Julie Bridenstine joined the Innocence Inquiry Commission as a Legal Investigator in 2016. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology. She graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law with a law degree in May 2005. While in law school, Julie focused on indigent defense, working at local public defender’s offices as an intern and representing indigent clients through the law school’s Legal Aid & Defender’s Program.
Prior to joining the Innocence Inquiry Commission staff, Julie worked as a deputy public defender for five years for the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office in Golden, Colorado. Additionally, she also had her own law practice in Lincoln, Nebraska that focused on indigent defense and juvenile cases.
Julie is admitted to practice law in North Carolina, Nebraska, and Colorado.