Virginia's Judicial System

Lunenburg Circuit Court

10th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Gordon F. Erby


Phone: (434) 696-2132
Fax: (434) 696-3931

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


11435 Courthouse Road
Lunenburg, VA 23952

Physical address: 11413 Courthouse Rd., Lunenburg, VA 23952


  • Hon. James William Watson Jr., Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Donald Carl Blessing, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Robert H. Morrison
  • Hon. Stephen Anderson Nelson

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  • Terms begin, 1st Monday, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.
  • Beginning after July 1, 2021: the first day of each term shall commence on the first Tuesday of every other month, namely February, April, June, August, October and December.
  • If the first day, known as Term Day, of any Term as scheduled above shall fall on a legal holiday, then such Term shall commence and its Term Day be on the following day.
  • All criminal cases are to be preset with the office of the Commonwealth's Attorney before Term Day. Civil cases are set by written request. (Email is preferred.) with a copy to
  • Final Orders are disbursed through the mail or by fax.