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W. Harvey Skees

Federal crime Attorney at Bismarck, ND

4.5   11 reviews

also known as The Law Office of W. Harvey Skees

  • State Years
    North Dakota - ND 8 years
    Minnesota - MN 24 years
    Washington - WA 25 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State ND
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

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

About W. Harvey

Learn W. Harvey’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    50%
    Federal Drug Possession or Drug Conspiracy or Sex Crimes.

    26 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Selected as a Super Lawyers - "Minnesota Rising Stars" Selected by The National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer” Selected by the The National Academy of Jurisprudence as a “Premier 100 Trial Attorney” for North Dakota Selected by The American Society of Legal Advocates as a Minnesota "Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney"

    26 years, 1,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Selected as a Super Lawyers - "Minnesota Rising Stars" Selected by The National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer” Selected by the The National Academy of Jurisprudence as a “Premier 100 Trial Attorney” for North Dakota Selected by The American Society of Legal Advocates as a Minnesota "Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney"

    26 years, 1,000 cases

EIGHT time selected to the list of Super Lawyers... Premier Trial Attorney... "10 Best Attorney" for both DUI/DWI and Criminal Defense... these are just some of the accolades that have been bestowed on attorney W. Harvey Skees who has prided himself on providing high quality, aggressive, and honest representation of people when they need it most.  

Having handled 3000+ cases, W. Harvey Skees has been continuously recognized throughout his legal training and legal career for his legal abilities including: 

- Selected as a Super Lawyers - "Minnesota Rising Stars”

- Selected by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys as a Criminal Law "10 Best Attorney” for North Dakota 

- Selected by The National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer” 

- Selected by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys as a DUI/DWI “10 Best Attorney” for North Dakota

- Selected by the The National Academy of Jurisprudence as a “Premier 100 Trial Attorney” for North Dakota

- Selected by The American Society of Legal Advocates as a Minnesota "Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney" 

Attorney W. Harvey Skees always provides a FREE initial consultation to inform potential clients of their rights and options so feel free to contact him today.

 

Photos and videos

The Law Office of W. Harvey Skees Find us at www.notguiltynd.com or www.mnduiguy.com or by email at Harvey@notguiltynd or Harvey@mnduiguy.com.

Location

The Law Office of W. Harvey Skees
1515 Burnt Boat Dr.
Suite C - #119
Bismarck, ND, 58503

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Out of state legal assistance.
I was arrested for fleeing a police officer. I was traveling from Missouri to ND. I wanted to drive to a safe, well-lit area since I was a female driving alone, late at night, in the middle of now where. I slowed down and put my blinker on to acknowledge I would be pulling over. I ended up tack stripped and arrested at gun point. Prosecutor wanted one year probation. Harvey knew how to handle the situation. He did all the work. I ended up with a year unsupervised however after that one year I will have nothing on my record. This was all handled with me in Missouri and out of court. I am pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Absolute Must Hire
Hiring W. Harvery Skees's as my attorney was the best decision I have ever made. After a brief consultation about my pending legal situation, he immediately let me know what all the options were and what he expected to happen given his experience. He will absolutely go to battle with a relentless pursuit of justice for anyone he represents. Although I do not reside in ND or MN he represented me and took on the North Dakota legal system on my behalf. Given the circumstances of my case, I received a better outcome than I ever could have imagined. Anyone out there who has gotten into legal trouble needs W. Harvey Skees's in their corner.
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Posted by David | March 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
I hired Harvey as my defense lawyer. He was very professional and straight to the point. Harvey knows the law and knows it well. He was able to obtain a NOT GUILTY verdict for all charges against me. It was a difficult case that he took control of and kept fighting for me. My family is grateful for all the hard work he did for me. Although I never want to be in this type of situation again, I would not hesitate to have Harvey as my lawyer. Words cannot express my gratitude towards Harvey. Thank You.
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Posted by Chris | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elite representation
Harvey did exactly what he said he would do! I searched until I found someone I thought was best for the job. However I wasn’t sold until I spoke to him. Very up front with his clients, whether good news or bad. Best representation I’ve had. Got my case dismissed!
Posted by Jeffrey | July 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Lincoln Lawyer
Harvey Skees's is my lincoln lawyer, found myself in legal trouble in Mckinzie county from 2011. im not one to have run ins with the law. So i didnt know what to do, after i contacted Harvey i was living in a different state. He told me no problem, and had my back......now i can go forward with my life thanks to Harvey.
Posted by Brad Thomas | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent! Knowledgable!
Harvey Skees is a no hold em kind of Lawyer. He did exactly what he said he could do, and we are SO grateful for all his hard work and determination! Harvey knows the law forward and back, is honest and upfront! He doesn't sugar coat the situation and keeps it straight forward! He really does the job and we would hire him back in a heartbeat if we needed too!
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Posted by Scott | April 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb representation
Mr Skees did a fantastic job in representing me. He was able to see nuances others might miss. He was did everything he needed to represent me successfully.
Posted by Spencer | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
W.Harvey Skees
My lawyer went to bat for me, and got my ticket dismissed, I am very happy.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation
Harvey's knowledge, confidence, and connections really helped achieve a great and quick resolution to my legal situation. I greatly appreciated his patience and quick responses when contacting him. If I'm ever in need of legal representation or consultation again he will be the first one I call.
Posted by Mark | March 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket
Harvey was able to negotiate defensive driving course, so that I could avoid the points being added to me driving record.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worse attorney I've ever had
He is a rude person only likes to email or text can't call his phone it goes straight to voicemail. Made me feel like he was working against me instead of for me. I had to do allot of my own foot work to get out of jail while he told me to stop trying to put in for programs. He basically in my eyes stole my money I only seen him once in person he didnt even have the common courtesy to go over my plea agreement with me in person he did it over the phone. Once I fired him he sent me another clients PSI report it just shows how unprofessional he really is. Me firing Harvey skees blessed me with a better attorney who has my best interest at heart and it he was court appointed. So if u have a serious case I truly recommend you find someone better or use a public defender rather than use Harvey skees
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Owner
  • The Law Office of W. Harvey Skees
  • 2003 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • 8th Judicial District of Minnesota
  • 1998 - 1998

Education

  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of North Dakota
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of ND v. DW
  • Not Guilty (12 Person Jury)
  • State of ND v. SB (Morton County, ND)
  • Not Guilty (12 Person Jury Verdict)

Associations

  • North Dakota State Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • “Premier 100 Trial Attorney” for North Dakota
  • The National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorney - DUI/DWI
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorney - Criminal Defense
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Minnesota "Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney" for 2014
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse W. Harvey
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Harvey is aggressive, honest, and treats his clients with respect."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Harvey for several years. In fact he worked with me at my law firm for a number of those years. As a result I know Harvey's work first hand. Harvey is extremely bright and very knowledgeable in the area's of DWI and Criminal law. He has the unique ability to come up with defenses that other lawyers don't even think of. He is also one of the most tenacious lawyers I know. He won't back off. Harvey doesn't just get the job done, he gets results. If the need arose, I would not hesitate to hire Harvey to represent me. I fully endorse Harvey."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Harvey for many years and know him to be a smart and zealous advocate on behalf of his clients. He is experienced and very well liked and respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Harvey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Skees is one of the best DWI/DUI lawyers in Minnesota. His creativity and dedication to his clients is unsurpassed in the legal profession. Anyone charged with DWI would be wise to hire him to represent them."
Bismarck Federal crime Lawyer W. Harvey Skees
W. Harvey Skees
Federal crime Attorney
Bismarck, ND
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation