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David E. Preston Of Counsel

David Preston Environmental and Energy Law Attorney
Grand Rapids
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Barb Allen, 616/336-6743

Environmental and Energy Experience

Dave is a member of the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Practice Team. He works in the defense of federal and state environmental enforcement actions involving air quality, hazardous waste and solid waste issues. Dave assists clients with air permitting and related regulatory compliance matters at the state and federal levels. He is experienced with remedial investigation and clean-up activities required under RCRA and TSCA. Prior to attending law school, Dave worked as Environmental Manager for a Denver, Colorado based mining company, where his responsibilities included regulatory compliance and permitting for mining operations, mineral development and exploration activities on state and federal lands in the western United States. Dave’s technical background includes bachelor and master of science degrees in biology, as well as his industry and legal experience with environmental assessment projects.


  • University of Toledo College of Law
    Toledo, Ohio
    J.D., summa cum laude, 1987
  • Bowling Green State University
    Bowling Green, Ohio
    M.S., 1975
    B.S., 1973


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2010.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan (Environmental Law Section)
  • Air and Waste Management Association, Board of Directors and Chair of Programs Committee for West Michigan Chapter
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