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William H Briggs

General practice Attorney at Detroit Lakes, MN

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Bill Briggs has practiced law with his firm since 1970 and has extensive legal experience with special emphasis on general civil litigation, personal injury claims, 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 Studies 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 State Bar Association, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Seventh Judicial District Bar Association, Becker County Bar Association, and Minnesota
Association of City Attorneys.

Although in private practice, Bill Briggs is City Attorney for Detroit Lakes. He has served as President of the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys, President of the Becker County Bar Association, Seventh Judicial Ethics Committee Member, and Minnesota Municipal Amicus Project Board Member.


Mr. Briggs led St. Mary's Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota as its Board Chair and also served on the Board of its 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, traveling, reading and spending time with his family. Bill and his wife, Mary, are proud parents and grandparents.

State MN
Status Retired
Acquired 1970
Updated 10/29/2022

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Briggs, Ramstad & Skoyles, P.A.
114 Holmes St West
PO Box 683
Detroit Lakes, MN, 56502-0683

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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2008
Very satisfied
We are very satisfied with the way that Bill Briggs took care of us.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2008
Excellent
Attorney Bill Briggs took care of my matter promptly and professionally. I am very pleased that I selected him and his firm.

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Work Experience

  • City Attorney
  • City of Detroit Lakes
  • 1987 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Briggs, Ramstad & Skoyles, P.A.
  • 1970 - Present
  • Director
  • Benedictine Health System
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • St. Mary's Regional Health Center
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Legal Counsel
  • Pelican River Watershed District
  • 1971 - 1987
  • District Public Defender
  • Minnesota Seventh Judicial District Public Defenders
  • 1971 - 1991
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City of Detroit Lakes
  • 1970 - 1987
  • Legal Counsel
  • Cormorant Watershed District
  • 1970 - 1987
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Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Associations

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Becker Lakes Industrial Development Corporation
  • Board Member and Past President
  • 1980 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1970 - Present
  • 7th Judicial District Bar Association - Minnesota
  • Member
  • 1970 - Present
  • Becker County Minnesota Bar Association
  • President & Member
  • 1970 - Present
  • Detroit Lakes Kiwanis
  • Member, Past President and Board Member
  • 1970 - Present
  • Becker County Developmental Achievement Center
  • Past President and Board Member
  • N/A
  • Detroit Lakes Area United Way
  • Past President and Board Member
  • N/A
  • Detroit Lakes Dollars for Scholars
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Minnesota Association of City Attorneys
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Minnesota Association of City Attorneys
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Benedictine Health System - Duluth Minnesota
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - 2000
  • St. Mary's Regional Health Center - Detroit Lakes
  • Board Chair
  • 1995 - 1996
  • St. Mary's Regional Health Center Board of Directors
  • Board Member
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 7th District Bar Association, Ethics Committee
  • Member and Ethics Investigator
  • 1985 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Bush Foundation Criminal Studies Grant
  • Bush Foundation
  • 1969
  • Cum Laude
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • 1967

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Detroit Lakes General practice Lawyer William H Briggs
William H Briggs
General practice Attorney
Detroit Lakes, MN