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Meghan Preston joined the firm as an associate in 2008. She practices primarily in business litigation and personal injury. Ms. Preston does substantial work assisting business clients, including negotiating business issues before disputes arise, attempting to resolve conflicts prior to litigation and prosecuting and defending lawsuits. She also vigorously pursues cases for personal injury clients, attempting to secure settlements and judgments to compensate for their injuries. Ms. Preston also has experience in insurance defense, particularly cases involving injuries arising during construction projects. She also has experience in workers' compensation, Social Security disability, employment litigation and criminal law.

Originally from Ohio, Ms. Preston graduated from John Carroll University in 2004 with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Spanish. During that time she was active in a variety of activities, including the Student Union, Varsity Tennis Team, the Psi Chi and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies and did a study abroad program in Seville Spain.

Ms. Preston received her Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. During law school, she was a recipient of a Biskind Public Interest Fellowship and member of the Equal Justice Works, Summer Corp. She earned the CALI award in Perspectives in Bioethics and was a member of the Ohio Student Bar Association, Women's Law Association, Environmental Law Society and the international legal fraternity, Phi Delta Phi. Ms. Preston also wrote a memorandum of law for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda regarding a suggested standard for the insanity defense in that tribunal. Ms. Preston spent six months clerking for the Honorable Judge K.C. Montgomery in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She worked for the National Disability Rights Network in Washington D.C. and as a law clerk for the law firm of Margolius, Margolius and Associates. Additionally, Ms. Preston participated in an externship with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Norther District of Illinois, where she worked in the criminal division, focusing on immigration law.

After graduating for Case, Ms. Preston moved to Chicago where she worked for the City's Department of Law, Employment and Policy Litigation Division before being admitted to the Illinois Bar. She also worked for a law firm in Chicago concentrating in employment discrimination cases and criminal defense before joining Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol.

Ms. Preston is a member of the Will County Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association and Joliet Chamber of Commerce. She is also an active member of the Chamber's Ambassadors Club, recruiting new members to the Chamber, working with current members and assisting during Chamber events.

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