In 1993, Gregory Kellam Scott became the youngest and first African-American justice appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court. After practicing as a trial attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Denver for two years, he taught law at the University of Denver from 1980–93. He was the head attorney representing the NAACP and the Urban League in Colorado. He practiced federal securities law and served as a member of the National Arbitration Panel of the National Association of Securities Dealers. He established a nationwide practice representing minority-owned and other small business firms. He was a member of the Colorado Supreme Court until 1999, and wrote precedent-setting opinions, including a concurrence in Evans v. Romer, a case prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. He is also an inductee in the Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame. In his commencement address at Cook College in 1993, he said America will remain first in a world of equals “only so long as we use all of our most valuable resource, our human capital.”