Virginia's Judicial System

Mathews Circuit Court

9th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Elizabeth Anne Brown


Phone: (804) 725-2550
Fax: (804) 725-7456

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


P. O. Box 463
10622 Buckley Hall Road Suite A
Mathews, VA 23109


  • Hon. Jeffrey W. Shaw, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Holly B. Smith, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Benjamin Elliott Bondurant
  • Hon. Richard H. Rizk

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of term, 9:30 a.m.
  • Court convenes at 9:30 a.m.; docket call at 10:00 a.m.
  • Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  • Should a Term Day fall on a legal holiday, the Term Day will be on the following day.
  • Local rules adopted pursuant to Virginia Code Section 8.01-4.
  • All civil cases shall be set prior to and outside of Docket Call after praecipe is filed.
  • Pendente Lite and civil motions heard on motions day set by the judge (804) 693-1358.
  • Ninth Circuit Domestic Relations Trial Forms required (