The Honorable Nelson Rupp Jr.
Judge Nelson Rupp has served as an Associate Judge on the Montgomery County Circuit Court since January 17, 1997 and was previously an Associate Judge on the District Court for Montgomery County from September 23, 1993 to January 16, 1997. Prior to his appointment, Judge Rupp served as Senior Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1973-77; Member, Alternative Community Services Commission, City of Rockville, 1975-80; Assistant Public Defender, Montgomery County, 1977-80; Deputy State's Attorney, St. Mary's County, 1980-81; Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1981-83; and was the partner in charge of the Maryland Litigation Team at the insurance defense civil litigation firm of Jordan, Coyne, Savits and Lopata from 1983-1993. Judge Rupp received his J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law in 1974. He is a member of the Maryland and D.C. Bar, and his awards include the Outstanding Jurist Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1995 and 2016. On November 17, 2006, Judge Rupp was awarded The Daily Record's Leadership in Law Award. The award honors those who contribute significantly to the legal profession. Judge Rupp has also received the 2009 Community Service Award from the Caron Foundation, the Distinguished Service Award from the Washington College of Law and the 2015 Community Service Award from the Montgomery County Bar Foundation.