J. Michael "Michael" Dady

J. Michael "Michael" Dady

Dady & Gardner, P.A.

Recognized since 1995

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Practice Areas

Franchise Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Franchise Law
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J. Michael Dady is the Founding Member of Dady & Gardner. He and his partners have successfully represented franchisees and dealers in more than 400 different franchisee and dealer systems, and they serve as counsel to more than 20 different national franchisee and dealer associations. He has won multi-million dollar settlements and judgments, while obtaining precedent-setting ruling that are the foundation of this developing area of law.


  • IDS Center, Suite 5100
    80 South Eighth Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55402


  • Saint John's University, BA, graduated 1971

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, Minnesota State Bar Association

Dady & Gardner, P.A.
Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota

7 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Franchise Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Franchise Law, Minneapolis (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Franchise Law

Special Focus

  • Dealers
  • Distributors
  • Franchisees


  • Selected as a Minnesota Top 100 Super Lawyer for over 10 years

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