Law Firm

Jeffrey D. Skonseng

Jeff has been associated with Krekelberg Law Firm 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.

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

Jeff is a native of Lisbon, North Dakota, and currently resides in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, with his wife, Janie. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Jeff has experience and practices in the following areas:

  • Administrative Law
  • ADR / Mediation
  • Agricultural Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contracts & Agreements
  • Criminal Law (both prosecution and defense)
  • Family Law
  • Labor / Employment Law
  • Landlord / Tenant Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate
  • Social Security Disability (SSDI)

Admitted to Bar:

  • North Dakota – October 1993
  • Minnesota – November 1993
  • Federal, District of Minnesota – February 1996


  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota (B.S.- Education 1989 – Cum Laude)
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota (J.D. 1993)
  • National Dean’s List
  • UND School of Law Dean’s List
  • William Holland Award – Highest Grade in Contracts

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
  • Otter Tail County Domestic Violence Task Force

Legal Awards/Achievements:

  • Recipient of Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota 25-year partner in Justice Award
  • Recipient of two Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota Advocacy Achievement Awards 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