Scott James Preston

Shareholder || Indianapolis

Scott James Preston is a shareholder in the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins.  He concentrates his practice in employment litigation and counseling employers on the full range of workplace issues.

Mr. Preston’s national litigation practice includes the defense of employers in single-plaintiff litigation as well as class and collective actions.  Mr. Preston litigates in both state and federal courts and appears regularly before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and other state agencies.

Mr. Preston also provides advice and counsel to employers on issues such as employee terminations, disability management, human resource audits, best practice employment policies, and performance management. He also conducts management training for employers on a wide variety of employment law topics.

He has been invited to speak before numerous business and employer associations including the Society of Human Resource Management, the American Staffing Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.  Mr. Preston frequently conducts national webinars for multi-state clients and for other business groups on issues ranging from preventing sexual harassment in the workplace to best practices to mitigate litigation risk.

A native of Lincoln, Nebraska Mr. Preston attended the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln, and Creighton University School of Law in Omaha.  Before relocating to Indianapolis, Mr. Preston practiced law for 8 years in Los Angeles with an American Lawyer Top 25 law firm.

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Professional Activities

  • American Staffing Association, Indiana Chapter