Carol is a trial lawyer whose practice is concentrated in the areas of white-collar criminal defense and regulatory law, commercial litigation, and employment litigation. She has a wide range of experience handling complex matters before the federal and state trial courts throughout Massachusetts. Carol serves as co-chair of the firm's white collar and regulatory practice group and on the firm's management committee. In addition, Carol is the immediate past President of the Boston Bar Association and its governing council for the 2016-2017 program year. She has also served as the BBA's President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, a member of the Council and Executive Committee, the Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Group Mentoring Program, and the Co-Chair of the BBA’s Criminal law Section. Carol is a past Chair of the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments and the former Vice Chair for the White-Collar Defense and Investigations Committee for the International Association of Defense Counsel.
Prior to joining Conn Kavanaugh, Carol was Chief of the Economic Crimes Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, where she concentrated her work in the areas of white-collar crime and public corruption, often involving complex financial crimes. She frequently coordinated her efforts with related state and federal agencies, such as the Board of Bar Overseers, the United States Attorney's Office, the Securities Exchange Commission, and the State Department of Revenue.
Carol has been named a 2017 “Top Women of Law Circle of Excellence” honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Carol has been selected for inclusion in the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 publications of The Best Lawyers in America©, regarded by both the profession and the public as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Carol has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in New England for white collar defense and one of the top 50 Women Lawyers in Massachusetts. Carol has also been recognized by Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2015 as a winner in Commercial Litigation – Massachusetts, USA. Carol has been selected as one of the “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics and the publishers of Boston Magazine every year since the designation was created in 2004. In addition, Carol has received an AV Peer Review Rating, the highest rating, in The Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory.
Carol was recently interviewed by the Neighborhood Network News where she discussed the challenges faced by the Massachusetts criminal justice system.
Watch the full interview here: BNN News Interviews Carol Starkey