This is no surprise to us – all of us at Bond and Botes already knew that! Brad has led the Bond and Botes’ team of lawyers since its inception in 1989. Brad is an absolute fountain of knowledge with a work ethic that is second to none. The care with which he treats his clients is a continuing lesson for all of us and it is something he preaches on a daily basis to all attorneys and staff at all of the Bond and Botes’ offices. Compassion, care, empathy and professionalism are the hallmarks of Brad’s law practice and, by extension, for all of the Bond and Botes’ lawyers as well.
Besides work (and I don’t see how he has any time to do anything but work!), Brad enjoys spending time with his lovely wife of almost 30 years, Kaye Botes, and their three children that they have raised; Bradford, Meredith and Philip. Brad also donates a great deal of time and energy to community projects, most notably as past president and board member of the Birmingham Crisis Center. He has done that noble work for almost his entire adult working life.
All of us are very fortunate to have Brad Botes as a law partner and, most importantly, as a close personal friend who would do anything and everything for his friends. Our clients our fortunate to have Brad’s wisdom, foresight and compassion overseeing their cases and situations to ensure the best possible outcome. It is not an overstatement to say that there aren’t many better people around than Brad Botes. One final note about Brad but, if you know him, you already know this: Brad is originally from Chicago. In addition to his love of Chicago style hot dogs, Italian beef, deep dish pizza and Old Style beer (Chicago’s number one beer, by the way), you won’t find a bigger Chicago sports’ fan than Brad. He is hoping against hope that this is THE year, finally, for the Chicago Cubs. You will find Brad glued to the Cubs’ games this summer and, hopefully, through October!
Brad has previous been recognized as Top Lawyer by Birmingham Magazine in 2014
Ron Sykstus is a Managing Partner of several of the Bond & Botes Law Offices throughout Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and a Juris Doctorate from the Northern Illinois University College of Law. Ron has served in numerous positions throughout the U.S. Army and now utilizes his expertise in the areas of VA issues, security clearances, military law, and bankruptcy to assist his clients when they need it most. Read his full bio here.