About Us

Welcome To Starkes Law Firm, LLC

Attorney F. Xavier Starkes is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and has over 30 years of legal experience. He is a Trial Lawyer and is licensed to practice in State and Federal Courts of South Carolina and before the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. As a former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina, he represented the government in numerous white-collar criminal cases. Additionally, he is a closing attorney in residential and commercial real estate transactions. He is retained by and represents many local churches in real estate transactions and other legal matters, and he has performed legal services for the City of Columbia. Attorney Starkes works diligently on behalf of his clients. This is evident by his proven track record of providing the highest quality legal services and his successful representation in numerous and varied cases on their behalf. Attorney Starkes is committed to providing superior legal service with dignity, honor, integrity and at a fair and reasonable price. His commitment is not only to his clients, but also to his community. Attorney Starkes conducts free seminars to various community groups on a variety of legal issues including injury claims, probate and real estate matters.



Graduate of Eau Claire High School


Honor Graduate of the Citadel with a B.S. in Business Administration


Graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Major Areas Of Practice

If you are accused of committing a crime, you will need the very best criminal defense attorneys in South Carolina. We are especially skilled in the following practice areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Wills & Powers of Attorney
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Wrongful Death
  • 18-Wheeler Accidents
  • Plane & Train Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Residential & Commercial Real Estate Closings

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association

South Carolina Bar Association

Richland County Bar Association

National Bar Association

South Carolina Black Lawyers Association

American Trial Lawyers Association

Adjunct Professor USC School of Law

Community Service

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  • The Citadel Board of Visitors
  • The Citadel Foundation Board of Trustees
  • The Citadel Brigadier Foundation Board, Past President
  • The Board of Edventure Children’s Museum
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital Board
  • Central Carolina Community Foundation Board
  • South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame Board, Past President
  • Richland and Lexington Airport District
  • South Carolina Commission on Ethics Reform
  • The Brookland Foundation Board

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