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Sacramento was where Mr. Buchler started practicing law in 1982.  The practice was limited to simple bankruptcies, divorces, and some probate.  After a few years he moved to Modesto and practiced primarily criminal law.  He has now switched to civil law including bankruptcy, divorce and estate planning.  In his 29 years there have been about 2000 chapter 7 cases, 180 chapter 13 cases, maybe 3,000 family law matters, and more wills and trusts than be counted.  For awhile he practiced in the law firm of Martin Magańa & Buchler on H Street, then a period with Cunningham & Lansden.  However, most of his time has been practicing solo, adjusting staff to the needs of clients.  Mr. Buchler is licensed to practice in all courts in California including the Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court Eastern District of California.  He served as Judge Pro Tem in Modesto for 6 years.  He has two married sons and three grandchildren.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 50%
    34 years
  2. Family: 40%
    34 years
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    34 years



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1024 J St #425
Modesto, CA, 95354


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationNational Federation of the Blind1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateCunningham & Landsen1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Stanislaus County Criminal Defense BarMember1987 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Trustee v State of ArizonaWhile the matter never went in front of a judge, there was correspondence including medical records, utility bills, and tax bills before the trustee finally gave up…Harold and Blanch returned to the modest home in Arizona.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Modesto BeeBankruptcy in the Valley2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - DavisN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Meetingliving trusts1995