Virginia's Judicial System

Smyth Circuit Court

28th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. John H. Graham


Phone: (276) 782-4044
Fax: (276) 782-4045

Clerk's Office Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


109 West Main Street, Suite 1081
Marion, VA 24354


  • Hon. Deanis L. Simmons, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Sage B. Johnson
  • Hon. Fredrick A. Rowlett
  • Hon. Eric R. Thiessen

Terms of Court and General Information

  • For civil cases, instead of a "docket call", the Court now employs the praecipe system to be called on the opening day of the term as set forth in Rule 1:15 of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • Terms begin, 4th Tuesday, March, June, September, and 2nd Tuesday in December.
  • Grand Juries are empaneled on the 1st day of each term.
  • Criminal cases are set by the Judicial Assistant.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery may be utilized at the discretion of the Court.
  • Final orders are sent via email when an email address is known for attorneys. The Court recommends that attorneys provide an email address when documents are filed.