The Boardman & Clark partner Jacob Frost has been appointed a Dane County Circuit Court judge.
Gov. Tony Evers announced Frost’s appointment on Friday. Frost fills a vacancy opened up by Judge Richard Niess’ retirement.
Frost specializes in civil litigation and family law at Boardman & Clark in Madison, and he’s a member of the firm’s ethics committee.
Niess said Frost has appeared in Branch 9 many times on civil and family cases, and he shows an evident command of applicable law and an “unfailingly pleasant” demeanor.
Frost said he looks forward to ensuring the courts remain fair and impartial, and improving access for all.
Frost earned his law degree from UW Law School. He is treasurer of the Dane County Bar Association and a former board president of Access to Independence, a nonprofit providing resources and advocacy for people with disabilities. Frost is also a 2016 Wisconsin Law Journal Up & Coming Lawyer award winner.