Virginia's Judicial System

Hanover Circuit Court

15th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Frank D. Hargrove Jr.


Phone: (804) 365-6151
Fax: Civil Cases Fax - (804) 365-6278
Fax: Criminal Cases Fax - (804) 365-7148

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 39
7530 County Complex Road
Hanover, VA 23069-0039



  • Hon. Patricia Kelly, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. John Overton Harris, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Sarah L. Deneke
  • Hon. William E. Glover
  • Hon. Herbert M. Hewitt
  • Hon. Michael E. Levy
  • Hon. Roy Michael McKenney
  • Hon. Ricardo Rigual
  • Hon. James Bruce Strickland
  • Hon. Gordon F. Willis
  • Hon. Victoria A. B. Willis

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 3rd Tuesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and as otherwise called.
  • Criminal cases set at preliminary hearing, when appealed or at the convening of a grand jury.
  • Civil cases are set on a date convenient for all counsel and unrepresented parties by calling Judges' Chambers at 804/365-6161, or by appearance on Term Day at 2:00 p.m. following the filing of a praecipe in the clerk's office not later than 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to Term Day.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in partition suits.