Mesa County Magistrates

Magistrate William T. McNulty

Division Clerk: Tina Staake 970-257-3645
Court Reporter: Gabrielle Wedel 970-257-3649
Courtroom: Courtroom 7 (3rd floor)  
Division: 7  
Division Clerk e-mail: Tina Staake

Magistrate McNulty graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts
in Government.   He spent the following year working with developmentally disabled adults as a
volunteer with Holy Cross Associates in Oakland, California.   He attended the Marshall-Wythe
School of Law at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, graduating in 1994.
He was hired by the Office of the Public Defender in 1995 and moved to Grand Junction at the
end of that year.    He worked as a Deputy State Public Defender for 13 years before being
appointed as a Magistrate in 2009.

Magistrate Kevin R. Kennedy

Division Clerk: Cyndi Romero 970-257-3691
Court Reporter: Alex Stump 970-257-8781
Courtroom: 3 (3rd  floor)  
Division: 3  
Division Clerk e-mail: Cyndi Romero

Magistrate Kennedy graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology.   He taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies, Fine Arts and Literature and worked in accounting before applying to law school in 1984.    He graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1987, was admitted to the California State Bar in 1987 and the Colorado State Bar in 1990.   He has been in private practice in Mesa County since 1993.   His areas of practice included insurance defense, family law, dependency and neglect, juvenile delinquency, criminal defense, adoptions, mental health and probate.


Magistrate Matthew D. Barrett

Division Clerk: Sharon Palmer 970-257-8780
Court Reporter: Jessica Petross
Courtroom: 4 (3rd floor)  
Division: 4  
Division Clerk e-mail: Sharon Palmer

Magistrate Barrett is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, class of 2003.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Government and a minor in History.  During his time at F&M, he was named to the Honors List and Dean's List.  He then attended the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, graduating in 2007.  At DU, he received the Scholastic Excellence Award in an advanced class for Torts.  After graduation, he practiced as a Deputy District Attorney and, later, a Senior Deputy District Attorney, in the 14th and 9th Judicial Districts.  He was named the Prosecutor of the Year for the 9th Judicial District in 2011.  In 2017, he was named a Chief Deputy District Attorney.  Matthew also worked for approximately two years as a commercial litigator in Denver with Silver & DeBoskey, P.C. (now known as S&D Law).  Matthew was previously the President of the Jewish Law Student's Association at DU, Vice President of the Northwest Colorado Bar Association, and mentored a "little brother" through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado from 2012 to 2018.