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Licensed

  1. Family: 100%
    43 years, 1 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour)

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Contact info

309 N West St
Visalia, CA, 93291-6009

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197305/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Chair's Special Recognition AwardAmerican Bar Association, Family Law Section2003
Chair's Cup For Meritorious ServiceAmerican Bar Association, Family Law Section1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJames B. Preston, A Professional Corp.1978 - Present
Senior Felony Trial DeputyTulare County Public Defender1973 - 1978
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionFamily Law Executive Committee, Legal Education Chair2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair2006 - 2007
Rotary International Visalia BreakfastPresident1995 - 1996
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
San Francisco State UniversityHistoryOther - Bachelors1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Education Institute National CLEModerator of Family Law Conference (5 days)2013
2011 LEI National Family Law ConferenceAttorney client privilege\work product2011