Scott W. Monroe

 

Partner

smonroe@hollins-law.com

Mr. Monroe is an aggressive and staunch advocate for his clients. In just a short period of time, Mr. Monroe has proven his ability to meet any challenge set before him in order to make sure his clients receive the very best representation possible.

Mr. Monroe knew early on that he wanted to be a trial attorney. While still in high school, Mr. Monroe worked as an Intern in the Public Defender’s Office. After graduating and moving to California, Mr. Monroe worked in the District Attorney’s Office for the County of Los Angeles. While there he conducted dozens of preliminary hearings including many within the gang unit. It was through this intense period that Mr. Monroe learned a valuable lesson – be a zealous advocate for your client, but never be afraid to be completely honest with them. In preparing for any case, Mr. Monroe makes sure that every possible angle of the problem is examined. Every piece of evidence is gathered, every possible contingency is explored, and every possible attack has been considered and a proper response readied. It is through this process that Mr. Monroe makes sure his clients know exactly where they stand before ever entering a courtroom. In this manner, Mr. Monroe ensures his clients the most favorable outcome. When achieving that outcome requires going to trial, Mr. Monroe knows he stands ready to give his full measure to achieve the verdict he wants.

In addition to his criminal law work, Mr. Monroe has a thorough background in entertainment law, insurance fraud and bad faith matters, contract construction and negotiation, as well as intellectual property. He knows how to properly manage all aspects of a case from initial inquiry to judgment enforcement. When taking on a case, he dispassionately examines all components of the matter and works diligently with the client to make sure they understand their rights and choices. Once a course of action has been decided upon, Mr. Monroe becomes a zealous advocate who will go the extra mile to deliver the desired outcome. In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Monroe acts as general counsel for various business entities, both large and small.

Mr. Monroe received A joint Philosophy and Classics Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with an impressive list of accomplishments. This included not only being on the Dean’s list but the Dean’s Commendation list every single year. Mr. Monroe was also the vice-president of his honors fraternity and a member of the Classics Honors Fraternity.

After graduating, Mr. Monroe moved to California and attended Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. During his time at Pepperdine, Mr. Monroe distinguished himself as part of the school’s Trial Team succeeding in several competitions including the A.A.J. Trial Competition and the San Diego Defense Lawyers Trial Competition. Mr. Monroe also participated in Moot Court and became a certified law clerk. In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Monroe was given the Honors Trial Advocate with Highest Distinction award.

Education:

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA (Juris Doctor – 2007)
  • Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA (Bachelor of Arts – 2003)

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

Professional Membership:

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association