Si M. Bondurant graduated from Mississippi State University in 1971. While at Mississippi State he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Blue Key, ROTC, Scabard & Blade, Who’s Who Among Universities and Colleges and served as Grand Master (President) of Kappa Sigma fraternity. After a year in the military, Bondurant began his legal studies at the University of Mississippi. At Ole Miss, he was a member of the Law Journal from 1974-1975. After graduation Bondurant served as clerk to the Hon. Judge James P. Coleman, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1975-1976.
Si M. Bondurant was born in Morton, Mississippi, on July 24, 1949. He moved to Jackson in 1976 and has been active in community and legal affairs in the area. He served as president of the Mississippi Oil and Gas Lawyers Association (1983-85); associate member, Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen (Board of Directors 2006); member, the Mississippi Bar Association (member, Natural Resources section). Bondurant has had an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over 25 years. He was selected for induction in Best Lawyers in the fields of energy law, oil and gas law and natural resources law and has extensive experience in preparation of oil and gas title opinions having rendered numerous opinions every year since 1976. He is one of the most recognized oil and gas title attorneys in the Southeast.
Bondurant has been active in his contributions to legal publications. His published works include: To Have and to Hold: The Use and Abuse of Oil and Gas Suspense Accounts, 31 Oklahoma City University Law Review 1 (2006); Royalty Owner Rights Under Division Orders, 25 Tulsa Law Journal 571 (1990); Bastard in the Gas Field: Accounting to the Unrecognized Owner, 44 Oklahoma Law Review 259 (1991); Drilling in the City: Local Police Powers v. State Oil and Gas Regulation, The Law Behind County and Municipality Zoning Powers in the Tri-State Area, 52 Landman 1, p. 33 (Jan. 2007) (co-authored with Troy F. Odom).
Bondurants areas of practice include energy, oil and gas, real property, probate and general litigation. He also serves as an expert witness in real property matters. He has testified at trial or by deposition as an expert witness in the cases of Tellus Operating Group, LLC, et al vs. Texas Petroleum Investment Company, et al, Civil Action Nos. 2004‑307H and 2007-3H, Circuit Court of Lamar County, aff’d, 105 So. 3d 274 (Miss. 2012); Trotter vs. Burgess, Cause No. G‑99-65,W/4, Chancery Court of Hinds County, aff’d; Estate of Burgess ex rel. Burgess vs. Trotter, 6 So. 3d 1109 (Miss. Ct. App. 2008); and Citizens Bank of Philadelphia vs. James G. McLemore and A. R. ARoy Wright, Civil Action No. 06-CV-174-LE-G, Circuit Court of Leake County, Mississippi.