Bill Briggs 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 was 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 Bar
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
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.
Bill retired in December of 2014 and now has more time to pursue other interests
such as hunting, fishing, sailing, traveling, reading and spending time with his
family. Bill and his wife, Mary, are the proud parents of two children and have three
BRIGGS, RAMSTAD & SKOYLES, P.A.
114 Holmes Street West ph) 218-847-5653
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 fax) 218-847-2406