Mesa County Magistrates

Magistrate William T. McNulty

Division Clerk: Tina Staake 970-257-3645
Court Reporter: Christina Maestas 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 Stephanie L. Rubinstein

Division Clerk: Sharon Palmer 970-257-8780
Court Reporter: Stefanie Scardigno 970-257-3673
Courtroom: 4 (3rd floor)  
Division: 4  
Division Clerk e-mail: Sharon Palmer

Stephanie Rubinstein graduated from Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri University) in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English.  She attended Drake University Law School and graduated in 1996.  She then moved to Grand Junction in 1996 where she served the community working with Colorado Legal Services.  She worked for the City of Grand Junction as a Staff Attorney for 4-1/2 years, and was in private practice for three years prior to being appointed to the position of Magistrate in 2006.


Magistrate James F. Campbell

Division Clerk: Cyndi Romero 970-257-3691
Courtroom: Courtroom 6 (3rd floor)  
Division Clerk e-mail: Cyndi Romero

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.