Starlene “Star” McGory was born in Tampa, Florida and attended undergraduate at Florida State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work in 1986 and her Master of Science in Social Work (M.S.W.) in 1987. After college, Star worked as a social worker for six years at a runaway shelter and in medical settings. Star then decided to pursue her dream of becoming an attorney and enrolled in law school in 1993 at Loyola School of Law in New Orleans from which she obtained her law degree in 1996.

Starlene brings over 20 years of experience in defending Workers’ Compensation claims. Starlene was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996 and the focus of her law career has been representing employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters. Starlene has also represented employers and their carriers in general liability matters as well. She is a certified instructor in Workers’ Compensation for the Department of Financial Services and has lectured at seminars on various topics in worker’s compensation law, including adjuster ethics.

Starlene is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Florida. She is also admitted to practice in Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Bar including the Workers’ Compensation Section.

Practice Areas: Workers’ Compensation Defense; Insurance Defense; Employment Law Defense; Civil Litigation; Appeals.

Star is happily married to Tim and together they have two adult children.