Robert Buechler’s Summary [Linkedin]
Managing Owner of Buechler & Associates Investigative Services
San Francisco Bay Area
I have worked as an investigator on hundreds
of criminal cases in state and federal courts, including over twenty-five
capital cases, some at trial and some in post-conviction. I have been
retained by the California Supreme Court and county Superior Courts
as a mitigation expert.
My civil casework has included investigations
concerning matters of federal security violations, civil rights, various
forms of discrimination, police brutality and corruption, prison conditions,
prisoners’ rights, due diligence, environment, labor and employment,
privacy and security, land use, real estate, white collar crime, banking
and finance, intellectual property, product liability, art theft recovery,
estates, medical malpractice and personal injury.
I also worked as a freelance investigative
journalist and Associate Producer for the CBS National News [primarily
for 60 Minutes and the CBS Evening News]. I was the primary consultant
for the CBS National News and 60 Minutes on the Unabomber story. In
1992, I received an Emmy Award for my work as an Associate producer
on a 60 Minutes story. I am currently a freelance member of the CBS
Evening News Investigative Unit.
I have also been retained by numerous other media entities including
PBS/Frontline, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Mother Jones.
I have been retained by Harpo Productions [Oprah Winfrey] to conduct
research in preparation for programming of a civil rights story.
In addition to my casework, I have been retained
by the De Young Museum, San Francisco, California, to conduct an investigation
into the provenance of works of art. I have also taught, as an adjunct
professor, at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School
My work has taken me throughout the world.
I have developed contacts with experts in many fields, particularly
mental health, medicine and the social sciences.