Virginia's Judicial System

Colonial Heights Circuit Court

12th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Stacy L. Stafford
email: [email protected]


Phone: (804) 520-9364
Fax: (804) 524-8726

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


550 Boulevard
P. O. Box 3401
Colonial Heights, VA 23834-3743


  • Hon. David E. Johnson, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Steven C. McCallum
  • Hon. M. Duncan Minton Jr.
  • Hon. Steven B. Novey
  • Hon. Jayne Ann Pemberton
  • Hon. Edward A. Robbins Jr.

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 1st Tuesday, Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term, 10:00 a.m.
  • Civil cases set by consent of counsel with Circuit Court Clerk or at docket call.
  • Criminal cases set by Circuit Court Clerk on designated days.
  • General criminal cases on Mondays & Tuesdays.
  • Civil cases on Thursdays.
  • Court convenes 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. depending on docket.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes and in designated divorce cases.