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Nicholas Clifford Erickson

Family Attorney at Woodbridge, VA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 13 years
    Virginia - VA 17 years
    Florida - FL 16 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2010
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation, Child and Spousal Support, Equitable Distribution and Property, Prenuptial and Marital Agreements, Property Settlement Agreements, Protective Orders, Post Divorce Enforcement, and Guardianship/Conservatorship

    6 years

  2. Litigation
    Real Property Litigation, Estate and Trust Litigation, Community Association/Condominiums, Business Torts and Contract Disputes, and Judgment Collection

    17 years

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.


Compton & Duling, LC
12701 Marblestone Drive
Suite 350
Woodbridge, VA, 22192

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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
I was at a crossroad not knowing which way to go towards moving forward on my divorce.I had separated from my ex -wife and was living in an apartment and paying for a mortgage and all bills of a house that I was not living in.The ex-wife did not want to cooperate with me in trying to be reasonable with the mortgage and bills for the house.I had spoken with several attorneys and I started out with an attorney in the office with Ms.Allen and I was later referred to Mr.Erickson.I spoke to Mr.Erickson and explained my situation to him as to what was going on. He advised me that I could start the process and move forward or I could sit back and wait and do nothing and keep paying out money and letting the ex-wife play games.I waited for awhile and then I decided to move forward on the separation and divorce process.I called Mr.Erickson later and told hom let's start the process.Mr.Erickson took me from the beginning to the ending of the separation and divorce process.I was standing to take a big lost during the process.However,the only big loss I took was the ex-wife getting half of my retirement in which I had already knew that no matter which way the process went that shevwould be entitled to that after being married for 30+ years.On the other hand,Mr.Erickson was able to get other monies for me for bills,insurances,personal items and I also got a FATCHECK when the ex-wife brought me out for the house.Mr. Erickson was very knowledgeable and professional all along the way during my process.Granted that even though I had to pay my legal fees,I will say that Mr.Erickson was able to get me over $200,000 in my pocket when everything was said and done.Based on my situation from the beginning and in the middle it didn't seem like I would come out on top. I am very pleased with the outcome and have started a new journey in life thanks to Mr.Erickson.
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Posted by Melis | February 24, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
We had 2 different cases that we needed legal support with in a short amount of time. Very happy to have met and worked with Mr Erickson who has made our legal processes very smooth, explaining and answering all of our questions, punctual with getting back to us and also has a great administrative team. I tend to be extremely picky about who I work with, as I am direct, don’t like wasting time and money, and have all around high standards. I appreciate his diligence work and results! Highly recommend the company and Mr Erickson!
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Posted by Breanna | November 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
This attorney deserves an award
When it came to my custody and child support battle Nick Erickson was by far the best attorney I could’ve ever asked for! Very diligent and definitely someone I was able to trust to get me what I deserved in my case!


  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Anderson Scholars Award
  • University of Florida
  • 2002


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Woodbridge Family Lawyer Nicholas Clifford Erickson
Nicholas Clifford Erickson
Family Attorney
Woodbridge, VA
Licensed for 17 years