David M. Rudolph

Circuit Court Judge

Year Elected/Appointed


Previous Employment

  • Judicial Clerk to Judge Bailey Brown - United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Partner - Bourland, Heflin, Alvarez, Minor & Matthews, PLC
  • Partner - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Partner - Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
  • Associate - Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC


Vanderbilt University, B.A., summa cum laude - 1985
Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D. - 1988


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Scholar (highest four year scholarship awarded)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
  • Moot Court Board


  • Memphis Bar Association; Board of Directors (two terms); Founder and Past Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section; Past President, Young Lawyers Division
  • Tennessee Bar Association; Past Treasurer, Young Lawyers Division
  • American Inns of Court, Leo Bearman Sr. Chapter

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Memphis
  • Memphis Downtown Rotary Club
  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation
  • 901-222-3836 (P)


140 Adams Avenue, Room 212
Shelby County Courthouse
Memphis, TN 38103