Attorney, Founding Shareholder
Starlett Massey is the founding shareholder of Massey Law Group. She founded MLG because she wanted to create an alternative law firm model based upon the principles of fairness, equality, and transparency. She understands that happy lawyers who are fairly compensated and treated with respect will deliver the highest quality of legal services to clients.
She practices in commercial litigation, corporate transactions, real estate, and construction law. She was recognized as a Rising Star in Business Litigation by peer review through the Florida Super Lawyers from 2013 to 2017, and as a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation in 2022 and 2023.
In 1998, Starlett graduated cum laude from the Florida State University with a degree in English. She is a 2007 graduate of the Florida State University College of Law. She is licensed to practice in Florida and is licensed and practices in all of the state and federal courts of the State of Florida. She serves as the DEI Chair for the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and on the Florida Bar Standing Committee for Diversity and Inclusion.
Starlett is committed to her personal and professional growth with a focus on gender and racial equity, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her vision for MLG stands in second position only to her dedication to parenting her son and his development as a young man committed to fun, play, and the principles of integrity, equality, and community responsibility.
Highlighted Practice Areas
› Corporate Formation, Taxation, and Governance
› Commercial Litigation
› Real Estate Title and Closings
› Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy and Foreclosure
› Tax Deed Sales
- “Mildred Dukes v. Suncoast Credit Union: Potential for Uniformity on Discharge of Mortgage Loan Debt in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cases in the Eleventh Circuit” McCumber Daniels’ Clear and Convincing Evidence, Sept. 21, 2017.
- “Supreme Court of Florida Lets the Fourth District Court of Appeal’s Ober Decision Stand” McCumber Daniels’ Clear and Convincing Evidence, Sept. 19, 2017.
- “Much Ado Over Nothing? Ober v. Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea” McCumber Daniels’ Clear and Convincing Evidence, Jan. 29, 2017.
- “In re Failla: Let Them Eat Cake” Clear and Convincing Evidence, Nov. 10, 2016.
“Per Ober: Lis Pendens Protection is Over Upon Entry of Final Judgment of Foreclosure” McCumber Daniels’ Clear and Convincing Evidence, Sept. 16, 2016.
- “Buying Craze: Liability Pros & Cons of Hospital Employment.”
Medical Liability Monitor, March 2012 vol. 37, NO 3.
- “Buying Craze: Hospital Groups Acquiring Physicians’ Private Practices.” McCumber Daniels’ Clear and Convincing Evidence, April 18, 2011. Republished. Medical Liability Monitor Blog, December 2011.
- Contributor to the Florida Defense Lawyer Association’s Trial Advocate QuarterlyFall 2011 Edition (v. 30 #4), “Medicare Reporting, Resolving Conditional Payments and Taking Medicare’s Interest Into Account for Future Payments.”
- “Legislative Success: Inadmissibility of “Never Events” in Medical Malpractice Claims” McCumber Daniels’ Clear and Convincing Evidence, Aug. 23, 2011.
- Contributor to the Florida Defense Lawyer Association’s Medicare White Paper, “Medicare Reporting, Resolving Conditional Payments and Taking Medicare’s Interest into Account for Future Payments,”June 2, 2011.
- “Long-Term Care: DNRs, AEDs, and the Role of the Medical Director,” Fall 2010 Florida Medical Directors Association’s Progress Report, Vol. 16, No. 22.
- Coauthor “The Broad Extension of Hospital Liability” Spring 2010 Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, Vol. 2, Issue 2.