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Bert Melville and John W. Mason formed the first law firm in Fergus Falls on July 5, 1871. Their partnership agreement stated that it would be in existence for one year. In fact, it lasted only a few weeks. Interestingly, at a time when lawyers routinely engaged in business activities in addition to their law practice, the Melville & Mason partnership agreement affirmed that the two partners would "engage strictly in the practice of law." This item appeared in a history of Otter Tail County edited by John Mason and published in 1916.
Douglas A. Hedin: Book Review of "Briggs and Morgan, P.A.: The First 125 Years" by Dave Kenney (2009)
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1882, Briggs and Morgan, one of Minnesota's elite law firms, commissioned Dave Kenney to write its history. It was privately published by the firm in 2008. This is a review of that book.