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Ebony Michelle Scott

Hon. Ebony Michelle Scott was appointed to serve as a Magistrate Judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia by the Honorable Robert E. Morin on January 17, 2020.

Judge Scott began her legal career at the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., where she was a civil litigator for five years. Judge Scott joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2012 as an Assistant Attorney General in the Housing and Community Justice Section (formerly the Neighborhood and Victim Services Section). In 2016, she joined the Office of Human Rights as General Counsel. In her role, she oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Legal Division and managed the resolution of discrimination complaints filed at the agency. In 2018, Judge Scott joined the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel as Deputy Director. In this role, she assisted the Director in supervising all agency counsel reporting to the Mayor and provided legal advice to the Mayor, agency Directors, and Deputy Mayors.

Scott has always been committed to public service. She currently serves as an Abramson Scholarship Foundation mentor and plays an active role on its mentoring committee. She is also an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law.

Scott received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester and her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law. Following law school, Scott served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.