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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.

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.


Contact info

Briggs, Ramstad & Skoyles, P.A.

114 Holmes St West
PO Box 683
Detroit Lakes, MN, 56502-0683

Practice areas

  1. General Practice: 100%

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bush Foundation Criminal Studies GrantBush Foundation1969
Cum LaudeMinnesota State University Moorhead1967
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
City AttorneyCity of Detroit Lakes1987 - Present
AttorneyBriggs, Ramstad & Skoyles, P.A.1970 - Present
DirectorBenedictine Health System1998 - 2000
Chairman of the Board of DirectorsSt. Mary's Regional Health Center1990 - 1998
Legal CounselPelican River Watershed District1971 - 1987
District Public DefenderMinnesota Seventh Judicial District Public Defenders1971 - 1991
Assistant City AttorneyCity of Detroit Lakes1970 - 1987
Legal CounselCormorant Watershed District1970 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Becker Lakes Industrial Development CorporationBoard Member and Past President1980 - Present
Minnesota Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present
Detroit Lakes KiwanisMember, Past President and Board Member1970 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1970 - Present
Becker County Minnesota Bar AssociationPresident & Member1970 - Present
7th Judicial District Bar Association - MinnesotaMember1970 - Present
Detroit Lakes Area United WayPast President and Board MemberN/A
Detroit Lakes Dollars for ScholarsBoard of DirectorsN/A
Becker County Developmental Achievement CenterPast President and Board MemberN/A
Minnesota Association of City AttorneysPresident2007 - 2008
Minnesota Association of City AttorneysBoard of Directors2005 - 2008
Benedictine Health System - Duluth MinnesotaBoard Member1998 - 2000
St. Mary's Regional Health Center - Detroit LakesBoard Chair1995 - 1996
St. Mary's Regional Health Center Board of DirectorsBoard Member1990 - 1998
Minnesota State Bar Association, 7th District Bar Association, Ethics CommitteeMember and Ethics Investigator1985 - 1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
Minnesota State University, MoorheadEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1967