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Colleen Talkov

Real estate Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.6   10 reviews

also known as Colleen Sparks

  • Licensed for 7 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Colleen

Learn Colleen’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Real estate
    Real estate litigation and partition actions

Colleen is a Partition Attorney with Experience in Civil Litigation and Family Law at Talkov Law.

Colleen has the experience, skill, and knowledge to advocate for the best interests of her clients.

Her accolades as an attorney include a 10 out of 10 rating by Justia, being named as one of the Best Family Lawyers in Riverside by Expertise, a Lead Counsel Rating by Thomson Reuters as a Family Law Attorney, and being featured by the The Los Angeles Times in such articles as: "When Bill and Melinda Gates divorce, who gets the 66,000-square-foot mansion?"

Colleen is a native Southern Californian who attended Northern Arizona University and went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from California Southern Law School in Riverside, California.

However, Colleen’s journey in the legal profession actually began when she was in high school, where she earned numerous accolades as the Pre-Trial Attorney for the Murrieta Valley High School Mock Trial Team. Colleen also spent her time as a student attorney in her local Youth Court program, prosecuting and defending fellow adolescents charged with criminal infractions in Murrieta, California.

Colleen went on to gain invaluable knowledge and understanding of the intricacies of the court system and insight into the judicial process during her time as a Superior Court Clerk for the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside. 

Colleen effectively advocates for her clients’ legal rights in all stages of litigation and ensures their emotional needs are met inside and outside of the courtroom. Colleen is a skilled and compassionate attorney who offers options to clients who are looking for or need someone who can fight for them, in a way that they have not yet discovered. 

Colleen is an active member of the Pick Group of Riverside Young Professionals, the Riverside County Bar Association, and the California Lawyers Association.

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Talkov Law Corp.
4000 MacArthur Blvd
Ste 655
Newport Beach, CA, 92660


4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Summer | January 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing and attentive
Ms. Sparks is one of the most talented lawyers I have worked with. She answered all my questions and was kind in one of the worst experiences in my life. She handled everything from paperwork to late night phone calls for advice. I could not recommend anyone better!
Posted by Pablo | January 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Excellent and very professional. Gets back to you in timely manner. Gives sound advise and explains the possible outcomes. Will recommend to give her a call for any consult and see what she can do for you.
Posted by David | January 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Job Miss Sparks high highly recommend her as your attorney executed my divorce I’m very happy with settlement five stars all the way very nice very considerate everything was done a timely matter
Posted by James | January 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Very helpful always answers your questions. Very professional and smart. She goes above and beyond. Highly recommend Colleen Sparks.
Posted by Vince | January 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Friendly, and Professional
An excellent choice for family law practice! Colleen knows her profession very well and was successful in settling a case. While Colleen did her best to facilitate an outcome, the professionalism behind her work gave me ease during a stressful time. Highly recommend her talent and services.
Posted by Dianne | December 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Quick and Painless
Colleen did all the work for us. We didn’t know what to expect going into a legal battle, but Colleen was there to answer all our questions and reassure us every step of the way. She was very knowledgeable and was quick to send us drafts and orders. We never had to worry about any paperwork not being submitted or served. The Talkov team always had our backs and when our hearing came, Colleen was to the point and stated all the facts to win us our case. You can’t go wrong with this team of amazing attorneys.
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Posted by Giovanni | March 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you soo much
After what I thought was the worse day of my life, I had a consolation with Talkov Law attorney Colleen Sparks, and she gave me hope. Since the beginning, she has been patient, informative, and responsive. She is also very intelligent, supports what she says with case law, and has a good eye for error. Her work shows she truly does care. We were successful at a recent ex-parte hearing and I’m confident I chose the right attorney to represent me in such an important and difficult matter regarding my children.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2020
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Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
I was loosing my mind over a family law matter. I contacted Talkov Law and my attorney was able to put me at complete ease. She went above and beyond to research different laws, statues and even news article to help support our argument. She was very honest and professional at all times. Even though the opposing attorney tried very hard to twist my character and completely discredit my military service and, the laws that are designed to protect us. Colleen Sparks remained completely levelled headed and was able to get the judge to decide on our behalf using solely the facts that can be proven and supported. I am so grateful for her hard work and dedication, I don't know what I would have done without her! Thank you so much Colleen!! You are definitely a life saver!!
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Posted by Cassondra | July 15, 2020
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Above the Bar!!
Colleen goes above and beyond. She is compassionate and understanding. During the weakest and hardest moments of my life she was there every step of the moment. She completed my paperwork in a quick manner and handled everything properly. My ex husband appealed my divorce and I was blindsided by it all but not with Colleen who stuck right by my side and handled everything without me even saying a word!! She goes above for her client's!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2021
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Don't waste your time
Don't waste your time with this lawyer Colleen M Sparks. I hired her for family court an she lost my case. i waste more then $20k for nothing. when she lost my case she move from one office to another. an she wouldn't answer my phone calls. stay away from her.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Real Estate Litigation Attorney
  • Talkov Law Corp.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Heath L. Baker
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Heath L. Baker
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Court Services Assistant
  • Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • 2014 - 2015
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  • California Southern LS
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Northern Arizona University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012

Legal Cases

  • Closed


  • Talkov Law Family Law Division
  • Chair
  • 2020 - Present
  • Pick Group of Riverside Young Professionals
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • 10/10 Rating
  • Justia
  • 2022
  • Best Family Lawyers in Riverside
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Lead Counsel Verified Family Law Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2020
  • 10/10 Rating in Client Satisfaction
  • Justia
  • 2020
  • 10/10 Rating
  • Justia
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • Talkov Law Conference
  • California Child Custody Laws
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (13)
Endorse Colleen
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"In my experience when I have had Ms. Sparks as an opposing counsel on a matter, I have found her to be a knowledgeable and effective advocate for her client. She has a good reputation in the local community, is honest, and uses her exceptional knowledge of the law to not only advocate for her client, but also to seek an appropriate resolution to the matter."
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Colleen for anyone looking to hire a family law attorney. Colleen has a great command of the law which enables her to quickly identify the important issues. And the empathy and understanding Collen has for her clients allows her to focus her clients energy and efforts on the important issues to obtain a positive result."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever I have a client who needs a good, honest, and ethical family law attorney who knows her stuff, I think of Colleen Sparks. I refer her cases every time because I trust her and think she is an excellent attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Colleen is an outstanding attorney who was a true pleasure to have as opposing counsel. She is knowledgeable, dedicated, and timely. We were able to resolve a matter through skilled negotiations while keeping acrimony between clients to a minimum. I look forward to working with her again in the future."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of watching Colleen skillfully negotiate difficult child custody disputes. She makes these emotionally difficult matters look easy based on her personality and experience. Her clients are lucky to have found her, as they regularly tell her."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred numerous clients to Colleen Sparks for family law, divorce and child custody matters and they have provided Excellent reviews."
Domestic violence Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and the work she does. She's knowledgeable and eager to prevail in her client's matter."
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