Rachel G. Tierney
Rachel Tierney focuses on General Municipal Law and Economic Development.
She has over 20 years of experience in local government law as an Assistant City Attorney and most recently as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Saint Paul. Rachel’s background includes economic development, employment law, data practices, open meeting law, municipal regulation and licensing, ordinance drafting, and negotiating and drafting contracts. Rachel also has significant experience in advising elected officials, city councils and other boards and commissions. She joined Kennedy and Graven in 2022.
Rachel enjoys traveling, reading, learning to fish with her son, trying her hand at crafts with her daughter, listening to history podcasts and spending time with her family. Rachel lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children.
Rachel has this to say about Kennedy & Graven: I was drawn to Kennedy & Graven because of the amazing team, and because I can continue to do the work I enjoy. I believe municipal work is rewarding and important because I get to guide cities through decisions that will directly impact the lives of their residents.
William Mitchell College of Law
Juris Doctor, 1999
Minnesota State University, Moorhead B.A. cum laude – 1996 Major: Political Science
Bar Admissions Minnesota, 1999
Professional Associations and Memberships Minnesota State Bar Association, Member Hennepin County Bar Association, Member