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PRESTON “BO” RIDEOUT, born Hopewell, Virginia, January 29, 1950. He was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1974, Mississippi, U. S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

  • Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • Western District of Tennessee
  • Courts of Appeal for Fifth and D.C. Circuits
  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • U. S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Court of Military Appeals
  • Choctaw Indian Band Tribal Courts
  • Listed on the Mississippi Bar Mediator’s Directory


University of Southern Mississippi (B.A. Cum Laude, 1972)
University of Mississippi (J.D. With Distinction, 1974)
Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities, 1972
Omicron Delta Kappa
Phi Delta Phi

Positions Held

General Counsel, Mississippi Association of Educators, 2010 to present
Adjunct Professor of Law, Mississippi College School of Law
Ownership of Crops on Foreclosed Land, Priority of Crop Liens Acquired Property Clauses in Farm Bankruptcies
58 Miss. L. J. 481 (1988)

Awards, Memberships & Associations

AmJur Awards in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Constitutional History
William Waller Award for Outstanding Achievement in Criminal Law and Procedure, 1974)
LT, JAGC, U. S. Navy (R), 1975 - 1978
Member: Leflore County Bar Association
Mississippi Bar
National Organization of Lawyers for Education Associations.


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