Kelly E. Preston

Associate || San Antonio

Ms. Preston defends employers in all phases of employment law litigation in state and federal court involving Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act, and Chapters 21 and 451 of the Texas Labor Code. Additionally, Ms. Preston represents employers in all aspects of mediation, arbitration, and settlement negotiations, and in federal and state agency proceedings, including charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission-Civil Rights Division, unemployment claims before the Texas Workforce Commission, and wage and hour investigations by the Department Of Labor.

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  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2014
  • B.B.A., Texas A&M University, 2010

Admittance to Practice

  • Texas

Professional Activities

  • Federal Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • Defense Counsel of San Antonio


  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "Employment Law Update" - McAllen - April 11, 2019
  • Rio Grande Valley Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference - "Investigating Sexual Harassment Allegations" - McAllen - September 27, 2018
  • San Antonio Human Resource Management Association’s 12th Annual Employment Law Conference Panel Discussion - "Top 10 Pitfalls That Employers Make – Perspectives From Inside Counsel, the Plaintiffs’ Bar, and Defense Attorneys" - San Antonio - August 22, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Breakfast Briefing - "Back to The Future: Strategies for Accommodating the Aging Workforce" - San Antonio - February 27, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Holiday Toy Drive - "Parties, Gifts, and Religious Expression: What Employers Need to Know This Holiday Season" - San Antonio - December 12, 2017
  • Rio Grande Valley Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference - "From Water Coolers to Snapchat: Preventing Sexual Harassment in a Modern Workplace" - Mission - September 28, 2017
  • “One of the Best Labor and Employment Defense Attorneys in San Antonio,” Scene in S.A. Magazine (2015, 2016, and 2017)

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