Julie A. Smith is serving as Of Counsel at BrownWinick, working with the firm’s government relations team and legislative clients of the firm. Besides being Of Counsel at BrownWinick, Julie provides legislative law and public policy services at her own law firm, J.A. Smith Law, LLC. Julie is skilled in legislative law including bill and amendment drafting, political communication and governmental affairs. She also serves as Director of the Legislative Practice Center at Drake University Law School.
Among her varied clients, Julie has served as Legislative and Regulatory Counsel for the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities and Legislative Counsel for UnityPoint Health. She began her Iowa legislative career as Legal Counsel for the Legislative Services Agency, the nonpartisan agency which drafts legislation and staffs Committees.
Julie is a 1988 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, graduating with a J.D. degree, and a 1984 graduate of Coe College with a B.A. in History. She was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1988.
Julie is a current member of the Johnston Planning and Zoning Commission and was inducted into the Pioneer Lawmakers Association as an Honorary member in 2013.