MONTGOMERY COUNTY
CIRCUIT COURT


NELSON W. RUPP, JR., Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since January 17, 1997. Presiding Judge, Adult Drug Treatment Court, since 2004. Member, Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2005-06. Member, Drug Treatment Court Oversight Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2007-. Member, Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2012-15.

Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 6, Montgomery County, September 23, 1993 to January 16, 1997. Member, Mental Health, Alcoholism and Addiction Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1994-99.

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. Member, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council, Montgomery County, 1992-2000 (chair, criminal justice committee).

Attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Bethesda, Maryland; Denison University, B.A., 1970; Washington College of Law, The American University, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974; District of Columbia Bar, 1976. Partner, Jordan, Coyne, Savits & Lopata (general litigation practice), 1983-93. Member, District of Columbia Bar Association (lawyer counselling committee, 1985-93); Maryland State Bar Association (lawyer counselling committee, 1991-; litigation section); Montgomery County Bar Association (executive committee, 1992-94; chair, lawyer-to-lawyer committee, 1991-95; chair, correctional reform committee, 1977-79). Adjunct Professor (civil & criminal trial practice), Washington College of Law, The American University, 1998-. Sponsor of Live Your Dreams - Don't Use Drugs, a District/Circuit Court program for high school students, 1994-2006. Board of Trustees, McLean School of Maryland, 2004-. Member, Parents' Advisory Board, Gettysburg College, 2007-. Outstanding Jurist Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1995. Distinguished Alumnus Award, Washington College of Law, The American University, 1997. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2006.

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