Virginia's Judicial System

Lancaster Circuit Court

15th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Diane H. Mumford


Phone: (804) 462-5611
Fax: (804) 462-9978

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


8265 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA 22503

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 99, Lancaster, VA 22503


  • Hon. R. Michael McKenney, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. J. Overton Harris, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Sarah L. Deneke
  • Hon. Joseph J. Ellis
  • Hon. Herbert M. Hewitt
  • Hon. Patricia Kelly
  • Hon. Michael E. Levy
  • Hon. Ricardo Rigual
  • Hon. Charles S. Sharp
  • Hon. Gordon F. Willis
  • Hon. Victoria A. B. Willis

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 4th Friday, 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 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 civil causes and divorces.