Virginia's Judicial System

Westmoreland Circuit Court

15th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


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. 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. R. Michael McKenney
  • Hon. Ricardo Rigual
  • Hon. Charles S. Sharp
  • Hon. Gordon F. Willis
  • Hon. Victoria A. B. 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.