Virginia's Judicial System

Norfolk Circuit Court

4th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. George E. Schaefer


Phone: (757) 664-4580

Clerk's Office Hours

8:45 AM - 4:45 PM


150 St. Paul's Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23510-2773


  • Hon. John R. Doyle III, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Junius P. Fulton III, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Mary Jane Hall, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Jerrauld C. Jones, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. David W. Lannetti, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Everett A. Martin Jr., Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Joseph A. Migliozzi Jr., Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Michelle J. Atkins

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin the first day of the month.
  • Grand Juries, 1st & 3rd Wednesday, monthly.
  • Motion Day, Friday, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Civil cases set by agreement of counsel and consent of Court; Scheduling Order mandatory.
  • Civil court trials start at 9:30 a.m.
  • Criminal trials start at 9:30 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are appointed in partition, delinquent tax, and mechanic's lien suits; by agreement of the parties and the Court in contested divorce suits; judgment debtor interrogatories.
  • Local rules adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4.
  • Uncontested divorce heard Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, set with consent of Court.