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Paul B Ahern

Paul B Ahern

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    32 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    32 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Joel N Heiligman

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for than twenty years. Paul works beyond and above for his clients. He has deep knowledge of the justice system. He is extremely competent and pleasant to work with. Paul is a dedicated lawyer who cares for his clients. I would recommend him to family and friends.


    Joel Heiligman DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Smart attorney.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ahern Law

5101 Thimsen Av
Minnetonka, MN, 55345-4117



MNAuthorized to practice198306/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Rating - 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Martindale-Hubble AV Rating (highest rating given)Martindale-Hubbell2009
Martindale-Hubble AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Martindale-Hubble AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Martindale-Hubble AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Martindale-Hubble AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Martindale-Hubble AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Martindale-Hubble AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
Martindale-Hubble AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
Martindale-Hubble AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyPaul B. Ahern, P.A.1996 - Present
PartnerFroberg and Ahern1988 - 1996
AssociateFroberg and Penberthy1985 - 1988
Assistant County AttorneyBenton County Prosecuting Attorney1984 - 1985
Law ClerkMinnesota Fifth Judicial District1983 - 1984


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2010 - Present
Minnesota Society for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Stefan Mark v. Commissioner of Public SafetyBreath Test Suppressed - DL Revocation Rescinded

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Publication NameTitleDate
Lawyers WeeklyGrowing Practice Area for Drunk Driving Lawyers (Ahern quoted here and at other times in Lawyers Weekly)1999


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rathburn McMurray Three Day SeminarN/ACertified Datamaster DMT Operator/Evidentiary Science2011
Industrial Training and DesignN/ACertified Intoxilyzer Operator/Evidentiary Science2007
Antioch School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Colorado CollegeBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Justice InstituteUnusual Local Procedures and Rules2013
2013 MSCJ DWI SeminarChairman of Largest DWI Seminar in Minnesota2013
2012 MSCJ DWI Defense SeminarChairman of Largest DWI Defense Seminar in Minnesota2012
2011 MSCJ Defense SeminarChairman of Largest DWI Defense Seminar in MN2011
Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice Annual DWI SeminarDWI Defense2008
Minnesota Bar Association - Criminal Justice InstituteSpecial, Unusual Local Rules of Criminal Procedure throughout State2007
Lorman DWI Defense SeminarDWI Defense - On this occasion and in previous seminar year2005