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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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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.
|IN||Active In Good Standing||2000||01/15/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Forty Under 40||Indianapolis Business Journal||2013|
|Angels In Adoption||US Congress||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Founding Partner||Harden Jackson Law||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Jocham Harden Dimick Jackson, PC||2008 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis||Law||Juris Doctor||2000|
|National Business Institute||International Adoption Law||2009|