Virginia's Judicial System

Highland Circuit Court

25th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Judy W. Hupman


Phone: (540) 468-2447
Fax: (540) 468-2047

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Passport Issuance Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


P. O. Box 190
Monterey, VA 24465-0190

Physical Address: 165 W. Main Street, Monterey, VA 24465


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

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms Dates: 3rd Tuesday - March, June, Sept., & Dec.
  • Cases set on term date; may also be set between docket calls by agreement of Counsel and confirmation with judge's secretary by telephone at 540-965-1738.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  • The Highland Circuit Court forwards final orders to Counsel and other involved agencies by email if email provided to Court. Otherwise, orders are mailed by regular mail.