Jeffrey Skonseng

Jeffrey D. Skonseng is a native of Lisbon, North Dakota, and currently resides in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, with his wife, Janie, and three children, Payton, Dalton, and Ashley.

Jeff maintains a general legal practice including the areas of:

  • Family Law;
  • Criminal Law (both prosecution and defense);
  • Debtor – Creditor Law;
  • Bankruptcy;
  • Real Estate;
  • General Civil Litigation (both state and federal courts);
  • Personal Injury;
  • Estate Planning;
  • Landlord – Tenant Law;
  • Appeals of all matters before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court;
  • Social Security Disability;
  • Labor and Employment; and
  • Business.

Jeff is the City Attorney in charge of prosecutions for the Cities of Henning, Parkers Prairie, and Pelican Rapids.

Jeff is licensed to practice law in the State of North Dakota.

Jeff has been associated with Krekelberg, Skonseng & Miller, P.L.L.P. and its predecessors since 1995. Prior to 1995, he worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Harlan L. Nelson and the late Honorable Thomas M. Stringer in the Seventh Judicial District in Fergus Falls, Minnesota; as a law clerk at Morley, Morley & Light, Ltd., in Grand Forks, North Dakota; and in legal aid for the University of North Dakota Legal Clinic in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Admitted to Bar:

  • October 1993, North Dakota;
  • November 1993, Minnesota; and
  • February 1996, Federal, District of Minnesota.


  • North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, North Dakota, Courses in Civil Engineering Technology;
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (B.S.- Education 1989); and
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (J.D. 1993).

Professional Memberships:

  • Otter Tail County Bar Association;
    • Past President
  • Minnesota State Bar Association;
  • North Dakota State Bar Association;
  • Legal Aid Association – Student Member, 1991 – 1992; and
  • Otter Tail County Domestic Violence Task Force.

Legal Awards/Recognition/Achievements:

  • Recipient of Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota Advocacy Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding legal work making a difference to the disadvantaged;
  • Recipient of Region IV Council on Domestic Violence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Assisting Victims of Domestic Violence;
  • Named “Rising Star” by Minnesota’s Journal of Law and Politics;
  • National Dean’s List;
  • Cum Laude Graduate;
  • UND School of Law Dean’s List; and
  • William Holland Award – Highest Grade in Contracts.