The Hon. Daphne Sykes Scott is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. She was appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on May 12, 2010, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Robert B. Hutson.
Scott earned a B.A. from Spelman College in 1984. She then received a J.D. from the City University of New York in 1989.
Scott has served in the Office of the District Attorney of Los Angeles County as a deputy district attorney. She has also worked as a deputy city attorney for the City of Compton. Just prior to her appointment to the bench, she was working as a deputy district attorney in the Law and Motion Unit of the Office of the District Attorney of Orange County.
She was a resident of Lake Forest, California at the time of her appointment to the bench.
Scott is registered as a Republican.