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About me

I have served in the U.S. Armed Forces in a myriad of capacities for over 26 years. I continue to serve as a Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel and JAG Officer.  As a former Company Commander, Military Prosecutor, Senior Defense Counsel, and Staff Judge Advocate, I know Military Justice, and I know what it means to serve.  My record is replete with significant outcomes for my clients, including high-profile cases.  Above all, I understand and appreciate the daily sacrifices of all Service Members and their family members, and I passionately seek to insure their legal rights are protected when facing legal action.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
    10 years, 500 cases
  2. Military Law: 25%
    21 years, 500 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    17 years, 500 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    17 years, 250 cases
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    17 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (25-50%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I have worked with Mr. Sikes on several high profile and serious criminal cases since 2004. Mr. Sikes is highly competent, aggressive, and professional. I highly recommend Mr. Sikes as a criminal defense, family law, and military lawyer.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Scot Sikes

5 Bradley Park Court
Suite 101
Columbus, GA, 31904


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199907/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army2006
Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army2006
Army Achievement MedalU.S. Army2004
Global War on Terrorism MedalU.S. Army2002
U.S. Army Claims Service Coin of ExcellenceU.S. Army2001
Army Service RibbonU.S. Army1996
Distinguished Honor Graduate, MP Officer Basic CourseU.S. Army1993
General Douglas MacArthur AwardNorth Georgia College1990
Parachutist BadgeU.S. Army1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Scot Sikes2006 - Present
LawyerArmy Judge Advocate General Corps2000 - 2013
Company CommanderU.S. Army1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Midtown ColumbusAffiliate Member2013 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
National Association of Court Martial LawyersExecutive Committee2010 - Present
Reserve Officers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2007 - Present
National Association of Military Defense LawyersFormer President2006 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Association of the United States ArmyMember2005 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v. CH (CPT) James J. YeeCharges Withdrawn
U.S. v. SSG JLAdministrative discharge in lieu of court-martial
U.S. v. SPC TR - Fort Benning, GASentenced to No Punishment
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
US Army JAG SchoolMilitary LawLL.M - Master of Laws2008
US Army JAG SchoolTrial AdvocacyN/A2002
US Army JAG SchoolMilitary LawJudge Advocate Officer Basic Course2000
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
North Georgia CollegePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
U.S. Army Trial Defense Service Region II ConferenceEffective Use of the Article 32 Investigation2005