About Our Firm

Some law firms with decades of successful major case experience and stellar track records elect to stay operationally lean and contained in size. This has been our choice at Kelley, Wolter & Scott, P.A., in Minneapolis. Our relatively modest public profile does not obscure the fact that our attorneys have prevailed in many complex, high-visibility cases in Minnesota and on a national level.

Respected By Peers And Trusted By Clients · Known For Skill And Discretion

The array of credentials among our principals and cohesive, carefully assembled legal team is considerable. Douglas A. Kelley, Steven E. Wolter and Daniel M. Scott all maintain ratings of AV Preeminent* under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review system. All three have earned multiple inclusions in Minnesota Super Lawyers — and all have invaluable experience in prominent government and public service positions as well as in private practice.

These honors reflect our reputation for excellence in state and federal trial practice and for advocacy with integrity. Many clients, including public officials and corporate leaders, have also benefited from our ability to prevent litigation altogether, manage media interaction effectively and protect their reputations. As a result, we receive many referrals from our peers in the legal profession and those we have represented in the past.

A Premier Legal Team For The Most Sensitive, High-Value Concerns

We focus primarily on white collar defense and complex civil litigation. Our specific engagements and victories have spanned an incredibly broad range of complex criminal, civil, financial and regulatory matters. We encourage you to follow the links below and view our individual attorney profiles to gain a fuller sense of our proven capabilities as case builders, negotiators and litigators. Clients also benefit from the work of our highly experienced, well-credentialed investigators and efficient support staff.

If your concerns call for prompt, focused attention from a law firm with experience in thousands of sensitive investigations, hundreds of federal court trials and all forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), our Minnesota-St. Paul area firm may be the optimal choice. To request a consultation or discuss a referral, please contact us by telephone or email.

*AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.