Judge Bob McGahey has been a Denver District Court Judge since January, 2000. He was appointed by Gov. Owens and currently presides in Courtroom 1, handling civil cases. Before his appointment, he was a practicing trial lawyer for more than 25 years, during which time he tried more than 100 jury trials. His practice focused on insurance defense litigation, coverage disputes and worker's compensation.
Judge McGahey is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Denver College of Law. He is a member of the American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. He has served numerous times as an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy at the Rocky Mountain and Southern Deposition Programs, the Rocky Mountain Regional Trial Program, the Rocky Mountain Children's Advocacy Program and the U.S. Tax Court Program. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law, teaching Trial Tactics and has also taught at C.U. Law School.