Virginia's Judicial System

Appomattox Circuit Court

10th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Janet A. Hix
email: [email protected]


Phone: (434) 352-5275
Fax: (434) 352-2781

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


297 Court Street, Suite B
P. O. Box 672
Appomattox, VA 24522-0672


  • Hon. Stephen Anderson Nelson, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Donald Carl Blessing, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Robert H. Morrison
  • Hon. James William Watson Jr.

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  • Terms begin Thursday after the first Monday Jan., April, June, Sept. & Nov.
  • If the first day, known as Term Day, of any Term shall fall on a legal holiday, Term Day will be on the next day.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • All criminal cases are to be set with the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney.
  • Civil cases are set by written request (email is preferred). Send request to [email protected])