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 operators 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.

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.​  Pamela Pringle 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.  

​Contact​Phone NumberFax Number​
Director of Finance
Karen Schafer
(757) 385-8470 Press 1(757) 385-6381
Criminal Div​ision Manager
Shannon Downing
(757) 385-4707 Press 2(757) 385-1065
Civil Division Manager
Stephanie Swift
(757) 385-4277 Press 3(757) 385-5682
Traffic Division Manager
Hattielynn Fridge
(757) 385-8619 Press 4(757) 385-1063
Clerk of Court
Pamela Pringle
(757) 385-8531(757) 385-7254
Contact Information

 General District Court Judges

​Honorable Salvatore R. Iaquinto, Chief Judge

Honorable Daniel R. Lahne

Honorable Elizabeth S. Foster

Honorable Paul D. Merullo

Honorable Sandra S. Menago

Honorable Afshin Farashahi

Honorable Vivian F. Henderson