Nancy M. Purpura

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Nancy M. Purpura
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Current Court Information:
Maryland Third Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   Baltimore County
Appointed by:   Gov. Martin O'Malley
Active:   2011-2027
Past post:   Judge, Maryland 8th District
Past term:   2001-2012
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Towson State University, 1983
Law School:   University of Maryland, 1984
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Third Circuit
State:  Maryland
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  99.1%ApprovedA

Nancy M. Purpura is a judge on the Third Circuit Court for Baltimore County in Maryland.[1] She was appointed to this position by Governor Martin O'Malley on December 22, 2011 to replace Thomas J. Bollinger and was elected to a full term in November 2012.[2] Her current term expires in 2027.[3]


Purpura received her undergraduate degree from Towson State University and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.[4]


Purpura previously served as a judge for the 8th District Court from August 28, 2001 to January 4, 2012.[5] She also served as a trial attorney in the Office of the Public Defender of Anne Arundel and Baltimore County.[4]

Awards and associations

  • 1997: Death Penalty Defense Award, Office of Public Defender
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Member, Mental Health, Alcoholism and Addiction Committee
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Baltimore School of Law[4]

2012 election

Purpura ran unopposed for her appointed seat on the Third Circuit Court.[6] Purpura was successful in her bid, receiving 99.1% of the vote.[7][8]

See also: Maryland judicial elections, 2012

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