Virginia's Judicial System


Judicial Settlement Conference Program Judges

Retired Circuit Court Judges trained in mediation and settlement conference skills. Parties referred to the Judicial Settlement Conference Program may select from this list of judges to handle their matter. Judges holding remote conferences have indicated their availability for phone or online meetings, or both.  For online meetings, contact the judge to discuss the software platform, who will “host,” etc. 

For in person conferences, given statewide budgetary constraints, parties are asked to select a judge located within 100 miles of the settlement conference site when possible.

Note: The judges' services are free to the referred parties.

Contact Information
Once you have selected a judicial conference program judge, please call the circuit court where your case was filed to obtain that judge's contact information.

 

Hon. William C. Andrews, III
Retired Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: Yes
Phone Conferencing: No
In-Person Conferencing Yes
Hon. Robert G. O'Hara, Jr.
Retired Judge, Sixth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: No
Phone Conferencing: No
In-Person Conferencing: Yes
Hon. Daniel R. Bouton
Retired Judge, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: Yes
Phone Conferencing: Yes
In-Person Conferencing Yes
Hon. Paul M. Peatross, Jr.
Retired Judge, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: Yes
Phone Conferencing: No
In-Person Conferencing: No
Hon. H. Vincent Conway, Jr.
Retired Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit Circuit
Video Conferencing: No
Phone Conferencing: No
In-Person Conferencing: Yes
Hon. Richard B. Potter
Retired Judge, Thirty-First Judicial Circuit
NOTE: Judicial Circuit 31 ONLY
Video Conferencing: No
Phone Conferencing: No
In-Person Conferencing: Yes
Hon. John F. Daffron, Jr.
Retired Judge, Twelfth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing:
Phone Conferencing:
In-Person Conferencing:
Hon. Charles L. Ricketts, III
Retired Judge, Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: Yes
Phone Conferencing: No
In-Person Conferencing: No
Hon. Gaylord L. Finch, Jr.
Retired Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing:
Phone Conferencing:
In-Person Conferencing:
Hon. William R. Savage, III
Retired Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit Circuit
Video Conferencing: Yes
Phone Conferencing: Yes
In-Person Conferencing: Yes
Hon. Walter J. Ford
Retired Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: Yes
Phone Conferencing: Yes
In-Person Conferencing: Yes
Hon. William R. Shelton
Retired Judge, Twelfth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing:
Phone Conferencing:
In-Person Conferencing:
Hon. Timothy J. Hauler
Retired Judge, Twelfth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: No
Phone Conferencing: No
In-Person Conferencing: Yes
Note:
Unavailable 1/1/2021 - 3/1/2021
Hon. Dean W. Sword, Jr.
Retired Judge, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: Yes
Phone Conferencing: No
In-Person Conferencing: No
Hon. Bruce H. Kushner
Retired Judge, First Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing:
Phone Conferencing:
In-Person Conferencing
Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro, III
Retired Judge, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: No
Phone Conferencing: Yes
In-Person Conferencing: No
Hon. Louis R. Lerner
Retired Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: Yes
Phone Conferencing: Yes
In-Person Conferencing: Yes
Hon. William L. Wellons
Retired Judge, Tenth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: Yes
Phone Conferencing: No
In-Person Conferencing: Yes
Hon. John C. Morrison, Jr.
Retired Judge, Fourth Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: No
Phone Conferencing: No
In-Person Conferencing: Yes
Hon. Randolph T. West
Retired Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: Yes
Phone Conferencing: Yes
In-Person Conferencing: Yes
Hon. William S. Moore, Jr.
Retired Judge, 3rd Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: No
Phone Conferencing: No
In-Person Conferencing: Yes
Hon. Timothy S. Wright
Retired Judge, First Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing: Yes
Phone Conferencing: No
In-Person Conferencing: No
Hon. William R. O’Brien
Retired Judge, Second Judicial Circuit
Video Conferencing:
Phone Conferencing:
In-Person Conferencing: