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Next Lawyer Up Podcast with Attorney Ron Sykstus

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Nov 1, 2021

Ali Katz has had an interesting career path as a lawyer since she graduated first in her class at Georgetown Law.  She started out working in “big law” in California after clerking for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals until she figured out a better way for her to practice law and still enjoy a good quality of life which, as any lawyer knows, is often a monumental task.  Ali has recently published a book, The New Law Business Model and she currently runs two businesses, The New Law Business Model and Eyes Wide Open Life.  I found Ali to be up-tempo, driven, smart and engaging and I think you’ll enjoy hearing her story on this episode of Next Lawyer Up.  

Oct 12, 2021

Attorney Morgan King has a specialized law practice in bankruptcy and tax law.  Morgan is a prolific author and considered an expert in his field,.  He produces a ton of content on both taxes and bankruptcy. He also speaks on these topics nationwide on a frequent basis.  I have known of him by reputation for years and I was happy to get to know his story on this episode of  Next Lawyer Up. 

Sep 28, 2021

I don’t think I have met anyone more passionate about the work that they do than attorney Michael Forton.  Michael is the statewide Director of Advocacy for Legal Services Alabama.  He was named as Legal Services of Alabama Advocate of the Year in 2008.  Prior to his work with Legal Services, Michael worked as a staff attorney for  Florida Rural Legal Services.  Michael is a graduate of Michigan State University and you’ll hear his story of how he made his way down to the University of Alabama School of Law where he currently serves on the  the law school’s Public Interest Advisory Board.  I enjoyed  hearing Michael’s story on this podcast.   Also, if you are looking for a worthy cause to support, I’d recommend the talented and devoted attorneys and staff at Legal Services Alabama.    

Sep 14, 2021

Henderson Cole has retained a singular focus to work as an entertainment lawyer since he was young.  That focus has now paid off as he has a thriving and well-respected entertainment law practice.  In fact, Henderson first came to my attention in the June, 2021 Rolling Stone magazine which featured 25 individuals who are seen as the “Future of Music.”  Henderson has proposed a plan called the American Music Library which is a way he sees artists getting paid more fairly for their work and at a more rapid pace.   As you’ll hear on the podcast, he is very engaging, knowledgeable and likeable and it is no wonder why he has many artists seeking his services.  I think you’ll enjoy getting to know his story on this episode of the Next Lawyer Up podcast. 

Aug 31, 2021

If you recognize Joe Patrice’s name, you are most likely a regular viewer of Above the Law.  I always suggest that lawyers and law students visit this website regularly for the great content that it produces.  In addition to  other work, Joe is a full-time staff member at Above the Law.  Joe is a graduate of  NYU Law School and, from there, he worked at some large law firms in New York City.  Then, through a set of perfect circumstances, Joe was able to leave the practice of law and really focus on his passion of writing and communicating about the law.  I found Joe to be engaging and up-tempo and I think you will enjoy getting to know his story on this episode of Next Lawyer Up.  By the way, take a look as his past writings at Above the Law when you have a chance. They are worth reading.  

Aug 17, 2021

Attorney David Meyer is the managing principal of Meyer Wilson, a national law firm he founded to represent investment fraud victims in their fight against deceptive brokers.  This area of law has been the main focus for David and his firm for the past twenty years.  If you or your family members have concerns about how they can trust an investment advisor and what to look out for, please get a copy of David’s recent book, “The Investor Protector:  Stories of Triumph over Financial Advisors who Lie, Cheat & Steal.”  David makes the point in the podcast that this book would be a good place to start before deciding who should handle your money for you.  I think you’ll enjoy getting to know David’s history and the type of work that he does on this episode of Next Lawyer Up. 

Aug 4, 2021

Attorney Andrew Jennings is currently an assistant law professor at Brooklyn Law School.  Prior to that, he served as a teaching fellow and lecturer in law at Stanford University School of Law.  Andrew’s “side job” is serving as the creator and moderator of the Business Scholarship Podcast, which is how he came to my attention.    A number of lawyers that I know have mentioned that this is one of their favorite podcasts.  These podcasts contain intellectual and cutting edge legal and business issues.  Please listen to his podcasts when you get a chance.  I think you’ll enjoy getting to know Andrew’s history on this episode of  Next Lawyer Up.   

Jun 28, 2021

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Daco Auffenorde is a well-known, established and highly-respected attorney in  Huntsville, Alabama.  Several years ago she changed the focus of her legal career to become a writer.  She is now an award winning author who writes thrillers and superhero sagas.  On this podcast, we talk a good bit about her writing career that has followed her legal career.  Daco’s most recent book, Cover Your Tracks, won Best Of 2020 Thriller Suspense with Suspense Magazine.  In addition to “Cover Your Tracks,” here are links and information to the other books Daco has written:
 
 
 
ELECTROMANCER: https://www.amazon.com/Electromancer-Daco/dp/1440596875/
 
ELECTROMANCER SHORT STORY: https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Electromancer-Charged-Kensington-County-ebook/dp/B06WGRMYLB/
 
ELECTROMANCER SHORT STORY: https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Electromancer-Mayor-Baumgartner-Spitting-ebook/dp/B06VWR8MQ9/
 
COMING THIS NOVEMBER/ELECTROMANCER SHORT STORY: The Reddies are Coming
 
 
 
THE VIRGO AFFAIR SHORT STORY IN AN ANTHOLOGY: KILLER NASHVILLE NOIR: COLD-BLOODED: https://www.amazon.com/Killer-Nashville-Noir-Clay-Stafford/dp/1626818789/
 
 
 
THE ALEXANDRITE NECKLACE SHORT STORY AN ANTHOLOGY: IN SHADOWS WRITTEN: https://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Written-Anthology-Modern-Horror/dp/1546580506/
 
 
 
UPCOMING NOVELS (ESPIONAGE THRILLERS):
 
 
 
DIRTY MARTINI (SUMMER 2021)
 
LINE IN THE SAND (SUMMER 2021)
 
 
 
It was good to catch with Daco on this podcast and to learn how she made the transition from lawyer to published author.  I think you’ll enjoy hearing her story on this episode.
Jun 8, 2021

This one fact will tell you a great deal about attorney Holly Ray:  At the age of fourteen, when her friends were about to start their freshman year of high school, Holly Ray traveled out of state to Virginia and started college!  Holly Ray is a smart, talented and tenacious lawyer who has devoted her professional life to helping those who are less fortunate and in need of legal services.   Since becoming a lawyer, she has always worked professionally for Legal Services of Alabama and currently serves in the role of managing attorney for the Huntsville, Alabama Legal Services Office.  Holly Ray is humble, engaging and passionate about the work that she does.  I enjoyed getting to know her on this podcast.  By the way, you will also enjoy a Facebook live episode that she did recently on Eviction Moratorium Guidelines and Rent Relief Programs in Alabama  with my law partner, Brad Botes.   Also, if you are looking for a worthy cause to support, I’d recommend the talented and devoted attorneys and staff at Legal Services of Alabama.

May 18, 2021

This podcast features a lawyer who has clearly mastered his craft.  Attorney Phil Price has been representing people charged with DUI in the State of Alabama for over 40 years.  Phil is the founding partner and principal of the Price Law Firm, P.C.  He is the author of the Alabama DUI Handbook published by West and he is a contributor to the DUI News Blog.  He is well known for his results on behalf of his clients and, also, his knowledge dealing with various breath testing instruments including the Drager Alcotest MKIII, Intoxilyzer Model 5000, and Alco Sensor IV.  Unsurprisingly, Phil owns each of these devices!  I haven’t talked to Phil all that much over the years so it was good to learn about his history on this episode of the Next Lawyer Up podcast.  

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