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Clyde M. Siebman, Michael C. Smith recognized for intellectual property expertise

SHERMAN, Texas – Accomplished attorneys Clyde M. Siebman and Michael C. Smith from the East Texas-based law firm Siebman, Forrest, Burg & Smith LLP have been named as two of the state’s top legal practitioners. Mr. Siebman also has earned additional recognition among the nation’s top lawyers.

Both attorneys claimed spots on the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list based on their work in intellectual property litigation. Mr. Smith has been named as one of the state’s top lawyers since 2008, and Mr. Siebman has been included since the list debuted in 2003.

Texas Super Lawyers is based on nominations from other attorneys in the same practice area, followed by a thorough editorial review conducted by Super Lawyers, a division of Thomson Reuters.

Widely regarded as one of the deans of the East Texas intellectual property bar, Mr. Siebman also recorded his sixth consecutive appearance in The Best Lawyers in America based on his work in patent litigation, commercial litigation, copyright law and trademark law. Earlier this year, he was recognized for his decades of work to improve the practice of law in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in a ceremony hosted by Chief Judge Ron Clark.

In addition to being Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Siebman has held the highest AV-Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for more than 20 years.

Mr. Smith leads the Marshall office of Siebman, Forrest, Burg & Smith. He is the author of the acclaimed Eastern District of Texas blog, which provides expert insights on ongoing cases and practicing before Eastern District courts. He has served as Editor for O’Connor’s Federal Rules * Civil Trials for over two decades.

A veteran of more than 800 civil cases filed in the Eastern District, Mr. Smith is the former Chairman of the Eastern District’s Local Rules Committee and past President of the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association.

Siebman, Forrest, Burg, & Smith, LLP, is a Texas-based, trial-focused law firm widely known for its work in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas and throughout the state.

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