J. Michael Dady

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Franchise & Dealership Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Dady & Gardner, P.A.
 | 5100 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-359-9000
Fax: 612-359-3507
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Franchise/Dealership (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (0%)
Attorney Profile

Franchisee attorney J. Michael Dady is a founding partner with the Minneapolis law firm of Dady & Gardner, P.A., where he serves the needs of hundreds of franchisees and dealers throughout Minnesota and across the country.

As an attorney, Mr. Dady is fully committed to helping his clients establish and enhance their franchise operations, and he has achieved notable success representing the interests of those facing complex legal disputes with their franchisors, suppliers and manufacturers.

Mr. Dady has secured numerous settlements and awards in excess of one million dollars on behalf of those he has represented, earning his membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Through his efforts, he has helped earn his law firm recognition from Chambers USA the top franchisee law practice in the country, and Chambers USA has recognized him as being one of the top four franchisee attorneys in America.

Among his other accolades, Minnesota Lawyer selected him among the 10 "Attorneys of the Year" in 2000, and he has received consistent recognition as a top franchisee attorney from Minnesota Lawyer and Franchise Times magazines.

After graduating from St. John's University in 1971, Mr. Dady obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1975, where he was an editor of the Law Review.  He is board certified as a civil trial lawyer.

Along with being highly active in his legal community through his involvement with numerous local, state and national bar associations, Mr. Dady also serves his local community by supporting various civic organizations, artistic associations and charities.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Franchise/Dealership (90%)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

Personal Injury - General (0%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Focus Areas

Arbitration, Mediation, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

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About Michael Dady

Admitted: 1975, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.dadygardner.com/attorneys/j-michael-dady/


  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Recognized by his Minnesota lawyer peers as one of Minnesota’s Top 100 Super Lawyers from among its more than 29,000 lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Selected by the Minnesota Lawyer as one of its ten “Attorneys of the Year” for the year 2000

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Advisory Council of the American Creativity Association
  • Board of Directors of the C.M. Russell Museum of Western Art.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Former Chair of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
  • Former Chair of the Board of Regents of St. John’s University

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Former Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas Institute for Franchise Management
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Office Location for J. Michael Dady

5100 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-359-9000

Fax: 612-359-3507

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Last Updated: 1/10/2019

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