Virginia's Judicial System

Williamsburg/James City County General District Court

9th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Karen D.K. Snyder


Phone: (757) 564-2400
Press 7 on menu for
staff person
Fax: (757) 564-2410

Clerk's Office Hours

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM


5201 Monticello Avenue, Suite 2
Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218


  • Hon. Colleen K. Killilea, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Jeffrey W. Shaw, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Stephen Ashton Hudgins

Court Schedule

   Thurs., all day
   1st, 2nd & 3rd Tues., 1:00 p.m.
   1st & 3rd Fri., 8:00 a.m.
   Uncontested Cases
   Mon., 1:30 p.m.
   Contested Cases
   Tues., 10:30 a.m., 4th Wed., 1:30 p.m., & Fri. afternoons
   Small Claims: 1st & 3rd Tues., 10:30 a.m.
   Mon., 8:00 a.m.
   4th Tues., 1:30 p.m.
   4th Wed., 8:00 a.m.
   2nd & 4th Fri., 8:00 a.m.
Appointment of Counsel
   Tues., 8:30 a.m.
Show Cause Summonses
   Tues., 10:00 a.m.

Continuance Policy

Contact the court directly for any continuance requests.