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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: February, 2019

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. 

Feb 12, 2019
Our newest Bond and Botes' law office, Bond, Botes & Wetzel, P.C., is now open in Mobile, Alabama! We are fortunate to have our former law partner, Melissa Wetzel, back with us. Even better, our prospective clients on the Gulf Coast will be very fortunate to have Melissa on their side!
 
I am reminded of my advancing age, unfortunately all too often, by my long term friends, Brad Botes and Greg Gunter. They have known me for a long time and my age came into clear focus, once again, while talking to Melissa on this podcast. Melissa reminded me that we both initially joined the Bond and Botes' team of lawyers in the early 1990's. Melissa started our Montgomery office and then moved south to start and run our Mobile office. We ended up closing our Mobile office after October 17, 2005 which is when the biggest change in over 100 years occurred in bankruptcy law. "Affectionately" referred to as "BAPCPA," the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005changed everything about consumer bankruptcy. In our estimation and experience, all this change did was to make bankruptcy more complicated and expensive for the average consumer. As an aside, it wasn't even necessary and the law was changed for different reasons entirely. That, however, is a topic for another time!
Feb 4, 2019

Frank Ward is a highly respected and well regarded lawyer who handles cases throughout North Alabama. He is best known for representing individuals who find themselves in the unenviable position of having been charged with Driving Under the Influence (or "DUI"). Simply being charged with a DUI can be detrimental to one's career and standing in the community so it is best to have a skilled DUI lawyer on your side. Frank focuses on all aspects of DUI law to include driver's license issues and, down the road, possible expungement under Alabama law. Frank has an extensive background in trial work and really is able to get good outcomes for many of his clients in the most unfortunate of circumstances. What I respect about Frank is his ability to not just see the individual case for what it is, but he is also very good at focusing on all of his clients' issues as they relate to their employment and family lives. In this area of the country, where security clearances are very important to getting and holding a good job, this is a much-needed attribute. Frank law practice also focuses on estate planning and estate administration. He is a good guy and well-liked by his clients. I enjoyed getting to know him on this podcast.

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