Virginia's Judicial System

Powhatan General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

11th Judicial District of Virginia

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


Ms Michelle A. Soukup


Phone: (804) 598-5665
Fax: (804) 598-5648

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


3880-D Old Buckingham Road
Powhatan, VA 23139-7052

General District Judges

  • Hon. Mayo K. Gravatt, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Robert Beman Beasley Jr.
  • Hon. Ray P. Lupold III

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Valentine W. Southall Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Phillip T. DiStanislao

Court Schedule

General District Court
   Mon. & Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   2nd & 4th Mon., & Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Routine Traffic Docket
   2nd & 4th Mon., & Fri., 9:15 a.m.
   Traffic Misdemeanors
   2nd & 4th Mon., & Fri., 10:30 a.m.
   Criminal Trials
   2nd & 4th Mon., & Fri., 11:00 a.m.
   Civil Docket
   1st & 3rd Mon., 9:15 a.m.
Contested cases set by Judge at initial hearing

Juvenile & Domestic Relations
   Wed., 9:30 a.m., Criminal Arraignments
   Wed., 10:00 a.m., Criminal Trials
   Wed., 11:00 a.m., Juvenile Traffic
   Wed., 1:00 p.m., Domestic Civil
   3rd Wed., 1:00 p.m., Division of Child Support Enforcement
   4th Wed., 9:15 a.m., Driver's License Presentation

Continuance Policy

Continuances governed by Rule 8:14. Clerk may grant continuance consented to by all parties (Rule 8:14(a)).