Mr. Sikes received his law degree from the Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1977. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Florida in 1974. He is a native Orlandoan.
After ten years in private practice, Mr. Sikes joined the Walt Disney World Company, where he served as Senior Attorney, responsible for negotiating, drafting and interpreting contracts and managing dispute resolution. He then joined Universal Studios in Orlando as the head of its Department of Legal and Business Affairs, where he served for approximately thirteen years. He was also responsible for Safety/Environmental Affairs, Risk Management, Health Services and Minority and Women Business Affairs.
In 2001, Sikes returned to private practice. Since then, he has developed an extensive practice in marital and family law, business law and civil litigation. He practices and lives in Winter Garden, Florida, and is very involved in numerous civic and community activities.