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Our Local Focus

The Local, Local Rules Advantage

A Focused Texas Trial Law Firm

Local and national clients alike appreciate the keen understanding that Siebman, Forrest, Burg & Smith, LLP, provides regarding local legal customs, court procedures and judicial personnel.

Siebman Forrest represents local businesses and individuals, as well as companies headquartered outside of Texas. If your organization is based elsewhere in the U.S. or internationally and you have a legal matter in Eastern or Northern Texas, then a local Texas law firm can provide significant practical insights.

Siebman, Forrest, Burg & Smith, LLP, has been operating in the Northern and Eastern regions of Texas for more than 25 years. A commitment to knowing the community and building strong ties is a vital part of our culture and mission. Our lawyers fundamentally understand the region and the people who live here.

We believe that one of the most important services we offer is ongoing familiarity with the local rules of procedure and cultural expectations in every town, city and county in the region and throughout the state. Attorney Clyde Siebman, Attorney Michael Smith and Attorney Stephanie Barnes have each served on the Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Eastern District of Texas. Mr. Siebman and Mr. Smith have served on the Board of Directors for the State Bar of Texas, representing Northeast Texas. Mr. Siebman founded the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association and served as its first president. Mr. Smith and Ms. Barnes also have served as president of the Eastern District Bar. Elizabeth "Beth" Forrest is currently chairperson of the Eastern District of Texas organizational committee tasked by the district's judges to form the Women Lawyers of the Eastern District Association. Together, we have built a storehouse of insight and credibility that we are proud to put to work for our clients.

Contact one of our attorneys for an appointment today if you have a legal matter that you believe deserves this level of local attention and knowledge.

The "Local, Local Rules" Advantage

Siebman Forrest attorneys have forged their extensive local connections with dedication, time and effort. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the "local, local rules."

The "local, local rules" cannot be taught in law school or in a seminar. These are the customs and practices of particular courts that are inherent, historical and always evolving. They can be learned only through longevity and experience practicing in a particular area.

Knowledge of these local practices, ("local, local rules"), extensive local courtroom experience and attention to local customs often ease the course of litigation. By actively cultivating and incorporating this knowledge into their practice and conduct, our lawyers have developed a reputation for effectiveness and trustworthiness in the local and regional legal community of Texas.

Deep Rooted Commitment to the Community

Our partners' families include Texas pioneer families, some representing six generations of Texana. We regularly serve on local, regional and state government councils, boards and commissions. These relationships within the communities we serve establish trust, as well as demonstrates our attorneys' personal understanding of the area and strong roots throughout the region.

Contact Siebman Forrest for Professional, Local Representation

Contact Siebman Forrest today at one of its four offices in Sherman, Plano, Marshall and Tyler. Put our local experience and perspective to work for you with your legal matter.