Scott Troutt has filed as a candidate to serve as circuit judge for the Second Judicial District- Seventh Division. Troutt, a native of Northeast Arkansas, has owned a general law practice based in Jonesboro for nearly a decade.
The Second Judicial District is comprised of Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Greene, Mississippi, and Poinsette Counties. There will be twelve Circuit Judge divisions within the district in 2021.
“My wife Tiffany and I made the decision for me to run for Circuit Judge because we believe I have the skillsets needed to serve the Second Judicial District fairly and impartially. Having represented clients from all walks of life, I know how critical it is for society to have confidence that our justice system will be fair, prompt, and efficient. As your Circuit Judge, I will treat all who come before the court justly and will be dedicated to ensuring the process is timely,” Troutt said.
Troutt was born and raised in Jonesboro, Ark., and graduated from Jonesboro Public Schools in 2001. During his childhood, Troutt gained interest in public service and civics from his grandfather John Troutt, former owner-publisher of The Jonesboro Sun. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Vanderbilt University in 2005, and later graduated from the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law.
In 2011, he opened the Troutt Law Firm which is a general practice firm with a focus in real estate and family law. In addition to his work as an attorney, Troutt served as a Craighead County Election Commissioner from 2013-2019.