Virginia's Judicial System

Waynesboro Circuit Court

25th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Nicole A. Briggs


Phone: (540) 942-6616
Fax: (540) 942-6774
Fax: Do Not Fax Pleadings

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


250 South Wayne Avenue, Suite 202
Waynesboro, VA 22980-0910


  • Hon. Paul A. Dryer, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Joel R. Branscom, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Anne F Reed
  • Hon. Christopher B. Russell
  • Hon. Shannon Trent Sherrill
  • Hon. Edward K. Stein

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 2nd Monday, Jan., March, May, Sept., & Nov.
  • Motion Day, 1st Wednesday each month, 9:00 a.m.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and 2nd Monday in July.
  • Criminal cases set on Term Day.
  • Civil cases set by praecipe submitted by noon 7 days prior to Motion Day.
  • Misdemeanor cases heard on 1st Wednesday in each Term and in July.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general civil causes; usually not divorce.
  • Two-way electronic video and audio communication will be utilized for defendants in custody unless otherwise requested in writing.