By Rena Malai
The law offices of Compton & Duling in Woodbridge have a Super Lawyers winner. His name is Nicholas C. Erickson, and he has received Super Lawyers’ 2021 Virginia Rising Star Lawyer AND the 2021 District of Columbia Rising Star Lawyer Awards.
“I’m honored to receive these awards,” Erickson said. “When you’re out there interacting with courts and clients, doing your best, you’re never quite sure how you’re perceived. Knowing this came from my peers is a huge honor.”
As an attorney with over 14 years of experience practicing law in Virginia and Washington, D.C., Erickson 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.
“I was always told that I was destined to go into law, ever since I was a child arguing with my mom,” he said. “I love the litigation side, but I feel [that]to be a great lawyer, it also takes great negotiating skills to figure out the best settlement for your client.”
About Super Lawyers
The Super Lawyers Rising Star Award is a peer reviewed award for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. According to Super Lawyers, 2.5 percent of attorneys in Virginia and 5 percent of attorneys in Washington, D.C. receive this distinction.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
About Compton & Duling
Established in the late 1970s, Compton & Duling is one of Prince William’s most well-regarded law firms. Compton & Duling has a vibrant shop of attorneys with an assertive focus on litigation in courts all over Northern Virginia. Their practice areas include Real Estate Law, Business Law, Land Use, Litigation, Family Law, and Wills, Trusts, and Estates.
Compton & Duling can be reached at 703-583-6060 or [email protected].