Kristopher T. Starr


    Kristopher focuses his practice on workers’ compensation defense. His clients benefit from his many years of frontline experience in the insurance and health care industries, and his experience litigating before all Delaware State and Federal Courts and many boards and agencies. 

    Kristopher began his legal practice in Delaware as Deputy Attorney General in the State Department of Justice. After serving as a prosecutor, Kristopher was appointed by the Delaware Secretary of Labor as a Workers' Compensation Hearing Officer where he served for three years and wrote more than 300 opinions and orders on workers' compensation matters post hearing. Leaving the State government, Kristopher was appointed Assistant County Attorney and Risk Manager. In this role, he was responsible for the internal management of all workers' compensation and insurance claims management, as well as litigation concerning workers’ compensation and insurance loss cases. Kristopher was also appointed Special Master in the Court of Chancery by former Chief Justice of Delaware Leo E. Strine, Jr., to assist in the creation and management of a large personal injury trust resulting from a serial sexual abuse class action lawsuit.

    Kristopher left government service to join a civil law firm, where he engaged in the general practice of law, including workers' compensation for both claimants and the defense. His experience also includes managing the Delaware workers’ compensation practice for a regional law firm.

    In addition to his legal career, Kristopher is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner in the states of Delaware and Maryland, and has experience in executive management of health care organizations. He is also a life member of the Hockessin Fire Company, having served as past Director, Captain and Lieutenant.

    Classes/Seminars Taught

    Pearls and Pitfalls of Social Media for Nurses, Nursing 2022 podcast, October 28, 2022

    Published Works

    “Don’t Forget Your Medical History: Why Fraud Never Pays, Nor Does Convenient Amnesia,” Defense Digest, Vol. 29, No. 3, September 2023

    New Jersey
    U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
    U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
    Widener University Delaware Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1999)
    University of Delaware (B.S.N., 1996; M.S.N., 2007; Post Masters’ Certification, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2014)
    Associations & memberships
    Delaware State Bar Association
    Year joined
    Pro Bono Activities

    Guardian Ad Litem - Delaware Family Court

    Guardian Ad Litem - Office of the Child Advocate - Delaware