Bruce L. Castor, Jr., Montgomery County Commissioner, Montgomery County, PA.
Bruce L. Castor, Jr. has been a prosecutor since 1986 and was elected District Attorney of Montgomery County, PA in 1999 and re-elected in 2003. During Mr. Castor's career, he has 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 a local Chamber of Commerce as Montgomery County's Law Enforcement Man of the Year. Mr. Castor is 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 and 2006.
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 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 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 also a member of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys' Association Executive Committee, the Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar Associations, and a charter member of the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators' Association. He has served on the board of the Montgomery Bar Association and is currently a Trustee of Norristown State Hospital having been twice appointed by the governor.
Mr. Castor acquired his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and his law degree from Washington and Lee University. 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, Elizabeth, and their two children, Bruce III, and Alexandra.