Martha T. Starkey, “Marti” is an equity partner at the law firm of Harrison & Moberly, LLP, in Carmel, Indiana, where she serves as the Chair of the Trust and Estate Practice Group. Marti has practiced law in the area of Wills, Trusts, Estates and Related Litigation for over 37 years, and during that time, she has faithfully served her clients with dignity, integrity, compassion and outstanding legal service.
In 1990, Marti was appointed by then Governor Evan Bayh to serve the State of Indiana on the Uniform Law commission (“ULC”). In 1993, Marti was named to serve as the Chair of Indiana’s ULC delegation. Marti also has served as a national Division Chair for two terms, on numerous ULC drafting committees, including the Uniform Trust Code, and as a member of the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust & Estate Acts. Marti currently serves as a Trustee of the Uniform Law Foundation.
In addition to her law practice and her work with the ULC, Marti decided to start an entrepreneurial woman award, recognizing that many female business owners were doing heroic work and deserved to be honored. This year marks the 17th year of the Starkey Entrepreneurial Woman Award. This award is given each year to honor women business owners in the community, who show courage, tenacity and selflessness in starting and running their own business. Marti and her law firm also give Starkey Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards to individuals who exhibit courage, tenacity and selflessness in an endeavor.
Marti has received many awards throughout her years as a respected attorney, including being named the 2010 YWCA Woman of the Year in Law and a Distinguished Barrister in 2017; however, Marti would tell you that one of her greatest awards has been the response from people who have read her book, “The Blessing of Obedience.” The many people around the country, who have been profoundly encouraged by her writing, are a treasure to her.