Kevin W. 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: 651-447-5804
Fax: 651-413-3000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
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

Certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Minnesota State Bar Association, Kevin W. DeVore is the founder of his own firm in Woodbury. He provides representation to clients throughout the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area who have been charged with state or federal misdemeanors and felonies such as driving while intoxicated, drug possession and trafficking, white collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement, murder and other violent crimes, and sex offenses such as rape. Mr. DeVore's clients have included professional athletes, government officials and well-known entertainment celebrities.

Mr. DeVore attended the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota as an undergraduate, where he was a member of the school's varsity football team before receiving a Bachelor of Arts in marketing in 1991. He then went on to obtain his legal education at what was then known as the William Mitchell College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1996. While in law school, he clerked for a judge on the Ramsey County District Court. After graduation, Mr. DeVore was the head of the white collar criminal defense department at an area firm before founding his own firm in 2017. Admitted to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota.

In order to stay abreast of current developments in the criminal defense field, Mr. DeVore is an active participant in several legal organizations. His memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice. His fellow professionals have awarded him a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo for his excellent track record and high degree of ethics.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): 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

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2004

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About Kevin DeVore

Admitted: 1996, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.devorelawoffice.com/About/Kevin-W-Devore.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • 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

  • MACDL
  • MSBA
  • MSCJ
  • NACDL
Office Location for Kevin W. DeVore

724 Bielenberg Drive
Suite 110
Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone: 651-447-5804

Fax: 651-413-3000

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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