United States Attorney, U.S. Department of JusticeDavid J. Hickton was sworn in as the District's 57th U.S. Attorney on Aug. 12, 2010. Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Hickton co-founded Burns, White & Hickton LLC in 1987. From 1983 to 1987 he was an Associate Attorney at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote. For more than a decade, Hickton was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law where he taught antitrust. Hickton has been admitted before the United States Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and several of the U.S. Circuit Courts. Hickton is a 1978 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and a 1981 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.