Kena Hollingsworth is a founding partner of Hollingsworth & Zivitz, PC, where she practices exclusively in the area of family law and family law mediation. Kena represents clients with all types of family law issues including: divorce & legal separation; custody; parenting time (visitation); child support; paternity; adoptions (including contested adoptions); prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; post-decree modifications & enforcement (including contempt actions); guardianships, emancipation; domestic partnership agreements & disputes; spousal maintenance (alimony); relocations; protective orders; restraining orders; grandparent rights; education orders; military divorces; and family law appeals. Kena is also a registered family law mediator.
As a child of divorce, Kena understands the complex, emotional nature of family law cases and, whether she is acting as a litigator or a mediator, she approaches them with compassion and empathy. Very dedicated to the legal community, Kena is an active member of the family law sections of the American, Indiana, Indianapolis, Hamilton County and Boone County Bar Associations. She is a frequent author of and speaker on topics of interest in family law, and has appeared on local television and radio programs discussing various issues related to divorce and family law. For the last 2 years (2009 and 2010), Kena has been named to the prestigious list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars for family law by Law & Politics Magazine and Indianapolis Monthly.
In addition to her commitment to the legal community, Kena is actively involved in Central Indiana’s community. She serves on numerous non-profit boards (including the FBI Citizen's Academy & The People's Burn Foundation) and volunteers many hours to legal and civic organizations. Kena has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to the community through leadership, volunteerism, and professionalism. In addition to being named one of Indy’s Best & Brightest, for the last three consecutive years by Junior Achievement of Indianapolis, she honored as a top 5 finalist for the Young Professional of the Year Award (by Young Professionals of Central Indiana) in 2009, was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal's Forty Under 40 list in 2008, and received the Colts Community Quarterback Award in 2007.
An avid sports fan, Kena is a Colts and Pacers season ticket holder. She loves playing tennis, golfing and boxing. Her newest love is taekwondo, which she practices at the Oriental Marshall Arts College with her law partner, Chrissy. Outside of her legal career, volunteerism, and sports, she enjoys traveling, photography and spending time with her friends and family.
Indiana University School of Law (Indianapolis), JD; University of Southern Indiana, BA (English, Spanish, & International Business-Marketing)
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association (Family Law Section and Advisory Panelist); Indiana State Bar Association (Family Law Section); Indianapolis Bar Association (Exec Board, Family Law Section); Hamilton County Bar Association (Family Law Section); Boone County Bar Association; FBI Citizens Academy (Board of Directors); People's Burn Foundation (Board of Directors); etc.
Honors and Awards
Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2010 & 2009); Top 5 Finalist, Young Professional of the Year (2009); Forty Under 40 (2008); Indy's Best and Brightest (2009, 2008, 2007); Colts Community Quarterback Award (2007)