Mediator's Profile


Marsha Hackenberg

Business Name: Hamilton County Mediators

Marsha L. Hackenberg believes that families in conflict rarely belong in a courtroom where the one person with the least amount of knowledge about their situation will make a long term decision about their life. Marsha takes a two-fold approach when addressing each case.   Conflict resolution and mediation are the first approach, however, should a hearing be required, you can count on experience in litigation to fight for you and your needs as well.

It is essential to understand applicable Indiana laws, set clear goals and identify the path to a resolution that will best support the children’s stability and well-being. Whether through direct settlement negotiations, courtroom hearings, family law mediation or Parenting Coordination, Marsha consistently targets sustainable solutions in the children’s best interests. She is dedicated to providing legal assistance in a compassionate and experienced manner.

Marsha graduated from Valparaiso University in 1996 with her Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree.  In 2001, Marsha graduated with honors from the I.U. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.  After practicing in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate for three years, Marsha transitioned to Family Law with a focus on Mediation.  In an effort to provide families with needed services and options both in and out of the courtroom, Marsha is also a trained and Certified Parenting Coordinator, a Registered Mediator, a Guardian ad Litem and a Mediation Trainer.


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law, 2001
  • Valparaiso University, Bachelor’s Degree, Social Work, 1995

Continued Education & Training

  • Child Beyond Dispute, Child Inclusive Graduate Program, Child Inclusive Mediation, Aug 2022 – Aug 2023
  • ABA Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills, Advance Mediation Skills, 2022
  • AFCC, Advanced Issues for Family Law and Dispute Resolution Professionals, 2021
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Practice, 2021
  • Cooperative Parenting Institute, Parenting Coordination, Parenting Coordination, 2020
  • Children Beyond Dispute, Child Inclusive Mediation and Counseling: Child Consultant Course, 2020

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Parenting Coordinator, Indiana State Supreme Court, 2020
  • Registered Domestic Relations Mediator, Indiana State Supreme Court, 2019
  • Certified Child Inclusive Mediator, Children Beyond Dispute
  • Guardian Ad Litem, Hamilton County GAL/CASA Program


  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • The Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts
  • Indiana Chapter – Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts
  • Indiana Association of Mediators
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

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