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Indy Grace Colbath

Divorce and separation Attorney at Walnut Creek, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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Indy Colbath is a licensed California attorney who has focused the entirety of her legal career on family law issues, including: divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and domestic violence restraining orders. Indy has a breadth of courtroom experience she relies upon when assessing her clients’ family law matters, as well as strong relationships with the local legal community and bench. 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. As a solo practitioner, Indy personally supervises each of her cases from their outset to completion, and keeps her clients well informed of their case status.


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.


Indy is a Contra Costa County native; she grew up in Pleasant Hill and attended College Park High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Davis where she graduated with honors, majoring in Sociology with emphasis in Law and Society. Indy attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, after being admitted with a full-ride scholarship. Indy graduated in 2013 with her Juris Doctorate, and was admitted to the State Bar of California in December of 2013. 

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Indy Colbath
1299 Newell Hill Pl.
Ste 303
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596


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Posted by Keith | April 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, practical, and helpful
When seeking a lawyer to guide me through my prenup, I first saw Indy's favorable reviews here. I then followed up by reading her blog posts, and I got a very good feeling about her. I was looking for someone knowledgeable and practical, yet approachable and compassionate. That's exactly what I found when I met her in person. She gave me a good top-level overview of the process and I found her retainer to be very fair. Over the course of the next few weeks, she presented me with a solid first draft, was patient and thorough in answering all of my questions and concerns, and helped me craft a proposed draft that I was happy with and understood well. There were a few tricky issues, and she did a great job of explaining the legal intents, options, trade-offs, and limitations. Family law is not an arena I have much experience with, and by the end of the process I felt well-informed of the legal implications and overall comfortable with the agreement. I can't recommend Indy highly enough!
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Posted by Grigor A Boyadzhyan | October 24, 2017
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Incredible Lawyer and a Better Human Being
I contacted Indy on a Wednesday with a court date already scheduled the following Wednesday. She took the liberty to do anything to make sure we had a conversation once she realized the urgency of my matter. On Thursday we had a phone conversation. She took all the information she needed to look up the case the details and we met on late Friday. She was extremely accommodating and instead of me apologizing that I was intervening into her weekend, she was sincere in her concern to my well being given the circumstances I had fallen into. She spent our time efficiently in gathering all the information she required. She spent ample time with me explaining to me what I would expect and detailed out a plan for the upcoming court date and an outline for the steps we would be taking thereafter. All the anxiety I had going into my matter just went out the door. After speaking to Indy and feeling her compassion and the attention to detail she displayed along with her quick thinking made me feel at ease and relieved that I could not have been as lucky to have selected her. I had correspondence with a few other lawyers and no one took on the detailed attention that Indy did to make me feel good about everything. After the urgent court hearing at which Indy resolved the matter on my behalf to my grateful satisfaction, Indy did not miss a beat and stayed on task as she had outlined in our previous meeting. I truly felt I was in great hands and the amount of anxiety, stress and the helpless feeling was put at ease. Since then she has followed up with me consistently at each point of the process to check my well being as well as keeping me well informed of everything that is taking place. She has communicated with me with the responsibilities I have in order for me to reach the resolution I seek in my case and I now have a clear direction and can continue living my life knowing that someone is looking out for my best interest. I would encourage anyone dealing with family conflicts to reach out to Indy as the transparency she has shown me is world class. Thank You So Much for everything Indy.
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Posted by Mary | August 17, 2017
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Ex Spouse Ruining Your Credit?
Indy Colbath was the third attorney I hired to help me with the challenging situation of removing my name from the HELOC loan that my ex husband had not cleared in 10 years. Indy's attention to detail caught the omission of an asset by my ex on the divorce judgement, which provided the needed leverage to persuade him to quickly sell the property and clear my name. Throughout the process, Indy demonstrated professionalism, sound advice with multiple options, and quick responses. I recommend Indy Colbath without hesitation and know you will be very satisfied with her knowledge and performance.
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Posted by Rogers | July 26, 2017
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Skilled Family Lawyer
I hired Indy to finalize my divorce, which was pretty high conflict. She helped me get ideal custody and support orders and made sure I understood the implications every step of the way. She was very upfront about my case and helped me negotiate the settlement rather than have to go to trial. When we did have to go to court she was excellent, and we got orders that I wanted and were best for my child. I highly recommend Indy!
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Posted by Tish | July 10, 2017
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Highly recommended attorney!
Indy is a great lawyer who has the ability to really help towards trying to alleviate your concerns with child custody issues. She is extremely knowledgeable and has wonderful resolution skills. She would be my top choice should I need a lawyer in this area again in the future.
Posted by Corinne | July 2, 2017
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Made Everything So Simple
Indy made the whole process so simple and eliminated all the extra stress. She was incredibly responsive and informative, and found the easiest solution for my problem. She was extremely professional, yet friendly and supportive all the way through. Indy really went above and beyond to take care of things in an expedited manner. I would highly recommend her services!
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Posted by Kim | June 27, 2017
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Super Indy!
I refer to Indy as my Super Indy! She has been amazing, professional, and personable. She is mindful of the expense of divorce and has been very careful to explain every process and how we can avoid an expensive trial. She explains in detail what will happen if I dig my feet in and when I need to give in and let go. She will fight for you and keep your costs down as best as she can. She has done everything to the letter and not forgotten or missed anything. She is professional in court and with other lawyers. She is organized and on top of all the details. I highly recommend Indy for your divorce case.
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Family Law Group
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Contract Attorney
  • Seaside Family Law Center
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Post Bar Law Clerk/Associate
  • Blagof & Associates Law Firm
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk/Clinical Intern
  • Palecek, Morrison & Associates LLP
  • 2012 - 2012
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  • California Western SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Univ of California Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Eastern Alameda County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alameda County Family Law Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Colbath is a professional and hard-working attorney. She genuinely cares about her clients and focuses on reaching effective resolutions. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Indy is a strong and knowledgeable attorney whose passion for her work is evidenced by her effective representation of clients. I would recommend her to anyone."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Colbath is an experienced and strong advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Indy is a great attorney and very passionate in advocating for her clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Indy a very talented, dedicated, and caring advocate for her clients. She is aggressive, smart, and tactical in her approach. She is a zealous litigator, while also a master of the finer points of negotiation. Indy takes care to keep herself informed about new developments in our field and is always innovating ways to put those developments to use for her clients. Our profession needs more attorneys like Indy. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Indy is a passionate attorney who cares about her clients. She provides zealous advocacy to all."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Colbath is the kind of attorney you want to represent you when times get tough. She is smart, works hard, and cares about her clients and the outcome of their cases."
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Walnut Creek Divorce and separation Lawyer Indy Grace Colbath
Indy Grace Colbath
Divorce and separation Attorney
Walnut Creek, CA
Licensed for 9 years