Preston McDaniel has dedicated his life to helping injured workers. Preston grew up in the country, between McConnell’s and Rock Hill, and worked in his father’s small-town grocery and meat market, hauling produce to small grocery stores out of the Columbia Farmer's Market. His family consisted of farmers, tradesmen and mill workers. He saw first-hand that hard working people sometimes need help, especially if they are injured through no fault of their own. “I love my clients and take great pride in being from a working-class family," says Preston McDaniel. "Every time I look across a table at a client, I see family, and I make sure that I am representing them to the fullest.”
After graduating from Rock Hill High School, he worked his way through the University of South Carolina and attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. He attended the USC Summer Abroad Comparative Law Program, and studied at the University of Brussels in Belgium and the University of Leeds in England.After graduation, he worked first in the governor’s office, then for over six years in the attorney general’s office as an assistant attorney general for Attorney General Daniel R. McLeod. Preston tried all types of civil, criminal, administrative and appellate cases. He then served as chief of staff for the State Accident Fund before entering private practice.