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Michele L. Jackson is a founder of HARDEN JACKSON, LLC where she serves as Chair of the Adoption & Reproductive Law Practice Group and concentrates her law practice in adoption, surrogacy, and international family law. Her practice includes representation for expectant (birth) or adoptive parents, as well as step-parent and second parent adoptions. Additionally, Ms. Jackson represents intended parents or surrogates in gestational surrogacy arrangements. She is routinely sought for her knowledge and experience regarding issues in international adoptions and international family law and has extensive experience with children in the United States and orphans worldwide. 

 For four years (2010-2013), Ms. Jackson was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor for attorneys under 40 that lists her as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Indiana. In 2012, Ms. Jackson was given the Congressional Angels in Adoption award for her outstanding advocacy of adoption.  Recently, Ms. Jackson received the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award.   The award recognizes professionals younger than 40 years of age for service in their jobs and in the community.

Ms. Jackson had advised foreign Consulates on issues relating to international family law and orphan visa denials. As a member of the American Bar Association, she has been actively involved in developing and drafting the ABA Model Legislation for surrogacy and reproductive law.

Despite her busy professional schedule, Ms. Jackson volunteers for pro bono projects and is an active community advocate for non-profit organizations. She is the founder and volunteer director of The Fatherless Foundation, a not-for-profit organization which raises funds and provides supplies and services to orphanages world-wide and provides grants to couples wishing to adopt internationally who lack the financial resources. Ms. Jackson recently realized her personal dream of adopting. She has two adopted sons from the Democratic Republic of Cong


Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Adoption: 85%
    15 years
  2. Family: 15%
    15 years



Hourly ($200-310/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Alan Griffith

    I endorse this lawyer. Michele is undoubtedly one of the smartest, most knowledgeable and caring attorneys I've ever met. She is user-friendly, professional and incredibly productive. It's great working with her and comforting to refer cases to her.


    Matthew Griffith Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Carrie Chaille Eckstein

    I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She is passionate about the families that she helps.


    Carrie Eckstein Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

11450 N. Meridian Street
Suite 200
Carmel, IN, 46032


INActive In Good Standing200010/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Forty Under 40Indianapolis Business Journal2013
Angels In AdoptionUS Congress2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerHarden Jackson Law2011 - Present
AttorneyJocham Harden Dimick Jackson, PC2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Business InstituteInternational Adoption Law2009