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Ronald K. Gardner Jr. - Minneapolis, MN

80 South Eighth Street#5100 IDS Center Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Updated: 07/27/2022

Minneapolis Franchise Law Lawyer


Ronald K. Gardner Jr. | Franchisee Lawyer Contact Me: (612)359-3501 | Ronald K. Gardner, is a partner at Dady & Gardner, P.A., who limits his practice to the representation of franchisees, franchisee associations, dealers and distributors in their relations with their franchisors, manufacturers and suppliers. Ron, along with the rest of his colleagues at Dady & Gardner, P.A...

About Ronald K. Gardner Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Franchise Law

Representative Clients

  • Franchisees
  • Dealers and Distributors
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Trucking Equipment
  • Fast Food
  • Auto Parts


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member, Forum on Franchising, 1994
  • American Bar Association, 1999 - 2000 (Member, Steering Committee, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Division)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 1994
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association, 2001 - 2003 (Director, Steering Committee, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Division)
  • American Bar Association, Member/Marketing Officer, Governing Committee, Forum on Franchising, 2003

Classes and Seminars

  • Instructor, Good Faith Termination, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, 1999
  • Instructor, Getting to Yes With Your Franchisor, AAFD National Convention, 1999
  • Instructor, How to Find, Use and Defend Against the Expert Witness, American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising, 2000
  • Instructor, Mapping the Contours of the Arbitration Landscape
  • Keynote Speaker, Annual Franchise & Distribution Law and Developments, American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising, 2002
  • Instructor, The Road Warriors: Effective and Direct Cross Examinations in Franchise & Distribution Disputes, American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising, 2003


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1994
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Silver Gavel Honor Society
    Honors: With Honors
    Law Review: Hamline University Law Review, Senior Associate, 1992 - 1994
  • Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota, 1991
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Political Science
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Honors: Outstanding Debate Student
    Major: Speech/Communication


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Author, Franchising: Realities and Remedies, American Law Media (1998-2004)

Office Information


80 South Eighth Street#5100 IDS Center Minneapolis, MN 55402


  • 612-359-3507


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Past Lists

  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
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  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
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  • 2002 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2001 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1999 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1998 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Ronald K. Gardner Jr. on Super Lawyers


  • Rising Young Star of the Legal Profession (Law and Politics), 1998 - 2002
  • Minnesota SuperLawyer, 2003 - 2021
  • Hot Shots Under 40 -- The Best Franchise Lawyers Under 40 in the United States (Franchise Times), 2002
  • “Legal Eagle” by the Franchise Times
  • “Best Lawyers in America” in the field of Franchise Law, 2006 - 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America” named Ron the “Lawyer of the Year” in Franchise Law in Minneapolis, 2018 - 2019
  • Who’s Who, Ten most highly regarded franchise lawyers in North America, 2010 - 2020
  • AAFD announces 2022 TQF Lifetime Achievement Award to Ron Gardner

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