Clyde M. Siebman

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Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Plano, TX

Siebman Forrest Burg & Smith LLP
 | 4949 Hedgcoxe Road, Suite 230
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: 214-387-9100
Fax: 903-870-0066
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (60%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Clyde M. Siebman is an attorney at Siebman, Forrest, Burg & Smith, LLP. Mr. Siebman focuses his practice on litigation, including business law and intellectual property, matters. He represents a variety of clients throughout the northern and eastern regions of Texas, including cities such as Marshall, Sherman, Plano, Frisco, and Tyler.  Mr. Siebman is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

    Mr. Siebman received his bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Texas and Oklahoma, as well as a variety of state and federal courts, including the Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas, United States Federal Circuit, United States Fifth Circuit, and Supreme Court of the United States.

    Recognized for his legal ability and high degree of ethics, Mr. Siebman is rated AV Preeminent* by the respected peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell.  He has been listed in the publication "The Best Lawyers in America" in patent litigation, trademark, copyright and commercial litigation and was listed as "Lawyer of the Year" in Copyright Law for 2020 and Patent Litigation for 2018 in Dallas-Fort Worth. Mr. Siebman often serves as a moderator on judicial panels and lectures throughout the United States on a variety of legal topics.

    Mr. Siebman served as part of a delegation that presented one of the first patent mock trials in Beijing, China. He has also lectured at the Southwest University of Political Science & Law in Chongqing, China on the issue of patent litigation.  He has been invited to speak on patent litigation topics at the Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, Delaware Bench Bar Conference, State Bar of Texas, Colorado Bar Association, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Oregon Patent Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Naples Roundtable.

    Active in professional and community organizations, Mr. Siebman founded the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association and served as its President for four years.  He is a member of the Collin County Bar Association, the Grayson County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Texas Bar Foundation. He also serves on many committees for various other organizations and is President of the Paul Brown American Inn of Court.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 10%General Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation


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    About Clyde Siebman

    Admitted: 1984, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White Inc. , 2014 - 2017
    • "AV" Preeminent peer review ranking by Martindale-Hubbell™, 1992 - 2017
    • Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., Litigation-Patent, Dallas/Fort Worth, 2018
    • Texas Super Lawyers by Thompson Reuters legal division, 2003 - 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Tax Court
    • Grayson County Bar Association
    • Chairman, Advisory Committee for the Institute for Law and Technology of the Center for American and International Law
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Local Rules Advisory Committee
    • State Bar of Texas, Member, Court Rules Committee & District Grievance Committee, 1990 - 1992
    • Federal Bar Association, Liason, Eastern District of Texas Bench-Bar Committee
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • State of Texas, Red River Authority, Member, Board of Directors
    • Federal Claims Court
    • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
    • Oklahoma
    • Judge Paul Brown American Inn of Court, President
    • State Bar of Texas, Member, Board of Directors
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection committee
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • O'Conner's Federal Forms, Co-Editor
    • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow and Member of the District Nominating Committee
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Collin County Bar Association
    • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, Founding President
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Non-Appropriated Fund Committee
    • Texas, 1984
    • State of Texas, Red River Boundary Commission, Commissioner
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • Presidential Electoral College of the United States, Elector

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • U.S. Trial Practices at the Southwestern University School of Law and Political Science in Chongqing, China, Presenter
    • Frequent moderator of judicial panels at Advanced Patent Law Conferences sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, Eastern District of Texas Bar Association and American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Member of the Delegation that presented the first patent mock trial at Beijing University in China

    Educational Background:

    • Cox School of Business
    • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, B.B.A., Honors: Member, SMU's National Moot Court Team, 1980
    • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, B.A., Honors: With Distinction, Major: Psychology, 1980
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    Office Location for Clyde M. Siebman

    4949 Hedgcoxe Road
    Suite 230
    Plano, TX 75024

    Phone: 214-387-9100

    Fax: 903-870-0066

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    Last Updated: 7/9/2020

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