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About Hellmuth & Johnson

We’re a top MN law firm – and a one-of-a-kind legal asset. By any measure – from client retention and cases won, to Super Lawyers accolades and our Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review rating – Hellmuth & Johnson provides the very highest quality legal representation to businesses, organizations and individuals in numerous jurisdictions, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Iowa.

Focusing on transactional law, litigation and appeals, our Minneapolis attorneys represent clients in practices ranging from construction, finance, patent, trademark and copyright litigation, business and real estate to estate planning. In each of these areas we have earned a reputation for multidisciplinary excellence, unwavering ethical integrity and singular devotion to those who put their trust in us. These qualities form the foundation of Hellmuth & Johnson, enabling us to fulfill our mission to protect and advance our clients’ interests across the spectrum of their legal needs.


We give every client everything we have. As a leading firm with nationally respected practices, our arsenal is formidable indeed. We’re authorities in our legal fields, and well established at the crossroads of law and business. We think creatively, work collaboratively and act decisively. In combining the in-house assets of a large law firm with the accessibility and flexibility of a smaller one, we have all the muscle you need without any of the fat.

What truly sets Hellmuth & Johnson apart, however, is our personal investment in each client and our focus on cultivating long-term relationships to ensure you’re never left exposed. Count on us to understand exactly what you have at stake. Know that we’ll guard your legal interests zealously, defend them aggressively, and pursue your objectives with every resource at our disposal. Our dedication not only makes Hellmuth & Johnson unique, it makes us your strongest possible advocate. Contact us to learn more.

Our History

David Hellmuth and Chad Johnson joined forces in 1994 with the goal of creating a premier law firm capable of handling even the most complex and challenging cases efficiently and effectively. Hellmuth & Johnson’s two founding partners set the firm on a trajectory of steady growth and ever increasing capabilities.

Today Hellmuth & Johnson ranks among the 20 largest law firms in Minnesota, with more than 50 Minneapolis lawyers serving clients in more than 18 legal practice areas. We offer a full suite of legal services to clients without sacrificing our original commitment to providing responsive and affordable legal representation.

Our Building

An iconic presence in the Minneapolis metropolitan area, the five-story, 45,000 square foot Hellmuth & Johnson building anchors the intersection of highways 494 and 169. Our highly accessible location is near downtown yet free from city center congestion, which enables easy access for visitors, while the building’s architecture reflects equal deference to the environment. Rather than encroaching on the adjacent nature reserve, we built upward instead of outward, devoting our first three levels to parking to minimize the building’s environmental footprint.

In recognition of design excellence, the Hellmuth & Johnson building was named a 2010 Top Project winner by Finance & Commerce magazine.

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