J. Michael Dady | Franchisee Lawyer
Michael Dady is widely regarded as one of the most prominent franchisee attorneys in America. He and the other lawyers in his firm, Dady & Gardner, P.A. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, limit their nationwide practice to helping franchisees and dealers preserve and enhance the value of their businesses as effectively and as efficiently as possible. He and his colleagues at Dady & Gardner have made new law for franchisees, and together they are credited with having tried and won many significant cases on behalf of franchisees and dealers. He and his partners have successfully represented franchisees and dealers in more than 350 different franchise and supplier organizations, and they currently represent 52 different national franchisee and dealer associations. Again in 2019 Chambers USA ranked Dady & Gardner as the top franchisee law firm in America, it ranked Michael Dady and his partner, Ron Gardner, as two of the top three franchisee lawyers in America, and of the 15 franchisee lawyers it recognized, six of them are Dady & Gardner lawyers.
Michael is a frequent national speaker and writer on franchise law topics and was an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas Institute for Franchise Management. Michael is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (having obtained several results in excess of one million dollars for franchisee victims of unfair treatment), was selected by the Minnesota Lawyer as one of its ten “Attorneys of the Year” for the year 2000, has been consistently recognized by his Minnesota lawyer peers as one of Minnesota’s Top 100 Super Lawyers from among its more than 29,000 lawyers, and he, along with four of his partners at Dady & Gardner, has been consistently recognized by Franchise Times as one of the top 100 franchise lawyers in America.
Michael is active in supporting several service organizations. He formerly served as both the Chair of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Chair of the Board of Regents of St. John’s University. He has been honored by both his university, Saint John’s University, and his high school, Sisseton High School, as their Alumnus of the Year. He is currently a member of both the National Advisory Council of the American Creativity Association and the Board of Directors of the C.M. Russell Museum of Western Art. A native of Sisseton, South Dakota, Michael is a rancher in his spare time, and considers “doing cowboy work” his favorite recreational pursuit.
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