Ron Sykstus

  • Episode 23 – Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Bill Baxley

    This episode of the Next Lawyer Up podcast features attorney Bill Baxley Everyone knows the tumultuous and troubled nature of Alabama’s civil rights struggles over the years. They were never more heated than in the 1960’s and 1970’s. With that backdrop, a young Alabama Attorney General decided to re-open the 16th Street Baptist church bombing in 1971and pursue the evil-doers.

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  • Episode 22 – Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Harvey Morris

    This episode of the Next Lawyer Up podcast features attorney Harvey Morris I won’t say that Harvey Morris is a legal legend here in North Alabama but, just by me making that disclaimer, you know that it is pretty much the case. As he and I discuss, Harvey has been practicing law throughout the state of Alabama and the country for just about 50 years.

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  • Episode 21 – Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Tom Ryan

    This episode of the Next Lawyer Up podcast features attorney Tom Ryan If you believe that estate planning is a straight forward and simple area of the law, you’ll think differently after listening to L. Thomas “Tom” Ryan, Jr. Tom is a very well-known lawyer in North Alabama and his firm’s offices are in Huntsville, Mobile and Pensacola, Florida.

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  • Security Clearance Issues, Problems, Denials and Revocations

    Security clearance issues are common place in the news these days. The news covers a lot of areas. Security Clearance Process in the News at the Highest Level Do you have to complete the SF 86 in its entirety to be given Security Clearance that allows access to classified material? Recently, the back log in the clearance process has gotten even more attention.

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  • Disabled Veterans and Their Families – A Common Perspective

    I meet with or talk by phone to at least 2 to 3 veterans each day. These are veterans who contact me and ask me to help them fight the VA due to the VA’s denial of the veteran’s request for disability compensation. Out of these veterans that I see each day, at least one will tell me that he or she believes that the VA is purposely denying his or her disability claim and that “t ...

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  • Episode 20 – Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Steven N. Peskind

    This episode of the Next Lawyer Up podcast features attorney Steven N. Peskind This podcast, as you’ll hear, is very personal to me. Steve Peskind is a great lawyer with many accolades. He practices throughout Illinois and his office is located in the far western suburbs of Chicago in the Fox River area. I initially met Steve when he was a young lawyer first practicing in Aurora.

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  • Episode 19 – Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Larry Heinkel

    This episode of the Next Lawyer Up podcast features attorney Larry Heinkel I was recently in Tampa Bay, Florida for a hearing and I thought I would catch up with attorney Larry Heinkel. Larry’s office is nearby, in St. Pete, and he represents taxpayers nationwide on their federal tax problems. His website name really sums up what he does – www.taxproblemsolver.com.

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  • Have You Been Sued by National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (NCSLT)?

    First of all, if you have been sued by any of the NCSLT trusts, don’t delay! Failure to answer a NCLST lawsuit will result in a default judgment against you which means you lose. Judgments can have very severe and detrimental consequences to consumers on many different fronts. What is a Judicial Lien? Are You Being Sued or Harassed By a Debt Buyer? Debt Buyer Lawsuits ...

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  • Episode 18 – Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Doug Jones

    This episode of the Next Lawyer Up podcast features attorney Doug Jones. I know that it is probably not prudent to wade too much into politics on the Next Lawyer Up podcast but, in this particular case, I (speaking for myself only) am willing to make an exception. If there is any justice at all, attorney Doug Jones will be the very next United States Senator elected from ...

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  • Episode 17 – Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Max Gardner

    This episode of the Next Lawyer Up podcast features attorney Max Gardner. If there is a nationwide “de facto” Dean of the consumer bankruptcy bar in our country, then Max Gardner is it. Max is a fountain of knowledge who counsels, advises and encourages consumer bankruptcy lawyers nationwide on a daily and, oftentimes, hourly basis.

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  • Security Clearances by the Numbers

    Security clearance issues, it seems, are in the news just about every day as of late. The news covers a lot of areas. Security Clearance Process in the News at the Highest Level Do you have to complete the SF 86 in its entirety to be given Security Clearance that allows access to classified material? Security Clearance Applications (SF 86) – Full and Complete Disclosure ...

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  • Episode 16 – Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Jere Beasley

    This episode of the Next Lawyer Up podcast features attorney Jere Beasley. I can’t imagine a lawyer in the state of Alabama who doesn’t know the name of attorney Jere Beasley. In fact, it is probably the same way for at least 90% (if not all!) of the lawyers in the entire United States. Jere Beasley is that universally well-known and respected.

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  • Are you Getting Unwanted Calls and Texts to Your Cell Phone?

    Is it just me or does it seem like calls to your cell phone are exploding in volume? I am probably getting five or more unsolicited and unwelcome calls each day trying to sell me items and services that I do not need nor do I want! I feel like I am under assault! Given the fact I know the law in this area, I thought I would share some ways we can help when you are getting this same type of telep.

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  • How Should a Veteran File an Original VA Disability Claim?

    As of March 24, 2015, the VA (Veterans Administration) implemented a new regulation requiring that all VA claims be filed on standardized forms. The VA will also no longer accept informal claims in order to establish a claimant’s effective date for benefits. Federal Register rule changes were announced here: Standard Claims and Appeals Forms; Final Rule Filing a VA Disability C ...

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