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 also assists clients in responding to IRS audits of tax-exempt bonds.

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 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.




  • 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

Volunteer Activities

  • Current Clerk (Chair) of the Friends School of Minnesota School Committee
  • Current Clerk (Chair) of the Friends School of Minnesota Executive Committee
  • Former Treasurer and Clerk (Chair) of the Friends School of Minnesota Finance Committee
  • Volunteer for the Friends School Plant Sale since 2012