Westmoreland Circuit Court
15th Judicial Circuit of Virginia
Hon. Gwynne J. Chatham
Phone: (804) 493-0108
Fax: (804) 493-0393
Clerk's Office Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
P. O. Box 307
Montross, VA 22520-0307
- Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III, Presiding Judge
- Hon. David H. Beck, Chief Judge
- Hon. Sarah L. Deneke
- Hon. Joseph J. Ellis
- Hon. J. Overton Harris
- Hon. Charles S. Sharp
- Hon. Gordon F. Willis
Terms of Court and General Information
- Court convenes at 9:00 a.m. on Term Days and civil days.
- Criminal court convenes at 10:00 a.m.
- Terms begin, 4th Thursday, 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 chancery causes and divorces.