Judge Scott, Des Moines, was appointed to the bench in 2014. He received his undergraduate degree from Drake University in 1984 and his law degree from Drake University Law School in 1987. Prior to taking the bench, he was in private practice. Judge Scott practiced in the State and Federal courts of Iowa, as well as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association. the Polk County Bar Association, and the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Judge Scott is a past president of the Iowa Judges Association.
He is married and has three children.