On March 4, 2021, Clyde Siebman died unexpectedly. He was the founder of our firm, a mentor to many, our colleague, and a good friend. No words can adequately express our sadness at Clyde’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. His work ethic, long-term commitment to clients, unwavering desire to do what was right and capacity to find a legal solution to a problem were exceptional traits. Clyde’s leadership made him truly one of a kind. President Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.” Clyde possessed those attributes. After discussions with Clyde’s wife, Judge Carol M. Siebman, we are pleased to honor Clyde’s memory for years to come as we continue the practice of the firm under its new name, Siebman Law.
The firm’s partners knew and worked with Clyde for many years. Bryan H. Burg now serves as Managing Partner. He practices in state and federal courts and provides general management for the firm’s locations in Sherman, Plano, and Dallas. Partner Kirte M. Kinser conducts a broad civil litigation practice in state and federal courts. Mr. Kinser also offers mediation services. Partner Elvin E. Smith, III has been registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark office since 2001. He enjoys an intellectual property practice focused primarily on litigation and manages the firm’s Sherman office.
We are pleased to welcome Associate Tara Cunningham to the firm. She is a seasoned trial lawyer who has a civil and criminal practice. She works in state and federal court.
Unexpected recent events have reinforced the adage that change is inevitable. It is our commitment to preserve in the face of change the ideals and commitments that Clyde Siebman brought to the firm.
While no one could ever fill Clyde’s boots, the Siebman Law team will continue to build upon his legacy and further his professional dreams.