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Bruce L. Castor, Jr.
Meet Commissioner CastorCommissioner Bruce Castor

In 2013, Commissioner Castor was named as one of America's Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Bruce L. Castor, Jr. began with the county as an intern in 1985, became a prosecutor in 1986, and served as the elected District Attorney of Montgomery County Pennsylvania from 2000 to 2008. In 2007, he was elected Commissioner of Montgomery County and assumed that office on January 7, 2008. He was re-elected commissioner in 2011. On July 1, 2013, Mr. Castor joined the firm Rogers & Associates, LLC, where he will focus his practice on general litigation, trial strategy and tactics, conducting independent internal investigations for major corporations, and white collar criminal defense.

Experience
During Mr. Castor's career, he prosecuted primarily homicide cases. In 1995, 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 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012. 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 granted him a Lifetime Achievement Award promoting the rule of law in 2008. In 2009, Mr. Castor was chosen as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, the National courtroom lawyer honor society.

Prior to becoming District Attorney, 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 supervised the County Investigating Grand Jury, and conducted numerous wiretap investigations. He also acted as special prosecutor for the Office of Attorney General on many occasions. He frequently lectured on topics related to criminal 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 a Past President of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys’ Association (holder of that organization’s Legion of Merit award), a member the Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar Associations, and a charter member of the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators' Association. He 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 Rendell. He served on the Juvenile Court Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Currently, Mr. Castor serves on the Judicial Reform Commission of the Supreme Court addressing issues in the Philadelphia Criminal Court System, and on the joint state government committee of the Senate of Pennsylvania addressing criminal law reforms throughout the Commonwealth.

Education
Mr. Castor acquired his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and his law degree from Washington and Lee University where he received a 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. He is a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.

Family
Mr. Castor is a life long resident of Montgomery County and lives in Lower Salford Township with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children, Bruce III, and Alexandra.

To contact Commissioner Castor, please email