Virginia's Judicial System

Fairfax Circuit Court

19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. John T. Frey


Phone: (703) 246-4111
Phone: (703) 691-7320 - General Court Information
Fax: (703) 273-6564

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030



  • Hon. Dennis J. Smith, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Randy I. Bellows, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Jan L. Brodie, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Michael F. Devine, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Brett A. Kassabian, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Charles James Maxfield, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. R. Terrence Ney, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Lorraine Nordlund, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Jane Marum Roush, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. David Stanford Schell, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Robert J. Smith, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. John M. Tran, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Bruce D. White, Presiding Judge

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Court convenes: Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m
  • --Criminal Motions - Friday 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
  • --Civil Motions - Friday 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
  • Arraignments: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m., & Fri., 9:00 a.m.
  • Term Begins: 3rd Monday of every odd month (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.; except if it's a holiday, then it would be the 3rd Tues. of the month.)
  • Grand Juries:
  • --Regular Grand Jury: 3rd Monday of every odd month except when Monday is a holiday, then Grand Jury would be on a Tuesday.
  • --Interim Grand Jury: 3rd Monday of every even month except when Monday is a holiday, then Grand Jury would be on a Tuesday.
  • Criminal Term Day: 9:00 a.m. on Thursdays following 3rd Monday of each month; except when Thursday is a holiday, then Criminal Term would be 9:00 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each Monday.
  • Misdemeanor Term Day: 1st Monday of each month. If the 1st Monday is a holiday, it is moved to the 2nd Monday of the month.
  • Civil Term Day: 10:00 a.m. on the 4th Monday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov. except when Monday is a holiday, then Civil Term begins on the 4th Tuesday.
  • Civil & Criminal Term days are subject to change due to administrative necessity, such as Judicial Conferences.
  • Commissioners in Chancery utilized as agreed or when the individual case requires appointment.
  • Law and Domestic cases are handled through the differentiated case tracking program. Trial date is set at the scheduling conference.
  • Other matters not part of the differential case tracking program, counsel files praecipe placing case on Civil Term Day docket for setting of trial date.