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 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.

Bill retired in December 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 wonderful grandchildren.

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