Lawyer of the Year 2017
Ranked Top Environmental Lawyer
Peer Rating 5 out of 5
Children's Home Society of Florida/North Central Division, Board of Directors, 1983-2012 (Chairman, 1992-1994, 1999-2001)
Childrens Home Society of Florida, State Board of Directors, 1998-2011 (Chairman: 2006-2008)
The Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More & Catholic Student Center
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-- Parish Mission
William D. Preston, P.A.'s statewide Florida practice has been focusing on environmental law, governmental law, policy, strategic planning and counseling for over 35 years. The firm has an 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.
Seasoned professional staff support (Christina Preston since the 2001 founding of William D. Preston, P.A.) provides paralegal bench strength, adept computer skills and communication levels. Tightly and efficiently managed small size law firm allows Mr. Preston to focus attention on client needs and satisfactory resolution of client problems.
Lower small firm overhead helps keep fees and costs competitive with larger law firms and reduces client conflicts as well. Results in maximizing Mr. Prestons attention and particular skills on efficiently and economically solving each clients needs and particular problem. Smaller group of clients minimize conflicts of interest and tend to maximize Mr. Prestons availability to address existing and new client needs.
Frequent close client communications and interactions provide status updates and opportunities lead to possible alternative problem-solving approaches that foster satisfactory accomplishment of client goals and remedies.Sound leadership in helping clients make the right decisions for themselves, their companies, or their shareholders.
William D. "Bill" Preston, President
From 1976-1979, Mr. Preston was Legislative Analyst and then Staff Director of the Florida Senate Natural Resources and Conservation Committee. He helped establish and then grow and develop Hopping Green & Sams, P.A., one of Floridas most capable boutique law firms in the field of administrative, governmental and environmental law. He practiced with HGS for over 20+ years, 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, as well as at past 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 personal contact with his clients and helps assure that his clients' legal work will be performed directly by the lawyer they have chosen.
J.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1975
B.S., Biological Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, 1969
Florida State Courts
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Ms. Preston has over 30 years of legal experience. She has a degree in Legal Assisting. She also has a B.S. from Florida State University in Law and Society. Ms. Preston has also worked in the field of environmental and administrative law for over 28 years.