Virginia's Judicial System

Powhatan Circuit Court

11th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Teresa Hash Dobbins


Phone: (804) 598-5660
Fax: (804) 598-5608

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Recording Times: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily


3880 Old Buckingham Road
Suite C
Powhatan, VA 23139-0037


  • Hon. Joseph M. Teefey Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Paul W. Cella
  • Hon. Dennis M. Martin

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Court convenes at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise notified
  • Term Days: 2nd Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October & December at 10:00 a.m.
  • Criminal bench days: 1st Monday; 2nd Friday; 4th Thursday each month & 2nd Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September and November.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Civil cases, hearings in civil cases, set through the Court Administrator, Terri Driskill (804) 431-5602 or
  • Certified copies of orders are mailed, via US mail, to counsel/moving litigants. Certified copies of orders are mailed to all other parties upon request or as directed by a Court order. Counsel/litigants shall provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are used in general chancery causes.
  • Cover Sheets are REQUIRED for all Civil and Land Recordings.