Emily Macheski Preston
Emily is a member of Coleman Talley’s litigation department, specializing in Local Government Law and Employment Law. As a trial lawyer, Emily defends local government clients in litigation involving zoning matters, constitutional challenges to ordinances, first amendment litigation, and general liability defense. Emily also provides preventative counseling on compliance with federal and state regulations to business owners and healthcare providers. In the event of litigation, Emily has experience representing business owners and healthcare providers in a variety of suits.
Emily attended both Oglethorpe University and Mercer Law School on full academic scholarships, graduating with honors. Prior to joining Coleman Talley, she was selected for the prestigious Governor's Intern Program. In 2009 and 2010, Emily was recognized nationally for her oral advocacy skills by Emory University, the Charleston School of Law, and the National Order of Barristers. In 2012, Emily was named the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional of the Year. She is a graduate of the 2013 Leadership Lowndes class.
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