Virginia's Judicial System

Northumberland Circuit Court

15th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Deborah Bingham


Phone: (804) 580-3700
Fax: (804) 580-2261

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:45 PM


P. O. Box 217
39 Judicial Place
Heathsville, VA 22473-0217


  • Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Joseph J. Ellis, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Sarah L. Deneke
  • Hon. J. Overton Harris
  • Hon. Herbert M. Hewitt
  • Hon. Patricia Kelly
  • Hon. Michael E. Levy
  • Hon. Charles S. Sharp
  • Hon. Gordon F. Willis
  • Hon. Victoria A. B. Willis

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 4th Tuesday, Jan., Apr., July & Oct.
  • All cases set by agreement with Commonwealth's Attorney at preliminary hearing, on Term Day, or by agreement of counsel and the Court. The latter may be done by a telephone call to the Judge's office.
  • Court convenes at 9:00 a.m.
  • In civil jury trials, instructions must be submitted to the Court and opposing counsel 5 days prior to trial.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes and divorces.
  • Distribution of final orders are done through regular mail.