Virginia's Judicial System

Powhatan Circuit Court

11th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Teresa H. Dobbins


Phone: (804) 598-5660
Fax: (804) 598-5608

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


3880 Old Buckingham Road
Suite C
Powhatan, VA 23139-0037

Recording Times: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily


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

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m., unless otherwise notified.
  • Term Days: 2nd Tuesday, Feb., April, June, Oct., & Dec., 10:00 a.m.
  • Criminal Days: 1st Mon., 2nd Fri. & 4th Thurs. & 2nd Tues. each month of January, March, May, July, September and November.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • All cases set on Term Day or by agreement of counsel and consent of court.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes.