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 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2001 - 2002, 2004
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Kevin DeVore is a criminal defense attorney with his office in Woodbury, Minnesota. In 25 years of practice, Kevin has defended thousands of people and has tried well over 50 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 his clients against some of the toughest charges in the criminal system, including murder, drugs, assault, fraud, embezzlement, and sex crimes. After a quarter century of hard work and dedication to the defense of his clients, Kevin has developed strong relationships with Judges and prosecutors across the State. As a result, Kevin is able to obtain exceptional results for his clients.  

    Kevin was one of the first attorneys certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Criminal Law Specialist and currently serves as the board chair. 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 degree from the William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN in 1996.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    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, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 18 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2001 - 2002, 2004

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    About Kevin DeVore

    Admitted: 1996, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2004-2020
    • 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

    • MACDL
    • MSBA
    • MSCJ
    • NACDL
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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: 2/15/2021

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