The Honorable Daphne Grace Sykes

Orange County Superior Court, Department L64


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.

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