Our People

Our Partners


Russell P. Preston

Russell Preston is a founding member of the practice. His father was the patriarch of the firm and together they created an ethical, successful practice that continues to serve the legal needs of Walton County and North Georgia. He currently serves as general counsel to many municipalities, financial institutions and civic organizations.

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R. Michael Malcom

Mike Malcom has over 21 years of legal experience and is committed to the legal profession—incorporating honesty, integrity and courtesy when serving the public and the justice system. His practice specializes in litigation, specifically protecting the rights of his clients in cases which involve catastrophic injuries, car or truck accidents, brain injuries, premises accidents, medical malpractice and defective products.

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Paul L. Rosenthal, JD, MBA

Paul Rosenthal brings a unique business perspective to Preston & Malcom. While attending law school, he also attended the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business and obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. With this combination of business and legal backgrounds, Paul is able to address his clients’ legal needs while understanding the real-world impact on their business.

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Our Associates


Sally S. Jarratt

Sally Jarratt joined Preston & Malcom, P.C. in 2009, focusing her practice on corporate law, adoptions, commercial and residential real estate transactional closings, real property matters and estate planning and administration.  Sally’s corporate practice includes business organization and planning, general corporate representation and business litigation.  Within her estate practice, Sally assists her clients in estate planning through wills and trusts, as well as handling, administering and litigating estates of all sizes.

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Our Staff

Preston & Malcom’s staff is a hand-picked group of highly-educated and experienced individuals. Each has a deep background in their specialty, and they ensure our office runs efficiently. Their solid administrative and research skills help our attorneys provide the highest level of service to our clients, and we believe their role here at the firm is as important as the role of the attorneys. Each employee of Preston & Malcom is a critical part of the team, and we consider our team to be like family. If you need assistance at any time, our support staff is here to assist you.