University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1982, Summa Cum Laude
 - Order of the Coif 
 - Phi Kappa Phi

Harvard University, B.A., 1975, Magna Cum Laude

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Honorable William H. Rehnquist, United States Supreme Court
  • Honorable Edward A. Tamm, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia


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Scott Knudson is a member of the Business Litigation section and Appellate Practice Group. Scott practices principally in the areas of:

  • Business Litigation
  • Appellate practice
  • Environmental
  • Transportation
  • Banking law
  • Bond defaults and litigation

While in law school, Scott was a research editor for the Minnesota Law Review.

Prior to joining Briggs, Scott practiced with the firm of Latham and Watkins in its Washington, D.C. office. 

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers


Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Ramsey County Bar Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter  (Former Board of Directors)

Minnesota Landmarks

  • Chair
  • Board of Directors
  • Executive and Finance Committees

Northern Star Council of Boy Scouts of America

  • Board of Directors

District of Columbia Bar Association, Member

St. Paul School Board, Co-Chair (3 years); Citizens' Advisory Budget and Finance Committee