Meet Starcee L. Rivera

Starcee L. Rivera


Starcee began working as an Associate in the Orlando and Miami offices of Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP in July 2020. During her time with the firm, she has handled construction defect claims pursuant to Chapter 558, Florida Statutes and resulting litigation.

While in law school, Starcee was a member of Stetson’s #1 trial team, and was an intern for the Second District Court of Appeal.  She also served on the executive boards of the Stetson Law Parents, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society and the Black Law Student Association.  Prior to joining KNCH, she practiced criminal law at a private firm and as an Assistant Public Defender where she defended both children and adults charged with misdemeanors and felonies and participated in over 20 trials.  She also spent time practicing civil litigation and dependency law as an Assistant Regional Counsel.

Starcee grew up in Palmetto, Florida and attended Florida State University where she graduated in 3 years with a B.S. in Criminology and a Minor in Philosophy. She continued her education at the University of Central Florida earning an M.S. degree in Criminal Justice and was a member of the Delta Epsilon Iota honor Society. Starcee then went on to Stetson University College of Law where she graduated with a Joint J.D./LL.M. in Advocacy.

In her free time, Starcee enjoys playing basketball, spending time with her family and friends and visiting schools and community centers to teach children about their 4th and 5th amendment rights.

  • Construction Claims & Litigation

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Assisted in Drafting Bay Area Injury Rehab Specialist Holdings, Inc. v. United States Automobile Association, USAA No. 2D14-786, Decided June 10, 2015

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  • Florida State University, 2012 – B.S., Criminology
  • University of Central Florida, 2013 – M.S., Criminal Justice
  • Stetson University College of Law, 2016 – J.D./LL.M. in Advocacy
States Licensed to Practice
  • State Bar of Florida, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida