Starling Underwood is an E- Discovery Attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend’s LitSmart® E-Discovery Team. With more than eight years of experience in commercial litigation, Starling brings a wide variety of expertise to e-discovery. With Kilpatrick, Starling has conducted numerous document reviews in a variety of practice areas, including trademark and patent infringement, complex business litigation, financial services and due diligence, Native American, government investigations, labor and employment, cybersecurity and data privacy. Starling assists in the management of document review teams, develops review protocols, conducts high level QC and privilege review, and ensures the accurate, efficient, and cost effective review of electronic documents.
Prior to joining the firm, Starling worked as an associate with several full service law firms focusing on commercial litigation and counseling, and specifically labor and employment, federal civil forfeiture, debt collection, landlord tenant, real estate, and commercial disputes. He represented clients in mediation, arbitrations, and before appellate courts. Starling is a former recipient of the Outstanding Service Award by the North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, and has been recognized as a North Carolina “Rising Star” in the area of Business Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine each year from 2014 to 2018 and also for E-Discovery from 2021 to 2023.
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law J.D. (2009)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro B.S. (2006) cum laude
North Carolina (2009)
U.S. District Court for Multi-District Litigation
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Leadership Winston-Salem, Class of 2020, Member
Guilford County Bar Association, Member
Authorized Practice Committee for the NC State Bar Council, Former Advisory Member
Grievance Committee for the NC State Bar Council, Former Advisory Member
Pro Bono Committee for the 28th Judicial District, Former Member
Asheville-Buncombe Regional Sports Commission, Former Member
Carolina Day School, Former Trustee
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