Former Chief Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Matt Railey joined the professional staff of arbiters at JAG in 1994. Railey first served on the bench as a part-time Municipal Judge for the City of Colorado Springs, and was then appointed to the El Paso County bench. He became a Fourth Judicial District Judge in 1979, where he presided over civil, criminal, domestic, probate, and juvenile cases and served for three years as Presiding Juvenile Judge. From 1991 to 1994 he was Chief Judge of one of the largest judicial districts in Colorado. Railey has a keen interest in computers and on-line information transfer, and was extensively involved in the computerization of the Fourth Judicial District and the Colorado State Judicial System.
Following law school, Railey served in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Army for five years, primarily as Defense Counsel in Courts Martial cases. His time with the U.S. Army included service with the 173rd Airborne Brigade at Landing Zone English, Republic of Vietnam, and he is the recipient of two Bronze Stars. Railey was one of ten national advisors to the Agent Orange Class Assistance Program in Washington, D.C., and was also selected to receive training in the United States government's arbitration program created to resolve disputes arising from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.