Areas of Practice:

  • Business
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance – Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance – Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation: Trucking/Motor Carrier/Rail

Licensed In:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Michael A. Preston

Of Counsel

Mike Preston is a trial lawyer with deep experience, having practiced law nearly 40 years. He has handled claims involving condemnation, adverse possession, and nuisance. Mike has also defended professionals, including lawyers, doctors and nurses, as well as nursing homes and organizations for the disabled. Mike has also prosecuted claims for clients in cases involving covenants not to compete, unfair business practices and products liability.

Mike worked as a brakeman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad before and while attending law school. Not surprisingly, he’s gone on to represent railroads, defending numerous claims arising under the Federal Employers Liability Act or stemming from grade crossing accidents.

Mike has done considerable appellate work, too, authoring briefs and arguing before appellate courts in Missouri and Kansas, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Washburn University School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude

Baker University, B.A., Sociology

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Professional Practice

  • Of Counsel, Wallace Saunders, 2019 – Present
  • Yeretsky & Maher, 1999 – 2018
  • Levy & Craig, 1989 – 1999
  • McDonald & Dykes, 1980 – 1989


Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas and Missouri
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Professional Accomplishments

  • Participated and has been the lead trial attorney on numerous jury trials, trials to the court, administrative hearings and arbitrations.
  • Member of the National Association Railroad Trial Counsel.

Civic Activities

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Wyandotte County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Contact Michael

To connect with Mike, reach out via the below email address.