides ideas and inspiration to the region’s top CEOs and companies, named Compton & Duling as a 2016 Washington Area Cornerstone Honoree. Compton & Duling was honored along with other Washington-area organizations like Bloomberg Government, the NoMa Business Improvement District, Cynet Systems, Inc. and Isom Global Strategies. In addition to quality legal services, […]

Hickman and Steele Teach Seminar for AOBA Property Managers

Managing Partner Jason Hickman and Litigation Partner Heather Steele teamed up on May 4, 2016 to teach a seminar regarding Landlord/Tenant Law to a group of property managers who are members of the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) at the offices of Vornado on Crystal Drive in Arlington. The landlord/tenant law training program provided a broad overview of […]


Who Inherits The Raspberry Beret?

A legal battle is ensuing over the estate of legendary musician Prince, who appears to have died without a valid Will. (  Since Prince was not married and had no children at the time of his death, his estate may pass to his siblings or their surviving children, depending upon Minnesota law.  His sister has […]

Partner Maryse Allen Teaches NBI Seminar: “Common Mistakes In Dividing Assets”

Compton & Duling’s Family Law Partner, Maryse C. Allen, taught a continuing legal education seminar on April 27, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfax, Virginia on behalf of National Business Institute (“NBI”), regarding common mistakes made in dividing marital assets in divorce cases. Learn more about Maryse’s experience in family law matters and view her […]


Hickman Presents at Boys and Girls Club Steak N’ Stake Dinner

Managing Partner Jason Hickman presented awards at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s Annual Stake n’ Steak dinner at the Hylton Performing Arts Center April 4. Congratulations to the awardees and all of the stakeholders in the Boys & Girls Clubs who help inspire youth in Prince William and Manassas! Jason is the President […]


CLIENT UPDATE: General Assembly Bills Developers Should Note — That Aren’t the Proffer Amendment Bill

 CLIENT UPDATE: General Assembly Bills Developers Should Note — That Aren’t the Proffer Amendment Bill By Meg McEvoy MARCH 7, 2016 — Of course, the Virginia General Assembly bill most on the development community’s minds this year was HB 770, a bill that would limit localities’ ability to request or accept “unreasonable” proffered conditions associated […]


Frequently Asked Questions About Eminent Domain

Frequently Asked Questions About Eminent Domain: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself, Part 1 of 2 What Is Eminent Domain? Eminent domain is the government’s power to take private property for a public use. Eminent domain is also known as “condemnation.”  The two terms are used interchangeably and they mean the same thing. […]


It’s the New Year—Resolve to Give Your Business a Legal “Check Up”

By Meg McEvoy, Compton & Duling LC With the ringing in of 2016 came New Year’s resolutions – many people resolve to eat better, sleep more, get organized, or exercise. If you’re a business owner, 2016 should come with some business-oriented resolutions, too. Below, the five best things you can do to make sure your […]