Scott J. Riggs

Scott J. Riggs

Shareholder
Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone:
612-337-9260
Fax:
612-337-9310
Email:

Scott is a shareholder in the firm of Kennedy & Graven, Chartered, and practices in the areas of Municipal Law, Economic Development and Redevelopment, Employment Law, and Litigation.

Scott currently is the city attorney for the cities of Faribault, Kenyon, Mounds View, Nerstrand, New Prague and West Concord, and is involved in the firm's representation of other cities, various economic development agencies, a utility commission, a cable commission, and various townships.

In addition to practicing law, Scott was an adjunct instructor of Business Law at Anoka-Ramsey Community College (Cambridge Campus) and is an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, teaching Local Government Law. He is a frequent lecturer and co-authored with Floyd B. Olson and Daniel J. Greensweig, The Future of Impact Fees in Minnesota, 24 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 635 (1998).

Before joining Kennedy & Graven in 1997, Scott worked for two years as a congressional staff assistant for Congressman James Oberstar and for three years as an associate with a local law firm, practicing in the areas of municipal law, civil litigation, criminal prosecution and real estate law.

Scott received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from St. Olaf College in 1988. In 1994, he received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. While in law school, Scott was a staff member for the William Mitchell Law Review and served as a law clerk for the League of Minnesota Cities and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust.

Among his many community service activities, Scott is active in the Habitat for Humanity and the Metro Paint-A-Thon. He also coaches youth hockey and soccer.

Scott has this to say about his practice at Kennedy & Graven:

I enjoy the wide-ranging practice available at Kennedy & Graven, from advising suburban cities to the unique development issues confronting agricultural communities. The breadth of experience present at Kennedy & Graven, and the teamwork approach to municipal representation, permits me to quickly respond to any new issues facing cities.

Areas of Practice

  • Municipal Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • General Litigation
  • Employment Law

Past Employment Positions

  • Hoff, Barry & Kuderer, P.A., Associate, 1994 - 1997
  • League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust, Law Clerk, 1992 - 1994
  • League of Minnesota Cities, Research Assistant, 1990 - 1992
  • United States House of Representatives, Congressman James L. Oberstar, Staff Assistant, 1987 - 1990
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Adjunct Professor
  • William Mitchell College of Law, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, Adjunct Professor

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: Philip C. Jessup Int'l Law Regional Moot Court Competition, 1992-1993
    • Law Journal: William Mitchell Law Review, Staff Member, 1992 - 1993
  • St Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Association of City Attorneys, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Local Government Law, William Mitchell College of Law, Spring 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2005 Semesters
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Environment of Business, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, 1997 - 2001

Published Works

  • Co-Author with Floyd B. Olson and Daniel J. Greensweig, The Future of Impact Fees in Minnesota, 24 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 635, 1998