Ronald "Ron" C. Sykstus

Ronald "Ron" C. Sykstus

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Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Huntsville, AL

Bond, Botes, Sykstus, Tanner & Ezzell, P.C.
 | 225 Pratt Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-713-0221
Fax: 256-713-0237
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (40%),
  • Consumer Law (30%),
  • Military/Veterans Law (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Ron Sykstus is the managing partner of Bond, Botes, Sykstus, Tanner & Ezzell, P.C. in Huntsville, Alabama, and Decatur, Alabama. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Ron received his education from the University of Arizona and the Northern Illinois University College of Law. Upon graduation from law school, Ron served a four-year tour of active duty with the United States Army Judge Advocates General’s Corps. As a JAG Captain, he initially served as a prosecutor for 11th ADA Brigade and 3rd Armored Calvary Division at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was subsequently stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama, as the senior defense counsel with the U.S. Army’s Trial Defense Service. There, he supervised an office of attorneys that handled all of the courts-martial and security clearance defense at both Fort McClellan, Alabama, and Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Ron received two Meritorious Service medals for his military service. Upon his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Ron joined the Bond and Botes team of lawyers and has been there ever since.

    For the past 25 years, Ron Sykstus has practiced exclusively in the following areas of law: consumer bankruptcy; consumer law, including Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) cases, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) cases and civil lawsuit defense; Security Clearance Revocation Defense; VA Disability claims, and Social Security law. Ron is admitted to practice law in Alabama, Illinois, Washington, D.C., Tennessee, U.S. Army Court of Military Review, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He is also board certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. 


    Ron Sykstus is the author of “Bankruptcy – We Wrote the Book on It.” Ron has also served as a co-author of the following legal books: “Navigating Legal Issues for Military Veterans”     “Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13” and  “Chapter 7 Commercial Bankruptcy Strategies” and“Security Clearance Issues, Problems, Denials and Revocations” - author   .

      Ron is also the host of the Next Lawyer Up podcast.



                 Bankruptcy – We Wrote the Book on It” 


    “Security Clearance Issues, Problems, Denials and Revocations” - author




    Certificates and Credentials

    About Ronald Sykstus

    Admitted: 1990, Alabama

    Professional Webpage:


    • Recognition Award for Pro Bono Service in Huntsville - Madison County, Alabama, Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2011
    • Helped a homeless veteran in Huntsville, Alabama obtain $1,000 per month from the VA and also helped him obtain back pay of $4,000.  Helped another homeless veteran obtain $41,000 in back pay from the VA along with future income of $1000 per month - work performed over 2 days at Operation Stand Down in Huntsville, Alabama over the last 2 years.  , NOVA Recognition for Homeless Veteran's Pro Bono Success, NOVA/Public Counsel's Center for Veterans Advancement Homeless Veterans Pro Bono Program, 2012
    • Named Consumer Law Firm of the Year, Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2011

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, 1999
    • VA Accredited Attorney, 2009

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Tennessee
    • U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals
    • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
    • Alabama, 1991
    • District of Columbia
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • Washington
    • U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals
    • U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals
    • U.S. Army Court of Military Review
    • Illinois

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • works on behalf of homeless veterans with regard to their VA claims in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, and Tennessee and through NOVA (National Organization of Veterans Advocates).  Also works each year through Operation Stand Down - Huntsville and meets with homeless veterans and prepares and prosecutes VA claims for these veterans, pro bono, in order to help alleviate their homeless situation. 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Other Outstanding Achievements:



    Educational Background:

    • .Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D.
    • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, B.A.

    Industry Groups

    • National Association Of Consumer Advocates
    • National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers
    • National Organization Of Social Security Representatives
    • National Organization Of Veterans Advocates
    • NCMS For Security Professionals
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    Office Location for Ronald "Ron" C. Sykstus

    225 Pratt Avenue
    Huntsville, AL 35801

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    Last Updated: 7/9/2020

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