Bruce L. Castor, Jr.
Bruce L. Castor, Jr., a Director and Shareholder in the Firm, focuses his practice on general litigation, victims of crime, personal injury, internal corporate investigations, and white collar criminal defense. He joined the Firm, after serving as the elected District Attorney of Montgomery County, PA from 1999 until January 7, 2008, when he assumed office as the elected County Commissioner for Montgomery County.
During Mr. Castor’s 22 year prosecutorial career, he received the Trial Advocacy Award from the National Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation for his work investigating and prosecuting homicides. He has received recognition for his efforts by the state legislature on two occasions, as well as by Governors Ridge and Casey. In 1990, he was named by the Chamber of Commerce as Montgomery County's Law Enforcement Man of the Year. Mr. Castor has been listed on the Martindale-Hubble Lawyer Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1996 and has been named a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer," by Philadelphia Magazine in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011. The Citizens Crime Commission of the Greater Delaware Valley has honored Mr. Castor multiple times during his career, and he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Police Hall of Fame in 2007. The Montgomery Bar Association awarded Mr. Castor its Louis D. Stefan award for lifetime achievement promoting the rule of law and administration of justice.
Prior to becoming the twice-elected District Attorney of Montgomery County, Mr. Castor served as First Assistant District Attorney, Deputy District Attorney (Chief of Trials), Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Major Crimes Unit, and as an assistant district attorney on the Sex Crimes Unit. He has supervised the County Investigating Grand Jury and conducted numerous wiretap investigations. He has also acted as special prosecutor for the Office of Attorney General on many occasions. He frequently lectures on topics related to investigation and prosecution.
In addition to Pennsylvania, Mr. Castor is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the Federal District Court. Mr. Castor is past President of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys’ Association, a member of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar Associations (former director), and a charter member of the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators' Association. He has served on the board of the Montgomery Bar Association and further served as a Trustee of Norristown State Hospital having been appointed by Governor Ridge and again by Governor Casey. He served on the Juvenile Court Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court helping to author the Rules. In 2010, Mr. Castor was appointed to a "Blue Ribbon Panel" to reform the criminal court system in the City of Philadelphia by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Mr. Castor acquired his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and his law degree from Washington and Lee University where he received the graduation prize in criminal law. He has received advanced education from the National College of District Attorneys and at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Mr. Castor is a life long resident of Montgomery County and lives in Lower Salford Township with his wife and their two children.
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