Indy G. Colbath

Indy G. Colbath

Associate
Location:
Livermore, California
Phone:
925-344-3524
Fax:
925-447-0272
Email:
Indy Colbath joins Family Law Group from practicing law in San Diego where she developed a strong background in all family law matters, including: divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and domestic violence restraining orders. Indy brings courtroom experience to her current position at Family Law Group, and has already demonstrated a high success rate. Since joining Family Law Group in March 2015, Indy has effectively represented her clients in an array of complex family law litigation, many of which involving high net worth individuals. Even though Indy has a passion for courtroom advocacy, she understands that every family law case is different, and in certain matters it is more appropriate to settle than it is to engage in costly litigation. Indy consistently advises her clients of the costs and benefits of compromising versus fighting in court. But in matters that are litigated, Indy vigorously and effectively represents her clients’ interests. In addition to her focus on outstanding advocacy, Indy strives to provide excellent service to her clients by making herself consistently approachable and available.

Indy’s passion for advocacy was ignited in college when she became a certified peer counselor with WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) in Sacramento. She spent two years working as a crisis line counselor for callers who were victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. After college and prior to law school, Indy was a law clerk with the Legal Aid Society’s Dependency Program in Martinez, which represented parents and children in dependency proceedings. Because of these experiences, Indy is able to approach high conflict cases involving intimate partner violence and or child abuse with specialized knowledge and sensitivity. Indy understands and is able to effectively advise her clients of the potential legal consequences in any family law matter when there are allegations of abuse, whether made by or against her clients.

Although it was difficult to leave beautiful San Diego, Indy happily returned to the community where she was raised: Contra Costa County. Indy’s family is also heavily embedded in the community: her mother is a retired Pittsburg Unified School District Administrator, and her brother is a firefighter in Contra Costa County. Indy grew up in Pleasant Hill and attended College Park High School.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Annulment or Nullity
  • Paternity
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Military Divorce
  • Same-Sex Divorce
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013

Education

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2013
  • University of California, Davis, Davis, California
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Sociology with Emphasis on Law and Society

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award, 2014
  • Academic Achievement Award, 2010
  • Trustee’s Scholarship Recipient, 2010-2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2015 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association , 2015 - Present
  • Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, 2015 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, 2010 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alameda County Courtroom Volunteer (assisting self-represented litigants), 2015 - Present
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, 2014
  • YWCA Legal Advocacy Program, 2011
  • Contra Costa County Legal Aid Society, Dependency Program, 2008 - 2009
  • WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment), Inc., 2006 - 2008

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Theta