Virginia's Judicial System

Goochland General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

16th Judicial District of Virginia

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


Ms Dianne Henley White


Phone: (804) 556-5309
Phone: (804) 556-5437 TDD
Fax: (804) 556-4494

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 47
2938 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063

General District Judges

  • Hon. Robert H. Downer Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. William G. Barkley
  • Hon. Dale B. Durrer
  • Hon. Claiborne H. Stokes Jr.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Deborah S. Tinsley, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Edward DeJ. Berry, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. David M Barredo
  • Hon. Frank W. Somerville
  • Hon. Claude V. Worrell

Court Schedule

General District Court
1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Monday
   8:30 a.m., First Returns, Appointment of Counsel
   9:00 a.m., Arraignments
   9:30 a.m., Sheriff's Office cases
   11:30 a.m., Game Warden, ABC, Animal Control & OAR Cases
   1:00 p.m., State Police cases
   3:00 p.m., Building & Zoning Cases & Contested Cases
5th Mon., 5th Tues., 5th Wed., 5th Thurs. & 5th Fri.
   9:00 a.m., Civil Only

   Juvenile & Domestic Relations
     1st, & 3rd Tues., 9:30 a.m.
     1st, 2nd & 4th Thurs., 9:30 a.m.
   Custody & Visitation
     1st & 3rd Tues., 11:00 a.m.
     1st, 2nd & 4th Thurs., 11:00 a.m.
   Foster Care & Special Set Cases
     1st& 3rd Tues., 1:30 p.m.
     1st, 2nd & 4th Thurs., 1:30 p.m.

Continuance Policy

First traffic continuance granted by Clerk; criminal continuances by Commonwealth's Attorney or Judge.