Criminal Defense In Federal Courts

When a government or internal investigation into alleged fraud, self-dealing, public corruption or other misconduct raises the prospect of criminal allegations, the stakes are undeniably high. The need for qualified counsel with strong, relevant experience is immediate. The ability to step in and provide rigorous defense of our clients' personal and professional interests is a clear strength at Kelley, Wolter & Scott, P.A.

Premier Litigators Trusted By Public Officials, Corporations And Professionals

Relatively few Minnesota-based law firms of any size have a more extensive legacy in litigation of complex white collar criminal and civil matters in federal court. Our attorneys appear frequently in Minneapolis, St. Paul and other U.S. District courthouses. In fact:

  • Daniel M. Scott has personally tried more than 100 cases before federal juries and argued more than 200 cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals. He maintains certification as a criminal law specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.
  • Douglas A. Kelley is a former federal prosecutor and recipient of the Department of Justice Meritorious Service award. He has successfully represented elected officials, major corporations engaged in health care and other sectors, executives and others facing an array of complex allegations.
  • Steven E. Wolter also has invaluable experience as a prosecutor and, more recently, as a Criminal Justice Act panel attorney subject to defense appointments by the U.S. District Court. He has specific strengths in the litigation of constitutional law issues and assertion of privilege claims in response to criminal and investigatory subpoenas.

Cases Never Tried Or Covered In The Media Represent Many Of Our Greatest Successes

We know that possible conviction and incarceration are far from the only concerns faced by people accused of involvement in tax fraud, wire or mail fraud, a Ponzi scheme, or other financial wrongdoing. In addition to possessing stellar trial skills, our lawyers are adept at intervening in the early stages of investigations. On many occasions, we have staved off indictments altogether, negotiating civil fines or other favorable resolution that preserved our clients' reputations and future prospects.

Our Minneapolis attorneys for criminal defense in federal courts have complementary strengths in conducting internal investigations, counseling grand jury witnesses counsel and providing professional license defense. To request a consultation or discuss a referral, contact us by telephone or email.