Virginia's Judicial System

Cumberland Circuit Court

10th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Deidre D. Martin


Phone: (804) 492-4442
Fax: (804) 492-4876

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 8
1 Courthouse Circle
Cumberland, VA 23040-0008


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

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, Tuesday following 4th Monday, Jan., April, June, Sept. & Nov*.
  • *November Term will be on the Monday immediately preceding the week in which Thanksgiving occurs.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  • 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] with copy to [email protected]