Judge Talkington, Muscatine, was appointed to the bench in 2018. She earned her bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Iowa. After graduating from law school in 1999, she served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Eighteenth Judicial District of Florida. She served as an Assistant Muscatine County Attorney from 2001 to 2011 and was First Assistant from 2011 until her appointment to the bench. Judge Talkington is married and has two daughters.