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Kristy L. Miamen

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Kristy Miamen is a partner at Dady & Gardner, P.A., who represents franchisees, distributors and dealers in disputes with their franchisors and suppliers. Kristy graduated summa cum laude in 2002 from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, and is a 2006 summa cum laude graduate of Hamline University School of Law. Kristy has been with the Firm since 2005 and has contributed extensive research, writing and editing to the 2006 Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments, which was authored by Michael D. Joblove and Scott E. Korzenowski. In 2009 Kristy spoke at the 32nd Annual Forum on Franchising in Toronto, Canada on the topic of the "The Accidental Franchise," a workshop that addressed the risks involved when an inadvertent franchise is formed. Kristy is currently an associate editor of The Franchise Lawyer. Kristy is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Minnesota.


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin
    • 2002
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 2006


  • Best Lawyers – Franchise Attorneys and Lawyers – Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2021
  • Minnesota Rising Stars – Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012 – 2020
  • Minnesota Top Women Attorneys – Super Lawyers Magazine – Rising Stars, 2016-2020
  • Top 150 Legal Eagles – Franchise Times
  • Chambers USA has ranked Kristy as a leading franchising lawyer since 2009
  • “WWL: Franchising” by Who’s Who Legal, 2023


  • English
Rated by Super Lawyers(R) - Kristy L. Miamen Selected on 2023 | SuperLawyers.com
Chambers Ranked In USA 2023 Kristy L. Miamen
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S. News & World Report | Franchise Law - Tier 1 | Minneapolis | 2023
Kristy L. Miamen Recognized By Best Lawyers 2024
2023 Franchise Times Legal Eagles