Virginia's Judicial System

Rockbridge Circuit Court

25th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. D. Bruce Patterson


Phone: (540) 463-2232
Fax: (540) 463-3850

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Rockbridge County Courthouse
20 South Randolph Street, Suite 101
Lexington, VA 24450-2552


  • Hon. Michael S. Irvine, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Malfourd W. Trumbo, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Victor V. Ludwig
  • Hon. Charles L. Ricketts III

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  • Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., May, & Nov.; 2nd Monday in July; Tuesday following Labor Day in Sept.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Criminal cases set on first day of each Term
  • Misdemeanor Appeals Days, 1st Wednesday of each month.
  • Motion Day, 3rd Monday of each month.
  • Divorce/Equity Day: 3rd Wednesday of each month.
  • Civil cases set on Motions Day by praecipe received 10 days in advance or by agreement and set by judge's secretary.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in limited cases except divorce.