Justice Kem Thompson Frost
Justice Frost has served on the Court of Appeals for the Fourteenth District of Texas since her appointment in 1999, by then-Governor George W. Bush. Before taking the bench, she enjoyed a fifteen-year career as a civil trial and appellate lawyer, first with Liddell, Sapp & Zivley (now Locke Lord, LLP) and then with Winstead, P.C., as a shareholder in the firm’s Houston office. Focusing on complex business litigation, she handled a variety of trial and appellate cases in state and federal courts.
Justice Frost is an elected member of the American Law Institute. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Garland R. Walker Inn of the American Inns of Court and serves by appointment on the Supreme Court of Texas Advisory Committee. She is a frequent speaker for legal education programs, schools, and community groups.
A sixth-generation Texan and a native Houstonian, Justice Frost graduated from The University of Texas, where she earned a B.B.A. in International Business and a B.A. in Government. She received her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. Justice Frost and her husband Fred have four sons, ages 15 to 20, and make their home in Katy.