Virginia's Judicial System

Buena Vista Circuit Court

25th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Christopher W. Coleman


Phone: (540) 261-8627
Fax: (540) 261-8625

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Municipal Building
2039 Sycamore Avenue
Buena Vista, VA 24416


  • Hon. Joel R. Branscom, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Paul A. Dryer
  • Hon. Anne F Reed
  • Hon. Christopher B. Russell
  • Hon. Shannon Trent Sherrill
  • Hon. Edward K. Stein

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 4th Wednesday, Jan., July; 1st Monday April; 4th Monday, September.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Felonies set on 1st day of Term.
  • Misdemeanor appeals pre-set for afternoon of Motions Day.
  • Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  • Motion Day, 1st Friday & 3rd Friday (if needed) of each month.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized for execution of decrees of reference.