Virginia's Judicial System

Falls Church General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

17th Judicial District of Virginia

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


Ms Lekha Lamma


Phone: (703) 248-5098
Phone: (703) 248-5096 Traffic/Criminal
Phone: (703) 248-5098 Civil
Phone: (703) 248-5099 JDR
Phone: (703) 248-5157 Small Claims
Fax: (703) 241-1407

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


City Hall
300 Park Avenue, Room 107E
Falls Church, VA 22046-3350

NOTICE: Due to renovations, beginning January 3, 2018: Court for JDR and GDC for the City of Falls Church will be held in Arlington at 1425 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201.

General District Judges

  • Hon. Thomas J. Kelley Jr., Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Richard J. McCue, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. R. Frances O'Brien, Chief Judge

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. George D. Varoutsos, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Robin L. Robb

Court Schedule

   1st & 3rd Wed., 11:00 a.m.
   Small Claims
   2nd & 4th Wed., 9:30 a.m.
   Mediation is available
   Docket Call
   2nd & 4th Wed., 11:00 a.m.
   Misdemeanor & Traffic
   Wed., 9:30 a.m.
   Felony Preliminary Hearings
   Wed., 10:30 a.m.
Juvenile & Domestic Relations cases
   2nd & 4th Tues., 9:15 a.m.
Juvenile Drivers' Licenses
   As needed - Arlington County Courthouse
Mental Commitment Hearings
   As needed - Arlington County Courthouse
Juvenile Detention Hearings &
   Adult Bond Hearings
   As needed - Arlington County Courthouse

Continuance Policy

JDR continuances granted as follows: traffic by Clerk, all others must be approved by judge. GD continuances granted as follows: criminal felonies by agreement with the Commonwealth's Attorney and approved by judge; criminal misdemeanors/DWI/reckless must be approved by Judge;civil continuances by agreement of both parties and approved by the Judge.