| Mesa County Magistrates
Magistrate William T. McNulty
Magistrate McNulty graduated
from the University of Notre Dame in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts
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
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.
Magistrate James F. Campbell
James Campbell grew up in Colorado Springs and Monument, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Intending to pursue an academic career, Magistrate Campbell attended graduate school at the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving a Master of Arts in Philosophy in 2002. He decided to change career paths and enrolled in the University of Colorado School of Law, from which he received a Juris Doctor in 2005. In January 2006, he came to Grand Junction to become Legal Research Attorney for the 21st Judicial District. He continues to serve in that position 3/4 time while serving as a magistrate 1/4 time.