Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Starr L. Brookins is an Associate at Butler and is based in our Tampa office. She practices in First-Party Coverage and Extra-Contractual matters. Starr’s legal acumen equips her to handle cases that involve bad faith, civil remedy notices, property insurance coverage, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and uninsured/underinsured motorists.

Starr graduated from the University of Tampa, in three years, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She subsequently obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from The George Washington University Law School, graduating as a Presidential Merit Scholar. While at George Washington University Law School, Starr served as the Gavel Club Director of the Student Bar Association, a Head Representative for Barbri, as well as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair of the National Black Law Students Association. She also served as a Senior and Publication Editor of the SRBLSA Law Journal.

Throughout Starr’s legal career, she has earned several accolades, to include: the Judge Carol Draper Teen Court Service Award; Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award; Guardian of Justice Award; the Outstanding Attorney Performance Award; and the Finer Womanhood Award.

Starr has a strong background as an experienced trial and appellate attorney, at both the state and federal level. Starr also serves as a Hearing Officer with Hillsborough County where she presides over cases and renders decisions related to local ordinances.

Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • University of Tampa
    Bachelor of Science
  • George Washington University School of Law
    Doctor of Jurispudence

Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Code of Rules & Evidence Committee
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA)
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (HAWL)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • The George Edgecomb Bar Assocation (GEBA)

Courts

  • Florida Courts (Middle District)
  • Florida Courts (Northern District)
  • Florida Courts (Southern District)
  • Florida State Courts
  • United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

News

March 08, 2019 NEWSInternational Women's Day - 2019

In celebration of International Women's Day, we've gathered several of our female attorneys to discuss various important female figures in US history.

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March 05, 2019 NEWSStarr Brookins as Diversity Committee's Vice Chair for FDLA

Starr Brookins was named the Vice Chair of the Florida Defense Lawyer’s Diversity Committee for 2019. Congratulations, Starr!

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January 31, 2019 NEWSWelcome To Our Newest Attorneys!

We welcome the newest attorneys to join our Butler family!

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