Mallor Grodner LLP
Kendra G. Gjerdingen chairs the Appellate Law Group at Mallor Grodner LLP and handles the legal needs of private and business clients in civil litigation and family law. Her concentration includes family law and jurisdiction, interstate and international custody disputes, appeals, and civil litigation.
Kendra is a leading family law and appellate lawyer in Indiana. She also has extensive experience in jurisdictional disputes. She has represented many clients in Hague Convention cases, as well as those involving interstate custody disputes. In addition, she often is called upon to assist fellow practitioners and members of the judiciary in understanding the complexities involved when parents live in different states or countries.
Kendra utilizes the Family Law Group’s team approach to assure that a client’s needs are addressed quickly and efficiently. Kendra is a successful litigator with extensive courtroom experience. She also brings her compassion and knowledge to each case, as well as her attention to detail and dedication to civility in the practice of law. Kendra is an advocate of alternative dispute resolution, especially in family law, understanding the importance of reducing conflict in order to reach desired results.
Kendra is a Registered Family Law Mediator and a Certified Family Law Specialist, by the Family Law Certification Board. She is a past-chair of the Indiana State Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, and currently serves as the chair of its continuing education committee. She is also on the council of the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the ISBA.
Gale Phelps Award, Indiana State Bar Association’s Family Juvenile Law Section, 2013
This award is given for exceptional service to the profession, to attorneys with the highest level of competence who work towards improving the profession. Recipients are attorneys who raise the level of professionalism and civility in domestic relations matters, going beyond the client’s basic needs, and maintaining respect for the court system and its participants. This award is for attorneys with high moral character and ethical standards.