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Kevin W. DeVore

Criminal defense Attorney at Woodbury, MN

4.9   31 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 13 years
    Minnesota - MN 27 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Kevin has tried cases to a jury involving murder- both intentional and unintentional, assault, DUI, drugs, sexual assault, theft, fraud, and many more criminal charges.

    28 years, 3,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    35%
    Appellate Courts of Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Kevin is a leader in the DUI industry.

    28 years, 3,000 cases

  3. White collar crime
    20%
    Kevin has tried to verdict white collar crime cases in state and federal court involving allegations of wire and mail fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, and Ponzi schemes. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer in MN Law & Politics for 11 years running.

    28 years, 3,000 cases

  4. Sex crime
    10%

    28 years, 3,000 cases

Kevin DeVore is a well-respected and successful criminal defense attorney with over 20 years experience serving clients throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.  He has defended over 3,000 criminal matters ranging from charges involving murder, assault, drugs, sexual misconduct, theft, fraud to DUI.  Kevin has tried more than 65 serious criminal matters to jury verdict in state and federal court, many of which resulted in acquittals.  In addition, Kevin has helped hundreds of clients resolve their cases effectively and efficiently without going to trial. Kevin is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and he has been selected by his peers to be recognized as a Super Lawyer every year from 2004 to 2017.  Kevin prides himself on providing exceptional customer service, always keeping his client's interests as the top priority.  

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Location

DeVore Law Office, P.A.
724 Bielenberg Drive
Suite 110
Woodbury, MN, 55125

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Katie | July 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for your help!
I was in a DWI case this winter and was recommended Kevin by a family member. While I hope I'm not in a position to need Kevin's assistance again, I would absolutely trust him when in the same or a similar position. He was realistic about my chances from the beginning of the case and encouraged me to take the best pragmatic steps, while making sure I knew exactly what was involved in the process. I was able to trust that he was handling the entire process, and he made me feel at ease during a very difficult time. Would recommend Kevin to anyone in need of similar help, and big thanks for getting me back behind the wheel.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Would recommend again, and again!!!
Kevin helped tackle a scary case in which a co-worker fabricated a lie about sexual harassment against me. Kevin carefully sat down with me to get details of the whole case, and used his expertise in helping get a favorable outcome. Case was dismissed, and did not even make it to trial. Kevin is an outstanding attorney in our community. Thanks Kevin!
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Posted by Bailey | February 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Would Recommend 100%!
Kevin was efficient and always available to answer any questions I had at anytime. He took the time to explain everything to me and I never felt like I was just another case to him! I know that if I need anything in the future I will be able to reach out to him and count on him.
Posted by Logan | November 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI
I was arrested for a DWI and I was very overwhelmed with the legal process. I was referred by a friend by Mr. DeVore. In the the first 15 minutes of speaking with him about my situation he explained everything and helped everything make sense. He is a very straight forward and asked me exactly what I wanted the outcome to be. His assistant and him pointed me in the right direction, so I could completed all the assessments and classes right away. The outcome of my case was exactly what I wanted and it's because Mr. DeVore was timely and very clear in his direction on what I need to complete.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Grateful & Thankful to have hired Kevin!!!
My child was in a situation which required a criminal attorney. As a parent I needed to make sure the Best defense possible was provided. We meet with Kevin and immediately I was sure he was the man for the job. He is professional and knowledgeable. His passion for the law and achieving the best possible outcome for his client is impressive. With each meeting he was clear and direct with his information. He worked well on our behalf with the prosecution and kept us in the loop on all conversations. We know he provided the best possible defense and we received the best possible outcome. I would recommend Kevin very highly and I'm THANKFUL we worked together!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney possible
I cannot recommend Kevin DeVore too highly. He is fantastic! I was going through a very difficult time due to various medical problems that eventuated in actions on my part that got me into trouble. Kevin’s expert guidance through this mess made the whole process as simple as possible. He succeeding in having all charges against me essentially dismissed because of the extenuating circumstances. On top of that, he was a pleasure to work with. I hope not ever to need a criminal defense attorney again, but if I did, I would go back to Kevin in a second. You couldn’t ask for anyone better.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2015
Outstanding!
Never in my life had I been arrested or had any trouble with the law, so when I was arrested for a DUI, I was at a loss for what to do. After interviewing several attorneys I decided to hire Kevin, and it was the best choice I could have made! He clearly understood the complex law in Minnesota, but even more importantly, he listened to me and my situation. He guided me through the confusing, lengthy, and embarrassing legal process and advised me on what my options were. I always knew where I stood and felt confident that Kevin had my best interests at heart. He was always prompt in responding to my calls and emails, and took time to answer all my questions thoroughly. I was especially impressed with him as he defended me and presented my case before a judge, and cannot even put into words the relief I felt when the judge ruled in our favor - case dismissed. Even if the outcome had been different, I don't think I could have had better legal representation. Kevin DeVore is top notch and highly recommended!
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Posted by Brad | January 5, 2015
Kevin DeVore is a Great Attorney! We won our case!
I became in need of attorney due to some accusations that were alleged against me. My wife and I spoke to an expert and an attorney about our situation, and we were able to compile a list of attorneys they were recommending. My wife and I interviewed each attorney, and what we found is that all of the attorneys agreed with our position regarding the case, but none of them seemed to be able to give us a strategy of how they would handle the case, except for Kevin. When we interviewed Kevin he was able to explain to us in-depth the process for our specific case and the holes in the State's case and what the burdens that we would need to overcome were. He was very patient with us, and made us feel important. Kevin is easy to talk to. Throughout the whole case Kevin kept us updated on any changes in the case, and always made himself available to answer any questions we had. He never tried to persuade me into making any decision, although he explained to me what my options may be and how they would or could affect my life. Kevin also asked me what options I was interested in, if any. The case did end up going to a trial by jury. During the trial Kevin did an amazing job showing our position and cross examining all witnesses. Kevin was able to ask pertinent question opening doors to discover valuable details about the case, by understanding the unique circumstances. Kevin was able to leverage the prosecutor's holes in the case to tip the scale to a more balanced position, while never underestimating the opponents. My wife and I really feel that Kevin was the attorney that God had chosen for us. In the end, we were the victors in the jury trial.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2014
1 in a million
I found Mr. DeVore to be the type of lawyer we all WISHED we had known about. He is a very down to earth, understanding and easy individual to talk to. I was facing some very potentially damaging charges. He handled my case quickly and with results i did not think were possible. I am very lucky to have found him. I have had to hire several attorneys over the years, i only wish i known of him sooner.
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Posted by janell | January 30, 2014
Best Choice: Kevin DeVore
I admired Kevin's professionalism the moment we met. In addition to being exceedingly knowledgable, organized and experienced; his calm demeanor immediately put me at ease. He dealt with my case, 4 charges including 2nd-degree DUI, with notable success. Feeling confident with the case in Kevin's hands allowed me to remain fairly well composed throughout the more unnerving months of my life. I have the utmost gratitude and will not hesitate to recommend him to any one in need of representation.
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Posted by Truly thankful LB. | January 27, 2014
Best representation someone could ask for in a difficult time.
I would like to start by thanking Kevin for all the hard work he had done with my case. I would like to just say that Kevin always had MY best interest in mind regarding any aspect of my case. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for a lawyer who is honest and makes sure you get the best representation in a difficult situation. He was very informative and was truly a pleasure to work with. Thanks again Kevin W Devore.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2014
Excellent Experience
Kevin did a wonderful job handling the case I was faced with. While the process in inherently worrying, Kevin did an excellent job setting expectations and being a trustworthy guide throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend Kevin in the future.
Posted by Tony | August 23, 2013
Exceptional Service!!!
M​r. Devore treated me with the utmost respect. He went above and beyond the call of duty to assist me in a troubling time. Having been charged with a DUI Mr. Devore explained the legal process at every step of the way. Not only is Mr. Devore an exceptional attorney. But he was very genuine!​
Posted by mary | June 21, 2013
Great lawyer
Kevin never asked me to compromise my convictions about honesty. He allowed me to be true to myself and completely honest even though being dishonest could have enhanced the outcome of my case, in one of the five charges. I was aquitted on the other four charges. I respect Kevin and would recomend him to anybody. All of our friends and family were very impressed by his presentation. I appreciate all that he did. He made an extremely difficult time in my life easier. I am eternally grateful!
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2013
I highly recommend Kevin Devore
Kevin took most of the unpleasantness out of my situation. I got a far better outcome than I expected. Kevin not only took care of what you would expect a layer to handle, but also helped with some special requests. He really listened to my situation and objectives, and enabled them to be accomplished. I would highly recommend him. I can't think of anything he could have handled better. He did an outstanding job for me.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2013
Great Lawyer
Kevin did an outstanding job working with me through a very difficult time. He provided clear guidance and kept me informed of the process, expectations, and outcomes. I would highly recommned working with Kevin.
Posted by Guy | May 19, 2013
Highly Recommended
Kevin was recommended to me by a lawyer friend. He was brought in late in the process. He immediately got to work, provided excellent counsel and compassionately guided us through a very trying and difficult process. He provided tremendous insights to all options and was proactive in handling every aspect of the case.
Posted by Manny | May 11, 2013
Expert and Meticulous Criminal Defense Attorney
I hired Kevin after seeking recommendations from knowledgable credible sources. He represented me in two criminal defense allegations and I'm fully satisfied with the outcomes in both cases. He researched all the legal angles involved in my cases, explained my options to me fully, and then personally negotiated my cases with the court personnel to achieve what I considered fair and reasonable settlements in both cases. He was fully knowledgable in not only the legal angles and viable settlements to pursue, but also the individuals involved in the Hennepin court system. I would recommend Kevin to anyone seeking criminal defense representation.
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Posted by Cory | May 10, 2013
Kevin DeVore is an exceptional lawyer
I would highly recommend Kevin DeVore. He is an exceptional and gifted lawyer. You make a bad choice and then find yourself in a very difficult situation that can really impact your life. My DWI arrest did just that. Kevin gave me counsel, advice, options and most of all guidance throughout the whole process which he explains to you thoroughly. The legal system is complex. You need a professional in order to get the best outcome.
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Posted by Patrick | May 9, 2013
The best attorney for your Criminal Defense
I have known Kevin for several years. Kevin has successfully represented a couple of family members during that time with positive results. Kevin is the perfect example of an attorney that takes pride in his profession and treats every case with precise care and with a personal touch that makes clients comfortable in their choice of his representation. Because of Kevins demeanor and professionalism I have continuously recommended people to him. Thanks Kevin
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • DeVore Law Office, P.A.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Director
  • Think Mutual Bank
  • 1998 - Present
  • Criminal Trial Attorney/Partner
  • Larson King, LLP
  • 2011 - 2017

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Saint Thomas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Felony Charges Dismissed
  • Dismissal and Alford Plea
  • DUI CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Dismissal
  • NOT GUILTY VERDICTS- Malicious Punishment
  • Not Guilty Verdicts on Four Counts
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Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Minnesota Society of Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Specialist - Criminal Law
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
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Publications

  • American Bar Association Handbook
  • Criminal Prosecution of Corporations - A Renewed Reminder for a New Year
  • 2013
  • USLAW Magazine
  • Overview Considerations for Protecting Privileges in Internal Investigations
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial School
  • Cross Examination Techniques
  • 2013
  • 9 Days in June
  • Criminal Law Primer
  • 2013
  • Fall Conference, Washington D.C.
  • White Collar Litigation
  • 2012
  • Fall Conference, Duluth, MN
  • When the Cop's Come Knocking. What do you do?
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (20)
Endorse Kevin
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin is a high caliber criminal defense attorney. He is a skilled trial attorney and is a referral for my clients in need of federal criminal defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kevin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is well-known in the legal community for being an aggressive and compassionate defense attorney who gets excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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