Ronald W. Sikes Attorneys, PLLC

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Practicing Law in Winter Garden and the following areas

  • Clermont
  • Orlando
  • Ocoee
  • Oakland
  • Windermere
  • MetroWest
  • Kissimmee
  • Altamonte Springs

Ron Sikes

Ron Sikes

Ron Sikes has been practicing law in Florida for over thirty-five years and is honored to hold the coveted "Av" rating from the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory (the highest peer-review rating available).

Ron was born in Orlando, Florida, in 1952 and raised there and on the Space Coast in Titusville, Florida. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He receieved his law degree from the Stetson University College of Law in 1977.

Ron's career has provided a broad range of experience. While handling varied matters, he has demonstrated an affinity for an interesting mix of construction and commercial transactions and litigation and family law. After ten years of private practice, he joined the Legal Department of the Walt Disney World Company in 1987 where he dealt with construction contracting issues and dispute resolution. Success with Disney led him to an opportunity to serve as Director and Vice-President of Legal and Business Affairs at Universal Orlando from 1988 through the beginning of 2001. With Universal, Ron was the leader of a large Legal Department through which he managed several billion dollars worth of construction contracting and day-to-day operating issues.

Having returned to private practice in 2001, Ron initially focused his attention on business law and legal matters relating to the construction industry. However, that soon led to a need for a business-minded attorney to address the financial and emotional needs of clients going through divorce. The response to his sometimes folksy but always focused approach to resolving marital disputes has been extremely gratifying.

Having managed multi-million dollar budgets, Ron appreciates the expense associated with the hiring of a lawyer. He recognizes the importance of identifying results-oriented strategies. He also works to maintain the cost-effective execution of the case plans established with his clients.

A key element of Ron's aproach is his affinity for dispute resolution. While always prepared to take a matter to trial, he seeks resolution of disputes through mediation or arbtiration whenever expedient. He is trained as a Civil Mediator and has served as a mediator and arbitrator in numerous cases.

Ron is heavily involved in a number of community, civic and Church activities. With a long history of community service, he is past Chairman and President of the Board of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, is an Emeritus member and past chairman of the Board of Shepherd’s Hope (providing free medical services to the uninsured), is an active member of the Rotary Club of Winter Garden and serves on the City of Winter Garden’s Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board. He is also an active member of the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, where he plays guitar in the Praise Band. He also is a founding member of the classic rock band “Men with Mortgages,” which has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable causes.

In his leisure time, Ron enjoys boating, riding his motorcycle and performing and listening to live music, as well as caring for his grandchildren.

Alan Bent

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Mr. Bent joined Sikes Law Group, PLLC, in July, 2014, where he has concentrated his practice in the areas of Trust and Estate Litigation, Probate Administration, Guardianship Law, and Family Law. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Florida A&M University College of Law. During law school, Mr. Bent served as a member for the International Law Students Association (ILSA) and registered as a volunteer at the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. 
Mr. Bent was born and raised in Central Florida. He grew up in Orlando, attending Olympia High School. In 2010, he graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. 
The focus of Mr. Bent’s practice has been in helping individuals establish an estate plan, which meets their personal needs.  Additionally, Mr. Bent assists clients dealing with family law issues and commercial disputes. Mr. Bent is a strong advocate of dispute resolution. Mr. Bent is engaged in a number of professional and community activities and is an active board member of the Winter Garden Art Association (WGAA).
During his free time, Mr. Bent enjoys participating in sporting events, spending quality time with family and traveling.