Presently serving the Massachusetts Appeals Court as chief justice, Scott Kafker possesses more than three decades of legal experience. Leading up to his 2015 chief justice appointment, Scott Kafker spent 14 years as an associate justice with the Massachusetts Appeals Court. His contributions as chief justice include initiating e-filing for the Appeals Court, improving the timeliness of the issuance of the court's opinions and establishing a clinic for self-represented litigants. While serving as a justice, he has authored nearly 1,000 decisions since 2001.
A dedicated legal scholar, Scott Kafker also has penned numerous book reviews and articles with a focus on state constitutional and labor and administrative law. His work has appeared in legal publications such as the Michigan State Review, the New England Law Review, the Massachusetts Law Review, and the Washington and Lee Law Review. While studying toward his JD at the University of Chicago Law School, he served as associate editor of The University of Chicago Law Review.
Mr. Kafker belongs to the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, and the American Law Institute.