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 went to college at the University of Arizona in Tucson. While in college, he attended the U.S. Marine Corps’ Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia and, following completion, the U.S. Army offered Ron a full academic ROTC scholarship. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon graduation, Mr. Sykstus was placed on educational delay by the U.S. Army in order to attend law school at the Northern Illinois University College of Law in Dekalb, Illinois. He graduated in 1987 with his Juris Doctorate degree. Mr. Sykstus then entered active duty as a Captain with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.
He initially served at Ft. Bliss, Texas as the chief attorney and supervisor of the Legal Assistance Branch. Following that position, Mr. Sykstus served as the lead prosecutor for the 11th ADA Division and the 3rd Armored Calvary Brigade and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Sykstus was subsequently stationed at Ft. 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 Ft. McClellan, Alabama and Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. He and his office represented soldiers before administrative boards and courts-martial panels. 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 20 years, Mr. Sykstus has practiced exclusively in the following areas of law: Consumer Bankruptcy; Consumer law including Automobile Fraud, 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 Sykstus is admitted to practice law in Alabama, Illinois, Washington, D.C., Tennessee, U.S. Army Court of Military Review, U.S. Court of Military Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He is also Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification and is listed as a 2008 and 2009 Alabama Super Lawyer by the publishers of Law & Politics and Business Alabama magazines.