Press Release

November 3, 2021
Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Biden Nominee Julie Rubin for Maryland U.S. District Court Seat

Senators had recommended Judge Rubin to President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today praised President Joe Biden’s nomination of Baltimore City Circuit Judge Julie Rubin to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

“Judge Rubin brings tremendous experience to the courtroom as a sitting Baltimore City Circuit Judge for nearly a decade,” said Senator Cardin.  “She has handled a substantial and diverse caseload in our state court in Baltimore, having served in the civil, family, and criminal divisions, and previously serving as the Supervisory Judge of Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has continued to give back to the community as an adjunct legal professor and has been active in numerous educational and legal institutions in Baltimore, including serving as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Bryn Mawr School. As a fellow graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey Law School, I am confident that Judge Rubin will meet the highest standards of integrity, competence, and temperament, and will faithfully carry out her judicial oath and uphold rule of law for all Marylanders for this lifetime appointment.”

“Judge Rubin has served Marylanders for decades – from her tenure on the Baltimore City Circuit Court to her time teaching and advising Maryland law students. Her breadth of knowledge on the challenges facing Marylanders and her first-hand experience with a diverse range of civil, criminal, and family matters on the bench have prepared her well for this role. I was proud to recommend Judge Rubin to the President, alongside Senator Cardin, and I know she will work to carry out equal justice for all Marylanders,” said Senator Van Hollen.

Judge Rubin has been nominated to fill the future vacancy created when Judge Ellen Hollander, appointed by President Obama in 2010, announced her intention in January 2021 to take senior status.


Judge Julie Rubin has served as a judge on the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland since 2013. From 2000 to 2012, Judge Rubin worked at Astrachan Gunst Thomas Rubin, P.C. in Baltimore where she handled intellectual property and employment law matters. From 1998 to 2000, Judge Rubin was an associate at another Baltimore law firm, Shapiro and Olander, P.A.
Judge Rubin received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1998 and her B.A., 
cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College in 1995.