Press Release

January 20, 2022
Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Judiciary Committee Approval of Judge Julie Rubin for Maryland U.S. District Court Seat

Senators recommended Judge Rubin to President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today praised the Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan approval of Judge Julie Rubin to serve as U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Maryland.

“We are pleased that today the Judiciary Committee favorably recommended Judge Julie Rubin,” the senators said.  “Judge Rubin brings tremendous experience to the federal bench having served as a Baltimore City Circuit Judge for nearly a decade, where she handles a busy and diverse caseload in our state court.  We’ll be pushing for her swift approval by the full Senate in the coming weeks, and we look forward to her continued public service to Marylanders in upholding the rule of law and providing equal justice for all.”

Judge Rubin was nominated to fill the future vacancy created when Judge Ellen Hollander, appointed by President Obama in 2011, announced her intention in January 2021 to take senior status.  President Joe Biden nominated Judge Rubin for this vacancy on November 3, and the Judiciary Committee held hearing confirmation hearing on December 15.  The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary unanimously rated her “well qualified” to serve in the federal judiciary, the highest possible rating. The ABA evaluates the integrity, professional competence, and judicial temperament of nominees. 


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.