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Cassie Preston

Biography

Cassie Preston is a native of Atlanta and married to James Preston. They enjoy spending time with their family, including their parents, siblings, oversized Labrador Retriever, Buddy, and daughter, Ashlyn Kate, whose character, fierce love for family, and inner strength continuously amaze.

Cassie began her college career at North Georgia State University. Having read Gifted Hands in junior high school, she fully intended to become the next Benjamin Carter, M.D. Ultimately, Cassie gave up her dorm room and coffee-pot heated ravioli for a car, full-time job, and apartment of her own. She moved back to the metro Atlanta area and began attending Georgia State University while working full time for a small law firm as a legal secretary.  Cassie ultimately completed the last two semesters of her undergraduate education in 2003, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Human Services while contemporaneously obtaining paralegal certification. 

Cassie worked as a paralegal for more than fifteen years before becoming a licensed attorney. After reaching the top tier of paralegals in a large, international firm, Cassie was urged by her superiors to attend law school. She applied, was accepted, and began law school classes on a part-time basis within a two-week timeframe. She attended classes at John Marshall Law School during her lunch breaks and in the evening after a full day of work. During her time in law school, she was awarded the following:

     ● CALI Award of Excellence, Pretrial Practice and Procedure;
     ● CALI Award of Excellence, Professional Ethics; and
     ● CALI Award of Excellence, Constitutional Theory and Interpretation.

While part-time law school programs are intended to last a total of four years, Cassie took on a full-time class load during most semesters and graduated the program a full year earlier than projected.  Cassie uses her work ethic, tenacity, and resolve to obtain the best possible outcome for each of her clients. 

PRACTICE AREAS
Cassie has successfully litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the southeastern United States. She practices in a variety of areas. Historically, Cassie specialized in insurance law. Cassie has handled a multitude of claims implicating a party’s coverage and, particularly, specializes in a relatively unknown sub-area of insurance law known as subrogation. Litigating matters by way of subrogation has allowed Cassie to gain vast experience in complex civil cases, which often involve product defects, construction defects, and other claims in tort, as well as contractual disputes. In addition, Cassie is accredited by the United States Veterans Association and won on appeal, at the regional level, a veteran’s matter involving the improper reduction of benefits, contradicting its own precedent involving presumptive illnesses directly linked to a product known as Agent Orange, which was heavily utilized during the Vietnam War.  Cassie is very proud of her work with veterans.


Education

  • The John Marshall Law School
    • J.D.
  • Clayton College & State University
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts - 2003
    • Major: Psychology and Human Services
  • Clayton College & State University
    • Certification in Paralegal Studies - 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Classes & Seminars

  • May 2015 Alabama Learn & Burn, Jemison, AL
  • Turner Field Subrogation Seminar, 2014
  • Live Learn and Burn, 2014
  • Turner Field Subrogation Seminar, 2015
  • Turner Field Subrogation Seminar, 2016