Scott Colom

Scott Colom is a native of Columbus, MS and a proud 2001 graduate of Columbus High school. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Millsaps College in 2005. After college, Scott spent a summer teaching in Guyana, South America with WorldTeach, a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by a group of Harvard students in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries.

Scott is also a 2009 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he graduated cum laude. While in law school, Scott interned with the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania, and was a summer honors intern with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. He was also a member of the UW’s Mock Trial and Moot Court team.

After law school, Scott was one of 28 young legal professionals nationwide to be awarded a prestigious Skadden Fellowship to work with the Mississippi Center for Justice.

At the end of his fellowship, Scott joined the Colom Law Firm and was appointed interim Justice Court Judge for Lowndes County, becoming the youngest judge and the first African American in the county's history. In 2012, he was appointed Municipal Court Judge of Aberdeen and in 2013, he was appointed city prosecutor for the city of Columbus, the first African American in the city. Besides his legal work, Scott also writes a weekly column for the Commercial Dispatch.