Virginia's Judicial System

King and Queen Circuit Court

9th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Hattie M Robinson


Phone: (804) 785-5984
Fax: (804) 785-5698

Clerk's Office Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


P. O. Box 67
234 Allen's Circle
King and Queen Court House
King And Queen, VA 23085-0067


  • Hon. Benjamin Elliott Bondurant, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Holly B. Smith, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Joshua P. DeFord
  • Hon. Richard H. Rizk
  • Hon. Jeffrey W. Shaw

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 2nd Tuesday, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Should a Term Day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in Section 2.1-21, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the Term Day will be on the following day.
  • Praecipes must be filed seven days preceding Civil Term Day.
  • Civil cases set for trial by conference call with the judge.
  • Instructions must be submitted 2 days prior to trial.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are rarely used and only at request of attorneys.
  • Local Rules adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4 for divorce cases.
  • King and Queen Circuit Court mails orders through the postal service to the attorneys and pro se litigants within 5 business days of the orders being signed by the Judge.