Timothy R. Palmatier

Timothy R. Palmatier

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tim Palmatier is a shareholder at Kennedy & Graven, Chartered. He practices in the areas of school law, employment law, and disability discrimination.

During Mr. Palmatier's 17 years of practice, he has represented and counseled school districts in a variety of legal matters including: special education due process hearings, state and federal discrimination lawsuits, federal court appeals, expulsion proceedings, OCR and Minnesota Department of Human Rights complaints, harassment investigations, teacher discipline proceedings, data practice disputes, open meeting law issues, temporary restraining orders and several other matters. During this time, Mr. Palmatier has provided legal counsel to nearly 50 school districts in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Tim has this to say about his practice at Kennedy & Graven:

Kennedy & Graven shares my commitment to serving public sector clients. As an attorney to numerous school districts, I know that whatever the issue, my clients will be well served by the experience, expertise, and understanding that Kennedy & Graven attorneys possess.

Areas of Practice

  • School Law/Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Special Education
  • Disability Discrimination Disputes

Past Employment Positions

  • Palmatier Law Office, Wayzata, Minnesota, 2004 - 2007
  • Rider Bennett, Minneapolis, Associate and Partner, 1999 - 2003
  • Knutson & Flynn, School Attorney, Associate, 1992 - 1998


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 1989
    • Major: Zoology

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association , Member