Laura Starr joined the firm in 2014 and focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship Law. Known for handling complex cases, she excels at developing unique and creative solutions to help her clients. Laura believes one of the most important aspects of her practice is seeing the “big picture,” realizing that every person, every family, and every situation is unique. She finds great personal satisfaction in crafting estate plans that provide people with peace of mind and helps them accomplish their goals.
She received her undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University, graduating with a B.S. in political science and attended law school in Chicago at DePaul University College of Law where she received a certificate in business law. During law school, Laura externed for the Honorable Michael F. Otto at the Circuit Court of Cook County and was a member of the International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team. She was also a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and American Bar Association.
We are pleased to announce that Laura Starr is now Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction earned by less than ten percent of all Texas attorneys.
Bert Starr has been providing personalized legal services for individuals and business owners in the DFW area for over 43 years. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Michigan State University, he attended the University of Detroit School of Law and received a LL.M in Tax Law from New York University School of Law.
Bert is an active member of the local Bar Associations and served as President of the Plano Bar Association and as Chairman of the Collin County Bar Association’s Estate Planning Section. He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of North Texas and the Dallas Estate Planning Council.
Most recently Bert served as President of the Plano Metro Rotary Club.
Bert has also served as a member of a number of civic organizations, being recognized for his contributions by receiving the Outstanding Young Texan award from the Texas Jaycees and the Citizen of the Year award from the City of Richardson.
Bert has authored numerous articles and pamphlets on estate planning and asset protection and has spoken to numerous civic and professional groups on business law, estate planning, and asset protection.
Clients enjoy working with Mr. Starr because he educates clients so that they understand their choices under the law and can intelligently assess the risk and rewards of their decisions in all of their legal and business affairs.
Michael O. Presbitero III
Michael Presbitero joined Starr Law Firm, P.C in November 2017. His practice focuses primarily on business/commercial and real estate transactional matters for small to mid-size private businesses. Prior to joining Starr Law Firm, P.C., Michael was an attorney with two Dallas law firms and represented clients in a variety of litigation (in state and federal courts) and non-litigation matters across the state of Texas, with a focus in business, creditor rights and commercial matters. He has experience representing clients in matters involving a variety of legal areas: mergers and acquisitions, real estate, contracts, insurance, bankruptcy, nonprofit, business/commercial (such as choice of entity and entity formation), estate planning and probate, and creditor’s rights. He is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Illinois and licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Michael received his Jurist Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law. He graduated summa cum laude, named a member of the Order of the Coif, and received a certificate in business law. During law school, he was a staff member for Volume 61 of the DePaul Law Review and served as Business Manager and Associate Editor on the Executive Board for Volume 62 of the DePaul Law Review. He was also a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity. In the year following law school, Michael passed both the Illinois and Texas State Bar Examinations. He was honored for his performance on the February 2014 Texas Bar Examination, earning the third highest score in the state of Texas.
Michael received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with a B.S. in Finance, conferred with high honors.
Bert and Laura Starr have been providing me quality trust and estate plans for two decades. They have worked with me to make needed adjustments in my plans as my life circumstances have changed over the years. My parents also utilized their skills in developing their own trust and estate plans. When each of them died over the last two years, the plans and documents put into place by Starr Law Firm made a very difficult time go remarkably smoothly. They also greatly helped in handling things that made my life easier, which was much appreciated while I was going through such a trying time. Bert Starr is an expert in tax law. I highly recommend Starr Law Firm for your estate planning and related needs.
-Chip H., Former Client
“I recently had the pleasure of working with attorney Laura Starr on my estate planning. The determination of needs process was thorough and efficient. She courteously answered all of my questions and concerns. The documents were prepared in the agreed-upon time and executed in her office. Overall the experience was very positive. I feel confident that her recommendations and legal expertise has provided me with the best estate plan possible. “
-A Former Client
“Very professional and friendly
We had our estate documents prepared by Laura. Despite being a young attorney, one may think she has no experience. My experience with her is the contrary. She was very approachable and answered all the questions we had and had a lot of suggestions. She came across very professional yet friendly.
Highly recommend her!”
-Laszlo, Former Client