Corey M. Preston

Corey M. Preston

Associate
Location:
Greeley, Colorado
Phone:
970-673-4960
Fax:
970-356-8967
Email:

Corey Preston is an experienced, hardworking attorney with a sharp analytical mind and a commitment to building strong and enduring relationships with each of his clients. Corey is willing and very able to take on virtually any legal problem - and his longstanding clients are happy to oblige, trusting Corey to give sound advice on a wide spectrum of unique and interesting issues - but his practice focuses primarily on (i) business advice and contract/transactional work for local businesses, (ii) civil litigation, (iii) employment, labor and civil rights law, and (iv) agricultural and natural resources work.

Business, Transactional, Contracts

As a business attorney, Corey thoroughly enjoys learning every nuance of his clients' business, and takes the time to understand and appreciate the complexities (and headaches) his clients deal with every day. When a business client comes to him with a problem, Corey is thinking not just about the short term solution, but also about the countless other variables at play for that specific business, and about the simple, proactive, cost-effective steps that will help that business grow and thrive. Corey's business clients include everything from cutting-edge engineering firms, to oil and gas support companies, to manufacturers and retailers, and working with these clients to help their businesses flourish is one of the most satisfying aspects of Corey's practice.

Litigation

Typically, due to the cost and challenge of a protracted lawsuit, Corey sees litigation as a last resort, and he works closely with his business and individual clients to get out ahead of potential disputes wherever possible. That said, when litigation becomes necessary, Corey brings an aggressive but intelligent approach to every case, from complex commercial litigation to challenging personal disputes, and he has a proven track record of working closely with clients to identify a clear set of goals, and working tirelessly until those goals are met.

Employment and Civil Rights

In his thriving employment and civil rights practice, Corey handles discrimination claims before the EEOC, as well as claims under the FMLA, wage and benefit claims, and claims under a broad range of state and federal civil rights and whistleblower statutes. Corey has been successful negotiating settlements for clients, securing favorable determinations from the EEOC and other administrative agencies, and, when necessary, building those claims for trial. Corey works hard to ensure that his clients are fully involved in every step of this process, and takes pride in ensuring both that his clients' voices are heard, and that their goals are met.

Agriculture

With a large client base on Colorado's eastern plains, as well as agricultural clients up and down the front range, Corey is familiar with the unique challenges farmers and other agricultural outfits face in Colorado. Many of Corey's clients tell him they have done business for years on nothing but a handshake, but are seeking a modest level of legal support "just in case." Corey is proud to have gained the trust of those clients by always being frank and honest with them about their needs, and tailoring legal services specifically to meet those needs.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Development
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Complex Transactional Support and Contract Development
  • Civil Litigation
  • Agriculture, Minerals, and Land Use

Litigation Percentage

  • 35% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2012

Education

  • College of William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Law Journal: William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Notes Editor, 2010 - 2011
  • University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    • B.A. - 2005

Published Works

  • “Faulty Foundations: How the False Analogy to Routine Fingerprinting Undermines the Argument for Arrestee DNA Sampling” (2010)