Virginia's Judicial System

Hanover Circuit Court

15th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Frank D. Hargrove Jr.


Phone: (804) 365-6150
Fax: Civil Cases Fax - (804) 365-6278
Fax: Criminal Cases Fax - (804) 365-7148

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 39
7530 County Complex Road
Hanover, VA 23069-0039


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

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 3rd Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and as otherwise called.
  • Criminal cases set at preliminary hearing, when appealed or at the convening of a grand jury.
  • Civil cases set on Term Day at 2:00 p.m., by appearance or by contacting Judge's chambers at 804/365-6161.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in partition suits.