Montgomery County Courthouse Parking and Logistics

The Circuit Court for Montgomery County is the general jurisdiction court with authority over all major civil cases and serious criminal cases arising within the County. With over 1 million people and growing, Montgomery County is one of the largest counties in the U.S. and its Circuit Court is a reflection of that size and scale. The Circuit Court for Montgomery County handles all matters in which there is a right to a jury trial. The Court has 24 sitting judges and a small army of administrative staff to handle the thousands of cases that come through its doors each year.

Courthouse in Rockville

Courthouse in RockvilleMontgomery County Circuit Court
50 Maryland, Ave
Rockville, MD 20850

The Montgomery County Circuit Court is located on the sprawling County Government campus in downtown Rockville which runs along Jefferson Street between Maryland Ave and Monroe Street and houses both the Judicial Center and the Executive Office Building. The massive Judicial Center building is located on the west side of the campus at 50 Maryland Avenue. On the eastern side of the campus is the Executive Office Building which connects to the Judicial Center by terrace and houses the County Executive and various administrative offices.

Courthouse in RockvilleThe Judicial Center was built in 1980 to accommodate the County's booming suburban population. The Judicial Center is an expansive modern building with 9 floors with a single main entrance on Maryland Ave. The first 5 levels of the Judicial Center are home to various administrative branches of the court including Clerk of the Court, Court Administration, Register of Wills, Land Records, State's Attorney, Sheriff and Family Services. The actual courtrooms and judges' chambers are located on the top 4 levels.

Even with all this space the Judicial Center building bursting at the seams by the early 2000s due to a steady increase in the volume of civil filings. This need for increased capacity eventual led to the Montgomery County Circuit Court Annex Project. In April 2014 the Annex (called the South Tower) officially opened and became part of the Judicial Center building. The new South Tower features 10 modern courtrooms, 8 hearing rooms and additional space that includes a Kids Spot Child Waiting Area.

History of the Circuit Court in Rockville

Circuit CourtRockville has been the County Seat of Montgomery County since its formation and the very first County courthouse opened its doors in 1785 on the land that historic Red Brick Courthouse now stands on. A new building, known as the "Second Courthouse in Rockville" was completed in 1840 and located across the street from the Red Brick Courthouse, near the site of the current Executive Office Building.

By the end of the 1800s Montgomery County was still a small, rural community with a population of only 30,000 but it was starting to grow as Washington DC began to spill over. In 1891 a new brick courthouse building (the "Red Brick Courthouse") was constructed on the site of the original courthouse. The Red Brick Courthouse served as the primary county courthouse for almost 100 years, during which time it was continuously altered, expanded and adapted to fit contemporary needs. When the new Judicial Center building was opened in 1982 the Red Brick Courthouse was officially closed. In the 1990s, however, the building was restored to its original appearance and rededicated to its original use as a Circuit Court.

Parking and Navigation

The Circuit Court for Montgomery County is one of the more easily accessible courthouses in Maryland. The Judicial Center building is located in the heart of Rockville. The Courthouse itself is a short walk from the Rockville Metro Station. If you drive to the Judicial Center there is ample public parking within the surrounding blocks. If you want to find a free parking spot on the street you can use the following Rockville parking app to help locate a spot.

If you prefer to just park in a garage there are also plenty of options. Below is a summary of the best parking garages:

11 N. Washington Public Garage
11 N. Washington St
Rockville, MD 20850
Just north of the Judicial Center near
the M&T Bank building.

Washington Public Garage

Rockville Parking Garage
77 S. Washington St
Rockville, MD 20850
Directly across the street to the west of
the Judicial Center

Rockville Parking Garage

Colonial Parking
141 E. Middle Lane
Rockville, MD 20850
Probably the closest garage to the front
entrance of the Judicial Center building.

Colonial Parking

Colonial Parking 51 Monroe St
51 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850
This garage is more than a block away
from the Judicial Center but it is the most
"user-friendly" and accessible

Colonial Parking
Jury Duty Information

As recently as the 1990s, jury trials were still a relatively rare event at the Judicial Center building in Rockville. Since then, however, the volume of civil case filings in Montgomery County has skyrocketed and today jury trials are not uncommon. This means that if you happen to live in Montgomery County your chances of getting summoned for jury duty are steadily increasing.

Your jury duty summons will have detailed information on when and where to report for jury duty. For additional information about compliance with a jury duty summons visit the Montgomery County Circuit Court Juror Web Portal. Jurors can park in a special Juror Parking Lot located at the corner of E. Jefferson St. and Monroe St. The lot is unmarked and does not have a street address but you can watch this video for help in locating the Juror Lot. From the Juror Parking Lot the best way to get into the Judicial Center building is through the Jefferson Street entrance.

Montgomery County Judges & Magistrates

The Circuit Court for Montgomery County has 24 sitting judges; 5 magistrates that handle family law matters, and a panel of 20 senior judges that are periodically called upon to handle conferences and preside over trials when necessary. Below is the roster of Montgomery County's sitting Circuit Court judges and contact information for their chambers.

Judge's Name

Staff Contact

Phone

Tower

Floor

Court

Judge Robert A. Greenberg
Administrative Judge

Lorena Kushida

240-777-9392

North

3rd

3E

Judge Anne K. Albright
Associate Judge

Monica Aguilar

240-777-9261

North

8th

8B

Judge Gary E. Bair
Associate Judge

Jennifer Han

240-777-9314

South

5th

5G

Judge James A. Bonifant
Associate Judge

Kara Hawkins

240-777-9366

North

9th

9C

Judge David A. Boynton,
Associate Judge

Lisa Hyatt

240-777-9240

North

6th

6A

Judge Sharon V. Burrell,
Associate Judge

Terrence Chaney

240-777-9296

South

3rd

3F

Judge Cynthia Callahan,
Associate Judge

Lourdes Mairena Mora

240-777-9254

South

5th

5H

Judge Jeannie E. Cho,
Associate Judge

Gaby Alvarez

240-773-4060

North

7th

7D

Judge Jill R. Cummins,
Associate Judge

Sonya Young

240-773-4005

North

7th

7A

Judge Debra L. Dwyer,
Associate Judge

LuAnn Rosenthal

240-777-9197

North

8th

8D

Judge Christopher C. Fogleman
Associate Judge

Sandy Green

240-777-9268

South

4th

4I

Judge Kevin G. Hessler,
Associate Judge

Brooke Marshall

240-777-9304

North

9th

9B

Judge Richard E. Jordan,
Associate Judge

Crystal Marshall

240-777-9205

South

5th

5I

Judge David W. Lease,
Associate Judge

Jennifer Littlejohn

240-773-4072

North

6th

6D

Judge John M. Maloney,
Associate Judge

Diana Maizel

240-777-9360

North

9th

9A

Judge Cheryl A. McCally,
Associate Judge

Lidia Laboy

240-777-9181

North

6th

6B

Judge Ronald B. Rubin,
Associate Judge

Charo Campbell

240-777-9226

North

7th

7B

Judge Nelson W. Rupp Jr.,
Associate Judge

Claudia Ventura

240-777-9282

South

4th

4G

Judge Joan E. Ryon,
Associate Judge

Melanie Justice

240-777-9219

South

5th

5F

Judge Steven G. Salant,
Associate Judge

Cindy Smith

240-777-9275

South

3rd

3G

Judge Margaret M. Schweitzer,
Associate Judge

Patti Hamilton

240-777-9289

North

7th

7C

Judge Karla N. Smith,
Associate Judge

Simone Morrison

240-773-4066

South

4th

4H

Judge Harry C. Storm,
Associate Judge

Diana Olsen

240-777-9372

North

8th

8A

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