Juval Scott

Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Virginia
Work 210 First Street SW, Suite 400 Roanoke VA 24011 TPI Attendance: June, 2007
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JUVAL O. SCOTT has been the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Virginia since January 2019. Her district consists of three offices (Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Abingdon) that handle federal criminal cases charged in the seven court locations that span the western 63% of the state. Prior to her appointment as Federal Public Defender, she was an enthusiastic Attorney Advisor with the Training Division of the Defender Services Office in Washington, DC. Before joining the Training Division, she was an Assistant Federal Defender in the Milwaukee office of the Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin, Inc. and with the Indiana Federal Community Defenders in Indianapolis, Indiana. In her former life, Juval worked as an associate in a small firm primarily handling criminal, personal injury, and family law matters; a deputy prosecutor for the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office in Lafayette, Indiana; and as Associate General Counsel for a private investigation firm focusing on trademark litigation. She has also served as Judge Pro Tempore in the Marion County Criminal Courts.

Juval received her law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana. She regularly teaches at local CJA panel trainings and programs sponsored by the Defender Services Office Training Division, as well as The National Criminal Defense College, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and their state affiliates, Wisconsin State Public Defender, The Bronx Defenders, and the National Bar Association.

She is married to Randle B. Pollard, Of Counsel with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. They have three children—Charles Beauchamp, Jr., a senior studying neuroscience at Duke University; Mason Pollard, a precocious and nature-loving fifth-grader at St. Anne’s-Belfield School; and Zion Pollard, a professorial and humorous fifth-grader at St. Anne’s-Belfield School.

She is a voracious reader, savors moments with friends and family, and is an avid traveler, having visited 37 countries spanning six continents and 40 states.


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