Bill Briggs has practiced law with the firm since 1970 and has extensive legal
experience with special emphasis on general civil litigation,real estate, wills, trusts &
probate and municipal law.  He is a 1967 cum laude graduate of Minnesota State
University Moorhead and a 1970 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law
School where he was a member of the Moot Court Team and received a Bush
Foundation Criminal Justice Grant.  Mr. Briggs completed Certified Alternative
Dispute Resolution Training and has been involved in mediation and arbitration
throughout his career.  He is a member of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers
Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Seventh Judicial District Bar
Association, Becker County Bar Association, and Minnesota Association of City
Attorneys.

Mr. Briggs
previously served as City Attorney for Detroit Lakes and as President of
the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys, President of the Becker County B
ar
Association, member of the Seventh Judicial Ethics Committee, member of the
Municipal Amicus Project Board of Directors.

Mr. Briggs led St. Mary's Regional Health Center as its Board Chair and served on
the Board of parent organization, the Benedictine Health System of Duluth
Minnesota.  

Mr. Briggs has held leadership positions in many community organizations including
Detroit Lakes Kiwanis President, Detroit Lakes United Way President, Becker
County Developmental Achievement Center President, Becker-Lakes Industrial
Development Corporation President, Detroit Lakes Jaycees and Dollars for
Scholars Boards of Directors.

When not working for the firm's clients, Bill enjoys hunting, fishing, sailing, travelin
g,
reading and spending time with his family. Bill and his wife, Mary, are the proud
parents of two children and
have three wonderful grandchildren.
BRIGGS, RAMSTAD & SKOYLES, P.A.

114 Holmes Street West      ph) 218-847-5653
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501      fax) 218-847-2406
William H. Briggs