Virginia's Judicial System

Rappahannock Circuit Court

20th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Kaitlin Struckmann


Phone: (540) 675-5350
Fax: (540) 675-5351

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


238 Gay Street
P. O. Box 517
Washington, VA 22747-0517


  • Hon. Douglas L. Fleming Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. James P. Fisher
  • Hon. James E. Plowman Jr.
  • Hon. Stephen E. Sincavage
  • Hon. Matthew Parke Snow

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • All cases set on Term Day.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in partition and other complicated chancery causes.
  • Civil Trial Scheduling: all counsel must appear to set a trial date.
  • Recordation cutoff time: 4:00 p.m.
  • All final orders are mailed via USPS.