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

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, 04/07/2015
For matters relating to: In re: Xinergy Ltd. Case No. 15-70444 (PMB) Please go to:https://www.americanlegal.com/xinergy
Mon, 05/02/2016
*UPDATED* All information regarding the 3rd Annual Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Conference including updated Agenda Materials can be found at the link below. 3rd Annual Seminar
Thu, 04/07/2016
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia is considering a number of amendments to it’s local rules.  Below you will find the proposed amendments which will be acted on by the court after you have had an opportunity to review and comment on the changes.  This comment period will run for thirty days from the date of this communication. There are brief summaries of the changes below as well as mark-up versions of the proposed changes.   Please read the mark-up versions. Please send your comments to: comments@vawb.uscourts.gov Local Rule 1006-1 Local Rule 1017-2 Local Rule 3004-1
Mon, 03/14/2016
APPOINTMENT TO PANEL OF CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEES               The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the panel of trustees who administer cases filed under chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code.  The appointment is for cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, primarily in the Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Danville Divisions.  Chapter 7 trustees receive compensation and reimbursement for expenses, in each case in which they serve, pursuant to court order under 11 U.S.C. §326 and §330.                The minimum qualifications for appointment are set forth in 28 C.F.R. § 58.3.  To be eligible for appointment, an applicant must possess strong administrative, financial and interpersonal skills.  Fiduciary and bankruptcy experience is desirable but not mandatory.               A successful applicant will be required to undergo a background check, and must qualify to be bonded. Although chapter 7...
Mon, 11/23/2015
There are several changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure taking effect on December 1, 2015.  Most particularly, FRCP 4, 16 and 26 (7004, 7016 and 7026), which specifically refer to the civil rule counterparts as applying in bankruptcy.   These revised rules will change existing deadlines for service of the Adversary complaint and the scheduling order process, as well as change how courts handle discovery.  The time limit for service of the Adversary complaint will change from 120 days to 90 days after the complaint is filed. The time to issue the scheduling order in an Adversary Proceeding will be reduced to the earlier of 90 days after any defendant has been served with the complaint or 60 days after any defendant has appeared.
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