Warren Circuit Court
1 East Main Street
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
Tel: (540) 635-2435
Fax: (540) 636-3274
The circuit court is the trial court with the broadest powers in Virginia. The circuit court handles all civil cases with claims of more than $15,000. It shares authority with the general district court to hear matters involving between $3,000 and $15,000. The circuit court has the authority to hear serious criminal cases called felonies.
The circuit court also handles family matters, including divorce. In addition, the circuit court hears cases appealed from the general district court and from the juvenile and domestic relations district court.
There is a circuit court in each city and county in Virginia. Circuit court judges are elected by the General Assembly for 8-year terms.
The Honorable D.L. Hupp, Presiding Judge
The Honorable J.E. Wetsel, Jr.
The Honorable John R. Prosser, Chief Judge
The Honorable Thomas J. Wilson, IV
The Honorable J.V. Lane
For more information: www.courts.state.va.us
|Terms of Court and General Information:|
|Terms begin, 1st Monday, Jan., Apr., July, Oct|
|Civil Motion Day, 3rd Monday|
|Misdemeanor appeals days, 2d Friday of each month|
|Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and other days as needed.|
|Praecipe must be filed 7 days preceding Motion Day|
|Court convenes 9:00 a.m.|
|Commissioners in Chancery are utilized only in certain cases.|
|Pretrial conference required in most civil cases.|
|Local Rules Adopted Pursuant to Sec. 8.01-4.|