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.


  • Florida


  • University of Tampa
    Bachelor of Science - Magna Cum Laude
  • George Washington University School of Law
    Doctor of Jurispudence - Presidential Merit Scholar


  • Athena Society
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Code of Rules and Evidence Committee - Former Member
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA) - Vice Chair of the Diversity Committee
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association (GEBA) - Sustaining Member
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (HAWL) - Sustaining Member and Co-Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • Hillsborough County Civil Service Board - Pro Bono Advocate
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated


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


June 08, 2020 NEWSStarr Brookins Appointed as Member of Human Relations Board

Join us in congratulating Starr Brookins for being recently appointed by the Board of Hillsborough County Commissioners to serve as a member of the Human Relations Board...

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September 19, 2019 NEWSTampa Bay G.I.R.L.S. Rock Awards Starr Brookins

Congratulations to Starr Brookins for being selected as an Honoree for the Tampa Bay G.I.R.L.S. Rock Awards Show!

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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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