The Firm

– Get To Know Us –


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.
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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, South Dakota, California and Iowa.

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For 30 years, we have steadily grown to become one of Minnesota’s top law firms. While we have more resources than we did back in 1994, we never lost our focus on the value of our most important asset – our relationships. We pride ourselves in understanding and anticipating our clients’ legal needs and providing sound legal counsel and strategic advice.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 15 largest law firms in Minnesota, with more than 70 Minneapolis lawyers serving clients in more than 25 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 goal today is the same as it was when we started, to serve as your trusted legal partner.

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 iconic 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 congestion, which enables easy access for visitors. 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. The clean and modern building was designed by DJR Architecture.

The H&J Foundation seeks to honor the legacy of the firm by serving as a catalyst to say thank you and give back to the
communities that have supported the firm during the past 30 years.