About Us

Preston & Malcom is Walton County’s oldest and most respected law firm, with a long history of successfully resolving legal disputes for individuals, businesses and corporations. The company was originally formed in 1922 by A. Morris Kelly in Monroe, Georgia. In 1948, William Lee Preston joined Mr. Kelly at this location, following his return from active military duty.

In 1962, Terrell W. Benton, Jr., joined the firm, and it later became known as Preston & Benton. In 1971, C. Thomas Allgood, Jr., joined the firm, and it became known as Preston & Allgood.

Russell Power Preston joined the firm in 1984, and practiced with William Lee Preston for eight years as The Preston Law Firm.

Eugene M. Benton joined as a partner in 1993, and the firm became known as Benton & Preston. When R. Michael Malcom joined the firm in 2000, the name of the firm was changed to Benton, Preston, & Malcom.

In 2005, Eugene M. Benton left the practice when he was elected to serve as a Superior Court Judge on the Alcovy Judicial Circuit and the firm became known as it is today. In that same year, Paul L. Rosenthal joined the firm. Since then Preston & Malcom has continued to grow, offering an even wider range of services through the addition of associates Joshua P. Johnson and Sally S. Jarratt.

Our History

Preston & Malcom has been serving the legal needs of Northern Georgia for over 90 years. We specialize in a wide range of legal practice areas, including:

If you are an individual, business or a corporation with a legal issue, we want to be your first call. We will handle your legal matter from start to finish. We believe that every client deserves the highest level of personal attention and we strive to sincerely know and understand our clients. Preston & Malcom has built a solid reputation as an experienced, trusted, ethical law firm and we are proud of the high level of service and respect we give to each client. You can be confident that when you need us, we will respond to you and protect your legal interests. Our attorneys work as a team, so you benefit from the experience and commitment of the entire firm. When you hire one attorney, you receive the comprehensive expertise and skill of all the partners and associates.