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Sheldon Givens Alston, American lawyer. Editor The Mississippi Lawyer. President award Volunteer Lawyer of the Year 1997, Jackson Young Lawyers' Pro Bono award 2001-2002.


Alston, Sheldon Givens was born on June 11, 1969 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Son of Alex Armstrong Junior and Sarah Jane Alston.


Bachelor in Political Science, Southern Methodist University, 1991. Juris Doctor, University Mississippi, 1994.


Worked at Alston, Rutherford & Van Slyke (Jackson, Mississippi) specializing in General Civil Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Corporation, Insurance, Real Estate, Probate, Aviation, Banking and Commercial Lending, Mineral, Taxation, Securities, Franchise, Antitrust, Legislative and Governmental Affairs, Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition, Workers' Compensation, Products Liability, Construction Law, Employment Law, Toxic Torts, Environmental Law, Communications and Media Law, Acquisitions and Mergers, Trials and Appeals. Admitted to the bar, 1994, Mississippi.

Phi Delta Phi. Member, Mississippi Law Journal, 1992-1994. Member: Hinds County and American Bar Associations. The Mississippi Bar (Member, Minority Involvement Committee, Young Lawyers Division).

Established in 1968, Alston, Rutherford & Van Slyke has maintained a commitment to excellence. The firm is one of Mississippi's premier full service law firms, representing a diverse group of local and national commercial, insurance, corporate and individual clients. Alston, Rutherford & Van Slyke are preeminent law firm that is represented in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register.

The firm's broad range of clients is representative of the diversified educational background and expertise of its attorneys in federal, state and local matters. Alston, Rutherford & Van Slyke is dedicated to providing high quality, prompt, efficient, cost effective, and ethical legal services to its clients. The firm's members serve the community, taking a leading role in bar association, civic, cultural, pro bono, and community activities.


  • Editor The Mississippi Lawyer.


  • Other Work

    • Editor Mississippi Lawyer.


Session member Fondren Presbyterian Church, Jackson. Zoning committee member Fondren N. Renaissance, Jackson. Member Young Lawyer Association (minority involvement committee), Hinds County, American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar (editor Mississippi Lawyer 2002, director Mississippi Young Lawyers Association 2002-2003), Jackson Young Lawyers Assn (director), board director Stewpot Community Services.


Married Cassandra Miles Phillips, June 11, 1994. Children: Sheldon Givens Junior, Miles Phillips.

Alex Armstrong Junior

Sarah Jane Alston

Cassandra Miles Phillips

Sheldon Givens Junior Alston

Miles Phillips Alston