Virginia's Judicial System

Williamsburg/James City County General District Court

9th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Edwina Taylor Millerleile


Phone: (757) 564-2400
Press 4 on menu for staff person
Fax: (757) 564-2410

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


5201 Monticello Avenue, Suite 2
Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218

**Appropriate attire required in the Courtroom.**

In order to maintain order and uphold the dignity and decorum

of the judicial branch of our government, rules of conduct and

attire for litigants, counsel, witnesses, court staff and spectators

will ensure that persons in the courtroom do not obstruct or

interfere with the orderly transaction of court business nor

degrade or insult the dignity of the judicial process,

judicial officers, witnesses, or others in the courtroom.

Shirts (with shirt tails tucked in) and shoes must be worn in the courtroom.


-Shorts of any kind, or cut-off jeans;

-Halter, tube or tank tops, "muscle shirts"; strapless dresses/tops;

-Shirts/tops with midriffs exposed; mini-skirts;

-Clothing with obscene, vulgar or offensive language or pictures;

-See-through blouses/dresses

-Sunglasses; flip flops; hats or bandanas.

In addition, the following are also not allowed:

-Food and beverage; chewing gum; use of tobacco products

-Cell phones or other electronic devices

(unless necessary for a court hearing, AND with the Judge's permission).


  • Hon. Joshua P. DeFord, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Stephanie M. Revere, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Wade A. Bowie

Court Schedule

   Thurs., all day
   1st, 2nd & 3rd Tues., 1:00 p.m.
   1st & 3rd Fri., 8:00 a.m.
   First Returns
   Monday., 1:30 p.m.
   Contested Trials
   Contact the clerk's office for available trial dates
   Small Claims: 1st & 3rd Tues., 10:30 a.m.
   Mon., 8:00 a.m.
   2nd Fri., 8:00 a.m.
Appointment of Counsel
   Tues., 8:30 a.m.
Show Cause Summonses
   Tues., 10:00 a.m.

Continuance Policy

Contact the court directly for any continuance requests.