Kathleen Scott Preston


Kathleen Scott Preston practices in the area of corporate and commercial transactions, real estate, and wills and estates. She developed an interest in business while at law school and was drawn to the range of practice opportunities at Rasmussen Starr Ruddy, where she has already gained experience in both barrister and solicitor work.

Kathleen holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts (2011), a Bachelor of Physical Education (2011), and is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University (2014) where she volunteered as a caseworker for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Students Canada. She was a summer and articling student with the firm prior to being called to the Ontario Bar in 2015.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • County of Carleton Law Association

When she’s not in the office

Kathleen is an avid hockey fan and outdoor sports enthusiast. She can be found cycling or skiing the trails of Gatineau Park, or enjoying time out on the water.

I have referred several people to Melody MacDonell over the years. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional and efficient. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone at Rasmussen Starr Ruddy.

— Dawna Christy

A big thank you to Melody and her staff. Melody is straight forward and knows her stuff. Although going through a separation is hard, I was very confident things would work out in my favor. And they did. Looking forward to the next new chapter to begin. Thanks again Melody.

— Kristina Dowsley

I don’t know what I would have done without them. You may not remember every word they say, but you’ll never forget how they make you feel.

— Judy Everson

Their personal skills are great: they’re very easy to deal with. I question a lot and they’re very accommodating.

— Donna Lea Andrews, Andrews Brothers Construction (Ottawa) Ltd.

I like the fact that I can pick up the phone and talk to my lawyer, not an assistant. Other firms are getting too big to provide personal service.

— Ken Crawford, C&M Electric

They have a clear understanding of our business and are very responsive. The partners are well respected among their peers.

— Jonathan Westeinde, Windmill Developments

They’re prompt, intelligent, give good advice, and charge reasonable rates.

— Stan Neathery, Integrating Solutions Inc.