Grace Starling is an associate at Barrett & Farahany, focusing her practice on representing individuals in employment law matters. Grace has a strong sense of authenticity and compassion in her interactions with clients and others. She advocates for people facing injustice and embraces initiatives leading to positive change. Grace balances grit with a collaborative approach as she strives to make sound and strategic legal decisions that achieve the goals of her clients.
Grace is a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Before joining Barrett & Farahany in July of 2020, Grace spent a year as a Staff Attorney with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta. She also was a summer associate for a boutique trial firm in Atlanta.
Grace earned her law degree, magna cum laude, at Georgia State University College of Law where she was in the top 10% of her class. Grace received several honors at Georgia State including, the Highest Pro Bono and Public Service Distinction, the Excellence in Professional Responsibility Award, the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Professional Responsibility, and the Best Brief Award in Lawyering Advocacy. Grace graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Art History from Agnes Scott College.
While in law school, Grace organized and facilitated a groundswell of citizen engagement focused on supporting sexual assault/gender-based violence survivors at the state government level. This experience has informed her approach to the law, public policy, and community work. Grace remains interested and engaged in working on public policy that improves her community.