In Memoriam: Keith E. Preston

Keith Erick Preston

Attorney Keith Erick Preston was killed in a car accident on May 3 while driving home from his cottage in Gladwin. He was 47 years old.

Preston grew up in Warren and graduated high school from Warren Woods Tower.

He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and MBA from Wayne State University. He graduated in the top third of his class from the University of Detroit Mercy
School of Law in 1999. While in law school, he was an Editor of the Michigan Business Law Journal and received numerous awards for his academic performance.

He met his wife Jenny while at U-M,  and they married in 1994. After a couple of years, they moved to California, before moving back to Michigan and settling in Saline where he was  involved in St. Andrew the Apostle. parish.

After working as a general counsel to several small businesses and as a tax and business consultant in public accounting, Preston was a founding partner of Huron Valley Law Associates P.C., in Ann Arbor.

He maintained a broad practice that spanned multiple areas, including Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Tax & Business Consulting, Family Law and Criminal Law. His practice also extended to Contract Law (Including Insurance Law) and Landlord/Tenant Law.

Since 2010, he provided tax and business consulting services to various clients, both individual and corporate; and since 2011 also worked with the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s office, appearing in a variety of cases.

He was a member of the State Bar of Michigan and Washtenaw County Bar Association Criminal Law Section, Family Law Section, and Probate and Estate Administration Section.

Preston is survived by his wife Jennifer, sons Kevin and Alexander, and many other family members. He was predeceased by his father Richard and twin brother, Kevin.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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