C.R. Cochran & Associates

A Licensed Private Investigator

CA License PI 9036

P.O. Box 3754, Chula Vista, CA 91909

(619) 691-6379



Persistence in the Pursuit of Truth

Investigations for Civil Attorneys


I’m Chuck Cochran, the owner and qualified manager of C.R. Cochran & Associates. C.R. Cochran & Associates is a San Diego Private Investigator agency specializing in providing civil litigation attorneys with:



Whether you represent the plaintiff or the defendant, you need reliable information in order to build a complete and factual picture of the incident for court. We will search for the testimonial, documentary, and physical evidence you need to prepare for trial, and evaluate and analyze this evidence in order to provide you with a factual and unbiased view of the participants, the sequence of events, and the outcome of the incident.


Give Me a Call Today at (619) 691-6379

I’ll be glad to provide you with a free confidential consultation about a current investigative need, answer any questions you may have about a specific type of investigation, or discuss any future investigative services you may need. I can also provide you with a free presentation about C.R. Cochran & Associates’ investigative services at your office, or at another venue.


You may also submit your request for a consultation or presentation at our Free Consultation page.


Fraud Investigations

The hidden and complex nature of fraud requires an investigator with specialized knowledge and skills. Chuck Cochran is a Certified Fraud Examiner with the skills, knowledge, and experience to investigate a variety of fraud schemes including Embezzlement, Employee Theft, Asset Misappropriation, Corruption Schemes, Financial Statement Fraud, Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes, and Investment Schemes.


Fire and Arson Investigations

Fire scenes can intimidate an untrained investigator. Overwhelmed by the fire’s destruction, the untrained investigator will be uncertain about where to start and how to proceed with the fire investigation. This uncertainty could result in an inaccurate finding as to the origin and cause of the fire, increase losses of time and money, and a failure to recognize arson.


Chuck Cochran is the lead fire investigator for this agency and has extensive training in the investigation and analysis of fires, fire scene investigation, and the legal and practical aspects of arson investigations. Mr. Cochran personally manages all fire investigations and ensures that your fire investigation will be conducted in accordance with the published guidelines of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire & Explosion Investigations.


We investigate Structure Fires, Vehicle Fires, Wildland Fires, Marine Vessel Fires, and suspected Arson.


Traffic Collision Investigations and Reconstruction

C.R. Cochran & Associates can provide an investigation and reconstruction of collisions involving passenger vehicles, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, and pedestrians. Chuck Cochran, the owner of C.R. Cochran & Associates, has extensive training in the investigation of traffic collisions including collision analysis, scene documentation, forensic photography, and traffic crash reconstruction.We offer our clients three levels of traffic collision investigation.


Preliminary Collision Investigation: Review and analyze reports by police, fire, and medical personnel, interviews of drivers, passengers, witnesses, and first responders, identify and locate additional witnesses.


Technical Collision Investigation: Crash scene investigation, vehicle examinations, and research for recalls, maintenance bulletins, and other published information on the vehicles.


Traffic Crash Reconstruction: All available information is analyzed using the basic principles of physics, mathematics, vehicle dynamics, and other sciences to determine how the crash occurred.


Death Investigations

C.R. Cochran & Associates is experienced in planning, conducting, and managing the investigation of criminal and non-criminal deaths. Chuck Cochran is an experienced death investigator with extensive training in homicide investigations, evidence technology, laws of homicide, medico-legal investigation procedures, and death scene investigations.


Mr. Cochran’s training in Fire and Arson Investigations and Traffic Collision Investigation and Reconstruction is vital when the death involves fire or a vehicle collision. If your case involves a claim of criminal homicide, our investigators will be alert for any indications that the death was justifiable as self-defense, or excusable as the result of accident or misfortune.


We provide investigations of Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter, Involuntary Manslaughter, Vehicular Manslaughter, Suicide, and Questionable Deaths.


Scene Investigations: Fire-Traffic-Death

The scene of a fire, death, or traffic collision holds information that is critical to understanding what happened, how it happened, and who was involved. Without a systematic crime scene investigation, that critical information could be lost forever. C.R. Cochran & Associates will provide you with this essential type of investigation.


Chuck Cochran personally supervises all scene investigations. Mr. Cochran has extensive training in the assessment, documentation and processing of various types of incident scenes, and holds California Peace Officer Standards and Training certificates in Evidence Technology, Forensic Photography, and Advanced Forensic Photography.


A scene investigation includes a Scene Assessment to determine the scope of the incident scene investigation, including the size of the incident scene, the procedures needed, and personnel requirements, Scene Documentation with scene photographs, evidence photographs, diagrams and field notes, and Scene Processing to identify, document, collect, and preserve fingerprints, physical evidence, and other types of evidence.

Certified Fraud Examiner

Call (619) 691-6379 today for a free consultation

with Chuck Cochran, owner of C.R. Cochran & Associates.

You may also submit a request at our Free Consultation page.

Certified Professional Investigator

C.R. Cochran & Associates

P.O. Box 3754, Chula Vista, CA 91909

(619) 691-6379



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