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Aaron Z. Ahlquist is an associate with Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC. Mr. Ahlquist attended the University of Wisconsin where he majored in Political Science and International Relations, spending his junior year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After receiving his B.A., Mr. Ahlquist spent three years on the legislative staff of Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) in Washington, DC. During his time with the Senate, Mr. Ahlquist focused on issues and legislation relating to health care, judiciary and crime, international relations and human rights.
Mr. Ahlquist left Capitol Hill to attend the University of Richmond – TC Williams School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor in 2004, with special honors and awards in labor and employment law. Following law school, Mr. Ahlquist moved with his wife and children to New Orleans, Louisiana.
Prior to joining Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC, Mr. Ahlquist practiced in the areas of union and employee side labor and employment law, complex and commercial litigation, and class action and mass tort. Since joining HH&K, Mr. Ahlquist continues to practice in the areas of class actions and mass tort, complex and commercial litigation, products liability and personal injury.
As an associate with HH&K, Mr. Ahlquist has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 in the State of Louisiana by The National Trial Lawyers Association. He was appointed to the American Association for Justice New Lawyer Division Let America Know Committee. Mr. Ahlquist has significantly contributed to the firm’s efforts in the BP Oil Disaster. He has also been involved with a number of other class actions and mass torts which HH&K is involved in, ranging from products liability, medical device litigation and spyware litigation.
Outside of the legal field, Mr. Ahlquist is a founding member of the Delta Discussion Group, a cross-disciplinary colloquium focused on the regional response to the BP Oil Disaster. He is also vice president of the board of Abeona House, a child discovery and learning center which he and his wife helped to found after Hurricane Katrina.
- University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D. 2004
- University of Wisconsin, B.A. 1998
- Federal Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Louisiana Association for Justice
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- National Trial Lawyers Association
- Class Action Trial Lawyers Association
- New Orleans Bar Association
HONORS AND AWARDS:
- Anti-Defamation League, Barney Mintz Leadership Award, 2016
- New Orleans City Business, Leadership in Law Award, 2014
- Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 in the State of Louisiana, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012