Powhatan County VA Criminal Law & Traffic Defense Attorneys

Powhatan County Courthouse

T:(804) 673-7111
F:(804) 673-7115
1518 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23230

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    Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law, PLLC, is a limited liability company that is registered to practice law with the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission. Our attorneys are licensed to practice law by the Virginia State Bar. We are a local law firm that routinely represents clients before the Powhatan County Circuit, General District, and Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courts. Virginia is a large state and we believe that clients are better represented by local attorneys who regularly appear before the same Courts.

    Powhatan Circuit Court


    Hon. Teresa Hash Dobbins
    email: tdobbins@vacourts.gov


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

    Terms of Court and General Information

    • Court convenes at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise notified
    • Term Days: 2nd Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October & December at 10:00 a.m.
    • Criminal bench days: 1st Monday; 2nd Friday; 4th Thursday each month & 2nd Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September and November.
    • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
    • Civil cases, hearings in civil cases, set through the Court Administrator, Terri Driskill (804) 431-5602 or tdriskill@vacourts.gov.
    • Certified copies of orders are mailed, via US mail, to counsel/moving litigants. Certified copies of orders are mailed to all other parties upon request or as directed by a Court order. Counsel/litigants shall provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
    • Commissioners in Chancery are used in general chancery causes.
    • Cover Sheets are REQUIRED for all Civil and Land Recordings.

    Powhatan General District and Juvenile Domestic Relations Courts


    Mr Lamar Maurice Crockett


    Phone: (804) 598-5665
    Fax: (804) 598-5648

    Clerk’s Office Hours

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


    3880-D Old Buckingham Road
    Powhatan, VA 23139-7052

    General District Judges

    • Hon. Thomas Stark IV, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Ray P. Lupold III, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Kenneth A. Blalock

    Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

    • Hon. Theresa J. Royall, Presiding Judge
    • Hon. Phillip T. DiStanislao, Chief Judge
    • Hon. Cheryl J. Wilson

    Court Schedule

    General District Court
       Thursday - Troopers Only
         9:00 a.m. - Regular Traffic
         10:00 a.m. - Arraignments
         10:30 a.m. - Trials (criminal and serious traffic)
         1:00 p.m -  Civil
         2:00 p.m. - Contested Civil or Criminal
       Friday - Deputies Only
         9:00 a.m. - Regular Traffic
         10:00 a.m. - Arraignments
         10:30 a.m. - Trials (criminal and serious traffic)
    Juvenile & Domestic Relations
         9:00 a.m., Arraignments
         Contested Civil Matters, set by the Court
         9:00 a.m., Criminal Arraignments
         9:30 a.m., Criminal Trials
         11:00 a.m., Juvenile Traffic
         1:00 p.m., Domestic Civil
       3rd Wed., 1:00 p.m., Division of Child Support Enforcement

    Continuance Policy

    Continuances governed by Rule 8:14. Clerk may grant continuance consented to by all parties (Rule 8:14(a)).