Mr. Preston is an accomplished trial lawyer who has handled the full range of complex civil lawsuits. Mr. Preston has 30 years of trial experience in federal and state court, having tried over thirty major cases to verdict, both jury and bench trials, as well as many administrative trials. Mr. Preston has won over 50 summary judgments, and he has handled numerous cases on appeal to the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. For many years now, Mr. Preston has annually been recognized in such publications as Best Lawyers in America, Mountain States Super Lawyers, and Utah’s Legal Elite. Mr. Preston has a Martindale Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.
Mr. Preston has tried complex business and commercial litigation cases involving a wide variety of claims, including breach of contract, intellectual property, antitrust, fraud, business torts, oil and gas disputes, alter ego, breach of fiduciary duties, defamation, copyright and trademark infringement, federal and state securities claims, and professional liability claims, among others. Mr. Preston has also represented a number of successful technology companies in software and commercial litigation.
Mr. Preston has also represented employers in the full range of employment and labor litigation claims, including Title VII, sexual harassment, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, wrongful discharge, defamation, whistle blower, COBRA, and non-compete lawsuits, and he has defended public employers in all manner of employment and constitutional law related lawsuits.
Prior to forming Preston & Scott in 2010, Mr. Preston worked for 27 years at Snow, Christensen & Martineau, where he served on the firm’s three-member governing Executive Committee, as the firm’s Vice President, and as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Before joining Snow, Christensen & Martineau in 1983, Mr. Preston practiced law with the firm of Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, California.