Virginia's Judicial System

Martinsville Circuit Court

21st Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Ashby R. Pritchett


Phone: (276) 403-5106
Fax: (276) 403-5232

Clerk's Office Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


P. O. Box 1206
55 W. Church Street
Martinsville, VA 24114-1206

P. O. Box 1347 (Judges)


  • Hon. G. Carter Greer, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. David V. Williams, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Martin F. Clark Jr.

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Criminal Terms begin, 1st Monday, Nov.; 2nd Monday, Feb.; 1st Mon., May; 4th Monday, July.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Civil cases set by Pretrial Scheduling Order.
  • Criminal cases are set on Misdemeanor Appeal Day for Misdemeanor Trial Day; felony cases are set on Term Day, or on Felony Disposition Day #1 or #2, or on Return on Indictments Day.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in divorce proceedings, partition suits, creditors suits, etc.