General District Court

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The General District Court Clerk's Office staff is available to answer general questions and to assist you as you do business with the Court. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with telephone operatiors on duty from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  The mailing address is Virginia Beach General District Court, 2425 Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057.

However, they cannot give you legal advice. Furthermore, they are not responsible for the content of documents submitted to the Court or for ensuring that the parties comply with the filing requirements.

Please consult a private attorney if you feel you need assistance in preparing documents or pleadings, guidance on the filing requirements, and/or other legal assistance.

Con​​fi​​​dential​​ity
E-mail correspondence with the Courts' staff will be considered public information. Such communications are neither confidential nor protected by any privilege. E-mail messages should not include information that you do not want disclosed to others.​  David O'Dell who serves as the Clerk of Court is also designated as the FOIA officer.  All inquiries dealing with FOIA should be made to 757-385-8531.  

*Effective July 20, 2020 The Virginia Beach General District Court will have court operations that are detailed in the link under "Related Links".  Please review the order and feel free to call if you have any questions.  This order will continue through August 9, 2020.


​Contact​Phone NumberFax Number​
Director of Finance
Karen Schafer
(757) 385-8531 Press 1(757) 385-6381
Criminal Div​ision Manager
Pamela​​ Pringle
(757) 385-8531 Press 2(757) 385-1065
Civil Division Manager
Angel Williams
(757) 385-8531 Press 3(757) 385-5682
Traffic Division Manager
Michele Coleman
(757) 385-8531 Press 4(757) 385-1063
Clerk of Court
David O'Dell
(757) 385-8531(757) 385-5672
Contact Information

 General District Court Judges

​Honorable Daniel R. Lahne​​, Chief Judge

Honorable Salvatore R. Iaquinto

Honorable Elizabeth S. Foster

Honorable Paul D. Merullo

Honorable Sandra S. Menago

Honorable Afshin Farashahi