Welcome

Welcome to the official website for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia. We have offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg.

Court Locations

210 Church Ave.
Room 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 857-2391

1101 Court St.
Room 166
Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 845-0317

116 N. Main St.
Room 223
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 434-8327

News & Announcements

Fri, 11/17/2017
The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia take great pleasure in announcing that James W. Reynolds has been selected to succeed John W. L. Craig, II as Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia.  Mr. Reynolds received his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond in 1988 and his law degree from the College of William and Mary in 1991.  He then served as law clerk to the Honorable Hal J. Bonney, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia at Norfolk.  Mr. Reynolds practiced law in Reston, Virginia for many years.  He was a shareholder with the law firm of Odin, Feldman, and Pittleman, P.C., where he had a diverse bankruptcy and creditor’s rights practice, representing both individual and business debtors, as well as creditors and Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustees. In 2014, Mr. Reynolds joined the staff of the Clerk’s Office of the United States Bankruptcy Court in Alexandria, Virginia, where he is currently the Division Manager.  Mr. Reynolds is expected to take office February 20, 2018, following completion of standard background checks.  The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia maintains Clerk’s offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg, Virginia.                                                                                                   Rebecca B. Connelly, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge                                                                                                 Paul M. Black, United States Bankruptcy Judge
Wed, 10/07/2015
If approved to appear for a hearing by telephone before Judge Connelly or Judge Black, you will need to follow the new instructions below to be able to appear. View Instructions
Tue, 11/14/2017
Virginia CLE will broadcast a webinar on Friday, November 17, 2017, from noon until 2:00 pm on the new model Chapter 13 form plan that will take effect on December 1, 2017, and a number of related changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that will also take effect on December 1, 2017. Panelists include the Honorable Rebecca B. Connelly, the Honorable Paul M. Black, Herbert L. Beskin, Christopher Micale, and David Cox. The link to access the webinar at Virginia CLE is https://www.vacle.org/materials/2017bankruptcytraining/webcast.html .  Participants may download the materials from that page.  The materials are also attached to this announcement. There is no cost to attend the webinar, but no CLE credit will be available. If you experience technical problems with the webcast, please call 800-979-8253. Webinar Materials
Wed, 11/01/2017
Proposed Local Rule Changes for Public Comment The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia is considering a number of amendments to its local rules to go into effect on December 1, 2017. The proposed amendments will be acted on by the Court after public comment. The comment period will end on November 22, 2017.  Below please find the mark-up versions. Please send your comments to: comments@vawb.uscourts.gov   Rule Redlined Amendments 110117.pdf
Mon, 10/23/2017
The 5th Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference   The Fifth Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Valley View, 3315 Ordway Drive NW, Roanoke, VA 24017.   Please mark your calendar now and save the date!   Details regarding the seminar program will be provided in upcoming weeks.
Wed, 05/31/2017
The 4th Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference has been approved for 6.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics credit. The written materials are available to download at  www.ch13wdva.com/CLE.html. Paper copies of the materials will not be provided.
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