Virginia's Judicial System

Dinwiddie Circuit Court

11th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. John B. Chappell Jr.
email: [email protected]


Phone: (804) 469-4540
Fax: (804) 469-5386

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 63
Dinwiddie, VA 23841-0063

Physical address: 14008 Boydton Plank Road


  • Hon. Joseph M. Teefey Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Paul W. Cella
  • Hon. Dennis M. Martin

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Criminal term begins, 3rd Tues. each month
  • Civil term begins, 3rd Tues. each month
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of criminal term.
  • Criminal cases set through Commonwealth's Attorney on designated days.
  • Civil cases, hearings in civil cases, set through the Court Administrator, Terri Driskill, (804) 431-5602 or [email protected], or on term days in matured cases.
  • Criminal bench days every Wednesday a.m., 2nd Wed., a.m. and p.m., 1st Fri. a.m. and 4th Fri. a.m., and traffic appeals 4th Wed. p.m.
  • The Court will email orders if we have an email address on file. If we don't have an email address then a self addressed stamped envelope is required. Online access to court orders and documents is also available for immediate retrieval. For more information concerning online access please visit our website here,