Virginia's Judicial System

Chesterfield Circuit Court

12th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Wendy Hughes


Phone: (804) 748-1241
Fax: (804) 796-5625

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


P. O. Box 125
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0125

P.O. Box 57 (Judges)


  • Hon. Timothy J. Hauler, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Lynn S. Brice, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. David E. Johnson, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Steven C. McCallum, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Edward A. Robbins Jr., Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Frederick G. Rockwell III, Presiding Judge

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Criminal and Civil Terms begin Tuesday following 3rd Monday in Jan., 3rd Monday in March, May, July, Sept. & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Criminal Term at 9:00 a.m.
  • Criminal dockets generally convene at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Criminal docket call held every term day morning.
  • Criminal appeals scheduled the 1st and 3rd Tuesday (morning and afternoon) and every Friday (morning only).
  • Criminal cases set through Commonwealth Attorney on designated days.
  • Civil docket call generally held every Monday afternoon (or as assigned) for the presiding Judge's cases.
  • Civil trials and most hearing are set with Judges' legal assistants.
  • Civil appeals will be scheduled for the presiding Judge's duty docket call.
  • The pre-setting of all cases is strongly encouraged.

For detailed information concerning filing procedures, fees and general information pertaining to most transactions handled by the Clerk's Office and/or Court, please visit the Circuit Court Clerk's web site.