Claria Horn Boom, partner in the Lexington office of Frost Brown Todd (FBT), has been confirmed as a district judge on the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. Nominated by President Trump last year, Boom’s appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate today in a 96-1 vote.
A native of Eastern Kentucky, Boom is currently a member of FBT’s Finance and Real Estate Practice Group and represents clients in a wide variety of banking, finance and commercial transactions, as well as internal investigations. She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Pierce Lively, United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and later practiced for a private law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, where she predominantly represented clients in product liability and toxic tort litigation. She returned to Kentucky as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern and Western Districts, prosecuting a wide variety of financial crimes, including bank fraud, wire fraud and tax fraud.
Boom graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1994 with Order of the Coif honors, and from Transylvania University in 1991, summa cum laude. She joined FBT in 2006 and won the firm’s “Mentor of the Year” award in 2012. She also served FBT as the chair of the Compensation Committee and on the Nominating Committee and Women’s Initiative Steering Committee.