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Martha Reddy Lehman



Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1987

University of Dayton, B.A., 1984, summa cum laude




When people ask Martha what she does for a living she tells them she solves problems. In the world of insolvency and bankruptcy the problem is usually a lack of money and rather than use up scarce resources fighting, Martha will approach the other side in the spirit of collaboration. She has built long standing relationships with other attorneys that allow her to assess her clients’ prospects for collaboration both before and after going to court.

Martha’s practice includes all facets of bankruptcy and insolvency representation, including secured lenders, unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees and debtors. She assists clients with the purchase of assets from insolvent entities, both inside and outside of bankruptcy. Martha also counsels clients regarding mechanic's liens and other forms of liens, as well as commercial litigation matters in connection with her practice. Martha is board certified by the American Board of Certification in Business Bankruptcy. She is also on the Board of Lay Advisors for the Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary. 


  • Selected to the Indiana Super Lawyers list: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law: 2018, 2019, 2020

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: Indiana State Bar Association, Creditors Rights Section; House of Delegate; American Bankruptcy Institute; Marion County Guardian Ad Litem Panel
  • Director; Faculty Committee Member: American Board of Certification of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Attorneys
  • Distinguished Fellow; Board Member: Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Former Chair: Indianapolis Bar Association; Commercial and Bankruptcy section


  • Represented a client in connection with strategic acquisition of a competitor during a bankruptcy asset sale which enabled client to expand its sales force in new locations and substantially increase its workforce
  • Represented a client in connection with structured liquidation of assets in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case
  • Assisted a client with the liquidation of environmentally contaminated real estate outside of bankruptcy
  • Represented a client in connection with obtaining critical vendor status in Chapter 11 case of local area trucking firm
  • Represented major financial institutions in connection with liquidation of real estate collateral, in forced and consensual situations
  • Represented court-appointed receiver in connection with discharge of his duties
  • Represented energy re-marketer in connection with its claims in various bankruptcy cases, including treatment of its contractual obligations


Presentations & Events

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    Bankruptcy Booster, 2015
  • Annual Bankruptcy Institute
    Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2006-2015