Professionally Diverse

Kai Scott

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

NominatedJuly 12, 2022

ConfirmedDecember 7, 2022

  • Kai Scott served as a judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas from 2015 to 2022.

  • Prior to that, she served as the Trial Unit Chief for the Federal Community Defender Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2010 to 2015. She served as Assistant Federal Defender from 2004 to 2010. From 1998 to 2004, she served as a trial attorney with the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

  • Scott served as a law clerk for Judge Donald Poorman of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation from 1996 to 1998.

  • Scott received her J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1995 and her B.A. from Hampton University in 1991.