Kenesha Starling focuses her practice on all types of complex business and commercial litigation.

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 established the Kenesha L. Starling Scholarship for Minority and Second Career Students at South Texas College of Law Houston.

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 the NASA Johnson Space Center.

Honors & Recognitions

Order of the Lytae
Phi Delta Phi

Credentials

Education

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

Admissions

Texas

United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit

Clerkships

  • 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

Affiliations

Garland Walker American Inn of Court, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, Member

Houston Young Lawyer’s Association, Member