Scott Colom is a native of Columbus, MS and a 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 year teaching in Guyana, South America with World Teach, a
non-profit, non-governmental organization run out of Harvard University.
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 the 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 in 2011. In 2012, he was appointed municipal court judge in Aberdeen and municipal prosecutor for Columbus in 2013. In 2015, he was elected District Attorney for Circuit Court District 16 in MS.
His favorite hobbies are reading, watching high quality television, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends. He’s a member of several non-profit organizations, including the Columbus Kiwanis Club, the Lowndes County Branch of the NAACP, and a board member of the Mississippi Humanities Council, to name a few. He’s a life-long member of Missionary Union Baptist Church in Columbus, MS. He’s married to Nadia Colom, the chief executive officer of the Golden Triangle Boys and Girls Club.