Attorney | Family Law & Creditors Rights
Martha McDermott was born in Flint, Michigan and obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 1992 and her Juris Doctorate from Indiana University in 1995. She has been practicing law with Greg and Chris Garrison since 1996.
Martha focuses her practice on family law matters, debt collection, and probate.
She represents clients in divorce, child custody/parenting time, child support, guardianships of minors and/or incapacitated adults, paternity actions, contempt, post-decree-modifications, relocations, protective orders, appeals, and many other family law issues including estate planning after divorce.
Martha is an experienced trial attorney, but also understands the value of working with her clients and opposing parties to bring resolution to issues and cases in the most cost effective and least stressful way, which may include participating in mediation or other non-court options. Martha is a parent and understands that parties to a divorce should not lose sight of the best interest of their children.
Martha also practices in the area of creditor’s rights. She represents financial institutions, medical professionals, businesses and individuals throughout Indiana in debt collection matters. Whether it is collateral recovery, filing estate claims, litigating a case, or creditor representation in debtor’s bankruptcy proceedings, Martha diligently pursues debtors to maximize recovery for her clients.
Civic Organizations and Volunteerism
- Judge Pro Tem, Marion County Paternity Court
- Judge Pro Tem, Marion County Superior Court
- Indiana Bar Association
- We The People judge, Indiana Bar Foundation
- Speaker, Indianapolis District Dental Society, Debt Collections for Medical Professionals
- Sidener Academy PTA
- Indy Synchro, Level III judge
- Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, parent volunteer
- Yoon v. Yoon 711 NE2d 1265 (Ind 1999)
- Rendon v. Rendon, 692 NE2d 889 (Ind Ct App 1998)
- Belman v. Edmundson, 722 NE2d 917 (Ind Ct. App 2000)
Martha McDermott Client Reviews
Excellent, professional representation
Ms. McDermott was recommended to me by a trusted friend. She was very professional addressing all of my needs while showing empathy for my situation. Continued to work with me providing updated documents as the situation changed even after the final documents were signedEric
Martha represented us for several years & was wonderful to work with! She was extremely knowledgeable, compassionate & detailed, hard working & tenacious. When a situation would arise, she would shoot straight with us, detailing all the options we had, recommending the best course of action but let us make the decision what would work best for us at that time.
One of her best qualities is her integrity. Martha would not spin, misrepresent or twist facts to be something that they were not unlike other council we experienced. (read more)Lynzi
Very Good At What She Does
Martha is very level headed and communicates what to expect. Her counsel has been spot on every time.Todd
Martha is an AV Preeminent® rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating signifies that Martha’s peers ranked her at the highest level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.