Virginia's Judicial System

Louisa Circuit Court

16th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Patty Madison


Phone: (540) 967-5312
Judges: (540) 967-5300
Fax: (540) 967-2705

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Box 37
100 W. Main Street
Louisa, VA 23093-0037


  • Hon. Timothy K. Sanner, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Claude V. Worrell II, Chief Judge
  • Hon. David M Barredo
  • Hon. Dale B. Durrer
  • Hon. David B. Franzen
  • Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept. & Nov. Due to a Scheduling conflict, the May Term Day will be May 6, 2024. Due to the State Holiday, the November Term Day will be November 4, 2024.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • All cases set on Term Day by praecipe filed 7 days prior.
  • Court convenes 9:30 a.m., except for Motions Day which begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are rarely utilized and generally only by agreement of counsel.
  • Local rules adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4.