CSU General Counsel
Maria Starn
Maria Starn

Maria Starn

Maria A. Starn joined the Office of General Counsel in January 2017. Ms. Starn serves on the Office of General Counsel Litigation Team. She also serves as resource attorney for benefits, protecting CSU name and unlawful detainers. Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, Ms. Starn was a civil litigator in private practice. While in private practice, Ms. Starn was a Senior Associate at the Los Angeles Office of Murchison & Cumming for approximately 6 years where she served as a member of the law firm's Law and Motion and Appellate Law practice groups. Most recently, Ms. Starn worked as a Senior Associate at a boutique litigation firm in Los Angeles where she specialized in employment litigation in state and federal court.


  • J.D., University of San Diego, School of Law (2004)
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine (2000)

Published Decisions:

  • Greb v. Diamond International Corp. (2013) 153 Cal.4th 243
  • Henry v. Red Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tustin (2011) 201 Cal.App.4th 1041


  • Co-author, Navigating Discovery Abroad: Obtaining Witnesses and Materials Located Outside the U.S., Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 2011)
  • Co-author, California’s Application of Strict Products Liability to the Hybrid Enterprise, IADC Committee Newsletter (July 2009)

Telephone No. (562)951-4500
Fax No. (562)951-4956
E-mail Address: mstarn@calstate.edu

Content Contact:
December Bolden
(562) 951-4500
Technical Contact:
Last Updated: July 10, 2017