Coleman Talley - Attorneys in Valdosta and Atlanta

Edward F. Preston

Partner

Ed Preston joined the firm of Coleman Talley LLP in 1987. He is a litigation partner practicing in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Insurance Defense, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Labor and Employment, Automobile/Motor Carrier Liability, Civil Rights, Clean Water Act, and School Law. Ed specializes in Complex Litigation in both state and federal courts. Ed is a native of St. Joseph, Michigan. He earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree (magna cum laude) in 1975 from Michigan State University, where he was a member of Phi Eta Sigma. He received his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Michigan in 1977. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1978 and the State Bar of Georgia in 1987. He practiced law in East Lansing, Michigan for nine years before moving to Georgia in 1987.

Ed is admitted to practice in the Superior and State Courts of Georgia (1978 - Present), the Court of Appeals of Georgia (1991 - Present), the Georgia Supreme Court (1993 - Present), the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1989 - Present), the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (1987 - Present), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia (2007 - Present) and the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2008 - Present).

Ed is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Valdosta Bar Association (immediate past president) and Georgia Defense Lawyer's Association. He is a member and past president of the Valdosta Kiwanis Club.

REPORTED DECISIONS

  • Ikomoni v. Exec. Asset Mgt., 309 Ga. App. 81 (2011)
  • Kelley v. Hedwin Corp., 308 Ga. App. 509 (2011)
  • Hankla v. Jackson, 305 Ga. App. 391 (2010)
  • Goodman v. Satilla Health Servs., 290 Ga. App. 6 (2008)
  • D. L. Lee v. Tipper Tie, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36924 (2008)
  • Murrah v. Fender, 282 Ga. App. 634 (2006)
  • Scott v. Martin, 280 Ga. App. 311 (2006)
  • Waycross Urology v. Johnson, 279 Ga. App. 195 (2006)
  • Willingham v. Hudson, 274 Ga. App. 200 (2005)
  • Griner v. Ga. Farm Bureau, 266 Ga. App. 289 (2004)
  • Harrelson v. Wild Adventures, Inc., 263 Ga. App. 569 (2003)
  • Fales v. Jacobs, 263 Ga. App. 461 (2003)
  • Sullivan v. Fredericks, 251 Ga. App. 790 (2001)
  • Moseley Trust v. Barnes, 245 Ga. App. 817 (2000)
  • Harding v. Godwin, 238 Ga. App. 432 (1999)
  • Firstline v. Valdosta-Lowndes Ind., 236 Ga. App. 432 (1999)
  • Head v. Williams, 269 Ga. 894 (1998)
  • Washington v. SGMC, 221 Ga. App. 640 (1996)
  • Grantham v. Aupont, 221 Ga. App. 458 (1996)
  • Thompson v. Paulk, 265 Ga. 479 (1995)
  • Hennly v. Richardson, 264 Ga. 355 (1994)
  • Parker v. Hosp. Authy., 214 Ga. App. 113 (1994)
  • Dowling v. Lopez, 211 Ga. App. 578 (1993)
  • Tennison v. LARC, 209 Ga. App. 343 (1993)
  • Williams v. Corbett, 260 Ga. 668 (1990)