Stephanie Barnes Named President of Eastern District of Texas Bar Association

Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith partner becomes group's second woman president

Mar 10, 2016, 11:17 ET from Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP

PLANO, Texas, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accomplished intellectual property lawyer Stephanie Barnes of East Texas-based Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP, is taking on a new professional role as the President of the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association (EDTX Bar).

Ms. Barnes is only the second woman to be named as president since the EDTX Bar was founded in 1995.

Ms. Barnes practices in the Plano office of Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith. Her litigation clients include a variety of businesses and individuals in cases involving intellectual property claims, complex business disputes and other civil matters. Ms. Barnes has more than a decade of legal experience, including prior service as a judicial clerk for former Chief Judge Curtis L. Collier in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

"I am honored to lead the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, which is one of the most vibrant and hands-on bar associations you'll find anywhere," says Ms. Barnes. "Our members practice in the busiest patent jurisdiction in the nation, and we all are committed to improving the legal profession based on our work."

Born and raised in East Texas, Ms. Barnes is a member of the Eastern District Local Rules Advisory Committee and she previously has been honored on the annual Texas Rising Stars list of the state's top young lawyers.

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The Eastern District of Texas federal courts are headquartered in Tyler with divisional offices in Beaumont, Lufkin, Marshall, Sherman and Texarkana. The attorneys at Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith have handled cases in every Eastern District division during the past 25 years.

Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP, is a Texas-based law firm with offices in Marshall, Plano, Sherman and Tyler. The firm focuses on the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, providing a wide array of litigation expertise in cases involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property; business disputes; contract claims; employment matters; real estate litigation and condemnation proceedings; serious personal injury and wrongful death; and other areas. For more information, please visit http:///

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