County Court of Common Pleas

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Chester County Court of Common Pleas


The Court of Common Pleas of Chester County is a general jurisdiction trial court located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The Honorable John L. Hall is the President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County. There are 13 full time Judges and 3 Senior Judges. The Judges hear a wide spectrum of cases, including adult and juvenile criminal prosecutions, lawsuits involving money or property, divorce, custody disputes, child support issues, adoptions, and estates.

In addition to court staff and Court Administration, the court supervises the following offices:
The Court oversees and provides administrative services to the 17 Magisterial District Court offices in Chester County.
In the event of inclement weather, Chester County Courts will operate as follows:
  • For a one-hour delay, anything scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. or earlier would start at 10:00 a.m.
  • For a two-hour delay, anything scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. or earlier would start at 11:00 a.m.