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Next Lawyer Up Podcast with Attorney Ron Sykstus

Next Lawyer Up Podcast with Attorney Ron Sykstus is a show where lawyers talk to lawyers about lawyering and how they got into law.
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Now displaying: July, 2018

Thanks for listing to Next Lawyer Up with Attorney Ron Sykstus. We put much time and care into this podcast and hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it. 

Jul 30, 2018

In the world of intellectual property law (patents, trademarks, copyrights, infringement cases, etc.), it is not an overstatement to say that Frank Caprio is the gold standard. For as long as I have been in Alabama, anytime a question, concern or an issue regarding intellectual property comes up, there is an immediate, universal statement to "call Frank Caprio." Frank, of course, has the pedigree that is expected for this area of law with both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in engineering. He flew anti-submarine missions in the Navy on active duty for six years after college, then stayed in an ASW flying squadron in the active reserves until he retired. As you will hear, he loved his flying career in the Navy. After active Navy, Frank then worked for a period of time in the high tech world of Huntsville, Alabama as an engineer before taking time off to attend law school. He is the managing partner of the Huntsville branch of the highly regarded Bradley law firm of where he also chairs the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. Frank is engaging and personable and he is one of those people that others want to be around. I think you will enjoy hearing this story of how a New Jersey boy made his way to and in the deep South.

Jul 9, 2018

The last thing that anyone wants to deal with is being charged with a crime. Although we are innocent until proven guilty in our country, simply being accused of wrong doing comes with a great deal of dread and trepidation. Your first call should thus be to an attorney like Andy Segal. Andy and his wife Sandy of the law firm of Segal and Segal are very skilled and accomplished criminal defense lawyers. They are personable, empathetic, compassionate and smart. Any prospective client who has a criminal matter or concern is in great hands with these lawyers. In fact, Andy and Sandy look at all aspects and potential ramifications of a criminal charge for their clients and make sure that all avenues are covered and thought through as thoroughly as possible. For instance, I have worked with them with clients they have had in the past regarding security clearance issues as they relate to criminal charges. Also, they are both former prosecutors so they are aware of all of the nuanced angles and issues on both sides of criminal law. I had a great time catching up with Andy in this podcast and he reminded me that Sandy once worked with our law firm years ago when we were young and overly ambitious and working on Saturdays. This worked out wellfor us since their children were small and Sandy preferred to work Saturday mornings so she could be at home with her kids during the week. Also, Sandy's brother, Mark Rogers and his wife Donna, were our next door neighbors when my wife and I first moved to Huntsville and the four of us and our boys have remained good friends ever since. Small world, as they say! 

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