Virginia's Judicial System

Frederick Circuit Court

26th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Sarah J Kahle


Phone: (540) 667-5770

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


5 North Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601-5037


  • Hon. Alexander R. Iden, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. William W. Eldridge IV, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Brian M. Madden, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Bruce D. Albertson
  • Hon. Andrew S. Baugher
  • Hon. Kevin C. Black
  • Hon. Daryl L. Funk
  • Hon. Clark Andrew Ritchie

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, Thursday after the 1st Monday, Jan., April, July, & Oct. A mini-term day is held each month, Thursday after the 1st Monday.
  • Motion Day, 1st Wed. after the 1st Monday of each month.
  • Misdemeanor appeal days, 3rd Wed. after 1st Mon. each month.
  • Grand Juries, 1st Thursday after the 1st Monday of each month.
  • Praecipes must be filed not less than 7 days preceding Motion Day.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in special instances.
  • Local Rules adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4.
  • Faxes from attorneys and litigants will NOT be accepted without prior approval.
  • Frederick County Circuit Court either hand deliver the orders to the litigants/attorneys or if they are not available we will mail copies within 2 days.