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About Me

Attorney William R. Bickerton was formerly the lawyer from the
Trial Unit of the Allegheny County Public Defender's Office assigned to
the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas DUI Court. Attorney
Bickerton represented clients charged with various Driving Under the
Influence offenses. Attorney Bickerton advised his colleagues on Drunk
Driving Law. In addition to his responsibility as the DUI Court liaison
for the Public Defender’s Office, Attorney Bickerton defended clients
charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Rape, Involuntary
Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping, Unlawful
Restraint, Child Endangerment, Arson, Robbery, Burglary, Prostitution,
Underage Drinking, Disorderly Conduct, Public Drunkenness, Retail
Theft, Criminal Mischief, etc.


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Practice Areas


  1. Violent Crime: 20%
    14 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    14 years
  3. Sex Crime: 20%
    14 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    14 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Marc V. Taiani

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Marc Taiani Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • John Anthony D'Onofrio

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Contact Info

Bickerton & Bickerton, Attorneys at Law, LLP

1034 5th Ave
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-6225



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Academic HonorsUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/PartnerBickerton & Bickerton, Attorneys at Law2009 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender of Allegheny County2002 - 2008
ArbitratorCourt of Common Pleas of Allegheny County Arbitration Division2001 - 2002
OwnerLaw Offices of William R. Bickerton2001 - 2009
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. C.T.Jury acquitted defendant of DUI
Commonwealth v. M.C.Jury acquitted defendant of Rape
Commonwealth v. J.P.Jury acquitted defendant of Robbery
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Publication NameTitleDate
Strategies for Defending Firearms Offense Charges: Leading Lawyers on Interpreting Today's Gun Laws, Developing a Thorough Defense, and Protecting a Client's Rights (Inside the Minds)Understanding Firearms Possession Laws and Preparing an Effective Defense in a Firearms Case2013
The New York TimesFrance, Philosophy and Abortion Letter to Editor2000
Pittsburgh Post-GazettePain and the Right to Die1999
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Grove City CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Jamestown Area Junior-Senior High SchoolN/ADiploma1991
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Evidence in Real LifeEvidence in Real Life2011