KC Ahrens

KC Ahrens is an experienced business litigator and accomplished insurance law trial attorney. KC brings to Hellmuth & Johnson nearly 30 years of extensive trial experience in complex litigation, business disputes and insurance law. As a trusted professional advisor and trial advocate, KC possesses a rare combination of business judgment, strategic leadership and crisis management skills. As a persuasive and successful trial lawyer, KC captures the respect of clients and opposing counsel alike.

KC serves as chair of Hellmuth & Johnson’s insurance defense practice group. Through proven success in the courtroom, KC has long been recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys defending multi-national insurance companies and their insureds in a multitude of matters involving general liability, products liability, premises liability, insurance coverage and fraud, and automobile casualty.


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Experience

KC has been involved in multiple landmark appeals in both state and federal court on critical business, class action, and insurance law principles, including:

  • Madrigal v. Kline Oldsmobile, Inc., 2005 WL 2179529 (8th 2005)
  • Edlund v. Ridgedale Automotive, Inc., 101 Fed.Appx. 180, 2004 WL 1301508 (8th 2004)
  • Van Danacker v. Main Motors Sales Co., 109 F.Supp.2d 1045, 2000 WL 1030418 (D. Minn. 2000)
  • Kinzer v. CitiMortgage, Inc., 2015 WL 234262 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 20, 2015)
  • Mitsch v. American Nat’l Prop. & Cas. Co., 736 N.W.2d 355, 2007 WL 2177884 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Wooddale Builders, Inc. Maryland Cas. Co., 722 N.W.2d 283, 2006 WL 2828672 (Minn. 2006)
  • Liabo v. Wayzata Nissan, LLC, 707 N.W.2d 715, 2006 WL 91771 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 17, 2006)
  • Reinke v. Harold Chevrolet-Geo, Inc., 2004 WL 1152700 (Minn. Ct. App. May 20, 2004)
  • Scott v. Forest Lake Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge, 668 N.W.2d 45, 2003 WL 22039893 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Jacobson v. Universal Underwriters Ins. Group, 645 N.W.2d 741, 2002 WL 1363998 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Scott v. Forest Lake Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge, 637 N.W.2d 587, 2002 WL 4543 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 2, 2002)
  • Lofquist v. Whitaker Buick-Jeep-Eagle, Inc., 2001 WL 1530907 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 4, 2001)
  • Scott v. Forest Lake Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge, 611 N.W.2d 346, 2000 WL 768539 (Minn. 2000)

In The News

Thought Leadership

Affiliations

  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Chanhassen Rotary (Past President and Former Foundation Chairperson)

Community

  • Panel Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
  • Frequent speaker and CLE lecturer on Automobile Insurance Law, including, Minnesota No-Fault and UM/UIM benefits

Past Seminars