Virginia's Judicial System

Wise Circuit Court

30th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Dezarah J Hall


Phone: (276) 328-6111
Fax: No faxes accepted (only PDF)

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


P. O. Box 1248
206 East Main Street
Wise, VA 24293-1248



  • Hon. Tammy S. McElyea, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Thomas W. Baker
  • Hon. Ronald Kelley Elkins
  • Hon. John C. Kilgore

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 1st Tues. after 3rd Mon. in Jan.; 3rd Monday, Apr., July, Oct.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term, recalled once during the term.
  • Civil cases set by praecipe; criminal cases set in conference two weeks prior to beginning of Term.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes, except divorce.
  • Local rules adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4.