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Hon. Nelson W. Rupp, Jr. (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability; family law including child/spousal support, custody/visitation, and equitable distribution; condemnation, construction, consumer, contracts, defamation, disability, employment, environmental, governmental, insurance coverage, professional liability, real property, sports & entertainment, business dissolution, civil rights, and trust & estates.

Professional Experience

• Associate Judge, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, 1997-2019.

• Associate Judge, District Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, 1993-1997.

• Former Partner and Maryland Litigation Team Leader, Jordan Coyne LLP.

• Former Assistant State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Maryland.

• Former Deputy State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County, Maryland.

• Former Assistant Public Defender for Montgomery County, Maryland.

• Former Senior Assistant State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland.

• Adjunct Professor, Trial Practice, Washington College of Law, American University, 1998-present.

• Bar Admissions: Maryland, 1974; District of Columbia, 1976.


• Recipient, Award for Legal Excellence in the Advancement of the Rights of the Disadvantaged, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2020.

• Recipient, Recipient, Outstanding Jurist Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1994 and 2016.

• Recipient, Community Service Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2015.

• Recipient, Leadership in Law Award, The Daily Record, 2006.

• Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Washington College of Law, American University, 1997.

• Member, Maryland State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; Montgomery County Bar Association.


• Washington College of Law, American University, J.D.7.

• Denison University, B.A.

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