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Virginia Civil Lawsuit Filings Surge in 2023

Infographic showing the 2023 Overall Grand total of Virginia cases (Civil, Criminal, traffic and civil commitments) compared to 2022

Civil lawsuit filings in Virginia’s General District Courts increased more than 14% in 2023. The biggest increase? Unlawful detainer (eviction) filings rose by more than 40%. Meanwhile, Circuit Court civil filings increased only 4% during 2023. Full data from the Supreme Court of Virginia can be found here: cr01_2023_dec.pdf ( and gcms1001_dec.pdf (

If you or your organization are served with a civil lawsuit, don’t make any decisions about how to proceed before talking with a trusted attorney in your area. Offit Kurman attorneys are available to advise and counsel you. Reach out to Anders Sleight | Offit Kurman today to discuss your specific situation.


Anders Sleight is an experienced trial attorney with a knack for helping clients reach efficient resolutions.  An experienced commercial litigator, Mr. Sleight has represented businesses, banks, credit unions, servicers, property owners, agencies, and individuals throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia. As a result, he has developed an intimate knowledge of local practices and judges, which he uses to assist and advise clients from case initiation through trial.