Virginia's Judicial System

Madison General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

16th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Wendy Shifflette Gallihugh


Phone: (540) 948-4657
Fax: 540-948-7617 (primary)
Fax: 540-948-5649 (secondary fax)

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


2 Main Street (General District)
1 Main Street, Lower Level (J&DR)
P. O. Box 470
Madison, VA 22727-0470

General District Judges

  • Hon. Claiborne H. Stokes Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Theresa W. Carter
  • Hon. Matthew J. Quatrara
  • Hon. Kenneth Andrew Sneathern

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Deborah S. Tinsley, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Gilbert H. Berger
  • Hon. Barbara G. Lowe
  • Hon. Ronald L. Morris
  • Hon. Areshini Pather
  • Hon. Frank W. Somerville

Court Schedule

General District
   1st, 2nd, & 4th Thurs., & 3rd Fri., 8:30 a.m., Arraignments
   1st, 2nd, & 4th Thurs., & 3rd Fri., 9:30 a.m., Local
   1st, 2nd, & 4th Thurs., & 3rd Fri., 1:00 p.m., State Police
   1st, 2nd, & 4th Thurs., 12:30 p.m.; contested 1:00 p.m.

Juvenile & Domestic Relations
   2nd, 3rd & 4th Tues., 9:00 a.m.
   1st, 2nd & 4th Fri., 9:00 a.m.
     2nd Fri., 9:00 a.m., DCSE

Continuance Policy

In traffic cases, first continuance granted by Clerk. All second continuances for traffic & first for all others by Judge.