A Premier Minneapolis Law Firm For Complex Litigation And Investigations

Much of our finest work never makes the news.

Minneapolis White Collar Criminal Defense Law Firm

Practice Areas

White Collar Criminal Defense

Our law firm has earned a national reputation for excellence in white collar defense.

Federal Charges

Our attorneys appear frequently in Minneapolis, St. Paul and other U.S. District courthouses. 

Complex Civil Litigation

Our law firm is built to manage the rigors of intricate, financially pivotal disputes that often involve multiple parties and government agencies.

Internal Investigations

If allegations of fraud, ethics violations or other misconducts have surfaced in your organization, turn to our firm to handle the matter. 

Grand Jury Witness Representation

If you have received a subpoena to appear before a grand jury, let our experience in hundreds of cases protect your interests.

Professional License Defense

Our law firm is a proven resource for doctors, dentists and other professionals who are facing allegations that put their rights to practice and their careers on the line. 

Leading Minneapolis Attorneys For White Collar Criminal Defense And Civil Litigation

Individuals and institutions facing government investigations and the prospect or reality of high-stakes litigation turn to Kelley, Wolter & Scott, P.A., with confidence. They base their trust primarily on our attorneys’ excellent credentials and track records of delivering effective representation in state and federal courts. From our law office in Minneapolis, we represent clients in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota.

Credentials And Accomplishments That Justify Our Clients’ Trust

Within the legal community and among our valued clients, Kelley, Wolter & Scott, P.A., is known for obtaining outcomes that preserve reputations and minimize public fallout. We bring rigor, balance and integrity to each matter. Our principal attorneys’ accomplishments in government service and private practice have spanned many high-profile cases across four decades.

When a government investigation, internal investigation or criminal allegations first come to light, it is critical to consult highly experienced defense counsel. Our Minneapolis-based white collar crime attorneys include former federal and state-level prosecutors. Our lawyers have experience within federal government agencies. Simply stated, we bring invaluable insight and directly relevant qualifications to every case.

Although our accomplishments stand up to those of much larger firms, we have chosen to stay lean and focused. We collaborate extremely well with other attorneys, and our reputations serve clients well in administrative, civil and criminal proceedings. 

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Meet Our Attorneys


Douglas A. Kelley

Douglas A. Kelley is a former assistant United States attorney who has successfully represented state-level and national political figures, prosecuted organized crime figures, served as court-appointed receiver and trustee in Minnesota’s largest-ever Ponzi scheme case and led the way in obtaining a $34 million plaintiff’s verdict in a historic breach-of-contract case.

Steven E. Wolter


Daniel M. Scott

Daniel M. Scott has tried more than 100 cases before U.S. District Court juries and argued more than 200 federal appeals. He is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a criminal law specialist and renowned as a lecturer on federal and constitutional law issues.


Patricia A. Pedersen

Pat Pedersen has over 30 years of experience as a legal professional.  Prior to obtaining her law degree in 1993 she was as a products liability paralegal for 14 years.  As an attorney her client base includes individuals, law firms, corporations and other small businesses.

Brett Douglas Kelley

Brett’s main practice areas include complex civil litigation, appellate law, and criminal defense. Before joining the firm, Brett served as a law clerk to the Honorable Regina M. Chu at Hennepin County District Court, and an extern to the Honorable Susan Richard Nelson at the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.