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CIRCUITCOURTADDRESSJUDGECLERKPHONE #HOURSTERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Accomack Circuit Court Hon. Glen A. Tyler Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct. & Dec.
Second Judicial Circuit Hon. Frederick B. Lowe* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.        
P.O. Box 126 Hon. Edward W. Hanson Jr. Cases set by written request prior to term or at docket call held
23316 Courthouse Avenue Hon. Leslie L. Lilley Monday (or Tuesday) preceding Term Day.
Accomac, VA 23301-0126 Hon. Stephen C. Mahan Court convenes at 9:30 a.m.
    Hon. William R. O’Brien Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  Hon. H. Thomas Padrick Jr.  
  Hon. A. Bonwill Shockley  
  Hon. Patricia L. West  
  Samuel H. Cooper Jr., Clerk  
  757/787-5776  
  Fax – 757/787-1849  
  9:00AM – 5:00PM  
  E-Mail:  
  SHCooper@courts.state.va.us  
Albemarle Circuit Court Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins* Criminal Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., &
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. John G. Berry Dec.
Albemarle County Courthouse Hon. Daniel R. Bouton Civil Terms begin, last Thursday of each month except Nov. and Dec.
Court Square Hon. Edward L. Hogshire which is the 3rd Thursday.
501 East Jefferson Street Hon. Timothy K. Sanner Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
Charlottesville, VA 22902   All criminal cases set on Term Day.
    Debra Shipp, Clerk Court has adopted procedures of Rule 1:20 (a) and (e) for scheduling
    434/972-4083 civil cases for trial, and either civil cases set by praecipe
  434/972-4085 received through Wednesday preceding docket call on last Thursday of
  Fax – 434/293-0298 each month, or upon agreement of counsel with approval of court.
  8:30AM – 4:30PM Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
    Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in some contested chancery
    causes.
Alexandria Circuit Court Hon. Donald M. Haddock* Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.; at 9:00
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Nolan B. Dawkins a.m.; cases may also be set for trial by telephone (703/746-4123).
Courthouse Hon. Lisa Bondareff Kemler Motions Day, 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
520 King Street   Grand Juries, 2nd Monday of each month.
Alexandria, VA 22314 Edward Semonian Jr., Clerk Court convenes 10:00 a.m. except traffic and misdemeanor appeals,
  703/746-4044 Status Conferences and Term Day at 9:00 a.m.; also uncontested ore
  9:00AM – 5:00PM tenus divorces, appointment of guardians/conservators and other very
    short uncontested matters are heard at 9:00 a.m.
  E-Mail: Commissioners in Chancery used in divorce cases, mechanics’ lien
  ed.semonian@alexandriava.gov suits and other chancery causes only when requested.
    Status Conferences are noticed by the court four months after the
    suit is filed for the purpose of setting a trial date.

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Alleghany Circuit Court Hon. Malfourd W. Bo Trumbo Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., Apr., July, and 1st Tuesday after 2nd
Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit Hon. Humes J. Franklin Jr.* Monday in October.
P. O. Box 670 Hon. Michael S. Irvine Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
Courthouse Hon. Victor V. Ludwig Cases set on Term Day, cases also set between docket calls by
266 West Main Street   agreement of counsel.
Covington, VA 24426-0670 Debra N. Byer, Clerk Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  540/965-1730 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes
  540/965-1738 Judges’ Chambers when needed.
  Fax – 540/965-1732  
  Fax – 540/965-1737 (Judge Trumbo)  
  8:30AM – 5:00PM  
  E-Mail:  
  dbyer@courts.state.va.us  
Amelia Circuit Court Hon. James F. D’Alton Jr.* Terms begin, 1st Tuesday, Feb., Apr., June, Oct., & Dec.
Eleventh Judicial Circuit Hon. Pamela S. Baskervill Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 237   All cases set on Term Day; cases also set between docket calls by
Courthouse Square Marilyn Wilson, Clerk agreement of court and counsel.
Amelia, VA 23002-0237 804/561-2128 Court convenes 10:00 a.m. normally. Occasionally, Court will set
  Fax – 804/561-6364 9:00 a.m. cases.
  8:30AM – 4:30PM Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes
    when needed.
  E-Mail:  
  MWilson@courts.state.va.us  
Amherst Circuit Court Hon. J. Michael Gamble Terms begin, 2nd Tuesday, Feb., Apr., June, Oct., & Dec.
Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit Hon. Mosby Garland Perrow III* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 462 Hon. John T. Cook Cases set on Term Day; cases also set between docket calls by
113 Taylor Street Hon. James W. Updike Jr. agreement of court and counsel.
Amherst, VA 24521   Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  Roy C. Mayo III, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  434/946-9321  
  Fax – 434/946-9323  
  8:30AM – 5:00PM  
Appomattox Circuit Court Hon. Richard S. Blanton* Terms begin, Tuesday after the 1st Monday, Apr., June, Oct., & Dec.
Tenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Joel C. Cunningham Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
297 Court Street, Suite B Hon. Leslie M. Osborn All cases set on Term Day and by contacting Judge’s secretary.
P. O. Box 672   Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
Appomattox, VA 24522-0672 434/352-5275  
  Fax – 434/352-2781  
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Arlington Circuit Court Seventeenth Judicial Circuit 1425 North Courthouse Road Arlington, VA 22201 Hon. William T. Newman Jr.* Hon. James F. AlmandHon. Joanne F. Alper Hon. Benjamin N. A. Kendrick Paul F. Ferguson, Clerk 703/228-7010 8:00AM – 4:00PM Terms begin, 3rd Monday, (or Tuesday if holiday falls on Monday) Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct. & Dec. Civil Motions Day – Every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Criminal Motions Day – set by Judges monthly 9:30 a.m. Grand Juries, 3rd Monday of each month. Court convenes 10:00 a.m. (civil) and 9:30 a.m. (criminal). Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in divorce and partition. Ore tenus hearings are also available.
  E-Mail: circuitcourt@arlingtonva.us  
Augusta Circuit Court Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 689 Augusta County Courthouse 1 East Johnson Street Staunton, VA 24402-0689 Hon. Victor V. Ludwig Hon. Humes J. Franklin Jr.* Hon. Michael S. Irvine Hon. Malfourd W. Bo Trumbo John B. Davis, Clerk 540/245-5321 Fax – 540/245-5318 8:30AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., Apr., July & Oct. Motion Day, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 9:00 a.m. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Cases set by praecipe received by clerk 7-28 days prior to Motion Day. Court convenes 9:30 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized. Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  E-Mail: jbdavis@courts.state.va.us  
Bath Circuit Court Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 180 Courthouse Warm Springs, VA 24484-0180 Hon. Humes J. Franklin Jr.* Hon. Michael S. IrvineHon. Victor V. Ludwig Hon. Malfourd W. Bo Trumbo M. Wayne Winebriner, Clerk 540/839-7226 Fax – 540/839-72488:30AM – 4:30PM Terms begin 3rd Monday (or Tuesday if holiday falls on Monday), Jan., June, Sept.; 1st Monday April. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Cases set on Term Day. Cases also set between docket calls by agreement of counsel with approval of court. Court convenes 9:30 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery except divorce. Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  E-Mail: wwinebriner@courts.state.va.us  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUITCOURTADDRESSJUDGECLERKPHONE #HOURSTERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Bedford Circuit Court Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit 123 East Main St. Suite 201 Bedford, VA 24523 Judges’ Address: 123 East Main St. Suite 301 Hon. James W. Updike Jr. Hon. Mosby Garland Perrow III* Hon. John T. CookHon. J. Michael Gamble Cathy C. Hogan, Clerk 540/586-7632 Fax – 540/586-6197 8:30AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, 1st Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept. & Nov. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and 1st Friday, Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct., & Dec. All cases set on Term Day. Court convenes 9:00 a.m. Civil docket called at 10:00 a.m. on Term Day. Commissioners in Chancery not utilized. Misdemeanor appeals pre-set for 3rd & 4th day of Term.
E-Mail: chogan@courts.state.va.us  
Bland Circuit Court Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit 612 Main Street, Suite 104 P.O. Box 295 Bland, VA 24315 Hon. Josiah T. Showalter Jr. Hon. Colin R. Gibb* Hon. Brett L. Geisler Hon. Robert M. D. Turk Rebecca I. Johnson, Clerk 276/688-4562 Fax – 276/688-2438 8:00AM – 6:00PM Criminal Term begins, 2nd & 4th Monday, March, June, Sept. & Dec. Civil Term begins immediately following end of Criminal Term. Grand Juries, 2nd Monday, March, June, Sept. & Dec. All cases set on Term Day. Court convenes 9:00 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in domestic matters.
E-Mail: rijohnson@courts.state.va.us  
Botetourt Circuit Court Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 219 Courthouse Main Street Fincastle, VA 24090-0219 Hon. Malfourd W. Bo Trumbo Hon. Humes J. Franklin Jr.* Hon. Michael S. Irvine Hon. Victor V. Ludwig Tommy L. Moore, Clerk 540/473-8274 Fax – 540/473-8209 8:30AM – 4:30PM Terms begin, 1st Monday, March, June, August, Oct. & Dec. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Court convenes 9:30 a.m. Motion Day 1st Thursday of each month. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized upon request.
Bristol Circuit Court Twenty-eighth Judicial Circuit Courthouse 497 Cumberland Street Bristol, VA 24201 Hon. Larry B. Kirksey Hon. C. Randall Lowe* Hon. Isaac St. C. Freeman Terry G. Rohr, Clerk276/645-7321 Fax – 276/821-6097 9:00AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, 4th Tuesday, Aug., Nov., Feb., May. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Civil cases are set on Term Day. Criminal cases set by Court upon receipt of record in Circuit Court from District Court. Court convenes 9:00 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are not utilized.
E-Mail:  
Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge. Underscoring Denotes Judge Presiding in this Court. For Judge’s Home Court, see Virginia Judges 6-1. Circuit Courts 1-4
CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Bristol Circuit Court – Continued Brunswick Circuit Court Sixth Judicial Circuit 216 North Main Street Lawrenceville, VA 23868-0160 TRohr@courts.state.va.us Hon. W. Allan Sharrett* Hon. Samuel E. Campbell V. Earl Stanley Jr., Clerk 434/848-2215 Fax – 434/848-4307 8:30AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, 4th Tuesday in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct. & Dec. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. All cases are set on Term Day. Civil Court convenes 9:00 a.m.; Criminal court convenes at 9:00 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized as determined by court. Instructions must be submitted 5 days prior to trial. Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  E-Mail: vesjr@telpage.net  
Buchanan Circuit Court Twenty-ninth Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 929 Courthouse Grundy, VA 24614 Hon. Patrick Reynolds Johnson* Hon. Teresa M. Chafin Hon. Michael Lee Moore Hon. Henry A. Vanover Beverly S. Tiller, Clerk276/935-6567 8:30AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., April, July, & Oct. Criminal Term begins, 4th Monday, Jan., April, July & Oct. Civil Term begins, 2nd Tuesday Jan., April, July, & Oct. Grand Juries, 2nd Monday, Jan., April, July, & Oct. All Cases set at early docket call on 4th Thursday preceding Term and on Term Day. Court convenes 9:00 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized primarily in cases dealing with partition suits.
Buckingham Circuit Court Tenth Judicial Circuit 13061 W. James Anderson Hwy. P. O. Box 107 Buckingham, VA 23921-0107 Hon. Richard S. Blanton* Hon. Joel C. CunninghamHon. Leslie M. Osborn Malcolm Booker Jr., Clerk 434/969-4734 Fax – 434/969-20438:30AM – 4:30PM Terms begin, Tuesday after 2nd Monday, Jan., April, June, Sept., & Nov. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. All cases set on Term Day or by contacting Judge’s office. Court convenes 9:30 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in chancery cases except divorce cases.
Buena Vista Circuit Court Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit Municipal Building 2039 Sycamore Avenue Buena Vista, VA 24416 Hon. Michael S. Irvine Hon. Humes J. Franklin Jr.*Hon. Victor V. Ludwig Hon. Malfourd W. Bo Trumbo Christopher W. Coleman, Clerk 540/261-8627 Fax – 540/261-8625 8:30AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, 4th Wednesday, Jan., July; 1st Monday April; 4th Monday, September. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Felonies set on 1st day of Term. Misdemeanor appeals pre-set for afternoon of Motions Day. Court convenes 9:30 a.m. Motion Day, 1st Friday & 3rd Friday (if needed) of each month. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized for execution of decrees of reference.
  E-Mail: ccoleman@courts.state.va.us  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Campbell Circuit Court Hon. John T. Cook Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept. & Nov.
Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit Hon. Mosby Garland Perrow III* Grand Juries, 2nd Monday of each Term.
P. O. Box 7 Hon. J. Michael Gamble All cases set on Term Day, attorneys required to be present.
732 Village Highway Hon. James W. Updike Jr. Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
Rustburg, VA 24588-0007   Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  Deborah E. Hughes, Clerk  
  434/592-9517  
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  
Caroline Circuit Court Hon. Joseph J. Ellis Terms begin, 1st Wednesday @ 10:00 a.m., January, April, July and
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. J. Martin Bass* October.
P. O. Box 309 Hon. David H. Beck Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
112 Courthouse Lane, Suite A Hon. J. Overton Harris Civil Cases are set on Term Day by praecipe and pursuant to Rule 1:20
Bowling Green, VA 22427-0309 Hon. Charles S. Sharp (a).
  Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III Criminal Cases are set on the 1st day of each term (the first
  Hon. Gordon F. Willis Wednesday) in January, April, July and October.
    Court convenes 9:00 a.m. 3rd Mondays, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays (2nd Tuesday
  Ray S. Campbell Jr., Clerk 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. criminal, 4th Tues. 9:00 a.m. civil and 2:00
  804/633-5800 p.m. criminal), all Wednesdays and 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays.
  8:30AM – 4:00PM Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes and
    selectively in divorce suits.
Carroll Circuit Court Hon. Brett L. Geisler Terms begin, 3rd Monday, March, June, Sept.; 2nd Monday, Dec.
Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit Hon. Colin R. Gibb* Motion Day, as scheduled.
P. O. Box 218 Hon. Josiah T. Showalter Jr. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
605 Pine Street Hon. Robert M. D. Turk All cases set on Docket Day.
Hillsville, VA 24343-0218   Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Carolyn H. Honeycutt, Clerk Commissioners utilized in partition suits and selectively in divorce
  276/730-3070 suits.
  Fax – 276/730-3071  
  8:00AM – 5:00PM  
  E-Mail:  
  CHoneycutt@courts.state.va.us  
Charles City Circuit Court Hon. Thomas B. Hoover* Terms begin, 1st Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov. 1.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Hon. R. Bruce Long Grand Juries, 1st day of Term at 9:00 a.m.
P. O. Box 86 Hon. Samuel T. Powell III Criminal cases set for term at 9:00 a.m.
10780 Courthouse Road   Civil cases set for term at 11:00 a.m.
Charles City, VA 23030-0086 Edith K. Holmes, Clerk Civil cases set by praecipe submitted seven days preceding Term Day.
  804/652-2105 Should a Term Day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in § 2.1-21,
  804/652-2107 Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the Term Day will be on the
  Fax – 804/829-5647 following day.
  8:30AM – 4:30PM Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in real property cases.
  Stop recording at 4:00 p.m. Instructions must be submitted 2 days prior to trial.

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Charles City Circuit Court – Continued E-Mail:

ekholmes@courts.state.va.us

Charlotte Circuit Court Hon. Leslie M. Osborn Terms begin, Wednesday after the 1st Monday, Feb., April, June,
Tenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Richard S. Blanton* Aug., Oct., & Dec.
125 David Bruce Avenue Hon. Joel C. Cunningham Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 38   All cases set on Docket Day. Attorneys are required to be present.
Charlotte Cthse, VA 23923-0038 Stuart B. Fallen, Clerk Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  434/542-5147 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  Fax – 434/542-4336  
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  
  E-Mail:  
  SFallen@courts.state.va.us  
Charlottesville Circuit Court Hon. Edward L. Hogshire Terms begin, 3rd Monday, April, June, Aug., Oct. & Dec.; 3rd
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins* Tuesday in February as 3rd Monday is a holiday.
315 East High Street Hon. John G. Berry Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
Charlottesville, VA 22902 Hon. Daniel R. Bouton Criminal cases set for term at 9:30 a.m.; Felony Cases 9:30 a.m.;
  Hon. Timothy K. Sanner Misdemeanor cases 11:30 a.m.
    Civil cases set for term at 2:00 p.m.
  Paul C. Garrett, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery utilized for partition suits, suits to sell
  434/970-3766 land of incompetents, occasional divorce cases.
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  
Chesapeake Circuit Court Hon. V. Thomas Forehand Jr.* Criminal Terms begin, 1st Tuesday of each month, 2:00 p.m. except
First Judicial Circuit Hon. Marjorie T. Arrington when election date or a holiday is Term Day, then Term Day will be
307 Albemarle Drive Hon. John W. Brown held on Wednesday after the 1st Tuesday.
Suite 300A Hon. Bruce H. Kushner Civil Terms begin, 1st Tuesday of each month, 10:00 a.m., except when
Chesapeake, VA 23322-5579 Hon. Randall D. Smith election date or a holiday is Term Day, then Term Day will be held on
    Wednesday after the 1st Tuesday.
  Faye W. Mitchell, Clerk Civil motions are heard each Wednesday (by appoinment only; to
Judges’ Chambers: 757/382-3000 schedule an appointment call 757-382-3074).
757/382-3050 Fax – 757/382-3034 Grand Juries, 1st day of each term.
  Fax – Criminal & Civil: Civil cases are set by praecipe submitted by Thursday preceding Term
  757/382-3035 Day.
  8:00AM – 4:00PM Court convenes 10:00 a.m. for regular criminal & civil trial dockets;
    8:30 a.m. for criminal sentencing and probation violation hearings;
  E-Mail: and 9:00 a.m. for arraignments.
  fmitchell@courts.state.va.us Juries must be requested in writing 5 days before trial. Waiver of a
    requested jury must be 2 days before trial or costs assessed.

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Chesterfield Circuit Court Hon. Michael C. Allen* Criminal and Civil Terms begin Tuesday following 3rd Monday in Jan.,
Twelfth Judicial Circuit Hon. Harold W. Burgess Jr. 3rd Monday in March, May, July, Sept. & Nov.
P. O. Box 125 Hon. Herbert Cogbill Gill Jr. Grand Juries, 1st day of Criminal Term at 9:00 a.m.
9500 Courthouse Road Hon. Timothy J. Hauler Criminal dockets generally convene at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0125 Hon. Frederick G. Rockwell III Criminal cases set through Commonwealth’s Attorney on designated days.
    Civil trials generally convene at 10:00 a.m.
  Judy L. Worthington, Clerk Hearings in civil cases are set with Judges’ secretaries.
P.O. Box 57 (Judges) 804/748-1241 Civil trials are set with Judges’ secretaries or at Civil Docket Call
  Fax – 804/796-5625 at 2:30 p.m.
  9:00AM – 4:00PM Cases appealed from the J&DR Court are set at Civil Docket Call at
    2:00 p.m., but may be pre-set with Judges’ secretaries prior to
  E-Mail: Docket Call.
  circuitcourtclerk@chesterfield.gov NOTE: Please refer to internet site www.courts.state.va.us for
    up-to-date information.
Clarke Circuit Court Hon. John E. Wetsel Jr. Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Jan., April, July & Oct.
Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit Hon. John R. Prosser* Motion Day, 3rd Wednesday each month, 8:00 a.m.
P. O. Box 189 Hon. Dennis Lee Hupp Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
102 N. Church Street Hon. James V. Lane Misdemeanor appeals day, 4th Wednesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept.
Berryville, VA 22611-0189 Hon. Thomas J. Wilson IV & Nov.
    Praecipes must be filed not less that 7 days preceding Motion Day.
  Helen Butts, Clerk Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  540/955-5116 Commissioners in Chancery may be utilized in general civil causes,
  Fax – 540/955-0284 but not in divorce matters.
  9:00AM – 5:00PM Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  E-Mail:  
  hbutts@courts.state.va.us  
Colonial Heights Circuit Court Hon. Michael C. Allen* Terms begin, 1st Tuesday, Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Twelfth Judicial Circuit Hon. Herbert Cogbill Gill Jr. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term, 10:00 a.m.
401 Temple Avenue Hon. Timothy J. Hauler Civil cases set by consent of counsel with Circuit Court Clerk or at
P.O. Box 3401 Hon. Frederick G. Rockwell III docket call.
Colonial Heights, VA 23834 Hon. Harold W. Burgess Jr. Criminal cases set by Circuit Court Clerk on designated days.
    General criminal cases on Tues.; civil cases on Mon.
  Stacy L. Stafford, Clerk Court convenes 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. depending on docket.
  804/520-9364 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes and
  8:00AM – 4:30PM in designated divorce cases.
  E-Mail:  
  SStafford@courts.state.va.us  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Craig Circuit Court Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 185 Courthouse, 303 Main Street New Castle, VA 24127-0185 Hon. Malfourd W. Bo Trumbo Hon. Humes J. Franklin Jr.* Hon. Michael S. Irvine Hon. Victor V. LudwigSharon Kaye Braden, Clerk 540/864-6141Fax – 540/864-7471 9:00AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, last Monday, Feb.; 2nd Monday, May, Sept., Nov. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Cases set on Term Day and chancery matters set between docket calls by agreement of counsel with court’s approval. Court convenes 9:30 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes; i.e., partition suits.
  E-Mail: SBraden@courts.state.va.us  
Culpeper Circuit Court Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Courthouse Building 135 W. Cameron Street Culpeper, VA 22701-3097 Hon. John G. Berry Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins* Hon. Daniel R. Bouton Hon. Edward L. Hogshire Hon. Timothy K. Sanner Janice J. Corbin, Clerk 540/727-34388:30AM – 4:30PM Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Cases set on Term Day. Court convenes 9:30 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in major contested chancery causes. Motion Day, 2nd & 4th Tuesday; 9:30 a.m. Criminal Cases; 1:30 p.m. Civil Cases
  E-Mail: jcorbin@courts.state.va.us  
Cumberland Circuit Court Tenth Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 8 1 Courthouse Circle Cumberland, VA 23040-0008 Hon. Richard S. Blanton* Hon. Joel C. CunninghamHon. Leslie M. Osborn Carol Ownby, Clerk 804/492-4442 Fax – 804/492-4876 8:30AM – 4:30PM Terms begin, Tuesday following 4th Monday, Jan., April, June, Sept. & Nov. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Cases set on Term Day or by contacting judge’s office. Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  E-Mail: COwnby@courts.state.va.us  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Danville Circuit Court Twenty-second Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 3300 Courts and Jail Building 401 Patton Street Danville, VA 24543 Hon. Joseph W. Milam Jr.* Hon. William N. Alexander IIHon. David A. Melesco Hon. Charles J. StraussGerald A. Gibson, Clerk 434/799-5168Fax – 434/799-6502 9:00AM – 4:00PM 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Wed. only) Grand Juries and Terms begin Jan. 4, March 1, May 3, July 5, Sept. 6, & Nov. 8 Misdemeanor Docket Call, 9:00 a.m.; Felony Docket Call, 10:00 a.m. Grand Jury, 1st day of each Term Call 434-799-5171 to set Chancery and Law Cases directly with Court. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized when the nature of the cases requires.
Dickenson Circuit Court Twenty-ninth Judicial Circuit Box 190 293 Clintwood Main Street Clintwood, VA 24228-0190 Hon. Henry A. Vanover Hon. Patrick Reynolds Johnson*Hon. Teresa M. Chafin Hon. Michael Lee Moore Richard W. Edwards, Clerk 276/926-1616 Fax – 276/926-6465 8:00AM – 4:30PM Criminal Terms begin, 2nd Monday, March, June & September; 1st Monday, Dec. Grand Juries, 2nd Monday, March, June and Sept.; 1st Monday, Dec. All cases set on Term Day. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in selection of jury. Civil Terms begin Tuesday, following Grand Jury.
Dinwiddie Circuit Court Eleventh Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 63 Dinwiddie, VA 23841-0063 Hon. James F. D’Alton Jr.* Hon. Pamela S. Baskervill John B. Chappell Jr., Clerk804/469-4540 8:30AM – 4:30PM Terms begin, 3rd Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. All cases set on Term Day, or by agreement of counsel and consent of court. Court convenes 10:00 a.m. on first day of Term. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  E-Mail: bchappell@courts.state.va.us  
Essex Circuit Court Fifteenth Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 445 305 Prince Street Tappahannock, VA 22560 Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III Hon. J. Martin Bass* Hon. David H. BeckHon. Joseph J. EllisHon. J. Overton HarrisHon. Charles S. Sharp Hon. Gordon F. Willis Gayle Ashworth, Clerk 804/443-3541804/443-4381 Fax – 804/445-1216 8:30AM – 5:00PM Terms begin 4th Wednesday, Jan., April, July, & October. All cases set by agreement with Commonwealth’s Attorney at preliminary hearing, on Term Day, or by agreement of counsel and the Court. The latter may be done by a telephone call to the Judge’s office. Court convenes 9:00 a.m. In civil jury trials, instructions must be submitted to the Court and opposing counsel 5 days prior to trial. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes and divorces.
  E-Mail:  
Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.    
CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Essex Circuit Court – Continued gashworth@courts.state.va.us  
Fairfax Circuit Court Hon. Dennis J. Smith* Criminal Terms begin, Tuesday following 3rd Monday, Jan., March, May,
Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Leslie M. Alden July, Sept., & Nov. except when Monday is a holiday, then Criminal
4110 Chain Bridge Road Hon. Randy I. Bellows Term would be Wednesday folling the 3rd Tuesday.
Fairfax, VA 22030 Hon. Jan L. Brodie Civil Term begins, 4th Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Website: Hon. Charles James Maxfield except when Monday is a holiday, then Civil Term begins on the 4th
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/courts/c Hon. R. Terrence Ney Tuesday.
ircuit Hon. Jane Marum Roush Civil & Criminal Term days are subject to change due to Judicial
  Hon. David Stanford Schell Conferences, etc.
  Hon. Robert J. Smith Court convenes:
  Hon. Jonathan C. Thacher –Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m
  Hon. Bruce D. White –Criminal Motions – Friday 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
  Hon. Marcus D. Williams –Civil Motions – Friday 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
  Hon. Michael F. Devine Commissioners in Chancery utilized as agreed or when the individual
  Hon. Brett A. Kassabian case requires appointment.
  Hon. Lorraine Nordlund Law and Domestic cases are handled through the differentiated case
    tracking program. Trial date is set at the scheduling conference.
  John T. Frey, Clerk Other matters not part of the differential case tracking program
  703/246-4111 counsel files praecipe placing case on Civil Term Day docket for
  703/691-7320 – General Court setting of trial date or by agreement, counsel select a date from
  Information available dates through staff in chambers.
  Fax – 703/273-6564  
  8:00AM – 4:00PM  
Fauquier Circuit Court Hon. Jeffrey W. Parker Misdemeanor Appeal Days, 2nd Tuesday each month.
Twentieth Judicial Circuit Hon. Thomas D. Horne* Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
29 Ashby Street Hon. James H. Chamblin Motion Day, 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month at 9:00 a.m.; Domestic
Warrenton, VA 20186-3202 Hon. Burke F. McCahill Motions called at 1:30 p.m.
    Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  Gail H. Barb, Clerk Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  540/347-8610 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in partition suits and other
  8:00AM – 4:30PM selected suits.
    Depositions are utilized in divorces.
  E-Mail:  
  clerk@fauquiercounty.gov  
Floyd Circuit Court Hon. Colin R. Gibb* Terms begin, 1st day March, June, Sept., & Dec.
Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit Hon. Brett L. Geisler Grand Juries, 1st day of Term, 9:00 a.m.
100 East Main St. Hon. Josiah T. Showalter Jr. Cases set by agreement of counsel and consent of court, using
Room 200 Hon. Robert M. D. Turk scheduling forms and praecipe.
Floyd, VA 24091-0057   Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Wendell G. Peters, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in chancery causes and
  540/745-9330 equitable distribution.
  Fax – 540/745-9303  
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  
  8:30 am – 12:00 noon, Sat, except  
  holiday weekends  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Fluvanna Circuit Court Sixteenth Judicial Circuit 72 Main Street P. O. Box 550 Palmyra, VA 22963 Hon. John G. Berry Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins*Hon. Daniel R. Bouton Hon. Edward L. Hogshire Hon. Timothy K. Sanner Bouson E. Peterson Jr., Clerk 434/591-1970 Fax – 434/591-1971 8:00AM – 4:30PM Terms begin, 4th Monday, Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct.; 3rd Tues. in Dec. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Cases set on Term Day. Court convenes 9:30 a.m., except at 10:00 a.m. on Term Days. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  E-Mail: BPeterson@courts.state.va.us  
Franklin Circuit Court Twenty-second Judicial Circuit P.O. Box 567 275 South Main Street Suite 212Rocky Mount, VA 24151 P. O. Box 601 (Judge) Hon. William N. Alexander II Hon. Joseph W. Milam Jr.* Hon. David A. MelescoHon. Charles J. Strauss Teresa J. Brown, Clerk 540/483-3065Fax – 540/483-30428:30AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec. All cases are set by the Court’s Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Nancy Ellett, and the dates coordinated with the attorneys involved. Criminal cases are set the week following the preliminary hearing. Civil Cases are set 90 days after filing. Criminal and misdemeanor appeals are set by the Clerk of the General District Court or the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court at the time the appeal is noted.
  E-Mail: tjbrown@courts.state.va.us  
Frederick Circuit Court Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit 5 North Kent Street Winchester, VA 22601 Hon. John R. Prosser* Hon. Dennis Lee Hupp Hon. James V. Lane Hon. John E. Wetsel Jr. Hon. Thomas J. Wilson IV Rebecca P. Hogan, Clerk 540/667-5770 9:00AM – 5:00PM E-Mail: rhogan@courts.state.va.us Terms begin, Thursday after the 1st Monday, Jan., April, July, & Oct. Motion Day, 1st Wed. and 3rd Fri. after the 1st Monday of each month. Misdemeanor appeal days, 3rd Wed. after 1st Mon. each month. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Praecipes must be filed not less than 7 days preceding Motion Day. Court convenes 9:00 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in special instances. Local Rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4. Faxes from attorneys and litigants will NOT be accepted without prior approval.

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Fredericksburg Circuit Court Hon. Gordon F. Willis Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., April, July, & Oct.
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. J. Martin Bass* Grand Juries convene 4th Monday of every month.
815 Princess Anne Street Hon. David H. Beck Civil cases set on Term Day; criminal cases set upon indictment.
P.O. Box 359 Hon. Joseph J. Ellis Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
Fredericksburg, VA 22404 Hon. J. Overton Harris Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in most chancery matters, and
The Clerk’s Office is Hon. Charles S. Sharp sometimes in divorce actions if equitable distributions issues are
currently located at 815 Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III significant part of the litigation.
Princess Anne Street,   Faxes from attorneys and litigants will NOT be accepted in the
Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Sharron S. Mitchell, Clerk Clerk’s Office without prior approval.
The mailing address remains 540/372-1066 Motion days are the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month. Motions lasting
the same. Judge’s Chambers: 540/372-1171 longer than 20 minutes or on a day other than motions day must be
Judge’s Chambers: P.O. Box Fax – Judge’s Chambers: scheduled with chambers.
7326, Fredericksburg, VA 540/372-1174 Notice of criminal motions must be received in the Clerk’s office by
22404-7326 8:30AM – 4:00PM noon 3 business days before hearing.
The Judge’s chambers and   Notice of civil motions must be received in Clerk’s office by noon
courtrooms are located at 815 E-Mail: the Wednesday of the week preceeding the week in which the motion is
Princess Anne Street, smitchell@courts.state.va.us to be heard.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401.   Term day praecipes must be received in Clerk’s office by 4:00 p.m.
    ten days before the requested term day.
    Estate matters are handled by appointment.
Giles Circuit Court Hon. Colin R. Gibb* Terms begin, 2nd Tuesday, Jan., April, July, & Oct.
Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit Hon. Brett L. Geisler Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 502 Hon. Josiah T. Showalter Jr. Cases set on docket calls or by agreement of counsel with consent of
501 Wenonah Avenue Hon. Robert M. D. Turk court.
Pearisburg, VA 24134   Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Charles L. Fraley III, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in selection of jury,
  540/921-1722 partition suits, and other major contested chancery causes.
  Fax – 540/921-3825 Docket calls are scheduled 10:00 a.m. on opening day of Term.
  8:30AM – 5:00PM  
  E-Mail:  
  cfraley@courts.state.va.us  
Gloucester Circuit Court Hon. R. Bruce Long Terms begin, 1st Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Hon. Thomas B. Hoover* Grand Juries, 1st day of term, 9:00 a.m.
7400 Justice Drive, Room 327 Hon. Samuel T. Powell III All cases set on Term Day; civil cases set by praecipe only.
Gloucester, VA 23061   Court convenes 9:00 a.m.; docket call at 10:00 a.m.
  Margaret F. Walker, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in partition suits.
  804/693-2502 Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  Fax – 804/693-2186 Should a Term Day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in § 2.1-21,
  8:00AM – 4:30PM Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the Term Day will be on the
    following day.
  E-Mail: Pendente Lite and motions heard on motions day set by the judge.
  mwalker@courts.state.va.us  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Goochland Circuit Court Hon. Timothy K. Sanner Terms begin, 2nd Tuesday, Feb., April, June, Oct., & Dec. The Aug.
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins* Term day will be Aug. 3, 2010.
P. O. Box 196 Hon. John G. Berry Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
2938 River Road West Hon. Daniel R. Bouton Civil cases set on Term Day by praecipe.
Goochland, VA 23063 Hon. Edward L. Hogshire Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
    Commissioners in Chancery are rarely utilized and only by agreement
  Lee G. Turner, Clerk of Counsel.
  804/556-5353 Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  8:30AM – 5:00PM  
Grayson Circuit Court Hon. Brett L. Geisler Terms begin 4th Friday, Oct., Jan., April, & July.
Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit Hon. Colin R. Gibb* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 130 Hon. Josiah T. Showalter Jr. All cases set on Docket calls 2nd Fri. of month of Term, or by
129 Davis Street Hon. Robert M. D. Turk agreement of counsel with consent of court.
Independence, VA 24348-0130   Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  Susan M. Herrington, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery utilized in partitions suits, not normally
  276/773-2231 used in divorce cases.
  Fax – 276/773-3338  
  8:00AM – 5:00PM  
Greene Circuit Court Hon. Daniel R. Bouton Terms begin 2nd Mon., Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.;
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins* October Term: Tues. after 2nd Mon. as 2nd Mon. is a holiday
P. O. Box 386 Hon. John G. Berry Grand Juries, 1st day of Term, 9:30 a.m.
Stanardsville, VA 22973-0386 Hon. Edward L. Hogshire Criminal cases set on Term Day.
  Hon. Timothy K. Sanner Civil cases set by praecipe on Term Day, 11:00 a.m.
    Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  Marie C. Durrer, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in some chancery causes.
  434/985-5208 Motions Day, 3rd Tues. (Criminal 9:30 a.m.; Civil 1:30 p.m.)
  Fax – 434/985-6723  
  8:15AM – 4:30PM  
Greensville Circuit Court Hon. W. Allan Sharrett* Terms begin, 1st Tuesday, Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.
Sixth Judicial Circuit Hon. Samuel E. Campbell Motions Day, 1st and 3rd Friday, each month.
P. O. Box 631   Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
337 South Main Street Robert C. Wrenn, Clerk All cases set on Term Day.
Emporia, VA 23847-0631 434/348-4215 Civil cases set by court administrator.
  Fax – 434/348-4020 Court convenes 9:00 a.m. (criminal and civil)
  9:00AM – 5:00PM Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in chancery causes and some
  Office closes at Noon on divorce cases.
  Wednesdays. Instructions must be submitted 5 days prior to trial.
    Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUITCOURTADDRESSJUDGECLERKPHONE #HOURSTERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Halifax Circuit Court Hon. Leslie M. Osborn Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Tenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Richard S. Blanton* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 729 Hon. Joel C. Cunningham Civil cases set by Praecipe, Court convenes at 9:30 a.m.
Main Street   Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes,
Halifax, VA 24558 Robert W. Conner, Clerk except divorce.
  434/476-6211  
  Fax – 434/476-2890  
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  
Hampton Circuit Court Hon. Wilford Taylor Jr.* Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.
Eighth Judicial Circuit Hon. Christopher W. Hutton Criminal Term Grand Juries, 1st Monday, each month 9:00 a.m.
P. O. Box 40 Hon. Bonnie L. Jones All cases set on Term Day.
101 King’s Way Mall Hon. Louis R. Lerner Civil cases set by praecipe (Judges’ secretary handles all scheduling
Hampton, VA 23669-0040   issues).
  Linda Batchelor Smith, Clerk Court convenes 9:00 a.m. – civil matters; 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and
  757/727-6105 2:00 p.m. – criminal matters.
  Fax – 757/728-3505 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in divorce and other cases for
  8:30AM – 4:00PM good cause shown.
    Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
    To set or cancel court hearing, contact Judges’ office.
    Faxes not accepted in civil matters.
    Faxes only accepted in Criminal matters as set forth in the Docket
    Management & Continuance Policy, amended March 11, 2005.
    Recordation cutoff time 3:30 p.m.
Hanover Circuit Court Hon. J. Overton Harris Terms begin, 3rd Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. J. Martin Bass* Criminal – 9:00 a.m.; Civil – 2:00 p.m.
P. O. Box 39 Hon. David H. Beck Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and as otherwise called.
7507 Library Drive Hon. Joseph J. Ellis Criminal cases set at preliminary hearing, when appealed or at the
Hanover, VA 23069-0039 Hon. Charles S. Sharp convening of a grand jury.
  Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III Civil cases set on Term Day, by appearance or by contacting Judge’s
  Hon. Gordon F. Willis chambers at 804/365-6161.
    Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Frank D. Hargrove Jr., Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in partition suits.
  804/365-6150  
  Fax – 804/365-6278  
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  
  E-Mail:  
  FHargrove@courts.state.va.us  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUITCOURTADDRESSJUDGECLERKPHONE #HOURSTERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Henrico Circuit Court Fourteenth Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 90775 4301 East Parham Road Henrico, VA 23273 Hon. Daniel T. Balfour* Hon. Catherine C. HammondHon. Lee A. Harris Jr. Hon. Gary A. Hicks Hon. Burnett Miller IIIYvonne G. Smith, Clerk 804/501-4202 8:00AM – 4:30PM Criminal Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term, 9:00 a.m. Civil cases set 2nd Monday, July, Oct., Jan., & April (2:00 p.m.) or may be set by telephone. Criminal cases set when appealed or at preliminary hearing. Court convenes 9:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. for jury trials. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in unusual causes; accountings; suits by creditors; suits on mechanic’s lien; partition suits; sale of land of persons under disability, some divorce cases. Instructions must be submitted 2 days prior to trial.
Henry Circuit Court Twenty-first Judicial Circuit Suite B 3160 Kings Mountain Rd. Martinsville, VA 24112-3966 Hon. David V. Williams* Hon. Martin F. Clark Jr.Hon. G. Carter Greer Vickie Stone Helmstutler, Clerk276/634-48809:00AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, 3rd Monday, 9:00 a.m., in July, Sept., Nov., Mar., & May; 1st Tuesday after 3rd Monday, 9:00 a.m., in Jan. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Pursuant to Rule 1:20, counsel of record may agree to a trial date as a part of a written plan prepared and submitted to the court for approval pursuant to Rule 1:18, after obtaining a trial date from the court’s administrative assistant. Court convenes 9:00 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in partition suits, creditors suits, etc.
Highland Circuit Court Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 190 Monterey, VA 24465-0190 Hon. Humes J. Franklin Jr.* Hon. Michael S. Irvine Hon. Victor V. Ludwig Hon. Malfourd W. Bo Trumbo Terms begin, 3rd Tuesday, March, June, Sept., & Dec. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Court convenes 9:30 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
Lois S. Ralston, Clerk 540/468-2447 Fax – 540/468-3447 8:30AM – 4:30PM  
E-Mail: lralston@courts.state.va.us  
Hopewell Circuit Court Sixth Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 310 100 E. Broadway Room 251 Hopewell, VA 23860 Hon. W. Allan Sharrett* Hon. Samuel E. Campbell Kay H. Rackley, Clerk 804/541-2239 Fax – 804/541-2438 8:30AM – 4:00PM E-Mail: krackley@courts.state.va.us Terms begin, 2nd Tuesday, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., & Dec. Motions Day, 2nd and 4th Fridays. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Civil cases set by praecipe. Civil Court convenes 9:00 a.m. Criminal Court convenes 9:00 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in partition suits. Instructions must be submitted 5 days prior to trial. Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge. Underscoring Denotes Judge Presiding in this Court. For Judge’s Home Court, see Virginia Judges 6-1. Circuit Courts 1-16
CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Isle of Wight Circuit Court Hon. Westbrook J. Parker* Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Fifth Judicial Circuit Hon. Rodham T. Delk Jr. Motion Day, Tues. in Suffolk.
17122 Monument Circle Hon. Carl Edward Eason Jr. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
Isle of Wight, VA 23397   Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  Sharon N. Jones, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized to take depositions.
  757/365-6233 Instructions must be submitted seven days prior to trial.
  9:00AM – 5:00PM Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
James City County/Williamsburg Hon. Samuel T. Powell III Terms begin, 3rd Wednesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Circuit Court Hon. Thomas B. Hoover* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Hon. R. Bruce Long All cases set on Term Day or by pre-trial order, no appearance
5201 Monticello Avenue   required.
Suite Six Betsy B. Woolridge, Clerk Grand Juries at 9:00 a.m.
Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218 757/564-2242 Criminal docket calls at 9:00 a.m.
Judge’s Address: 5201 Judge’s Chambers: 757/564-2300 Civil docket calls at 11:00 a.m.
Monticello Avenue, Suite One, Fax – 757/564-2329 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized generally in chancery cases.
Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218 Fax – Judge’s Chambers: Instructions must be submitted prior to trial.
  757-564-2310 Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  8:30AM – 4:30PM Should term day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in § 2.2-3300,
    Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the term day will be
    rescheduled.
King and Queen Circuit Court Hon. Thomas B. Hoover* Terms begin, 2nd Tuesday, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Hon. R. Bruce Long Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 67 Hon. Samuel T. Powell III Should a Term Day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in § 2.1-21,
Court House   Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the Term Day will be on the
King And Queen, VA 23085-0067 Deborah F. Longest, Clerk following day.
  804/785-5984 Praecipes must be filed seven days preceding Civil Term Day.
  Fax – 804/785-5698 Civil cases set for trial by conference call with the judge.
  9:00AM – 5:00PM Instructions must be submitted 2 days prior to trial.
    Commissioners in Chancery are rarely used and only at request of
  E-Mail: attorneys.
  DLongest@courts.state.va.us Local Rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4 for divorce cases.
King George Circuit Court Hon. Gordon F. Willis Terms begin, 2nd Thursday, Jan., Apr., July, & Oct. at 10:00 a.m.
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. J. Martin Bass* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
9483 Kings Highway, Suite 3 Hon. David H. Beck Cases set on Term Day by praecipe.
King George, VA 22485-3444 Hon. Joseph J. Ellis Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Hon. J. Overton Harris Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes,
  Hon. Charles S. Sharp i.e., partition suits, etc.
  Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III Term Day Convenes 10:00 a.m.
  Charles V. Mason, Clerk  
  540/775-3322  
  7:30AM – 4:30PM  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
King George Circuit Court – Continued E-Mail: CMason@courts.state.va.us  
King William Circuit Court Hon. Thomas B. Hoover* Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Hon. R. Bruce Long Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
351 Courthouse Lane Hon. Samuel T. Powell III Grand Juries will meet at 9:00 a.m.
P. O. Box 216   Criminal docket will be held at 9:00 a.m.
King William, VA 23086-0216 Patricia M. Norman, Clerk Civil docket will be held at 11:00 a.m.
  804/769-4936 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  804/769-4937 Instructions must be submitted 2 days prior to trial.
  804/769-4938 Should a Term Day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in § 2.1-21,
  Fax – 804/769-4991 Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the Term Day will be on the
  8:30AM – 4:30PM following day.
    Praecipes must be filed seven days preceding Civil Term Day.
  E-Mail:  
  pnorman@courts.state.va.us  
Lancaster Circuit Court Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III Terms begin, 4th Friday, Jan., Apr., July, & Oct.
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. J. Martin Bass* All cases set by agreement with Commonwealth’s Attorney at
8311 Mary Ball Road Hon. David H. Beck preliminary hearing, on Term Day, or by agreement of counsel and the
Lancaster, VA 22503 Hon. Joseph J. Ellis Court. The latter may be done by a telephone call to the Judge’s
Mailing Address: P.O. Box Hon. J. Overton Harris office.
99, Lancaster, VA 22503 Hon. Charles S. Sharp Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Hon. Gordon F. Willis In civil jury trials, instructions must be submitted to the Court and
    opposing counsel 5 days prior to trial.
  Diane H. Mumford, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general civil causes and
  804/462-5611 divorces.
  Fax – 804/462-9978  
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  
Lee Circuit Court Hon. Tammy S. McElyea* Terms begin, 1st Monday, March, June, & Dec.; 2nd Monday, Sept.
Thirtieth Judicial Circuit Hon. Joseph R. Carico Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and 1st Friday of each month.
P. O. Box 326 Hon. John C. Kilgore Cases set on Term Day. Civil cases set by praecipe.
Main Street   Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
Jonesville, VA 24263-0326 Beverly R. Anderson, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  276/346-7763 Motion day at discretion of Chief Judge.
  Fax – 276/346-3440  
  8:30AM – 5:00PM  
  E-Mail:  
  banderson@courts.state.va.us  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Loudoun Circuit Court Hon. Thomas D. Horne* Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., & Dec.; Tuesday
Twentieth Judicial Circuit Hon. James H. Chamblin following 2nd Monday in Oct.
P. O. Box 550 Hon. Burke F. McCahill Grand Juries, 2nd Mon. each month except May 18th (moved from May
18 E. Market St. Hon. Jeffrey W. Parker 11th) and October 14th (moved from October 13th due to Columbus Day
Leesburg, VA 20178   holiday).
  Gary M. Clemens, Clerk Civil scheduling, Monday mornings, except holidays (by praecipe);
  703/777-0270 criminal cases set as called.
  Judges: 703/777-0464 Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Fax – 703/777-0376 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  Fax – Judges: 703/777-0676 Motion Day, Civil – 1st Friday of each month — Chancery 10:00 a.m.,
  8:30AM – 4:30PM Law 2:00 p.m.;
    Motions Day, Criminal – 4th Friday of each month, 9:00 a.m., No
    regular Motions Day in November or December.
    Praecipe must be filed 7 days ahead.
    Recordation cut off time, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Misdemeanor appeals, 2nd Fri., each month (except holidays).
    Financial transactions accepted 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Louisa Circuit Court Hon. Timothy K. Sanner Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
Box 37 Hon. John G. Berry All cases set on Term Day by praecipe filed 7 days prior.
100 W. Main Street Hon. Daniel R. Bouton Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
Louisa, VA 23093-0037 Hon. Edward L. Hogshire Commissioners in Chancery are rarely utilized and generally only by
    agreement of counsel.
  Susan R. Hopkins, Clerk Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  540/967-5312 Instructions must be submitted 10 days prior to trial.
  Judges: 540/967-5300  
  Fax – 540/967-2705  
  8:30AM – 5:00PM  
  E-Mail:  
  SHopkins@courts.state.va.us  
Lunenburg Circuit Court Hon. Leslie M. Osborn Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.
Tenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Richard S. Blanton* If the first day, known as Term Day, of any Term as scheduled above
11435 Courthouse Road Hon. Joel C. Cunningham shall fall on a legal holiday, then such Term shall commence and its
Lunenburg, VA 23952   Term Day be on the following day.
  Gordon F. Erby, Clerk All criminal cases are to be preset with the office of the
  434/696-2132 Commonwealth’s Attorney before Term Day. Civil cases are set by
  Fax – 434/696-3931 written request. (Email is preferred.) losborn@courts.state.va.us
  8:30AM – 4:30PM Court convenes 9:30 a.m.

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Lynchburg Circuit Court Hon. Mosby Garland Perrow III* Criminal Terms begin, 1st Monday every month.
Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit Hon. John T. Cook Civil Terms begin, 1st Monday monthly.
P. O. Box 4 Hon. J. Michael Gamble Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
900 Court Street Hon. James W. Updike Jr. All cases set on Term Day; Criminal – 9:30 a.m., Civil – 2:00 p.m.
Lynchburg, VA 24505-0004   Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  Ronald M. Irvine, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in limited instances.
  434/455-2620 Motion Day, 2nd & 4th Fri., 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. by appointment.
  Fax – 434/847-1864 Misdemeanor appeals – 1st two days after opening day of Term.
  8:15AM – 4:45PM  
Madison Circuit Court Hon. Daniel R. Bouton Terms begin, 1st Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
538 South Main Street Hon. John G. Berry Cases set on Term Day.
P. O. Box 220 Hon. Edward L. Hogshire Motion Day, 2nd Wednesday, 9:30 (Criminal), 1:30 (Civil)
Madison, VA 22727-0220 Hon. Timothy K. Sanner Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
    Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in limited instances.
  Linda M. Parrish, Clerk  
  540/948-6888  
  Fax – 540/948-3759  
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  
  E-Mail:  
  lparrish@courts.state.va.us  
Martinsville Circuit Court Hon. G. Carter Greer Criminal Terms begin, 1st Monday, Nov.; 2nd Monday, Feb.; 1st Mon.,
Twenty-first Judicial Circuit Hon. David V. Williams* May; 4th Monday, July.
P. O. Box 1206 Hon. Martin F. Clark Jr. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
55 W. Church Street   Civil cases set by Pretrial Scheduling Order.
Martinsville, VA 24114-1206 Ashby R. Pritchett, Clerk Criminal cases are set on Misdemeanor Appeal Day for Misdemeanor
  276/403-5106 Trial Day; felony cases are set on Term Day, or on Felony Disposition
  Fax – 276/403-5232 Day #1 or #2, or on Return on Indictments Day.
P. O. Box 1347 (Judges) 9:00AM – 5:00PM Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
    Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in divorce proceedings,
  E-Mail: partition suits, creditors suits, etc.
  APritchett@courts.state.va.us  
Mathews Circuit Court Hon. Thomas B. Hoover* Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Hon. R. Bruce Long Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 463 Hon. Samuel T. Powell III All cases set on Term Day.
10622 Buckley Hall Road   Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
Mathews, VA 23109 E. E. Callis III, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  804/725-2550 Instructions must be submitted 2 days prior to trial.
  8:00AM – 4:00PM Should a Term Day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in § 2.1-21,
    Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the Term Day will be on the
    following day.

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Mecklenburg Circuit Court Hon. Richard S. Blanton* Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., & Oct.; 2nd Monday,
Tenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Joel C. Cunningham Dec.
P. O. Box 530 Hon. Leslie M. Osborn Should a Term Day fall on a legal holiday, the Term Day will be on
Courthouse   the following day.
Boydton, VA 23917-0530 E. E. Coleman Jr., Clerk Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
Street Address:1294 Jefferson 434/738-6191 Ext. 4222 All cases set on docket call, Tuesday, following 1st Monday, Feb.,
Street, Boydton, Virginia Fax – 434/738-6861 Apr., June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.
23917 8:30AM – 5:00PM Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
    Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  E-Mail: Jury instructions must be submitted 10 days prior to trial.
  EColeman@courts.state.va.us Contact the clerk’s office for other local rules and procedures.
Middlesex Circuit Court Hon. Thomas B. Hoover* Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Hon. R. Bruce Long Grand Juries, 1st day of Term, 9:00 a.m.
P O Box 158 Hon. Samuel T. Powell III All cases set on Term Day.
Routes 17 & 33   Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
Courthouse Peggy W. Walton, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
Saluda, VA 23149 804/758-5317 Instructions must be submitted prior to trial.
  Fax – 804/758-8637 Civil cases set by praecipe.
  8:30AM – 4:30PM Should a Term Day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in § 2.1-21,
    Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the Term Day will be on the
    following day.
    Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
Montgomery Circuit Court Hon. Colin R. Gibb* Terms begin, 2nd Tuesday, Jan., April, July, & Oct.
Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit Hon. Brett L. Geisler Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and 4th Wed. of each Term.
P. O. Box 6309 Hon. Josiah T. Showalter Jr. Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
1 E. Main Street Hon. Robert M. D. Turk Commissioners are utilized in equitable distribution matters; not
Suite B-5   divorce.
Christiansburg, VA 24068-6309 Erica W. Williams, Clerk Civil cases set by praecipe received 10 days prior to Term, by
  540/382-5760 agreement of court and counsel.
  Fax – 540/382-6937 Criminal and traffic misdemeanor appeals pre-set with Commonwealth’s
  8:30AM – 4:30PM Attorney’s secretary for 2nd day of Term.
    Civil misdemeanor appeals set with Judge’s secretary.
    Recordation cut off time 4:00 p.m.
Nelson Circuit Court Hon. J. Michael Gamble Terms begin, 4th Tuesday, Jan, March, May, Sept , & Nov.
Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit Hon. Mosby Garland Perrow III* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 10 Hon. John T. Cook All cases set on Term Day or directly through Judge at other times.
84 Courthouse Square, 1st Floor Hon. James W. Updike Jr. Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
Lovingston, VA 22949-0010   Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes.
  Judy Stevens Smythers, Clerk Divorce cases not usually referred.
  434/263-7020  
  Fax – 434/263-7027  
  8:00AM – 5:00PM  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
New Kent Circuit Court Hon. Thomas B. Hoover* Terms begin, 2nd Monday Jan; 3rd Monday Mar., May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Hon. R. Bruce Long Grand Juries, 1st day of Term at 9:00 a.m.
P. O. Box 98 Hon. Samuel T. Powell III Praecipes must be filed by seven days preceding civil term day.
Courthouse   Civil cases are set for trial by conference call with the Judge.
12001 Courthouse Circle Karen A. Butler, Clerk Instructions must be submitted 2 days prior to trial.
New Kent, VA 23124-0098 804/966-9520 Commissioners in Chancery are rarely used and only at request of
  Fax – 804/966-9528 attorneys.
  8:30AM – 4:30PM Local Rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4 for divorce cases.
Newport News Circuit Court Hon. Aundria Deloris Foster* Criminal term begins, 2nd Monday monthly; Docket call 1:30 p.m.
Seventh Judicial Circuit Hon. H. Vincent Conway Jr. Felony cases trial dates initially set in District Court, thereafter
2500 Washington Avenue Hon. Timothy S. Fisher at docket call 1:30 p.m. 1st day criminal term.
Courthouse Building Hon. David F. Pugh Civil term begins, 2nd Mon., Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Newport News, VA 23607-4307 Hon. C. Peter Tench Civil docket call 10:00 a.m.
    Grand Juries, 1st day of Criminal Term at 9:30 a.m.
  Rex A. Davis, Clerk Praecipes must be filed by ten days preceding Civil Term Day.
  757/926-8561 Court convenes 10:00 a.m.
  Fax – 757/926-8531 Commissioners in Chancery are not utilized in divorce cases.
  8:00AM – 4:30PM If any Monday is a State holiday, docket call will be the following
    day.
    Scheduling orders are not mandatory, but pre-trial conferences are.
    Local rules can be found on the Internet at
    www.nngov.com/circuit-court
    Order to Meet and Confer must be completed and filed with the Court
    three days prior to each pendente lite hearing. Form Pendente Lite
    Order must be completed after each pendente lite hearing.
Norfolk Circuit Court Hon. Everett A. Martin Jr.* Terms begin the first day of the month.
Fourth Judicial Circuit Hon. Karen J. Burrell Grand Juries, 1st & 3rd Wednesday, monthly.
100 St. Paul’s Boulevard Hon. John R. Doyle III Motion Day, Friday, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Norfolk, VA 23510 Hon. Junius P. Fulton III Civil cases set by agreement of counsel and consent of Court;
  Hon. Mary Jane Hall Scheduling Order mandatory.
  Hon. Jerrauld C. Jones Civil court trials start at 9:30 a.m.
  Hon. Charles E. Poston Criminal trials start at 9:30 a.m.
  Hon. Louis Allen Sherman Commissioners in Chancery are appointed in partition suits and by
  Hon. Norman A. Thomas agreement of the parties and the Court in contested divorce suits,
    judgment debtor interrogatories, and other civil and equitable suits.
  George E. Schaefer, Clerk Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  757/664-4580 Uncontested divorce heard Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
  8:45AM – 4:45PM set with consent of Court.
  E-Mail:  
  GSchaefer@courts.state.va.us  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Northampton Circuit Court Second Judicial Circuit P.O. Box 36 5229 The Hornes Eastville, VA 23347-0036 Hon. Glen A. Tyler Hon. Frederick B. Lowe* Hon. Edward W. Hanson Jr. Hon. Leslie L. LilleyHon. Stephen C. Mahan Hon. William R. O’Brien Hon. H. Thomas Padrick Jr. Hon. A. Bonwill Shockley Hon. Patricia L. West Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Docket call held on Tuesday preceding the 2nd Monday in Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov. at 9:30 a.m. Court convenes 9:30 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  Traci L. Johnson, Clerk 757/678-0465 Fax – 757/678-5410 9:00AM – 5:00PM  
  E-Mail: tljohnson@courts.state.va.us  
Northumberland Circuit Court Fifteenth Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 217 39 Judicial Place Heathsville, VA 22473-0217 Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III Hon. J. Martin Bass* Hon. David H. BeckHon. Joseph J. EllisHon. J. Overton HarrisHon. Charles S. Sharp Hon. Gordon F. Willis Linda Booth, Clerk 804/580-3700Fax – 804/580-2261 8:30AM – 4:45PM Terms begin, 4th Tuesday, Jan., Apr., July & Oct. All cases set by agreement with Commonwealth’s Attorney at preliminary hearing, on Term Day, or by agreement of counsel and the Court. The latter may be done by a telephone call to the Judge’s office. Court convenes at 9:00 a.m. In civil jury trials, instructions must be submitted to the Court and opposing counsel 5 days prior to trial. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes and divorces.
  E-Mail: lbooth@courts.state.va.us  
Nottoway Circuit Court Eleventh Judicial Circuit 328 West Courthouse Road Nottoway, VA 23955 Hon. James F. D’Alton Jr.* Hon. Pamela S. Baskervill Jane L. Brown, Clerk 434/645-9043 Fax – 434/645-2201 8:30AM – 4:30PM Terms begin, 1st Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Cases set on Term Day or by agreement of counsel and consent of court. Court convenes 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise notified. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes.
  E-Mail: jlbrown@courts.state.va.us  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUITCOURTADDRESSJUDGECLERKPHONE #HOURSTERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Orange Circuit Court Hon. Daniel R. Bouton Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
110 North Madison Road, Suite 300 Hon. John G. Berry Cases set on Term Day.
P.O. Box 230 Hon. Edward L. Hogshire Motion day, 4th Monday Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., Dec.; on Monday
Orange, VA 22960 Hon. Timothy K. Sanner following Term Day Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
    Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  Teresa T. Carroll, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  540/672-4030  
  Fax – 540/672-2939  
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  
Page Circuit Court Hon. James V. Lane Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., Apr., July, & Oct.
Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit Hon. Thomas J. Wilson IV Motion Day, Tuesday after 2nd Monday, each month.
116 South Court Street Hon. John R. Prosser* Misdemeanor appeal days, Tuesday following fourth Monday, Jan. to Nov.
Suite A Hon. Dennis Lee Hupp Grand Juries, 4th Monday, each month except May and Dec.
Luray, VA 22835 Hon. John E. Wetsel Jr. Praecipe must be filed not less than 7 days preceding Motion Day nor
    more than 30 days.
  C. R. Wilson, Clerk Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  540/743-4064 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  540/743-6902 Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  Fax – 540/743-2338  
  9:00AM – 5:00PM  
  E-Mail:  
  clerkwilson@hotmail.com  
Patrick Circuit Court Hon. Martin F. Clark Jr. Terms begin, 1st Monday, March, June, Sept., & Dec.
Twenty-first Judicial Circuit Hon. David V. Williams* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 148 Hon. G. Carter Greer Court convenes at 9:00 a.m.
Main Street   Civil cases utilize scheduling procedures set out in Rules of Court
Stuart, VA 24171-0148 Susan C. Gasperini, Clerk 1:18 – 1:20.
  276/694-7213 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes.
  276/694-3775 (Judge)  
P. O. Box 762 (Judge) Fax – 276/694-6943  
  9:00AM – 5:00PM  
Petersburg Circuit Court Hon. James F. D’Alton Jr.* Criminal term begins, 3rd Thursday, each month.
Eleventh Judicial Circuit Hon. Pamela S. Baskervill Civil term begins, 3rd Thursday, each month.
7 Courthouse Avenue   Grand Juries, 1st day of criminal term.
Petersburg, VA 23803 Benjamin O. Scott, Clerk Criminal cases set on Term Day.
Judge’s Chambers: 1 804/733-2367 Civil cases set on Civil Term Day in pre-trial conference for matured
Courthouse Avenue Fax – 804/732-5548 cases.
  8:00AM – 4:00PM Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
    Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  E-Mail:  
  BScott@courts.state.va.us  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Pittsylvania Circuit Court Twenty-second Judicial Circuit Drawer 31 3 N. Main Street Chatham, VA 24531 Hon. Charles J. Strauss Hon. Joseph W. Milam Jr.* Hon. William N. Alexander II Hon. David A. MelescoH. F. Haymore Jr., Clerk 434/432-7887 Fax – 434/432-7913 8:30AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., & Dec. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. All criminal and civil cases are set by the court’s administrative assistant, Ms. Angie Harris, and the dates are coordinated with the attorneys involved. Court convenes 8:30 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in Decrees of Reference. Instructions must be submitted prior to trial.
  E-Mail: HfHaymore@courts.state.va.us  
Portsmouth Circuit Court Third Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 1217 601 Crawford Street Portsmouth, VA 23705-1217 Hon. Johnny E. Morrison* Hon. James A. Cales Jr. Hon. James C. Hawks Hon. Kenneth R. Melvin Hon. Dean W. Sword Jr.Cynthia P. Morrison, Clerk 757/393-86718:30AM – 5:00PM E-Mail: CMorrison@courts.state.va.us Terms begin, 1st Thursday, each month Criminal docket call, 2:15 p.m.; 1st day of Term. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Civil cases set by agreement of counsel after consultation with the docket clerk (757-393-5373). Scheduling order required for civil cases. Motions heard daily between 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. & every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Court convenes 10:00 a.m. Mediation is utilized in civil and domestic relations cases. Docket control procedures adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4 and available on the website (www.portsmouthva.gov/circuitcourtclerk).
Powhatan Circuit Court Eleventh Judicial Circuit P. O. Box 37 3880 Old Buckingham Road Suite C Powhatan, VA 23139-0037 Hon. James F. D’Alton Jr.* Hon. Pamela S. Baskervill William E. Maxey Jr., Clerk804/598-5660 Fax – 804/598-5608 8:30AM – 5:00PM Terms begin 2nd Tuesday, Feb., April, June, Oct., & Dec. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. All cases set on Term Day or by agreement of counsel and consent of court. Court convenes 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise notified. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes.
  E-Mail: wmaxey@courts.state.va.us  
Prince Edward Circuit Court Tenth Judicial Circuit Courthouse Building P. O. Box 304 North Main Street Farmville, VA 23901-0304 Hon. Richard S. Blanton* Hon. Joel C. Cunningham Hon. Leslie M. Osborn Machelle J. Eppes, Clerk 434/392-5145 Judges’ Chambers: 434/392-5171 Fax – Clerk’s Office: 434/392-3913 Fax – Judges’ Chambers: Terms begin, Tuesday after 3rd Monday, Jan., Apr., June, Sept., & Nov. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Cases may be set on Term Day or by contacting Judge’s secretary. Court convenes 9:30 a.m. or as otherwise set.
Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.    

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Prince Edward Circuit Court – Continue 434/392-4662

8:30AM – 4:30PM
E-Mail:
meppes@courts.state.va.us
Prince George Circuit Court Hon. W. Allan Sharrett* Terms begin, 3rd Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Sixth Judicial Circuit Hon. Samuel E. Campbell Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 98   All cases set on Term Day.
6601 Courts Drive Bishop Knott Jr., Clerk Civil cases set by calling court administrator 804/733-2623.
Prince George, VA 23875-0098 804/733-2640 Civil court convenes 9:00 a.m.; criminal court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Fax – 804/861-5721 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in execution of Decrees of
  8:30AM – 5:00PM Reference in general chancery causes, except divorce.
P. O. Box 280 (Judges)   Praecipe filed through Wednesday preceding Term Day.
    Instructions must be submitted 5 days prior to trial.
    Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
Prince William Circuit Court Hon. Lon Edward Farris* Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.
Thirty-first Judicial Circuit Hon. William D. Hamblen Grand Jury meets 1st Monday of each month unless 1st Monday is a
9311 Lee Avenue Hon. Mary Grace O’Brien holiday then following Tuesday.
Manassas, VA 20110 Hon. Richard Bowen Potter Criminal Term Day at 10:00 a.m. on 1st Tuesday following 1st Monday
  Hon. Craig D. Johnston of each month.
    Civil Term Day at 2:00 p.m. on 1st Tuesday following 1st Monday of
  Michele B. McQuigg, Clerk each month of Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct. & Dec.
  703/792-6015 Praecipe filed through Wednesday preceding Civil Term Day. Cases may
  Fax – 703/792-4721 be set on term day or by calling chambers at 703/792-6010.
  8:30AM – 5:00PM Court convenes 10:00 a.m.
    Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes
  E-Mail: including divorce and Ore Tenus Hearings upon request.
  mmcquigg@pwcgov.org  
Pulaski Circuit Court Hon. Colin R. Gibb* Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Feb., Nov., 4th Monday, May; 2nd Monday,
Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit Hon. Brett L. Geisler Sept.
45 Third Street, NW Hon. Josiah T. Showalter Jr. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
Suite 101 Hon. Robert M. D. Turk Docket call 1st Thurs. Feb., Nov.; last Thurs. Apr., Aug.
Pulaski, VA 24301   Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  Maetta H. Crewe, Clerk Civil actions are scheduled directly through the judge’s office.
  540/980-7825 Clerk is notified of hearing by letter from counsel.
  Fax – 540/980-7835  
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Radford Circuit Court Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit 619 Second Street, West Radford, VA 24141 Hon. Josiah T. Showalter Jr. Hon. Colin R. Gibb* Hon. Brett L. Geisler Hon. Robert M. D. TurkAnn Howard, Clerk 540/731-3610Fax – 540/731-3612 8:30AM – 5:00PM (no machine receipts after 4:30 p.m.) Terms begin, 2nd Friday, Mar., June, & Sept. and Dec. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. Cases set on Term Day or by contacting Judge’s office by agreement of counsel. Court convenes 9:00 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in chancery causes including equitable distribution in divorce cases.
  E-Mail: ahoward@radford.va.us  
Rappahannock Circuit Court Twentieth Judicial Circuit 238 Gay Street P. O. Box 517 Washington, VA 22747-0517 Hon. Jeffrey W. Parker Hon. Thomas D. Horne* Hon. James H. Chamblin Hon. Burke F. McCahill Margaret Ralph, Clerk540/675-5350 Fax – 540/675-5351 8:30AM – 4:30PM Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. All cases set on Term Day. Court convenes 9:00 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in partition and other complicated chancery causes. Recordation cutoff time: 4:00 p.m. Faxes not accepted.
Richmond City Circuit Court Thirteenth Judicial Circuit 400 North Ninth Street John Marshall Courts Building Richmond, VA 23219 Hon. Beverly W. Snukals* Hon. Bradley B. Cavedo Hon. Melvin R. Hughes Jr. Hon. C. N. Jenkins Jr. Hon. Margaret P. Spencer Hon. Walter W. Stout III Hon. Richard D. Taylor Jr. Civil Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., April, July, & Oct. Criminal Terms begin, 1st Monday, monthly. Grand Juries, 1st Monday monthly. Docket call on Term Day, 9:00 a.m. (criminal), Commissioners in Chancery are not utilized in uncontested divorces. Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Bevill M. Dean, Clerk 804/646-6505 Fax – 804/646-6562 Fax – Law: 804/646-7274 Fax – Criminal: 804/646-6562 8:45AM – 4:45PM  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Richmond County Circuit Court Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III Terms begin on the 4th Monday of January, April, July and October.
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. J. Martin Bass* All cases set by agreement with Commonwealth’s Attorney at
P. O. Box 1000 Hon. David H. Beck preliminary hearing, on Term Day, or by agreement of counsel and the
101 Court Circle Hon. Joseph J. Ellis Court. The latter may be done by a telephone call to the Judge’s
Warsaw, VA 22572-0956 Hon. J. Overton Harris office @ 804-333-5568.
  Hon. Charles S. Sharp Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Hon. Gordon F. Willis In civil jury trials, instructions must be submitted to the Court and
    opposing counsel 5 days prior to trial.
  Rosa S. Forrester, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes and
  804/333-3781 divorces.
  Fax – 804/333-5396  
  9:00AM – 5:00PM  
  E-Mail:  
  rforrester@courts.state.va.us  
Roanoke City Circuit Court Hon. Charles N. Dorsey* Civil term begins Tuesday after 1st Monday, monthly.
Twenty-third Judicial Circuit Hon. Jonathan M. Apgar Criminal term begins, 1st, Monday, monthly.
P. O. Box 2610 Hon. William D. Broadhurst Grand Juries, 1st Monday, monthly.
315 West Church Avenue Hon. Clifford R. Weckstein Civil cases set by praecipe received by clerk 7 days preceding civil
Roanoke, VA 24010-2610 Hon. Robert P. Doherty Jr. docket call, 1st Tuesday after 1st Monday, and by agreement of
E-mail Address: Hon. James R. Swanson counsel, by docket judge and secretary.
Brenda.Hamilton@roanokeva.gov   Court convenes 8:30 a.m.
  Brenda S. Hamilton, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized on petition of counsel or by
  540/853-6702 order of court.
  Judge Apgar’s Office:  
  540/853-2436  
  Judge Broadhurst’s Office:  
  540/853-2051  
  Judge Dorsey’s Office:  
  540/853-2437  
  Judge Weckstein’s Office:  
  540/853-2435  
  Judge Doherty’s Office:  
  540-387-6293  
  Judge Swanson’s Office:  
  540/387-6270  
  Fax – 540/853-1024  
  8:15AM – 4:45PM  
  Hours for Judges: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  
  E-Mail:  
  circlerk@ci.roanoke.va.us  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Roanoke County Circuit Court Hon. Robert P. Doherty Jr. Criminal term begins, 1st Friday, Feb., Apr., June, Oct., & Dec.; 2nd
Twenty-third Judicial Circuit Hon. James R. Swanson Friday, Aug.
P. O. Box 1126 Hon. Charles N. Dorsey* Civil term begins, 1st Friday, Jan., Feb., Apr., June, Oct., & Dec.;
305 E. Main Street Hon. Jonathan M. Apgar 2nd Friday, Aug.
Salem, VA 24153-1126 Hon. William D. Broadhurst Grand Juries, 1st day of criminal term, 9:00 a.m.
  Hon. Clifford R. Weckstein Criminal docket call immediately following Grand Jury convening,
    criminal probation reporting at 9:30 a.m., followed by habitual
  Steven A. McGraw Sr., Clerk offenders at 10:00 a.m. and civil docket call at 11:00 a.m.
  540/387-6205 All cases set on Term Day.
  Fax – 540/387-6145 Court convenes 8:30 a.m.
  8:30AM – 4:30PM Commissioners in Chancery are utilized at request of counsel or by
    order of court.
  E-Mail: Civil cases set by praecipe received by clerk 7 days prior to docket
  smcgraw@roanokecountyva.gov call, by agreement of counsel, by docket judge and secretary.
Rockbridge Circuit Court Hon. Michael S. Irvine Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., May, & Nov.; 2nd Monday in July;
Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit Hon. Humes J. Franklin Jr.* Tuesday following Labor Day in Sept.
Rockbridge County Courthouse Hon. Victor V. Ludwig Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
20 South Randolph Street, Suite 101 Hon. Malfourd W. Bo Trumbo Motion Day, 3rd Monday; Equity Day, 3rd Wednesday.
Lexington, VA 24450   Criminal cases set on Term Day; civil cases set on Motion Day by
  D. Bruce Patterson, Clerk praecipe received 10 days prior to Motion Day.
  540/463-2232 Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  Fax – 540/463-3850 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes
  8:30AM – 4:30PM except divorce.
    Instructions must be submitted prior to trial.
  E-Mail: Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  dBPatterson@courts.state.va.us Misdemeanor Appeals Days, 1st Wednesday of each month.
Rockingham Circuit Court Hon. James V. Lane Civil Terms 1st Mon. and Wed. after 3rd Mon. each month except Wed.
Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit Hon. Thomas J. Wilson IV after 3rd Mon. only in Jan. & Aug.
Court Square Hon. John R. Prosser* Criminal terms begin, 3rd Monday, Jan., Apr., Jul., & Oct.
Courthouse Hon. Dennis Lee Hupp Motion Day, 1st Mon. and Wed. after 3rd Mon. each month except Wed.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Hon. John E. Wetsel Jr. after 3rd Mon. only in Jan. & Aug.
    Misdemeanor appeals days, 2nd Mon. each month.
  Chaz W. Evans-Haywood, Clerk Grand Juries, 3rd Monday each month.
  540/564-3111 Praecipe must be filed 7 days preceding Motion Day.
  Fax – 540/564-3127 Court convenes 9:00 a.m., criminal cases at 9:00 a.m.
  9:00AM – 5:00PM Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
    Local Rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  E-Mail:  
  clerkchaz@rockinghamcountyva.gov  

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Russell Circuit Court Hon. Michael Lee Moore Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Feb., May, Aug., & Nov.
Twenty-ninth Judicial Circuit Hon. Patrick Reynolds Johnson* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 435 Hon. Teresa M. Chafin All cases set on Term Day.
53 East Main Street Hon. Henry A. Vanover Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
Lebanon, VA 24266    
  Ann Sword McReynolds, Clerk  
  276/889-8023  
  Fax – 276/889-8003  
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  
Salem Circuit Court Hon. Robert P. Doherty Jr. Terms begin, 3rd Friday, Feb., May, July, Sept.; 2nd Fri., Dec.
Twenty-third Judicial Circuit Hon. Charles N. Dorsey* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
2 East Calhoun Street Hon. Jonathan M. Apgar Civil cases set by praecipe received by clerk 7 days preceding docket
Salem, VA 24153 Hon. William D. Broadhurst call.
  Hon. James R. Swanson Criminal cases set on Term day.
  Hon. Clifford R. Weckstein Court convenes 8:30 a.m.
    Commissioners in Chancery are utilized on petition of counsel.
  Chance Crawford, Clerk Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  540/375-3067  
  Fax – 540/375-4039  
  8:30AM – 4:30PM  
  E-Mail:  
  CCrawford@courts.state.va.us  
Scott Circuit Court Hon. John C. Kilgore Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., May, Aug., Nov.
Thirtieth Judicial Circuit Hon. Tammy S. McElyea* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
202 West Jackson Street, Suite 102 Hon. Joseph R. Carico Criminal cases set on Term Day, cases set by agreement of counsel
Gate City, VA 24251   and consent of court between docket calls.
  Mark A. (Bo) Taylor, Clerk Civil cases set by praecipe filed with court.
  276/386-3801 Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Fax – 276/386-2430  
  8:30AM – 5:00PM  
Shenandoah Circuit Court Hon. Dennis Lee Hupp Terms begin, Wednesday after 2nd Monday, Jan., Apr., July, & Oct.
Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit Hon. John R. Prosser* Motions Day, Second Thurs. of the month, 8:30 a.m.
P. O. Box 406 Hon. James V. Lane Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
112 South Main Street Hon. John E. Wetsel Jr. Misdemeanor appeals days, Wed. after 1st Mon., Feb., Apr., June,
Woodstock, VA 22664 Hon. Thomas J. Wilson IV Aug., Oct., & Dec.
    Praecipe must be filed 7 days preceding Motion Day.
  Denise F. Barb-Estep, Clerk Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  540/459-6150 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  Fax – 540/459-6155 Local Rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  9:00AM – 5:00PM Instructions must be submitted prior to trial.

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Smyth Circuit Court Hon. Isaac St. C. Freeman Terms begin, 4th Tuesday, March, June, Sept., and 2nd Tuesday in Dec.
Twenty-eighth Judicial Circuit Hon. C. Randall Lowe* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
109 West Main Street, Room 144 Hon. Larry B. Kirksey All cases set on Term Day.
Marion, VA 24354   Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  John H. Graham, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery only used to review accountings of Special
  276/782-4044 Commissioners.
  Fax – 276/782-4045  
  9:00AM – 5:00PM  
Southampton Circuit Court Hon. Westbrook J. Parker* Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Fifth Judicial Circuit Hon. Rodham T. Delk Jr. Motion Day, 1st Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.
P. O. Box 190 Hon. Carl Edward Eason Jr. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
22350 Main Street   Civil cases set by praecipe.
Courtland, VA 23837 Richard L. Francis, Clerk Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  757/653-2200 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized for divorce annulments and
  8:30AM – 5:00PM depositions.
    Instructions must be submitted 7 days prior to trial.
  E-Mail: Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  rfrancis@courts.state.va.us  
Spotsylvania Circuit Court Hon. David H. Beck Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. J. Martin Bass* Criminal Term/Grand Jury, 3rd Monday of each month, Judicial Center
P. O. Box 96 Hon. Joseph J. Ellis Courtroom.
9115 Courthouse Road Hon. J. Overton Harris Misdemeanor appeals are heard on the 3rd Friday of each month; 4th
Spotsylvania, VA 22553-0096 Hon. Charles S. Sharp Friday, if 3rd Friday is a holiday, Restored Circuit Courtroom
Judge Beck (Judicial Center Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III Probation violation trials are heard on the 4th Tuesday of each
Courtroom): 9115 Courthouse Hon. Gordon F. Willis month, Judicial Center Courtroom.
Road, 2nd Floor, Post Office   Civil Term, 3rd Monday of Jan., Apr., July and Oct., at 9:00 a.m., in
Box 1179, Spotsylvania, VA Christalyn M. Jett, Clerk Basement of Judicial Center. Appearance required at Term. Mature
22553-1179 540/507-7600 cases set by praecipe. Praecipe must be filed seven (7) days prior to
Judge Ellis (Restored Circuit Judge Beck: 540/507-7623 Term. Mature cases are also set by faxing available dates for trial
Courtoom): 9101 Courthouse Judge Ellis: 540-507-7157 to the Clerk’s office and Judge Beck’s chambers. Counsel must appear
Road, Post Office Box 2627, Fax – 540/582-2169 for pre-trial conference pursuant to Rules 4:13 and 1:19, on all
Spotsylvania, VA 22553-2627 Fax – Judge Beck: 540/582-7973 requests of trials of two days or more.
  Fax – Judge Ellis: 540-507-4056 Civil appeals from Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are
  8:00AM – 4:30PM called to be set for trial on 2nd Thursday of each month, Judicial
    Center Courtroom. Counsel and parties must appear.
    Divorce cases can be submitted on depositions. Requests for ore
    tenus trials in divorce cases are heard on motion and notice on the
    2nd Thursday of each month, Judicial Center Courtroom, at 1:30 p.m.
    Counsel and parties must appear. Referral to Alternative Dispute may
    be required.
    Pendente lite motions are heard the 2nd Thursday of each month,
    Judicial Center Courtroom. Pendente lite motions are limited to 30
    minutes. Motions exceeding 30 minutes must be scheduled through
    Judge Beck’s chambers 540-507-7623. Courtesy copies of such motions
    are to be sent to chambers. Referral to parent education seminars

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Spotsylvania Circuit Court – Continued required in all contested custody, visitation or support cases pursuant to § 20-103. Commissioners in chancery are utilized in accordance with § 8.01-607 and Rule 3:23, in appropriate cases. Judicial Settlement Conferences are utilized in civil cases and divorces. Motion days, in Judicial Center courtroom. 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Motions set at 9:00 a.m. and a limited number are set at 2:00

p.m. Original motions should be filed with Clerk seven days in advance of hearing; courtesy copies of notice and motion should be sent to chambers. Motions exceeding 30 minutes must be scheduled through Judge Beck’s chambers 540-507-7623. Time estimates should be shown on all motions. Alternative motion dates may be obtained through Judge Beck’s chambers. All motions in limine are set by chambers.

Motions for cases being tried in Restored Courtroom should be coordinated through Judge Ellis’ chambers 540-507-7623. If any term/motion day is a holiday, pursuant to § 2.2-3300, term/motion day will held the following day.

Stafford Circuit Court Hon. J. Martin Bass* Court convenes at 9:00 a.m; jury trials convene at 10:00 a.m. Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. Charles S. Sharp Criminal Term/Grand Jury, First Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m.

P. O. Box 69 Hon. David H. Beck Civil Term, First Monday of Jan., April, July and Oct. at 11:00 a.m. 1300 Courthouse Road Hon. Joseph J. Ellis Mature cases set by praecipe only. Appearance required for Term Day. Stafford, VA 22555-0069 Hon. J. Overton Harris Motion Days, 1st and 3rd Mondays, Criminal motions at 9:00 a.m., Judge Bass (Courtroom One) Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III civil motions at 11:00 a.m. Originals of Motions should be filed Phone: 540/658-4840, Hon. Gordon F. Willis with the Clerk seven days in advance; advance courtesy copies of Fax: 540/658-4625 motions should be faxed to chambers. If necessary, alternative Judge Sharp (Courtroom Two) Barbara G. Decatur, Clerk motion dates may be obtained through chambers. Motions over 20 Phone: 540/658-4840, 540/658-8750 minutes must be scheduled through chambers. Fax: 540/658-4625 8:00AM – 4:00PM If any Monday is a State holiday, pursuant to § 2.2-3300, Combined Chambers Address: Term/Motions will be held the following day.

P.O. Box 895, Stafford, VA E-Mail: Commissioners in Chancery utilized in accordance with § 8.01-607 et 22555-0895 BDecatur@courts.state.va.us seq. and Rule 3.23.

Depositions are routinely accepted in uncontested divorce cases. Ore tenus hearings may be set by praecipe on Civil Term Day. Appearance required.

Judicial Settlement Conferences are utilized in civil cases & divorces.

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Staunton Circuit Court Hon. Humes J. Franklin Jr.* Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Jan., April, July, & Oct.
Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit Hon. Michael S. Irvine Motion Day, 2nd Tuesday, monthly, 9:00 a.m.
113 East Beverley Street Hon. Victor V. Ludwig Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
2nd Floor Hon. Malfourd W. Bo Trumbo Civil cases set by praecipe submitted not more than 28, or less than
Staunton, VA 24401   7 days preceding Motion Day. Cases set by agreement of counsel and
  Thomas E. Roberts, Clerk consent of court between Motion Days.
  540/332-3874 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in some matters.
Clerk’s Office – Third Floor Judges’ Chambers: 540/332-3870  
  Fax – 540/332-3970  
  Fax – Judges’ Chambers Fax:  
  540/332-3873  
  8:30AM – 5:00PM  
Suffolk Circuit Court Hon. Carl Edward Eason Jr. Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept. & Nov.
Fifth Judicial Circuit Hon. Westbrook J. Parker* Motion Day, Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.
P. O. Box 1604 Hon. Rodham T. Delk Jr. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and 4th Wed in Feb., April, June, Aug.,
Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Courts Bldg.   & Oct.; 2nd Wed. in Dec.
150 North Main Street W. R. Carter Jr., Clerk Civil cases set by civil court administrator.
Suffolk, VA 23439-1604 757/514-7800 Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  Fax – 757/538-3204 Commissions in Chancery are utilized in divorce, annulments, and
  8:30AM – 5:00PM depositions.
    Instructions must be submitted prior to trial.
  E-Mail: Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  WRCarter@courts.state.va.us  
Surry Circuit Court Hon. W. Allan Sharrett* Terms begin, 4th Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Sixth Judicial Circuit Hon. Samuel E. Campbell Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
28 Colonial Trail, East   Cases set on Term Day.
Surry, VA 23883 Gail P. Clayton, Clerk Civil cases set by praecipe submitted through Wednesday preceding
  757/294-3161 docket call.
  Fax – 757/294-0471 Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  9:00AM – 5:00PM Commissioners in Chancery are utilized to take evidence in partition
    suits; injunctions; interrogatories.
  E-Mail: Instructions must be submitted 7 days prior to trial.
  gclayton@courts.state.va.us Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
Sussex Circuit Court Hon. W. Allan Sharrett* Terms begin, 2nd Tuesday, Jan., Mar., July, Sept., & Nov.
Sixth Judicial Circuit Hon. Samuel E. Campbell The May term is usually scheduled to begin at an alternate date, due
P. O. Box 1337   to a mandated judicial conference the 2nd week in May.
15088 Courthouse Road Gary M. Williams, Clerk Civil cases set by praecipe submitted through Wednesday preceding
Route 735 434/246-1012 docket call. An attorney must appear at docket call, unless
Sussex, VA 23884 434/246-5511 Ext. 1012 arrangements have been made through the court administrator, Ms.
  Fax – 434/246-2203 Sallie Neblett at 804-733-2623.
  9:00AM – 5:00PM Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
    All Cases set on Term Day.
    Court convenes 9:00 a.m. (except first day of term which is 10:00

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Sussex Circuit Court – Continued   a.m.)
    Commissioners are utilized in partition matters, interrogatories and
    drawing of juries.
    Instructions must be submitted 5 days prior to trial.
    Local Rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
Tazewell Circuit Court Hon. Teresa M. Chafin Terms begin, 2nd Tuesday, Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Twenty-ninth Judicial Circuit Hon. Patrick Reynolds Johnson* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
101 East Main Street, Suite 202 Hon. Michael Lee Moore Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
Tazewell, VA 24651 Hon. Henry A. Vanover Commissioners in Chancery utilized in land title cases only.
    Misdemeanor appeal day begins the day following Term Day.
  James E. Blevins, Clerk  
  276/988-1222  
  Fax – 276/988-7501  
  8:00AM – 4:30PM  
  E-Mail:  
  bblevins@courts.state.va.us  
Virginia Beach Circuit Court Hon. Frederick B. Lowe* Terms begin, 1st Monday, each month unless holiday, then following
Second Judicial Circuit Hon. Edward W. Hanson Jr. day.
2425 Nimmo Parkway Hon. Stephen C. Mahan Motion Day, Friday, 9:30 a.m., and Mon. – Thurs., 9:30 – 4:30, by
Building 10, 4th Floor Hon. William R. O’Brien Duty Judge on motions set with agreement of all parties on a
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017 Hon. H. Thomas Padrick Jr. regularly scheduled basis, or by appointment for emergency or ex
  Hon. A. Bonwill Shockley parte matters.
  Hon. Glen A. Tyler Grand Juries, 1st & 3rd Monday of each month unless holiday, then
  Hon. Patricia L. West next day.
  Hon. Leslie L. Lilley Civil cases are set in accordance with delay reduction programs as
    established by the Court.
  Tina E. Sinnen, Clerk Civil appeals from Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
  757/385-4181 pre-set by court.
  757/385-4182 – Assumed Business Criminal cases set by Commonwealth’s Attorney with defense counsel in
  Names accordance with procedure as established by the court.
  757/385-4186/4188 – Civil Division Misdemeanor and traffic infraction appeals set by district court for
  757/385-4187 – Criminal Division Thursdays.
  757/385-8818 – Financing Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  Statements/Liens Uncontested divorces will be heard by the duty judge or by a
  757/385-8822/4182 – Hunting & Commissioner in Chancery. Contested cases will be heard on the
  Fishing License court’s docket Mon. – Thurs., 9:30 a.m.
  757/385-4819 – Judgment Records Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  757/385-8821 – Land Records  
  757/385-8827 – Marriage License  
  Recorded Info Line  
  757/385-8822/8926 – Marriage  
  License Division  
  757/385-8818 – Military Discharge  
  (DD-214)  
Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.    

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Virginia Beach Circuit Court – Continu 757/385-8831 – Probate/Wills

Division 757/385-8818 – Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) -
8:30AM – 4:00PM, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30AM – 1:00PM, Thursday and Friday
E-Mail: TSinnen@courts.state.va.us
Warren Circuit Court Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit 1 East Main Street Front Royal, VA 22630 Hon. Dennis Lee Hupp Hon. John R. Prosser* Hon. James V. Lane Hon. John E. Wetsel Jr. Hon. Thomas J. Wilson IV Jennifer R. Sims, Clerk 540/635-2435 Fax – 540/636-3274 9:00AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, 1st Monday, Jan., Apr., July, & Oct. Civil Motion Day, 3rd Mondays. Misdemeanor appeals days, 2nd Friday of each month. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and other days as needed. Praecipe must be filed 7 days preceding Motion Day. Court convenes 9:00 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized only in certain cases. Pretrial conference required in most civil cases. Local Rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  E-Mail: jsims@courts.state.va.us  
Washington Circuit Court Twenty-eighth Judicial Circuit Courthouse, East Main Street P.O. Box 289 Abingdon, VA 24212-0289 Hon. C. Randall Lowe* Hon. Isaac St. C. Freeman Hon. Larry B. Kirksey Patricia S. Moore, Clerk 276/676-6224 276/676-6226 Fax – 276/676-6218 8:00AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, 4th Tuesday, Jan., Apr., July, & Oct. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term. All cases set on Term Day. Court convenes 9:00 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in suits involving real estate.
Waynesboro Circuit Court Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit 250 South Wayne Avenue, Suite 202 P.O. Box 910 Waynesboro, VA 22980 Hon. Humes J. Franklin Jr.* Hon. Michael S. Irvine Hon. Victor V. Ludwig Hon. Malfourd W. Bo Trumbo Nicole A. Briggs, Clerk 540/942-6616 Fax – 540/942-6774 8:30AM – 5:00PM Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., March, May, Sept., & Nov. Motion Day, 1st Wednesday each month, 9:30 a.m. Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and 2nd Monday in July. Criminal cases set on Term Day. Civil cases set by praecipe submitted 7 days prior to Motion Day. Misdemeanor cases heard on 3rd Wednesday in each Term and in July. Court convenes 9:30 a.m. Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes; usually not divorce.
Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.    
CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Waynesboro Circuit Court – Continued E-Mail: briggsna@ci.waynesboro.va.us  
Westmoreland Circuit Court Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III Court convenes at 9:00 a.m. on Term Days and civil days.
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Hon. J. Martin Bass* Criminal court convenes at 10:00 a.m.
P. O. Box 307 Hon. David H. Beck Terms begin, 4th Thursday, Jan., Apr., July, & Oct.
Courthouse Hon. Joseph J. Ellis All cases set by agreement with Commonwealth’s Attorney at
Montross, VA 22520-0307 Hon. J. Overton Harris preliminary hearing, on Term Day, or by agreement of counsel and the
  Hon. Charles S. Sharp Court. The latter may be done by a telephone call to the Judge’s
  Hon. Gordon F. Willis office.
    Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Gwynne J. Chatham, Clerk In civil jury trials, instructions must be submitted to the Court and
  804/493-0108 opposing counsel 5 days prior to trial.
  Fax – 804/493-0393 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes and
  9:00AM – 5:00PM divorces.
Williamsburg/James City County Hon. Samuel T. Powell III Terms begin, 3rd Wednesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Circuit Court Hon. Thomas B. Hoover* Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Hon. R. Bruce Long All cases set on Term Day or by pre-trial order, no appearance
5201 Monticello Avenue   required.
Suite Six Betsy B. Woolridge, Clerk Grand Juries at 9:00 a.m.
Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218 757/564-2242 Criminal docket calls at 9:00 a.m.
Judge’s address: 5201 Judge’s Chambers: 757/564-2300 Civil docket calls at 11:00 a.m.
Monticello Avenue, Suite One, Fax – 757/564-2329 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized generally in chancery cases.
Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218 Fax – Judge’s Chambers: Instructions must be submitted prior to trial.
  757-564-2310 Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  8:30AM – 4:30PM Should term day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in § 2.2-3300,
    Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the term day will be
    rescheduled.
Winchester Circuit Court Hon. John E. Wetsel Jr. Terms begin, the 3rd Monday, Jan., Apr., July & Oct.
Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit Hon. John R. Prosser* Civil Motions are set by the Court.
The Judicial Center Hon. Dennis Lee Hupp Hon. John E. Wetsel, Jr. and Hon. John R. Prosser hear the Civil
5 North Kent Street Hon. James V. Lane Docket in Winchester. Judge Wetsel’s civil motions day is usually
Winchester, VA 22601 Hon. Thomas J. Wilson IV the 4th Thursday of each month beginning at 9:00 a.m. Judge
    Prosser’s civil motions day is usually the 4th Friday of each month
  Terry H. Whittle, Clerk beginning at 1:00 p.m. Judge Prosser hears all even numbered civil
  540/667-5770 cases. Judge Wetsel hears all odd numbered cases.
  Fax – 540/667-6638 Misdemeanor appeals days, 4th Tues., each month or as set by the
  9:00AM – 5:00PM Court. You are advised to check the Court calendar as occasionally
    this day is changed by court order. Check our website for any
  E-Mail: updates or changes to the Court calendar.
  twhittle@courts.state.va.us Grand Jury meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
    Praecipe must be filed not less than 7 days preceding Motion Day.
    Court convenes 9:00 a.m.

Asterisk (*) Denotes Chief Judge.

CIRCUIT COURT ADDRESS JUDGE CLERK PHONE # HOURS TERMS OF COURT AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Winchester Circuit Court – Continued   Local Rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
    Please check our website for court calendar and updates or changes to
    the calendar.
    Website: www.winfredclerk.com
Wise/Norton Circuit Court Hon. Tammy S. McElyea* Terms begin, 1st Tues. after 3rd Mon. in Jan.; 3rd Monday, Apr.,
Thirtieth Judicial Circuit Hon. Joseph R. Carico July, Oct.
P. O. Box 1248 Hon. John C. Kilgore Grand Juries, 1st day of Term, recalled once during the term.
206 East Main Street   Civil cases set by praecipe; criminal cases set in conference two
Wise, VA 24293-1248 J. Jack Kennedy Jr., Clerk weeks prior to beginning of Term.
  276/328-6111 Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  Fax – 276/328-0039 Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes,
homepage: www.courtbar.org 8:30AM – 5:00PM except divorce.
    Local rules adopted pursuant to § 8.01-4.
  E-Mail:  
  jack@jackkennedy.net  
Wythe Circuit Court Hon. Josiah T. Showalter Jr. Terms begin 3rd Monday, Jan., April, July & Oct.
Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit Hon. Colin R. Gibb* Motion Day 1st Tuesday, monthly, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Circuit Court Building Hon. Brett L. Geisler Grand Juries 1st day of Term.
225 S. Fourth Street Hon. Robert M. D. Turk All cases set on Docket Day, 1st Tuesday, Jan., April, July, Oct.
Room 105   Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
Wytheville, VA 24382 Hayden H. Horney, Clerk Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in some divorce matters.
  276/223-6050 Misdemeanor appeals day, 4th Wed. at 9:00 a.m. of each month.
  Fax – 276/223-6057  
  8:30AM – 5:00PM  
  E-Mail:  
  HHorney@courts.state.va.us  
York County/Poquoson Circuit Court Hon. Thomas B. Hoover* Terms begin, 3rd Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Hon. R. Bruce Long Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
P. O. Box 371 Hon. Samuel T. Powell III Grand Juries will meet at 9:00 a.m.
300 Ballard Street   Criminal trials set on Term Day.
Yorktown, VA 23690-0371 Lynn S. Mendibur, Clerk Civil trials set by telephone conference with Judicial Assistant
  757/890-3350 757/890-3367 after praecipe is filed.
  Fax – 757/890-3364 Equitable distribution cases heard ore tenus.
  8:15AM – 4:45PM Criminal docket calls will be held at 9:00 a.m.
    Commissioners in Chancery are not utilized.
    Should a term day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in § 2.1-21,
    Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the term day will be on the
    following day.

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