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Texas Leadership Hall Of Fame

Chief Justice Kem Frost

2019 Outstanding State Leader

The 2019 Outstanding Texas Leader is Chief Justice Kem Thompson Frost. Appointed to Texas’s Fourteenth Court of Appeals in 1999 by then-Governor George W. Bush and elevated to Chief Justice in 2013 by then-Governor Rick Perry, Kem Frost just marked two decades in the Texas judiciary. Before taking the bench, she enjoyed a fifteen-year civil trial and appellate practice with two large, Texas-based law firms. Kem Frost has received many honors and awards for her leadership and service on the bench and in the community, including a State Bar of Texas Presidential Commendation for “individual leadership in improving justice in Texas.”