Mr. Preston's statewide Florida practice has focused on environmental and governmental law and policy and strategic planning and counseling for over 25 years, with emphasis on licensing and permitting, water discharge and groundwater regulation, compliance and enforcement, RCRA/Superfund, solid and hazardous waste, site contamination assessment and remediation and related agency rulemaking and legislative matters. His problem-solving approach also facilitates his dispute resolution work as a certified Circuit Court Mediator.
From 1976-1979, Mr. Preston was Legislative Analyst and then Staff Director of the Florida Senate Natural Resources and Conservation Committee. He then practiced law as a partner with the Tallahassee law firm of Hopping Green Sams & Smith, P.A., before opening his own firm in 2001. He has written a number of law review articles and other publications. He frequently lectures and conducts seminars on environmental law and regulatory topics of a diverse nature for various organizations, including The Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Compliance and Enforcement Workshop) as well as at symposia on Environmental Contamination in Central and Eastern Europe, in Warsaw, Poland, and Prague, Czech Republic, 1996-2000.
His background, substantive expertise, and broad history and perspective gained from time spent working in this field of expertise provide Mr. Preston with the tools to best suit the specific needs and goals of each client. The setting of a highly focused, efficient, and tightly managed small law firm, allows him to maintain a personal contact with his clients and helps assure that his clients' legal work will be performed by the lawyer they have chosen.