Admissions

  • California
  • All Federal Courts in California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Washington, DC

Education

Duke University, B.A., 2005

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 2010

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Star
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40

Clerkships

  • Interned for Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Eric Buescher is a partner at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP where he works on fraud cases, focusing on the false claims act, financial elder abuse, mass tort actions, and water and land use litigation, advocating for public rights to use and access open spaces, including successfully trying cases involving business fraud, elder abuse, and the California Coastal Act. 

Mr. Buescher was lead counsel in a trial and appeal to restore public access at Martins Beach in San Mateo County.  Mr. Buescher also won a victory for whistleblowers in the Supreme Court of Virginia in a dispute about the amount a false claims act plaintiff, or relator, receives as their reward for uncovering and prosecuting fraud against the government.  Mr. Buescher has successfully represented whistleblowers in state and federal courts throughout the country in suits resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of settlements in a variety of fields, including healthcare, energy, and software and IT services.

In 2015, Mr. Buescher co-authored a chapter for Inside the Minds: Elder Law Client Strategies in California on Fighting Financial Elder Abuse. 

Mr. Buescher graduated from Duke University in 2005 and Georgetown University Law Center in 2010. He is a member of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association and Consumer Attorneys of California.

Publications

Professional Affiliations

San Mateo Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Consumer Attorneys of California, Member

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