About DA Matthew D. Weintraub
Matthew D. Weintraub, a Bucks County native with nearly a quarter-century of experience as a prosecutor, was appointed by the Bucks County Board of Judges on Sept. 21, 2016, to succeed former District Attorney David W. Heckler, who retired earlier that month.
On Nov. 8, 2017, Weintraub was elected to serve a full, four-year term by the voters of Bucks County.
He grew up in Upper Southampton Township and is a graduate of William Tennent High School, Ursinus College and the Temple University School of Law.
After earning his law degree in 1993, Weintraub worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Bucks County (1993-2001) and Lehigh County (2001-2006); and as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Cape May County, N.J., Prosecutor's Office (2006-2011). He re-joined the Bucks County District Attorney's Office in 2011, serving as Chief of Prosecution.
Weintraub has tried more than 100 criminal cases before juries or judges. He has prosecuted 19 defendants for some level of homicide, including 11 convictions for first- or second-degree murder. Juries twice have sentenced his defendants to death.
He has served as Chief of Bucks County's Homicide by Vehicle and Drug Units, as Assistant Supervisor of the Lehigh County Grand Jury, as a Team Leader for the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, and as a Trial Team Coordinator in Bucks County.
In a case of first impression, Weintraub successfully prosecuted four Philadelphia drug dealers, despite the defendants' complete absence from Bucks County, for selling fatal doses of heroin to Bucks County residents. He has spearheaded many of the District Attorney's ongoing anti-heroin initiatives in recent years, among other anti-crime measures.
Weintraub has argued successfully before the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has taught criminal justice courses at Rowan University, DeSales University and Delaware Valley University.