On Monday, August 13, 2012, Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Brett Barkey as district attorney in the Fourteenth Judicial District, which covers Moffat, Routt, and Grand counties.
Barkey is now the assistant district attorney in the Fourteenth Judicial District. He will replace Elizabeth Oldham, who resigned earlier this month to take a job as senior deputy district attorney in Arapahoe County.
Barkey had a distinguished career in the U.S. Marines and served as legal counsel to senior U.S. commanders during three tours of duty in Iraq. He joined the District Attorney’s Office in the Fourteenth Judicial District in August 2011 after an earlier stint as the chief deputy district attorney in Craig. He is a fourth-generation Coloradan and now lives in Hayden.
Barkey earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and his law degree from Georgetown University.