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Clyde Siebman, Michael Smith, Elizabeth Forrest honored by Best Lawyers in America

SHERMAN/PLANO/DALLAS/MARSHALL/LUFKIN, Texas – Accomplished Texas attorneys Clyde M. Siebman and Michael C. Smith of Siebman, Forrest, Burg & Smith have been named among the country’s top legal practitioners in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Siebman Forrest name partner Elizabeth S. Forrest also has been selected to the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list of young attorneys who have demonstrated professional excellence on behalf of clients.

All three attorneys earned selection based on nominations from other lawyers who practice within the same geographical area and handle the same types of cases.

Mr. Siebman is recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers for his expertise in copyright law, patent litigation, trademark law, and commercial litigation. Mr. Smith is being honored for his work in intellectual property litigation and patent litigation. Ms. Forrest is included for her work in commercial litigation, intellectual property law, and patent litigation.

In 2020, Mr. Siebman was named the Dallas/Fort Worth Copyright Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. He also earned selection as Best Lawyers’ 2019 Dallas/Fort Worth Patent Litigation Lawyer of the Year. He has held the highest AV-Preeminent ranking from Martindale-Hubbell for more than two decades.

Siebman Forrest has been named to Best Lawyers’ annual Best Law Firms list since 2014. Both Mr. Siebman and Mr. Smith were named among the top attorneys in Texas earlier this year on the annual Texas Super Lawyers list. Ms. Forrest also was named to the companion Texas Rising Stars list.

For over three decades, the world’s largest companies and leading law firms have called on the attorneys at Siebman Forrest to assist them as lead counsel and Texas co-counsel in litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas.

Siebman Forrest is a Texas-based, trial-focused law firm widely known for its work representing local, national, and international clients in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas. The firm’s trial experience includes a wide variety of civil litigation, including patent, trademark, trade secret matters, as well as cases involving the False Claims Act, fraud, breach of contract, and wrongful death.

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