James Brian Preston

James Brian Preston

James B. Preston, A Professional Corp.
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • California
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Biography

James B. Preston has been in practice since January 1973, after graduating from the University of California, San Francisco, in 1972, earning the designation of Order of the Coif honor society. Initially practicing in the field of criminal law as the chief felony trial attorney in the Public Defender’s Office. In 1977 he opened his private practice, ultimately specializing in Family Law, becoming a State of California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist in 1985. He served as the Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the largest group of Family Law attorneys in the nation, as well as a member of the State Bar of California Executive Council in charge of educational programs. He has lectured nationally on Family Law issues and was in charge of the Law Education Institute’s annual Family Law Meeting for a number of years. He also served as Rotary President for his local Rotary, and has been involved in numerous community activities.

Practice Areas
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Child Support, Same Sex Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Currently $350 per hour
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
State Bar of California, Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney
James B. Preston, A Professional Corp.
- Current
Current position as a State Bar of California Certified Family Law Specialist, handling Family Law matters dealing with assets & liabilities, and support in marital dissolutions and legal separations
Chief Felony Trial Deputy
Tulare County Public Defender, Visalia, California
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Criminal Defense
Education
San Francisco State Unv
Undergraduate Degree
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UC Hastings COL
Law Degree
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Awards
Chair’s Special Recognition
American Bar Association, Family Law Section
Also received the award in 1995 and 2002
Chair’s Cup for Meritorious Service
American Bar Association, Family Law Association
Rotarian of the Year
Visalia Breakfast Rotary
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member and former Chair of the Family Law Section
- Current
Activities: Served in many position such as Financial Officer, Council, and officer positions, including Chair
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California State Bar  # 55107
Member
- Current
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State Bar of California Family Law Executive Committe
Member and Coninuing Legal Edcucation Chair
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Activities: Reviewed pending legislation and organized State Bar Association Family Law Legal Education
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Certifications
Family Law in Tulare
California State Bar
Family Law Certified Specialist
Californai State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Contact & Map
309 N West St
Visalia, CA 93291
Telephone: (559) 625-5181
Fax: (559) 625-3460
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Answering Service during non-business hours