Carol’s longtime friend and colleague Clyde M. Siebman passed away on March 4, 2021. Clyde was a name partner in Sherman-based Siebman Forrest Burg & Smith LLP, and one of the best known and respected trial lawyers in the litigation hot zone of the Eastern District of Texas.
Carol’s and Clyde’s decades-long relationship was both personal and professional. Carol joined Clyde’s law firm as Of Counsel in 2020 so that the two accomplished advocates could combine forces when — as often happens — Clyde’s civil litigation matters intersected with Carol’s family law expertise.
“Clyde and I had worked together on several matters over the years, but in 2020, he asked me to formalize the relationship,” Carol says. “We both brought different strengths to the table, and I was more than happy to ‘make it official’ by joining the Siebman firm as Of Counsel.”
The two have been friends since they were law school classmates at SMU and have stayed close over the years, with Carol serving as a bridesmaid at the wedding of he and Carol Mumm, who was Carol Wilson’s 3rd year law school roommate and who is now Judge Carol Siebman. The two families (who, coincidentally, both have daughters named Elizabeth) got together during visits to the Siebman family ranch, attendance at graduations, weddings, and swearing-ins, holiday parties, and many other events.
“A light has gone out with Clyde’s passing and I miss him,” Carol says. “My dear friend Carol, his daughter, Beth, and his family, friends, and colleagues are in my thoughts and prayers.”
Clyde’s full obituary can be read here.
Carol will be speaking at the Dallas Bar Association's Immigration Law Section online CLE lunch program on Tuesday, April 13 at noon. She and co-presenter Melissa Oosterhof, of Oosterhof Law Office PLLC, will be discussing the intersection between family law and immigration law. The program offers 1 hour of MCLE credit, including .25 hour of ethics credit. Pre-registration is required.
Carol Wilson was recently named a member of the Dallas Bar Association’s Equality Committee. Formerly known as the Allied Dallas Bars Equality Taskforce, the committee works to improve diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the Dallas legal profession. As a member of the membership subcommittee, Carol will specifically be working on strategic outreach to improve the diversity of the Dallas Bar Association’s membership. Pictured, at left, is an image from a recent committee meeting.
This year, Carol is the raffle sponsor and chair of the Networking Committee for ASC. ASC raffled off a $500 gift certificate towards a piece of original art produced by artist Greg Doster, which was selected by the winner. The raffle was sponsored by the Law Office of Carol A. Wilson, PLLC. and raised over $800. All proceeds go to Hope Supply Co. which is ASC’s 2020-2021 Beneficiary. Hope Supply Co. provides critically needed items for homeless children. Please visit https://hopesupplyco.org/
The highly successful Dallas Bar Association’s 19th amendment celebration was held on August 26th. It was virtually attended by more than 400 participants and represents the culmination of two years of work by Carol and her colleagues on the planning committee.
On June 24, Attorney Carol Wilson held a successful virtual CLE seminar at the office of Griffith Barbee, hosted by Attorney Meaghan Whitehead.
Carol A. Wilson officially becomes Of Counsel to Siebman Forrest.
Founder of The Law Office of Carol A. Wilson, Carol has been Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1992. She has tried hundreds of family law cases in bench trials, jury trials, evidentiary court hearings and mediations throughout Texas. Clyde serves as Founding Partner of Siebman Forrest LLP and has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1993. He has tried hundreds of civil bench and jury trials in Texas in both state and federal courts.
With a friendship dating back to law school at SMU, Carol and Clyde have enjoyed both a friendship and professional relationship for more than 3 decades. Building on this history,
Carol and Clyde wanted to enhance the quality, experience and capabilities of their respective firms by combining forces to better serve the needs of clients. In effect, a powerful one-two punch can now be leveraged on clients’ behalf to handle matters ranging from civil litigation, intellectual property, community property, marital agreements, divorces and to custody.
One of the best ways to avoid costly trials in family law disputes is to hire experienced trial lawyers. Well-acquainted with the courtroom, Clyde and Carol both are ready, willing and able to try a case, if necessary. However, this fact often encourages opposing parties to reach amicable agreements without the need for a trial, which is certainly the preferred course of resolution in family law disputes.
Clyde and Carol look forward to putting their new professional partnership to work to secure successful outcomes for their clients.
On March 1st, Carol held a CLE “First Subtract, then Divide” Lunch and Learn at Cavazos, Hendricks, Poirot, P.C. with Lyndel Vargas as host. Pictured left to right are Attorneys Lyndel Vargas and Carol Wilson.
The Law Office of Carol A. Wilson, PLLC proudly sponsored the ASC 5K Run held in February. Pictured is Carol at the finish line.
Attorney Wilson is an Advisory Board Member for the 2020 Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association.
Pictured is the DWLA 2020 Board and Advisory Board.
On January 11th, Attorney Wilson attended the Inaugural of Robert Tobey as the 111th President of the Dallas Bar Association.
In the first photo, Carol is pictured with Robert Tobey.
In the second photo, Carol is on the left and Hunter Lewis is on the right.
Carol volunteered with ASC’s beneficiary, Hope Supply Company on January 11th.
Hope Supply Company is a Diaper Depot providing diapers and personal products to charities serving the homeless population of DFW.
Carol is grateful and humbled by having been selected as the 2019 Distinguished Alumna Award of Greenville University, Carol Wilson ’81. She is following her parents, Dr. James E. Wilson and Wilma L. Wilson’s, footsteps by being honored and leaving a legacy at Greenville University. She is proud of the education she received by Greenville University.
The faculty became family and pushed her to look above and beyond the horizon. Their encouragement served her well. See what Greenville University means to Carol in her own words.
Greenville University’s alumni journal, The Record Fall 2019 announced the recipients of the 2019 Awards: https://www.greenville.edu/news/the-record-fall-2019-the-big-issue
On October 18, 2019, the President of Greenville University, and Mr. Scott Giffen, V.P. Advancement at Greenville University, presented Carol Wilson with the Greenville University Distinguished Alumna Award which recognizes alumni who have demonstrated notable accomplishment using criteria commonly endorsed by peers in his or her profession.