District Attorney
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Norristown, Pennsylvania 19404
(610) 278-3100 FAX (610) 292-4950


Elected District Attorney of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania November 2, 1999 and assumed office January 4, 2000.

First Assistant D.A. from 1993 to 1999 supervising daily operations of the office, 24 hour "on call" for homicides and other major crimes, supervisor of all wiretap investigations, Acting D.A. in the absence of the District Attorney; formerly Chief of Trials and Supervisor of Grand Jury investigations.
Assistant District Attorney of Montgomery County since 1986

Special Deputy Attorney General on numerous occasions since 1987

Bar Admissions:United States Supreme Court
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Federal District Court

J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law
Lexington, VA, 1986

A.B., (Government & Law), Lafayette College,
Easton, PA, 1983

Advanced Education: FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA, 1993
National College of District Attorneys,
-Prosecution of Violent Crime, 1989
PA District Attorney's Institute,
-Statements and Confessions, 1992
-Search and Seizure, 1991
-Child Homicide, 1988
-Forensic Evidence, 1988
-Basic Prosecutor's Course, 1986

-Trial Advocacy Award, Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation for outstanding prosecution of homicide cases (national award presented August, 1995)

-Law Enforcement "Man of the Year" for Montgomery County, North Penn Chamber of Commerce, 1990

-Citations of Merit from two Governors, State Senate (2) and State House of Representatives (2), 1990, 1995

"Most Valuable Player," Montgomery County District Attorney's Office 1995, 1996, 1997

-Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 1998

-Troop Commander's Commendation, Pennsylvania State Police, 1996

-Over 40 Letters of Commendation from the District Attorney, Police, and Public (1986-2002)

-Graduation Prize in Criminal Law from Washington and Lee University for outstanding work in law school clinical program, 1986


-Abington Presbyterian Church
-Board of Trustees of Norristown State Hospital
*Appointed by Gov. Ridge in 1997
-Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee
*Appointed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2001
-Pennsylvania Bar Association
-Montgomery Bar Association
*Former Director & Criminal Rules Committee co-Chair
-Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association Executive Committee
*Frequent lecturer on criminal prosecution techniques
-Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation
-Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Assoc. (Charter Member)
*Authored two articles for publication
-Honorary Life Member Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #37
-32nd Degree Mason & Shriner
-Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
-Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity

-Married to Elizabeth Pierce Castor since 1989
-Two Children: Bruce L., III and Alexandra E.
-Life-long resident of Montgomery County
-Born and raised in Abington Township
-Resident of Lower Salford Township

Biographical Information

Bruce L. Castor, Jr., District Attorney, Montgomery County, PA.

Bruce L. Castor, Jr. has been a prosecutor since 1986 and was elected District Attorney of Montgomery County, PA on November 2, 1999. 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 34;Law Enforcement Man of the Year."

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.



-Trial Advocacy Award Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation for outstanding prosecution of homicide cases (National Award) 1995
-Troop Commander's Commendation PSP 1996
-PA Narcotics Officers Association Award, 2002
-Outstanding Police Performance Award, Citizen's Crime Commission of the Delaware Valley, 2002
-PSP Camp Cadet Award, 2000
-Humanitarian Award, Shomrim of Philadelphia, 1999
-Outstanding Performance Award, Shomrim of Philadelphia, 2002
-(2) Citations from Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators' Association, 1994, 1995


-Citation from Gov. Casey, 1990
-Citation from Gov. Ridge, 1995
-(2) Citations from PA House of Representatives, 1990, 1995
-(2) Citations from PA. Senate, 1990, 1995
-"Most Valuable Player" Montgomery County DA's Office 1995, 1996, 1997
-District Attorney's Medal 1994

-Lower Merion Township Citation, 2002
-Upper Merion Township Citation, 1998
-Plymouth Township Citation, 1999
-Borough of Norristown Citation, 2001
-Abington Township Citation, 1998


-North Penn Chamber of Commerce Law Enforcement Man of the Year 1990
-Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, National Society of Sons of the American Revolution, 1998

-(2) Charity Lodge #190 F & A M (Masons) Outstanding Service to the Community
-Optimist Club Respect for Law Commendation, 2000
-Leadership Award, Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, 2002
-Liberty Council Boy Scouts of America Good Scout Award, 2001
-Certificate of Appreciation, AMBUCS, 1996
-Certificate of Achievement, D.A.R.E, 2002
-Certificate of Appreciation M.A.D.D., 2001
-Certificate of Appreciation Perkiomen Valley High Twelve Club, 2001
-Certificate of Appreciation, Montgomery Bar Association for serving three years on the Board of Directors, 1999


-Founder's Award, Republican Club of Whitemarsh Township, 2002