Virginia's Judicial System

Dinwiddie Circuit Court

11th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. John B. Chappell Jr.


Phone: (804) 469-4540
Fax: (804) 469-5386

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 63
Dinwiddie, VA 23841-0063

Physical address: 14008 Boydton Plank Road


  • Hon. Paul W. Cella, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Dennis M. Martin
  • Hon. Joseph M Teefey Jr.

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m. on first day of Term.
  • Terms Days: 3rd Tuesday each month, 9:00 a.m.
  • Criminal Days: 2nd Tues., Jan., March., May, July, Sept., & Nov., 4th Tues., 3rd Thurs., & 4th Fri., each month, 9:00 a.m.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • All cases set on Term Day, or by agreement of counsel and consent of court.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.