Mr. Fields was born in Gainesville, Florida, on November 15, 1964, while his father attended Law School at the University of Florida. He grew up in Palatka, Florida (located in Northeast Florida). He is a seventh generation Floridian. His father’s family is from the East Coast of Florida while his mother’s family is from Pensacola, Florida. He is married to Olga M. Fields, and they have one son. They live in northern Jupiter, Florida.
Mr. Fields has practiced actively since 1990. He was an Assistant State Attorney in Palm Beach County, Florida. Afterwards, he worked for a small personal injury firm in West Palm Beach, Florida. Then, he joined his father’s law firm in Palatka, Florida.
In 1996, Mr. Fields was the Republican Nominee for the Third Congressional District in 1996 in an effort to unseat a long-term member of Congress which had enjoyed strong establishment support. While the attempt was unsuccessful, it laid the foundation for future involvement. After the race, Mr. Fields returned to Palm Beach County, Florida and joined a medium-sized law firm in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
In 2001, Mr. Fields started his own law firm. With more than 24 years of practice, he has devoted his career to helping his clients work through very difficult issues. From vigorous representation to creative settlement ideas, he has provided a tangible benefit to his clients.
Mr. Fields employs technology, creativity, in-depth strategic planning, subtle implementation, and dogged determination to tirelessly advocate for his clients’ best interest.
Plaintiff Personal Injury (Injured Party) Representation: Wrongful Death, Serious Personal Injury, Semi-Truck Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Car Accidents, Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Golf Cart Accidents, Boating Accidents, Trip and Fall Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, Premise Liability, Negligent Security, Sexual Assault and Battery, Product Liability, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injuries, Burn Injuries, Disfigurement, and other Permanent Injuries.
Governmental Defense: Represent local cities, counties, or other governmental agencies, as well as third-party administrators, against claims of wrongful death or serious personal injury and other civil or administrative claims.
Civil Litigation: Prosecute and defend individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in commercial, contractual, real estate and other civil disputes. Defend attorneys and other professionals against claims of negligence or malpractice.
Business Law: Form businesses and represent them and their owners in daily administration of their businesses.
Real Estate: Represent buyers and sellers of residential, commercial or bank-owned properties. Perform real estate closings.
Florida Athlete Agent.
State of Florida. License Number: 802 – (2010 – Present).
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center – (J.D. – 1990).
University of North Florida – (B.B.A. – 1986).
St. Johns River State College – (A.A. – 1984).
Fields Law Firm, PLLC. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – (July 2014 – Present).
Preston J. Fields, P.A. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – (June 2001 – Present).
Watterson, Hyland & Klett, P.A. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – (May 1997 – June 2001).
Dowda, Fields & Fields, Chartered. Palatka, Florida – (October 1992 – May 1997).
Mathison & Mathison, P.A. West Palm Beach, Florida – (January 1992 – October 1992).
Assistant State’s Attorney, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. Palm Beach County, Florida – (June 1990-January 1992).
The Florida Bar – (1990).
The United States Supreme Court – (1993).
The United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit – (1992).
The United States District Court, Southern District of Florida – (1992).
The United States District Court, Middle District of Florida – (1992).
The United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina (pro hac vice) – (2009).
“AV” Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell – (2004 – Present).
Top Lawyers in South Florida, South Florida Legal Guide – (2011 – Present).
Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine – (2012 – Present).
Mr. Fields believes that it is important to give back to the community which has supported him. Below is a list of some of the local civic organizations where he volunteers:
Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Stream Council.
Vice-President of Operations – (2015-2016); Lighthouse District Chairman (2012-2014).
Leadership Palm Beach County, Inc. – (2012-Present).
Communities in Schools of Palm Beach County, Inc.
(2001 – Present); Past-Chair (2012-2014); Chairman (2011-2012, 2004-2008); Vice-Chairman (2008-2010, 2003-2004); Secretary (2002-2003, 2010-2011); and Board of Directors (2001-Present).
Economic Form of Palm Beach County, Inc. – (2009-Present).
Guild of Catholic Lawyers, Diocese of Palm Beach County – (2009-Present).
All Saints Catholic School in Jupiter, Florida.
Home and School Association. Executive Board and Recording Secretary – (2012 – 2016); Strategic Planning Committee – (2012-2016); and School Advisory Committee – (2014- Present).
St. Patrick Catholic Church. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Mr. Fields has been elected or appointed to serve his profession throughout his career. His roles have included:
The Florida Bar.
Tallahassee, Florida. Member (1990-Present). Entertainment, Arts and Sports Section (2012-Present); General Practice Section (2012 – Present); The Florida Bar, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “B” (March 2003-February 2006); Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee Member (1994-2004) and Chairman (1995-1996); Law Week Committee Chairman (1995-1996); and 15th Judicial Circuit Team Captain for Merit Selection and Retention (2000).
Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents, Inc.
Tallahassee, Florida. Lifetime Member; Board of Directors (1996-Present); President (2002-2003, 2010-2011); Vice-President (2001-2002, 2009-2010); and Secretary (2000-2001, 2008-2009).
Palm Beach County Bar Association.
West Palm Beach, Florida. Member (1992-1993, 1997-Present); Legislative Liaison Committee (1997-2002; Chairman, 1998-2002); Professionalism Committee (2003-2005); Judicial Relations Committee (1997-2000); Circuit Court Advisory Committee (1997-2000); North County Section (1998-Present); Board of Directors (2006 – 2009); and Young Lawyers Section (1998-2007).
Putnam County Bar Association.
Palatka, Florida. Member (1992-Present); Vice-President (1993-1994); President (1994-1995).
Sports Lawyers Association.
Member of the Sports Lawyers Association, a nonprofit, international, professional organization whose common goal is understanding, advancement and ethical practice of sports law. Member (2010-2014).
Mr. Fields enjoys many outdoor sports. As time passes, he has gravitated to less impact, individual, endurance sports. He has participated in several endurance races, including:
MultiRace Labor Day Triathlon – (Coral Springs, Florida – 2013).
ING Miami Half-Marathon – (Miami, Florida – 2012).
Half-Marathon of the Palm Beaches – (West Palm Beach, Florida – 2011).
Columbia / St. Augustine Half-Marathon – (St. Augustine, Florida – 2011).
Club Med Triathlon – (Port St. Lucie, Florida – 2011).
Mack Cycle Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy – (Miami, Florida – 2011).
ING Miami Half-Marathon – (Miami, Florida – 2011).
Half-Marathon of the Palm Beaches – (West Palm Beach, Florida – 2009).
ING Miami Half-Marathon – (Miami, Florida – 2008).
Half-Marathon of the Palm Beaches – (West Palm Beach, Florida – 2005).
Marathon of the Palm Beaches – (West Palm Beach, Florida – 2004).
Disney Half-Marathon – (Orlando, Florida – 2004).
Marine Corps Marathon – (Washington, D.C. – 2001).
Hops Marathon by the Bay – (Tampa, Florida – 2000).