JOHN PHILLIP RUE II, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 2, Wicomico County, August 6, 2012 to December 22, 2019. Retired December 22, 2019. Presiding Judge, Adult Drug Court, 2013-19.

Assistant State's Attorney, St. Mary's County, 1979-80, and Wicomico County, 1980-82. District Public Defender, Lower Eastern Shore, 1990-97 (assistant public defender, 1982-90). Trial Attorney, Office of Public Defender, Worcester County, 1997-99, and Somerset County, 1999-2009. Member, Peer Review Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission.

Born in Washington, DC, December 23, 1949. St. Mary's College of Maryland, B.A., 1971; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974; U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1982. Partner, Dorsey & Rue, 1974-77; Myerberg, Sawyer & Rue, P.A., 1979-80. Sole practitioner, 1977-79, 1981-90, and 2009-12. Member, Dorchester and Somerset County Bar Associations; Wicomico County Bar Association (secretary, 1995; vice-president, 1996; president, 1997). Former member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; St. Mary's County Bar Association. Former member, American Trial Lawyers Association; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association; Maryland Public Defenders Association. Member, St. Mary's County Democratic Central Committee, 1974-78. Law Instructor, Wor-Wic Community College, 1990-91. Adjunct Lecturer (law of evidence), University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 1999-2009.

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