The Sherman law firm Siebman, Forrest, Burg & Smith, LLP is announcing the firm’s new name with the departure of name partner Larry A. Phillips and the promotion of firm attorney Elizabeth Forrest to name partner.

Phillips was sworn in as judge of the 59th District Court in Grayson County on May 1 following an appointment by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Phillips completed his eighth term as State Representative for District 62 in the Texas Legislature before decisively winning the Republican judicial primary for the 59th District Court in March.

“Larry Phillips has been my law partner for more than 15 years, and I can think of no one better suited to the role of District Judge,” Firm founder Clyde Siebman said in a written statement. “That said, we will certainly miss his experienced counsel around the law office.”

On a personal level, Siebman said he is tremendously proud that his daughter, Forrest, is stepping into her new role as name partner.