Susan Randall – Investigator/Mitigation Specialist
Susan Randall has worked as a private investigator in Vermont for the past 15 years, working closely with a wide range of attorneys, on civil, state and federal cases. She has worked as a mitigation specialist on capital, federal and state cases. Susan has helped prepare countless state cases for trial. She also worked as an investigator and mitigation specialist with the Federal Public Defender's Office, in Burlington, Vermont throughout 2012 and 2013.
Prior to working as an investigator, Susan worked as a journalist. She began her career in the newsroom at the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour in NYC, and then went on to work as a researcher, and then an associate producer for the A&E Television Network on the hit series, Biography. She also worked in radio, filing many stories for NPR’s, All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Susan worked as a documentary filmmaker in New York City, producing pieces for the BBC, on such topics as the Russian mafia, and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force of the FBI. In the past ten years, Susan has dovetailed her work as a filmmaker and investigator, producing over twenty mitigation sentencing videos, which have been used both before and at sentencing, to work toward downward departures.
Susan Randall received a BA from Brown University in International Relations and Modern Culture and Media, and has continued to attend filmmaking and investigator trainings all over the country. In the last year, she returned from working with the Federal Defender's Office, to private investigating, and running her PI agency, VTPrivateye, LLC, out of Burlington, VT. When she’s not investigating, she can usually be found spending time with her 11 & 13 year old children.