Robert Altchiler began his professional career as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, NY. As a prosecutor and young lawyer, he tried dozens of cases and ran investigations, including a wiretap investigation designed to prevent the assassination of a prominent NYC judge. After five years, he left, to pursue one of his dreams in becoming a criminal defense attorney, and defender of people who needed a strong advocate, in a multitude of circumstances.
As a defense attorney, Robert defended various criminal matters, for indigent people, police officers and organized crime figures, on both state and federal levels. In 1996, Robert attended the National Criminal Defense College (NCDC), a “Top Gun” for criminal defense attorneys. There Robert became indoctrinated into storytelling, as an art form. Shortly after moving into private practice, Robert began teaching law students and members of the bar on various aspects of trial advocacy. He taught in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) at Cardozo Law School, and lectured practicing lawyers on Cross Examination.
Robert began appearing as a legal commentator on Fox News and Court TV and appeared dozens of times. His television appearances cultivated his already developed fascination with movies, film and other entertainment forms.
Because of his contacts in the country music world and in the United Kingdom, Robert became a trusted advisor and counsellor in the entertainment world, opening an office for his NYC law firm on Music Row in Nashville.