Former Judge Bill Ward Appointed as Representative to the Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health
August 31, 2022
Pittsburgh, PA – William F. Ward, a former Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, PA, and an attorney with Rothman Gordon, PC, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health. Mr. Ward serves as the Representative of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), for which he also acts as Chairman of PCCD’s Mental Health and Justice Advisory Committee.
Mr. Ward’s practice areas at Rothman Gordon include Mediation, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Business and Commercial Litigation. In addition to teaching Mental Health Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Mr. Ward is also the Chairman of the Accountability, Conduct and Ethics Commission of Allegheny County. His past government service includes appointments as a federal prosecutor, First Deputy Attorney General, Chairman of the State Parole Board, and Chief of Staff to Pennsylvania Governor Corbett.
Mr. Ward earned his B.A., cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law. Mr. Ward is an active member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (former Chairman, Federal Court Section) and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Ward resides in Mt. Lebanon with his wife where they raised their two children.
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