Julie Eddington

Julie Eddington

Shareholder and Former President
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Julie Eddington is a shareholder and the former president of Kennedy & Graven, Chartered.  Julie's practice focuses on public finance and economic development and redevelopment. She advises towns, cities, counties and authorities in all aspects of public finance, including the issuance of revenue bonds, general obligation bonds, conduit borrowing, development and redevelopment.

Julie joined Kennedy & Graven in 2004. Julie grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and received her B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1989. In 1991, Julie earned a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison's Journalism School. Julie moved to the Twin Cities in 1993 and enrolled in Hamline University School of Law. She earned her law degree cum laude in 1996.

Julie has this to say about her practice at Kennedy & Graven:

Practicing public interest law at Kennedy & Graven is very rewarding.I have the opportunity to work with local governments to implement improvements and then see the results of that work in the communities around me. The people at Kennedy & Graven are committed to public sector work and it is a wonderful environment in which to work.

Areas of Practice

  • Public Finance
  • Economic Development and Redevelopment

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Bank National Association, Assistant Vice President, 2000 - 2004
  • Healthcare Compensation Strategies, Project Manager, 1998 - 2000
  • Legal Research Center, Research Attorney, 1998 - 1999
  • Johnson and Condon, Associate, 1997 - 1998
  • Rice County District Court, Law Clerk, 1996 - 1997
  • Office of Administrative Hearings, Law Clerk, 1994 - 1996


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor cum laude - 1996
    • Law Review: Hamline Law Review, Articles Editor, 1995 - 1996
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • M.A. - 1991
    • Major: Journalism
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Major: Sociology and Journalism

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Federal Bar Association's Judge Jacob Dim Award for Excellence in the Study of Bankruptcy, 1995
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Study of Tax, 1996