Nicholas C. Erickson is an associate with Compton & Duling, L.C. in the domestic relations practice, having joined the firm in September 2019. His prior litigation experience includes commercial litigation, business torts and contract claims, community association disputes, landlord tenant, debt collection, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, estate/probate, and employment litigation, which makes him a strong advocate for the broad issues raised in family law cases.
Nicholas transitioned to domestic relations after representing clients in a wide range of matters in the courts of Virginia and the District of Columbia. Currently, he represents clients in a broad range of family law dispute, including divorce, custody, support, protective orders, and enforcement actions in the Circuit Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts.
During his first year in practice, Nicholas served as a Law Clerk for the judges of the Circuit Court of Arlington County and upon completing his clerkship, joined Capsalis, Bruce, Reaser & Caulkins, PLC, which later became Caulkins & Bruce, PC, in Arlington, Virginia, where he practiced for over ten years.
While in law school, Nicholas worked for a Washington, D.C. law firm, where he advised clients on mortgage lending compliance and trends in regulation in the financial industry. His law school career also involved a clerkship for an Administrative Law Judge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he reviewed discrimination complaints by federal employees.
Nicholas is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In April 1997, Nicholas attained the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2006||01/19/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Anderson Scholars Award||University of Florida||2002|
|Associate||Compton & Duling, LC||2019 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, PC||2018 - 2018|
|Associate||The Havrilak Law Firm||2018 - 2019|
|Associate||Caulkins & Bruce, PC||2011 - 2018|
|Associate||Capsalis, Bruce & Caulkins, PLC||2010 - 2011|
|Associate||Capsalis, Bruce, Reaser & Caulkins, PLC||2009 - 2010|
|Associate||Capsalis, Bruce, and Reaser, PLC||2007 - 2009|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Arlington County Circuit Court||2006 - 2007|
|Student Attorney||Georgetown Criminal Justic Clinic||2005 - 2006|
|Summer Associate||Buckley Kolar, LLP||2005 - 2005|
|Law Clerk||Equal Employment Opportunity Commission||2004 - 2004|
|Paralegal||Health New England, Inc.||2003 - 2003|
|Legal Assistant||Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury, and Murphy, PC||2003 - 2003|
|Intern||National Legal Aid and Defender Association||2003 - 2004|
|Law Clerk||North Carolina Attorney General's Office||2002 - 2003|
|Intern||United States Attorney's Office||2000 - 2000|
|Intern||Law Office of Gregory W. Hootman, PA||1999 - 1999|
|Intern||Florida State Attorney's Office||1998 - 1998|
|Intern||Law Office of Steven T. Wittmer, PA||1998 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Arlington County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section||Immediate Past President||2019 - Present|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Member||2002 - Present|
|Arlington County Bar Association||Treasurer||2018 - 2019|
|Arlington County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section||President||2018 - 2019|
|Arlington County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||President-Elect||2017 - 2018|
|Arlington County Bar Association||Director||2016 - 2018|
|Arlington County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Treasurer||2015 - 2017|
|Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law||"Hate Crimes"||2006|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
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