Virginia's Judicial System

Charlottesville Circuit Court

16th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Llezelle Agustin Dugger
email: [email protected]


Phone: (434) 970-3766

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


315 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902


  • Hon. Claude V. Worrell II, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. David M Barredo
  • Hon. Dale B. Durrer
  • Hon. David B. Franzen
  • Hon. Cheryl V. Higgins
  • Hon. Timothy K. Sanner

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 3rd Monday, April, June, Aug., Oct. & Dec.; Tuesday following the 3rd Monday in February.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Criminal cases set at term - New Indictments & Felony Cases and Misdemeanor & Misdemeanor Appeal cases - 9:30 a.m.
  • Civil cases set for term at 2:00 p.m.
  • Drug Court, Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery utilized for partition suits, suits to sell land of incompetents, occasional divorce cases.
  • A Cover Sheet for Filing Civil Actions (Form CC-1416) is required for all Civil case filings.