Ronald Sykstus

Top rated bankruptcy attorney in Huntsville, Alabama

Bond & Botes Law Offices
Ronald Sykstus
Bond & Botes Law Offices

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Consumer law, Military & veterans law; view more

Licensed in Alabama since: 1990

Education: Northern Illinois University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2022

Bond & Botes Law Offices

225 Pratt Ave NE
Huntsville, AL 35801 Visit website

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Ronald “Ron” C. Sykstus is a bankruptcy attorney in Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Sykstus is the managing partner of Bond & Botes Law Offices and has over 30 years of experience. He serves clients in Huntsville and throughout northern Alabama.

Raised in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Sykstus received bachelor’s degrees in psychology and political science from the University of Arizona. He then joined the U.S. Army before earning his law degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law. Following law school, he served for several years with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps before entering private practice.

At Bond & Botes Law Offices, Mr. Sykstus handles both personal and business bankruptcy and assists clients experiencing collection or creditor harassment or credit report, student loan or tax disputes. An indication of his knowledge and experience, he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available rating from the organization, reflecting high ethical standards and legal competency. He is also listed in “The Best Lawyers in America.”

Mr. Sykstus is qualified to practice law in Alabama, Illinois, Tennessee and the District of Columbia, as well as before various federal and military courts, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He is an accredited attorney by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.

Involved in his legal community, Mr. Sykstus has written and lectured extensively on bankruptcy and related topics. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc. and the Society of Industrial Security Professionals.

Ronald C. Sykstus is a debt relief agent. He helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Bankruptcy: consumer, Consumer law, Military/veterans law

Focus areas

Bankruptcy law

  • 40% Bankruptcy: consumer
  • 30% Consumer law
  • 30% Military/veterans law

First Admitted: 1988, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.bondnbotes.com/our-attorneys/ron-sykstus/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • NOMA (Not One More Alabama) – Legal Counsel and Volunteer
  • MCVLP (Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program) – Volunteer
  • 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
Newsletters:
  • blog posts on various topics of interest to the public in the areas of consumer bankruptcy, consumer law, VA disability and security clearance revocation defense.  All blog posts are publicly available at www.BondandBotes.com  and www.SecurityClearanceDefenseLawyer.com Podcast is available at Next Lawyer Up podcast
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • NACA – National Association of Consumer Advocates – Alabama state co-chair
  • NCMS – Society for Industrial Security Professionals – Mid-South Huntsville, AL chapter
  • U.S. District Court: Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee
  • NOVA – National Association of Veterans Advocates
  • NACBA – National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • U.S.11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of Illinois
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court: Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • 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
Honors/Awards:
  • , Mid-South and Alabama Super Lawyers
  • , Best Lawyers in America
  • , AV Preeminent Rating – Martindale Hubbell
  • 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
Educational Background:
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, B.A., U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship recipient, Sigma Chi Fraternity member, Order of Omega recipient
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, 1999
  • VA Accredited Attorney, 2009
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Defending against Security Clearance Revocations, People’s Law School, 2009
  • Alabama Landlord/Tenant Act, Bankruptcy Law Update: Keeping Your Client Afloat, 2007
  • What to do when a Security Clearance doesn’t go through or is revoked?, NASHRM Security Clearance Experts Symposium, 2007
  • Bankruptcy and Consumer Law, People’s Law School, 2008
  • Bankruptcy Process and Foreclosure Prevention, NAACP/Huntsville Home Ownership and Foreclosure Prevention Workshop, 2009
  • Security Clearance Issues for Debtors in Bankruptcy, 36th Annual Bankruptcy Law Update, 2017
  • Bankruptcy Process and Foreclosure Prevention, NAACP/Huntsville Home Ownership and Foreclosure Prevention Workshop, 2010
  • VA Disability Claims for Veterans, Military Law Symposium – Huntsville-Madison County Bar, 2011
  • Consumer Law – Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act cases, Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program Consumer Law Symposium, 2012
  • Credit Report Issues under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Home Ownership and Fair Housing Seminar, 2013
  • The Practice of Consumer Law, University of Alabama School of Law – Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2014
  • Defending Against Security Clearance Revocations, Bradford Health Services, 2015
  • When Bankruptcy and Security Clearances Collide, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Webinar, 2015
  • Defending Against Security Clearance Revocations, NCMS – Society of Industrial Security Professionals, 2015
  • Security Clearance Issues for Debtors in Bankruptcy, 24th Annual National Convention – San Francisco, CA, 2016
  • Security Clearances and Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Trustee CLE Seminar, 2016
  • Security Clearance Revocations and Denials, People’s Law School, 2016
  • Book published October 2013 and available from Thomson Reuters law products. Co-author. Full title of book: Navigating Legal Issues for Military Veterans - Leading Lawyers on Arguing Disability, Pension, and Other Claims Before the VA, Co-Author, Navigating Legal Issues for Military Veterans, Thomsonreuters.com law products / Aspatore Publishing, 2013
  • Security Clearance Revocations and Denials, Huntsville Madison County Bar Association Lunch and Learn – June 2018
  • Security Clearance Issues for Debtors in Bankruptcy, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, 2019
  • Podcast: “Next Lawyer Up” podcast – host
  • Dog Ear Publishing - available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, Author, Bankruptcy - We Wrote the Book on It, 2015
  • Commercial Bankruptcy Strategies, Co-Author, 2015
  • “Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13, Co-Author, Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13, Thomson-Reuters / Aspatore, 2016
  • “Security Clearance Issues, Problems, Denials and Revocations” - author, Author, Security Clearance Issues, Problems, Denials and Revocations, Dog Ear Publishing, 2017
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Other Outstanding Achievements:
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

Office location for Ronald Sykstus

225 Pratt Ave NE
Huntsville, AL 35801

Phone: 256-713-0221

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2022

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