Virginia's Judicial System

Petersburg Circuit Court

11th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Shalva J. Braxton


Phone: (804) 733-2367
Fax: (804) 732-5548

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


7 Courthouse Avenue
Petersburg, VA 23803

Judge's Chambers: 1 Courthouse Avenue


  • Hon. Paul W. Cella, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Dennis M. Martin
  • Hon. Joseph M Teefey Jr.

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Criminal term begins, 3rd Thursday, each month.
  • Civil term begins, 3rd Thursday, each month.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of criminal term.
  • Criminal cases set through Commonwealth's Attorney on designated days.
  • Civil cases, and hearings in civil cases, set through the Court Administrator, Tamera Wilson (804)733-2423 or, or on term days in matured cases.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Criminal bench days every Monday morning, every Tuesday morning and afternoon, and every Thursday morning and afternoon, except term days.