Kenesha Starling focuses her practice on a broad range of bankruptcy, business, commercial, and employment litigation. Her experience includes a wide variety of matters including contract disputes, business divorces, violation of state and federal statutes, harassment, retaliation, EEOC charges of discrimination, and other employment claims, and bankruptcy litigation relating to sales, breach of fiduciary duties, fraudulent transfers, and preference actions.
Kenesha received her J.D., summa cum laude, from South Texas College of Law Houston, where she served as Editor in Chief of the South Texas Law Review, an academic success tutor, and a member of the Black Law Students Association. She received several Cali Awards for receiving the highest score in the class, and was a recipient of the Dickerson-Moore Humanitarian and Intermural Moot Court Competition Outstanding Advocate Awards.
Kenesha is active in diversity and inclusion initiatives, and partnered with the South Texas College of Law Houston to establish the Kenesha L. Starling Scholarship for Minority and Second Career Students.
Prior to, and during law school, Kenesha was employed as a Business Manager, Contracting Officer’s Representative, and an Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity Law Clerk for NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Honors & Recognitions
Order of the Lytae
Phi Delta Phi
J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston, summa cum laude, 2020
M.B.A., University of Houston Clear Lake, 2005
B.A., Texas Southern University, cum laude, 2003
District of Columbia
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
- Law Clerk for The Honorable Judge Charles R. Eskridge III, U. S. District Court, S.D. TX, Houston, TX
- Judicial Intern for The Honorable Judge Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, S.D. TX, Houston, TX
- Judicial Intern for The Honorable Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Houston, TX
- Judicial Intern for The Honorable Judge Daryl Moore, Texas 333rd District Court, Houston, TX
Garland Walker American Inn of Court, Member
Houston Bar Association, Member
Federal Bar Association, Member
Houston Young Lawyer’s Association, Member
The Federalist Society's Houston Lawyers Chapter, Member