Biography: Klay C. Ahrens “KC”
Klay C. (KC) Ahrens is a partner with Hellmuth & Johnson and chair of the insurance defense practice. Representing clients including insurance companies and a variety of businesses involved in litigation matters, he concentrates his practice in the following areas:
- Insurance defense and appeals
- Commercial litigation
- Construction litigation
KC’s practice focuses on the successful resolution of all litigation matters, with an emphasis on insurance-related claims and disputes. He has extensive experience aggressively defending automobile accident-related claims; general liability matters such as coverage disputes; and consumer claims and class action lawsuits brought under the Truth-In-Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Sales Act and Consumer Fraud Act.
KC also represents business entities in mediations, arbitrations and district court actions, including construction and design defects, delay and disruption, and water intrusion issues.
Many litigators marshal strong legal skills, but lose their clients’ trust by being inattentive and unresponsive. As an equity owner at Hellmuth & Johnson - and as an attorney who works on highly complex legal matters - I make sure that my clients know they’re always top-of-mind.- Klay C. Ahrens “KC”
EducationKC earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Hamline University School of Law, and completed his undergraduate work at Concordia College, graduating cum laude with a B.A. in English and Communications.
Hamline University School of Law
- Admitted to practice law in the state courts of Minnesota, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.
- Member of the Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Associations.
- Lectures frequently to CLE audiences on the topic of insurance law, including Minnesota No-Fault and UM/UIM.
- Community Association Seminar Fall 2018
- Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish
- New Overtime Rules Seminar 2016
- Second Saturday Divorce Seminar
- Community Association Seminar Fall 2016
- Revocable Living Trusts from Start to Finish
- Entertainment Law
- Revocable Trusts from A to Z
- Business Decisions You Can Bank On
- Cyberliability Insurance Session
- Intellectual Property – Armor for Entrepreneurs
- Small Business Series: Wage and Hour Issues
- Mastering Fiduciary Accounting Income
- Small Business Series: Succession Planning
- Drafting IRA Trusts
- Proactive vs. Reactive: Charitable Giving Seminar
- 2017 Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference
- Small Business Series: Intellectual Property
- Community Association Seminar Spring 2017
- Trusts From A to Z
- 2017 Probate & Trust Law Conference
- What Can You Do With Property Nobody Wants?
- How Not to Get Sued
- Estate Planning: The Ultimate Guide
- How To Get It Done: A Homeowners Guide
- Accommodation Requests Under the Fair Housing Act
- Small Business Series: Business Banking
- Legal and Business Issues Affecting Contractors 2017
- Commercial RE Seminar: Environmental Due Diligence
- ABA Property Insurance Law Spring CLE Conference
- Community Association Seminar Spring 2018
- Preventative Maintenance & Const. Defect Claims
- Single Member LLCs
- Revocable Living Trusts 101
- Trust Taxation: The Ultimate Guide
- Legal and Business Issues Affecting Contractors 2018
- Intellectual Property: Start to Finish
- 2017 Greater Mankato MHA Conference and Trade Show
- Community Association Seminar Fall 2017
- Drafting IRA Trusts
- Small Business Series: Non-Competes & More
- Rochester Community Association Seminar 2017
- What’s Your End Game? Succession Planning
- Handling the Sale of a Business
- “Guilty Until Proven Innocent” Flooring Seminar