Bill Higgins

After serving as First Assistant District Attorney of Bedford County for 3 years, Bill ran for District Attorney. He was sworn in on January 2, 2004. At the time, he was the youngest District Attorney in PA. He is serving his third term.

Bill serves as Zone 8 Governor to the Pennsylvania Bar Association, representing lawyers in 7 counties. He is a member of the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association, and currently serves as President of the Bedford Bar.

Bill’s greatest passion is the PA High School Mock Trial program. He has served the program in nearly every capacity, including serving as statewide coordinator from 2005-2008. In 2010, Bill was honored with the Michael K. Smith Excellence in Service Award for his work with the Mock Trial program.

Bill served as President of the Bedford Rotary from 2007-08, and President of the Bedford Lions from 2006-07. In 2010, Bill was honored by the Lions as a Melvin Jones Fellow. During the 2012-13 Lions Year, Bill served as District Governor representing 42 Lions Clubs in five counties. During his term as Governor, Bill was recognized for sponsoring the most new Lions in Pennsylvania.

Bill also serves on the following non-profit boards: Downtown Bedford, Inc., United Way, Personal Solutions, Inc., Junior Achievement and Bedford County Regional Education Foundation. Bill is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Bedford County, and annually serves as the Judicial Session presenter. He is a 2011 graduate of Pennsylvania Rural Leadership (RULE), a 2 year program that focuses on developing leaders in PA's rural communities.

Bill Higgins earned his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1999, & his B.A. in English from Villanova University in 1996. In 2006, he was honored by Widener Law as an Outstanding Recent Alumni. Bill and his wife, Amy, were married in June, 2001, and are the proud parents of two girls, Sara, 8, and Caroline, 6, and a 2 year old son, Billy.

Specialties:Criminal Prosecution

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Job Types Attorney
Areas of Practice 1) Criminal Law, 2) Civil Rights, 3) Legal Research, 4) Civil Litigation, 5) Family Law, 6) Litigation and 7) Administrative Law
Law School Widener University School of Law (Juris Doctorate., 1999)
Education Cardinal Dougherty High School (1992)
Most recent firm Bedford County Pennsylvania
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