Virginia's Judicial System

Washington General District Court

28th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Stephanie M Stewart


Phone: (276) 676-6279, (276) 676-6281
Fax: (276) 676-3136

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


191 East Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210


  • Hon. V. Blake McKinney, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Eric R. Thiessen

Court Schedule

   Town of Abingdon
     9:00 a.m., 1st, 3rd & 4th Tues.
     9:00 a.m., 1st, 2nd & 3rd Fri.
   Towns of Damascus
     9:00 a.m., 1st & 4th Fri.
   Town of Glade Spring
     9:00 a.m., 4th Fri.
     8:30 a.m., Tues. & Fri.
     10:30 a.m., 2nd Tues.
     1:30 p.m., 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Fri.

     3:00 p.m., 1st & 2nd Wed.
   Felony Arraignments
     1:30 p.m., 1st & 3rd Mon.
   Felony & related misdemeanors
     9:00 a.m., Wed.
   Misdemeanor (other than shoplifting)
     1:30 p.m., Wed.
   Walmart Shoplifting
     9:00 a.m., 2nd Tues.
   Bad Checks
     1:30 p.m., 2nd Tues.
   Small Claims
     10:30 a.m., 3rd Mon.
   Unlawful Detainers
     10:30 a.m., 2nd & 4th Mon.
   Other Civil Actions
     Collection Attorneys
     9:00 a.m., Mon.
     All other attorneys & pro se litigants
     1:30 p.m., 2nd & 4th Mon.
Animal Cases & Recycling Cases
   10:30 a.m., 1st Mon.

Certification & Commitment Hearings & Appointment
of Counsel As Needed

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequent continuances by Judge.