Adams and Reese Of Counsel Jerry Sheldon
Sheldon was nicknamed “Big Red” in his Millsaps playing days in 1965-66, when he was also named a two-time team MVP and averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds per game. A 1967 graduate of Millsaps, Sheldon said his time at the college also prepared him for law school and his legal career.
"I would not have been able to make it if it wasn't for Millsaps. This place taught me how to study, how to balance priorities. I learned that at Millsaps and in law school, you can't just "get by", that was a valuable lesson," he said.
Practicing law since 1970, Sheldon focuses his practice in the areas of energy and environmental and real estate law. His more than 40 years of experience include preparing title options for oil and timber companies and representing clients before the Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board. He has delivered numerous presentations on real estate and oil and gas law topics as well as CLE seminars to groups such as the Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen, American Association of Petroleum Landmen - Gulf Coast Division, Mississippi Oil and Gas Lawyers Association and the Mississippi Oil and Gas Institute. He has been named to the Best Lawyers® (by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners) since 2003 in Energy Law and Natural Resources