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Martha T. Starkey, "Marti," is a partner at Harrison & Moberly, LLP, where she serves as Chair of the Trust and Estate Practice Group. She has practiced in the area of Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Related Litigation for over 31 years and built her practice by providing excellent legal work in an atmosphere of care and concern for each client. Marti is the founder of the Starkey Entrepreneurial Woman Award, and she and her law firm give the award annually to a female business owner, who has exhibited courage, tenacity and selflessness in starting and running her own business.  Marti was named "The Woman of the Year in Law" by the YWCA in 2010.  She was also named one of the top 25 Women Super Lawyers that same year.  Marti serves on the Joint Editorial Board/Uniform Trust and Estate Acts. She previously served on the drafting committee of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act and the Uniform Trust Code for the Uniform Law Commission. Marti serves as a Trustee for the Uniform Law Foundation and on the Board for the Wheeler Mission. She has been selected several times for a "Five Star Professional Award" for best in client service by Indianapolis Monthly.  Marti is the author of the book "The Blessing of Obedience," which was recently on the "Best Seller" list of IBJ Publishing.  Marti is married; she and her husband have four children and five precious grandchildren.


Languages spoken: German, English

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Trusts: 25%
  4. Wills: 25%

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Harrison & Moberly

11611 N. Meridian St.
Ste. 150
Carmel, IN, 46032

Harrison & Moberly, LLP

10 West Market Street
Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN, 46204



INActive In Good Standing198108/07/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Five Star Professional AwardIndianapolis Monthly Magazine2013
Indiana Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Indiana Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
One of the top 25 Women Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2010
The Woman of the Year in LawYWCA2010
Indiana Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Indiana Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Best in Client ServiceIndianapolis Monthly magazine2009
Indiana Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Indiana Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Indiana Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Indiana Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Indiana Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Starkey Entrepreneurial Woman AwardFounder & Sponsor2004 - Present
Indianapolis Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation CommitteeVice President1999 - Present
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State LawsCommissioner1990 - Present
Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust/Estate ActsMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Uniform Law FoundationTrusteeN/A
Indianapolis Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation CommitteeCo-chair2002 - 2002
Indianapolis Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation CommitteeBoard of Managers2001 - 2002
Indianapolis Bar Association, Estate Planning and Administration SectionChair1996 - 1997
Publication nameTitleDate
IBJ PublishingThe Blessing of Obedience - A Companion Study Guide2012
IBJ PublishingThe Blessing of Obedience2011
Estate Planning magazineStriking a Balance Under the New Uniform Power of Attorney Act2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of EvansvilleN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Estate and Trust LitigationEstate and Trust Litigation2003
Avoiding MalpracticeAvoiding Malpractice1996
Forms and Procedures for Transfers of Assets to Living TrustsForms and Procedures for Transfers of Assets to Living Trusts1995
Basic Tax Issues in Estate AdministrationBasic Tax Issues in Estate Administration1994
Business Succession PlanningBusiness Succession Planning1993