Virginia's Judicial System

Goochland General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

16th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Dianne Henley White


Phone: (804) 556-5309
Phone: (804) 556-5437 TDD
Fax: (804) 556-4494

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 47
2938 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063

General District Judges

  • Hon. Edward K. Carpenter, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Robert H. Downer Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. William G. Barkley
  • Hon. Dale B. Durrer

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Edward DeJ. Berry, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Deborah S. Tinsley, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Frank W. Somerville, Chief Judge
  • Hon. David M Barredo
  • Hon. Claude V. Worrell

Court Schedule

General District Court
1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Monday
   8:30 a.m., First Returns, Appointment of Counsel
   9:00 a.m., Arraignments
   9:30 a.m., Sheriff's Office cases
   11:30 a.m., Game Warden, ABC, Animal Control & OAR Cases
   1:00 p.m., State Police cases
   3:00 p.m., Building & Zoning Cases & Contested Cases
5th Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Fri.
   9:00 a.m., Civil Only
Juvenile & Domestic Relations
   1st, & 3rd Tues., 9:30 a.m.
   Custody & Visitation
   1st & 3rd Tues., 11:00 a.m.
   Foster Care & Special Set Cases
   1st& 3rd Tues., 1:30 p.m.

Continuance Policy

First traffic continuance granted by Clerk; criminal continuances by Commonwealth's Attorney or Judge.