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Meet the Starr Law Firm Team

At Starr Law Firm, our attorneys offer effective legal solutions for businesses and individuals throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Our team has over 60 years of combined experience handling complex business, real estate, estate planning and tax matters.

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Awarded Texas Rising Stars & Super Lawyers for 2024

We proudly announce that for the fifth consecutive year, Laura Starr and Michael Presbitero have been named to the 2024 “Texas Rising Stars” and the 2024 “Super Lawyers” lists published by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication and rating service.

“Texas Rising Stars” recognizes attorneys across more than 70 practice areas who are 40 years old or younger or in their first 10 years of practice. Inclusion is based on a highly selective process comprised of detailed and comprehensive peer nominations, evaluation, and research – yielding only those who have both a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Just 2.5%of eligible lawyers in Texas are named to the list.


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Building Strategic Solutions for Individuals and Businesses

Known for providing personalized service, our attorneys work together to help you achieve your goals and to put you and your business in the position for continued success.


Building Strategic Solutions for Individuals and Businesses

Firm offers more than 60 years of combined legal experience

With three experienced attorneys, Starr Law Firm, P.C. prides itself in providing a one-stop-shop for their clients’ business, estate planning, real estate, tax, probate, and guardianship needs. 


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The Federal Trade Commission’s Proposed Ban on Most Non-Compete Agreements

 Our senior attorney, Michael Presbitero, explains why the FTC is proposing a rule change regarding most non-compete agreements and clauses. 



2023 Women in Leadership for 5th consecutive year by Living Magazine

Recognized as a 2023 Women in Leadership for 5th consecutive year by Living Magazine

We are honored to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, Laura Starr has been recognized as a 2023 Women in Leadership, an annual showcase of the area’s most successful female entrepreneurs and professionals, by Living Magazine.

Laura Starr, Managing Shareholder at Starr Law Firm, P.C. has always had a passion for serving others. Laura credits her parents and her education at Ursuline Academy of Dallas for teaching her the importance of hard work and dedicating oneself to serving others.

Ursuline Academy’s motto, Serviam (‘I will serve’), is one of the main reasons I became a lawyer,” Laura says. “It’s a way of using my talents to give back to my community and help those in need.”

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Estate Planning & Probate Law Board Certification

We are delighted to share the news:  Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced Laura Starr ‘03 received Board Certification in Estate Planning and Probate Law. TBLS Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. Less than 10% of Texas licensed attorneys are board-certified. Board certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 25 specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a 6-hour written examination.
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2022 Top Lawyers in North Texas

We are excited to be recognized as 2022 Top Lawyers in North Texas by Frisco STYLE magazine. We thank our peers, clients and Frisco STYLE readers for their nomination and their continued support of our team at Starr Law Firm. 


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Book Boxing Brunch with Leadership Plano Class 38

Attorney Michael Presbitero and other members of @planochamber Leadership Plano Class 38 donated supplies and time for the first Book Boxing Brunch benefitting the children of the Collin County Juvenile Detention Center. We are looking forward to the next one!


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Peace of Mind

 “Estate planning is taking different puzzle pieces and putting them together to create a cohesive, customized plan that takes into account unique situations and works for all the parties involved, ” says managing shareholder Laura Starr.


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Laura Starr key component of firm’s success

We are delighted to share with you D Magazine’s feature on Laura Starr showcasing her expertise and philosophy which is a driver of the firm’s success.


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2022 Best Lawyer Under 40

We are thrilled to announce that for the second consecutive year, Laura Starr has been selected as 2022 Best Lawyer Under 40 by D Magazine. Laura is known for developing customized estate planning solutions for her clients’ complex situations. She finds great personal satisfaction in crafting estate plans that provide peace of mind for her clients while helping them accomplish their goals. The Starr Law Firm has deep roots in the Collin County community and believes in building trustworthy relationships with clients in order to understand how best to serve their needs.


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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

“Uncovering and addressing as many risks as possible before signing a contract and closing on a property is a wise investment that pays off, often in substantial ways,” says seasoned business attorney Michael O. Presbitero III.

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Starr Law Firm Celebrates Best Law Firm U.S. News 2022 Recognition

We proudly announce Starr Law Firm being selected as 2022 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report. We are a family-owned firm with deep roots in the community and believe that effective advocacy begins with cultivating a close working relationship with each client. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined legal experience building strategic solutions for individuals and businesses.

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Bert Starr Named to Annual Best Lawyers List

For the second year in a row, Bert Starr has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 edition, which recognizes the top attorneys in the United States. Bert has earned the respect and trust from his clients and the recognition by his peers.

To develop their annual list, Best Lawyers conducts a multi-step review process that consists of nominations, peer review, analysis of feedback, and a final confirmation of eligibility before releasing their results. Attorneys are not permitted to pay in exchange for a listing.



Michael Presbitero selected to participate in Leadership Plano Class 38

We are thrilled to announce that Michael has been selected by Leadership Plano and the Plano Chamber of Commerce to participate in Leadership Plano Class 38. In his role, Michael’s responsibility will be to provide insight and advice to the organization for current and future programs, activities and general ideas to promote the organization and further its reach and impact, with his perspective and experience as an attorney. The organization’s primary program is called “Operation School Bell”, which provides clothing to underprivileged children in Collin County to alleviate the adverse effect that the lack of clothing or appropriate clothing may have on school performance and attendance, as well as overall self-esteem.

Leadership Plano is dedicated to educating, developing, and empowering current and future leaders for the community and motivating them to serve civic, charitable, and business organizations. For more information, please visit 

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Starr Law Firm P.C. – Laura Starr Voted Best Attorney in Plano and Frisco

We are beyond delighted to announce that Laura Starr has been voted 2021 Best Attorney in Plano/Frisco by Living Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards.

Laura, who primarily focuses on estate planning, probate, and guardianship law, enjoys getting to know her clients and building a trusting relationship with them. After understanding what they want and need, she educates clients on the best legal approach that protects them and their family. Laura  builds plans that are completely customized to each client because everyone has unique goals and circumstances.

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Consulting with clients throughout the life of their business

Attorney Presbitero’s practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate and business transactional matters for small to mid-size private businesses.

He encourages people to do their due diligence and consult with an attorney regarding all legal agreements, contracts, or documents, especially when forming a business and believes all business owners must have an exit strategy or a business succession plan. Business succession planning is estate planning for one’s business and it is needed to determine what happens to their business when particular circumstances arise.

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Laura Starr featured in D CEO’s Women Leadership

It has been a stellar year for Attorney Laura Starr and we are pleased to share her feature in D CEO Magazine, highlighting her 2021 achievements.

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Recognition from The Texas Bar College

We proudly announce that The Texas Bar College has recognized Michael Presbitero for completing 80 CLE hours within three years.

The Texas Bar College, the only organization in the United States formed for this purpose, is an honorary society of lawyers, chartered by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1981, to recognize and encourage lawyers who maintain and enhance their professional skills and the quality of their service to the public by completing at least double the required hours of continuing legal education each year. The College also sponsors or otherwise assists in educational activities of significant merit and widespread relevance and applicability to the legal profession.


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