Virginia's Judicial System

Newport News-Civil General District Court

7th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Karen J. Routten


Phone: (757) 926-3520
Fax: (757) 926-7024

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


2500 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607-4307


  • Hon. Richard C. Kerns, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Tyneka L. D. Flythe
  • Hon. Christopher R. Papile
  • Hon. Michael S. Stein

Court Schedule

Courtroom D
   Uncontested Cases
   Mon., Tues, Wed., Thurs., & Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Contested Cases & Large Volume Attorney Assignments
   Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., & Fri.,
   10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
   Fines & Costs
   Mon., 1:00 p.m.
   Small Claims
   Mon., 11:00 a.m.

Continuance Policy

Cases set for trial will only be continued for good cause.

Three Divisions

Newport News General District Court has three divisions: