Michael C. Starkey


Direct Line: (415) 597-7816

Fax: (415) 243-8200

Email: mstarkey@frenchlyontang.com

Mr. Starkey joined French Lyon Tang in January 2016.  A seasoned litigator, Mr. Starkey has secured awards of up to $2.5 million and has successfully negotiated hundreds of settlements in his primary practice areas of commercial litigation, legal ethics, and employment law.  Mr. Starkey is a certified mediator and currently serves as a volunteer mediator for Community Boards in San Francisco and the Center For Human Development in Contra Costa County.

Prior to joining French Lyon Tang, Mr. Starkey primarily represented law firms in federal and state courts, as well as before AAA, JAMS, ADR Services, and local bar associations in connection with professional fee disputes.  Mr. Starkey has also successfully represented commercial clients in a variety of commercial matters.

Mr. Starkey also clerked for two years for the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Administrative Law Judges.  During law school, Mr. Starkey served as a judicial extern to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Pro Se Department, and the California Office of Administrative Hearings.

Mr. Starkey received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003 and was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2007.

Mr. Starkey is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before all the courts of the State of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California.  Mr. Starkey is an active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Legal Ethics Committee.