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Kristopher T. Starr

Kristopher T. Starr is a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia and Wilmington offices and manages the Workers’ Compensation practice in Delaware.  Utilizing his extensive legal and medical experience, he focuses his practice on representing clients in workers’ compensation, life science, bio-pharmaceutical and professional liability defense matters.

Kristopher T. Starr is a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia and Wilmington offices and manages the Workers’ Compensation practice in Delaware.  Utilizing his extensive legal and medical experience, he focuses his practice on representing clients in workers’ compensation, life science, bio-pharmaceutical and professional liability defense matters.

Mr. Starr joined Cipriani & Werner from the Wilmington law firm Ferry Joseph, P.A., where he practiced as a civil trial lawyer for 12 years.  He has enjoyed a multifaceted legal career spanning 21 years, with his first 9 years in the government sector.

Just out of law school, Mr. Starr was appointed Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware Department of Justice in 2000.  In 2002, he was appointed a Workers’ Compensation Hearing Officer by the Delaware Secretary of Labor, where he presided over 300 workers’ compensation matters, and was counsel to the Industrial Accident Board.

In 2005, Mr. Starr was appointed by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del), then NCC Executive, as Assistant County Attorney and Insurance and Loss Control Manager for New Castle County, where he managed all county insurance programs and policies and served as manager and trial counsel in all workers’ compensation matters.

In 2009, Mr. Starr moved to the private sector as a trial lawyer with Ferry Joseph representing clients in workers’ compensation, personal injury, trusts & estates and elder law matters.  He was appointed a Special Master in the Court of Chancery by then Chancellor and later Chief Justice of Delaware, Leo E. Strine, Jr., to assist in the resolution and administration of a large personal injury trust resulting from a mass tort, sexual abuse complex litigation matter.

Adding to his legal career, Mr. Starr is also a certified and licensed family nurse practitioner in Delaware and Maryland.  He has practiced in the areas of correctional medicine, ambulatory medicine and urgent care, emergency medicine and hospital medicine.  He has also managed an urban emergency department at a university- affiliated medical center.

Mr. Starr also served as Vice President for Health Operations at an NPO that served a state correctional system.  He is a Life Member of the Hockessin Fire Company in Hockessin, Delaware, where he has served as a volunteer firefighter EMT, officer, and director since he was a teenager.

Mr. Starr is admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Delaware and New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.  He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association.

Mr. Starr received his BSN and MSN from the University of Delaware in 1996 and 2007, respectively, and his J.D., cum laude, from Widener University School of Law in 1999.  He also received a Post Masters’ Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014 from the University of Delaware.

University of Delaware (B.S.N., 1996; M.S.N., 2007; Post Masters’ Certification, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2014)

Widener University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1999)

 

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