The Firm

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By any measure – from client retention and cases won, to Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers® & Best Law Firms® accolades – Hellmuth & Johnson provides the very highest quality legal representation to businesses, organizations and individuals in numerous jurisdictions, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, California, and New York.


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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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.


For the past quarter-century, 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 20 largest law firms in Minnesota, with 60 Twin Cities lawyers serving clients in more than 30 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 in 1994, to serve as your trusted legal partner. Here’s to many more years of success!


The H&J Foundation was established to honor the legacy of the firm by serving as a catalyst to say ‘thank you’ and give back to the communities that supported the firm during our 25+ years. The firm’s partners made an initial donation of $25,000 in recognition of the firm’s 25th anniversary. Employees support the foundation through annual and payroll gifts, which partners match dollar for dollar. A committee of attorneys, staff and management search out worthy organizations to support, as we want the foundation to reflect the values of the H&J family.

The H&J Foundation has donated more than $88,000 to the following local Twin Cities organizations since 2020.

• Angel Foundation
• Brains Together for a Cure
• Camp Sweet Life Adventures
• CanDo Canine
• Children’s Grief Connection
• Feed My Starving Children
• Film North
• Humor to Fight the Tumor
• International Institute of Minnesota
• Kids in Need Foundation
• Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
• Mitchell Hamline LAMP and Re-Entry Clinics
• National Alliance on Mental Health
• Never Surrender
• People Reaching Out to People
• Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest (RAGOM)
• Second Harvest Heartland
• Springboard for the Arts
• The Wildcat Sanctuary
• Tubman Center
• Underdog Rescue
• Usborne Books Cuddle Bear Drive
• Volunteer Lawyers Network LGBTQ+
• Washburn Center for Children
• We Love Lake Street
• Wishes & More