Virginia's Judicial System

Dinwiddie General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

11th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Lisa G. Coleman


Phone: (804) 469-4533
Fax: (804) 469-5383

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 280
Dinwiddie Courthouse
Dinwiddie, VA 23841-0280

General District Judges

  • Hon. Mayo K. Gravatt, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Robert Beman Beasley Jr.
  • Hon. Ray P. Lupold III

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Valentine W. Southall Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Phillip T. DiStanislao

Court Schedule

General District
   9:00 a.m., All arraignments
   9:00 a.m., Criminal, DUI, and driving while suspended 
   9:30 a.m., Criminal, DUI and driving while suspended trials
   9:00 a.m., Civil except for the 4th Tuesday. 4th Tuesday will 
   begin at 10:00 a.m.
   9:00 a.m., State Trooper routine traffic violations
   9:00 a.m., Trooper initiated drunk in publics
   11:00 a.m., Incarcerated arraignments only
   1:00 p.m., Deputy initiated drunk in publics
   1:00 p.m., Deputy routine traffic violations

Juvenile & Domestic Relations
   Traffic Delinquency & Criminal
   Tues., 9:00 a.m.
   1st Tues., 1:00 p.m.
   Custody, Visitation & Support
   Tues. (except 1st Tues.), 1:00 p.m.
   Fri. (except 4th Fri.), 9:00 a.m.
   Contested Support & Custody
   Fri. (except 4th Fri.), 10:00 a.m.

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge on motion.