Judge Karen E. Scott
Karen E. Scott was appointed as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California in 2015. Prior to her appointment, Judge Scott was a partner at Rutan & Tucker, LLP in Costa Mesa where she handled civil litigation matters within the firm's Business Litigation and Government and Regulatory Law practice groups. Judge Scott received her B.A. in Comparative Literature, with honors, from Stanford University. She also received her J.D. from Stanford University. For many years, Judge Scott has volunteered with the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, an non-profit organization that provides law and civics-related educational programs to Orange County students.