Associate Justice Scott L. Kafker (2001-present)
Scott L. Kafker was born in Corning, New York, on April 24, 1959. He graduated from Amherst College in 1981 and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985, where he was on the Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Justice Charles L. Levin of the Michigan Supreme Court, then as a law clerk to Judge Mark L. Wolf of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In 1987 he joined the Boston law firm of Foley, Hoag & Eliot as an associate. From 1991 to 1993, Justice Kafker was deputy chief legal counsel to Governor William F. Weld. In 1993 he was named chief legal counsel for the Massachusetts Port Authority. He was appointed to the Appeals Court by Governor Paul Cellucci and joined the Court on March 7, 2001. Justice Kafker has taught at the National Judicial College and has served on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Law School. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is also a member of the American Law Institute and is the author of comments and articles appearing in the University of Chicago Law Review and the Labor Lawyer.