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Courthouse Address & Hours


Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige, Jr., Federal Courthouse
701 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219




Courthouse is open:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday


Clerk's Office is open:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday



Telephone Directory



Clerk's Office  
Emergency/Inclement Weather Closing Line
Jury & Financial
Clerk's Office Fax Number 804-916-2216
Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. 804-916-2870
Judge M. Hannah Lauck 804-916-2890
Senior Judge Robert E. Payne
Senior Judge Henry E. Hudson 804-916-2290
Magistrate Judge David J. Novak
Magistrate Judge Roderick C. Young 804-916-2240
Court Reporters  
Gil Halasz (Judge Gibney) 804-916-2248
Diane Daffron(Judge Lauck) 804-916-2893
Peppy Peterson (Senior Judge Payne) 804-916-2267
Krista Liscio (Senior Judge Hudson) 804-916-2296
Frequently Requested Phone Numbers
Federal Public Defender
U.S. Attorney's Office
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
U.S. Marshals Service
U.S. Pretrial Office
U.S. Probation Office



Directions, Map & Parking


701 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219






Points east of Richmond: Take I-64 West to I-95 South/5th Street exit, Exit 190, on left toward
Petersburg/Downtown Coliseum. Stay straight to go onto N. 5th Street. Turn left onto E. Broad Street –
Courthouse is located two blocks on right.


Points west of Richmond: From I-64 East, take Exit 75 towards Williamsburg/Norfolk and follow the 3rd
Street exit ramp towards Coliseum/Downtown. Continue straight on 3rd Street. Turn left on East Board
Street. Courthouse is located four blocks on the right.


Points south of Richmond: Take I-95 North to Exit 74C toward Broad Street. Take the Broad St/US-
33W/US-250W ramp toward State Capitol/Coliseum. Turn slight right onto E. Broad Street, stay in left lane –
Courthouse is seven blocks on left.


Points north of Richmond: Take I-95 South to I-64 East exit, Exit 75 toward Williamsburg/Norfolk. Take
the 3rd Street exit toward Coliseum/Downtown. Turn slight right onto N.3rd St. Turn left onto E. Broad Street
– Courthouse is four blocks on the right.



Public Transportation Bus route and schedule information may be obtained from GRTC Transit System, 804-358-4782 and www.ridegrtc.com.



Parking (prices subject to change without notice)



Standard Parking
Located at 7th & Grace
Entrance on 6th & 7th
$17 Maximum


Standard Parking
Located at 5th & Broad
Entrance on 4th Street & Broad Street
$16 Maximum


Standard Parking
Located at 5th & Marshall
Entrance on 5th & Marshall
$16 Maximum


Standard Parking
Located at 7th & Marshall
Entrance on 6th & 7th
$16 Maximum


City Parking
Located at 7th & Franklin
Do not park in a reserved space
Rate Varies


Parkway Parking
Located at 7th & Jackson
Entrance on 7th, 8th, & Jackson
$5 per day




Important Security Information


Visitors enter the courthouse through the building's main entrance on Broad Street. You will be required to walk though a magnetometer and your bags will be screened by an x-ray machine. You will be required to show a photo ID issued by a government agency, such as a driver's license. Members of the public are prohibited from bringing cell phones, pagers, PDAs, laptop computers, cameras, tape recorders, and all other personal electronic devices into the courthouse. There are no lockers available to store these items while you visit the building.


Attorneys who require laptops for their courtroom presentations must receive prior approval from a judge.



Court Access Coordinator


This Public Notice lists the designated Court Access Coordinators in each divisional office. Access Coordinators are responsible for coordinating appropriate auxiliary aids and services to participants (not spectators) in court proceedings with communication disabilities.