Monica Schutt


Practice Area: Adoptions

Education in Pursuit to Serve Children

Monica Schutt was born and raised in Orange County, California. From an early age, Monica knew she wanted to be an attorney. After graduating from the University of California at Irvine with honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, she followed her passion for law and attended Chapman University School of Law. Monica graduated from Chapman University School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 2016.

Dedicated to Strengthening Families

As an adoptee herself, Monica sought out the field of adoption and its intersection with law with the hopes of marrying her two passions.  In 2014, she found Moore Law for Children and started an internship as a law clerk.  She remained working for the firm for the remainder of law school and became an associate attorney after passing the California bar.   

As an adoptee and recently a mother herself, Monica is dedicated to utilizing her life experiences and her legal degree to help families grow through adoption and to support mothers faced with an unplanned pregnancy.  She focuses her practice on empowering birth families and adopting parents through the emotional journey of adoption by educating, supporting, and advocating for her clients through competent and compassionate legal representation.  Throughout her career, Monica is honored to have worked on over 200 adoption cases, and she is committed to creating positive change in her clients’ lives for years to come. Monica’s dedication, compassion and excellent legal representation led to her becoming a partner of Moore Law for Children in 2019.

Message from Monica

I am blessed to be living out my dream of practicing law and uniting families through adoption and children’s law.  My mother explained to me at a very early age that I was adopted and what a beautiful gift that was.  She explained that my birth mother had made the ultimate, loving, and sacrificial gift for me by choosing to give me life and family.  And in doing so, she also gave my mom, dad and brother a cherished gift by giving them a daughter and a sister.  I grew up feeling loved by my adoptive parents and loved by the birth family that so lovingly sacrificed for me.  I love working with birth mothers and adoptive parents who all have the best interest of the child in mind.  It is an honor to practice this area of law that is so personal to me.

As an adoptee, I am passionate about adoption and family formation. I am continually grateful for the honor to work with women, families, and children and to use the law to support and advocate for them.