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Environmental and Energy Attorney

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 Colorado 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.

For more information, please contact Dave Preston at 616/336-6520 or


Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America® since 2010

Professional Affiliations

Air and Waste Management Association

Air and Waste Management Association, West Michigan Chapter

State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Section

News & Publications


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

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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