Kevin DeVore

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Woodbury, MN

DeVore Law Office, P.A.
 | 724 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 110
Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: 651-435-6500
Fax: 651-413-3000
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Attorney Profile

Kevin DeVore is a criminal defense attorney with his office in Woodbury, Minnesota. In 24 years of practice, Kevin has defended more than 2,000 people and has tried more than 70 jury trials, plus hundreds of court trials and evidentiary hearings. Kevin’s clients come from all walks of life- from corporate executives to professionals to laborers to homemakers. Since 1996, Kevin has helped defend against some of the toughest charges in the criminal system, including murder, assault, fraud, embezzlement, and sex crimes.

Kevin was one of the first attorneys certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Criminal Law Specialist. He currently sits on the board of that section within the MSBA. Kevin has also been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer ® every year since 2004. He is licensed to practice in Minnesota (State and Federal Courts), Wisconsin (State Court), and North Dakota (Eastern District Federal Court).

Kevin received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, in 1991. He received his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN in 1996.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2004

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About Kevin DeVore

Admitted: 1996, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2004-2017
  • Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2001-2003
  • 10 out of 10 "Superb" rating by AVVO

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist by Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota, 1996
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 2012
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1996
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Wisconsin, 2011
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board Member, 2016
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • DRI
  • National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Member
  • Minnesota Society of Criminal Justice, Member
  • USLAW Network, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Panel Speaker at ABA National Teleconference for TIPS, Speaker, American Bar Association, 2011
  • Criminal Prosecution of Corporations - A Renewed Reminder for a New Year, American Bar Association Handbook, 2013
  • Overview Considerations for Protecting Privileges in Internal Investigations, USLAW Magazine, 2012
  • Cross Examination Techniques, Trial School, 2013
  • DeVore Interviewed on FOX 9 about new developments in the Schaffhausen Trial, FOX 9 News Broadcast, 2013
  • Criminal Law Primer, 9 Days in June, 2013
  • Kevin DeVore Provides Self-Defense Commentary on KARE 11, NBC News Broadcast, 2012
  • DeVore Comments on Murder Trial on FOX 9 News, FOX 9 News Broadcast, 2012
  • White Collar Litigation, Fall Conference, Washington D.C., 2012
  • Kevin DeVore Comments on Child Abuse Case Against Foster Mom, CBS News Broadcast, 2012
  • When the Cop's Come Knocking. What do you do? Fall Conference, Duluth, MN, 2011

Representative Clients:

  • Felony assault case dismissed at conclusion of State's case before jury in Dakota County upon defense motion for judgment of acquittal. 
  • Criminal Defense, Not Guilty Jury Verdicts, NOT GUILTY - Murder First Degree, February 28, 2009
  • Jury Acquittal - Violation of No Contact Order in Ramsey County, 2016
  • Criminal Defense, Not Guilty Jury Verdicts, NOT GUILTY VERDICTS - Terroristic Threats, April 13, 2012
  • Criminal Defense, Not Guilty Verdicts on Four Counts, NOT GUILTY VERDICTS - Malicious Punishment, January 11, 2013
  • Criminal Defense, Not Guilty Jury Verdicts, NOT GUILTY VERDICT - Assault, April 14, 2011
  • Jury Acquittal - Stalking charge in Ramsey County, 2016
  • Jury Acquittal Federal Court - Aggravated Identity Theft, 2015
  • Criminal Defense, Not Guilty Verdicts on Four Counts, NOT GUILTY VERDICTS - Burglary, Assault, October 26, 2012
  • Criminal Defense, Dismissal and Alford Plea, Felony Charges Dismissed, May 03, 2013
  • Jury verdict of not guilty on all charges of assault against vulnerable adult. Ramsey County jury acquitted DeVore's client after long trial involving several advocate witnesses, doctors, and law enforcement who testified against the defendant. , 2017
  • Criminal Defense, Dismissal of Charges, DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED, August 22, 2012
  • Felony Assault Dismissed - All charges dismissed by the Judge during the middle of the trial, 2016
  • Criminal Defense, Dismissal of Charge, NOT GUILTY VERDICT - Assault 2, September 21, 2012
  • Criminal Defense, Dismissal, DUI CHARGES DISMISSED, April 19, 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, B.A., Major: Business-Marketing, 1991

Industry Groups

  • MSBA
  • MSCJ
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Office Location for Kevin DeVore

724 Bielenberg Drive
Suite 110
Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone: 651-435-6500

Fax: 651-413-3000

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Last Updated: 1/24/2020

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