In 1963 he provided Mitford with background and legal information that was important for Mitford's best-selling exposé of the funeral industry, which he also unofficially co-authored, The American Way of Death. He worked for the Oakland, California, law firm of Oakland, Grossman, Sawyer & Edises and later founded his own Oakland-based firm Treuhaft, Walker and Bernstein, where Hillary Rodham Clinton worked as a summer intern in 1971.
- Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley Oral History Collection
- Spartacus Educational biography
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- "Robert E. Treuhaft: Civil rights lawyer and inspiration behind the writings of Jessica Mitford". The Times. November 16, 2001.
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