Virginia's Judicial System

Orange 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



Phone: (540) 672-3150
J&DR COURT: 540-661-5320
Fax: (540) 672-9438

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 821
110 North Madison Road, Suite 100
Orange, VA 22960-1305

General District Judges

  • Hon. Robert H. Downer Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. William G. Barkley
  • Hon. Dale B. Durrer
  • Hon. Claiborne H. Stokes Jr.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Ronald L. Morris, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Claude V. Worrell, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Deborah S. Tinsley, Chief Judge
  • Hon. David M Barredo
  • Hon. Frank W. Somerville

Court Schedule

General District Court
   Arraignments, 8:30 a.m.
   1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wed. & Fri., 9:00 a.m.
     OAR - 1st Wed, 9:00 a.m.
     VASAP - 1st Fri., 9:00 a.m.

Civil Cases
   1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wed. & Fri.
     First calls, 12:30 p.m.
     Small Claims, 12:15 p.m.
     Trials 1:00 p.m.

Juvenile & Domestic Relations
   Civil - Mon., Tues. & 3rd Wed., 9:00 a.m.
   Criminal/Traffic - 1st, 2nd & 4th Thurs., 8:30 a.m.

Continuance Policy

Continuances in criminal cases granted by Commonwealth's Attorney or Judge; in traffic cases by clerk's office.