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Bryan Warren Dillon

Bryan Warren Dillon

Practice areas:

Franchising, Employment & Labor

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Franchising: 80%
    16 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
    16 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Matthew J. Kreutzer

    Bryan is a very good attorney and a highly respected member of the franchise legal community. As a litigator, Bryan has represented franchisees in a number of high-profile cases that have been important in franchising. Because of his outstanding track record and keen understanding of franchise law, I will not hesitate to refer work to Bryan when I can.


    Matthew Kreutzer Franchising Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Howard Eugene Bundy

    I know Bryan through the ABA Forum on Franchising. He is one of a handful of California lawyers to whom I turn with franchising issues or to refer clients.


    Howard Bundy Franchising Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

P.O. Box 447
Occidental, CA, 95465




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal EagleFranchise Times2015
Legal EagleFranchise Times2014
Certified Specialist - Franchise and Distribution LawState Bar of California2010
William H. Dodd AwardDickinson's ethics award presented to the graduating senior who best exemplifies the highest ideals of the legal profession.1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of Bryan W. Dillon2014 - Present
PartnerSingler & Dillon, LLP2000 - Present
Certified Legal InternYork County District Attorney1998 - 1999
Certified Legal InternMarin County District Attorney1998 - 1998
Legislative Assistant to the Senate Majority LeaderSenate of Pennsylvania1990 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Franchise Law CommitteeCo-chair2010 - 2014
Sonoma County Bar Associationmember2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingMember2000 - Present
State Bar of Californiamember1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Culligan Dealers Association of North America, Inc. v. Culligan International Co., Inc. et. alCDANA prevailed on most of its claims, including its most critical claim.
Sonitrol National Dealers Assoc. v. Sonitrol, et alSettled when the Franchisor offered a new franchise agreement
Tankersley v. Collision on Wheels Int'l LLCMy Client was granted rescission, and awarded $567,000.

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Publication NameTitleDate
ABA Forum on FranchisingThe Role of the Lawyer in A Franchisee’s Due Diligence2013
American Bar Association, The Franchise LawyerWhat Law Applies? The Importance of Understanding the Interplay Between Contractual Choice-of-Law Provisions and State Franchise Laws2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Vienna School of LawLawSummer Program1997
University of Strasbourg School of LawLawSummer Program1997
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State Polytechnic InstituteRussain Language and HistorySemester Abroad1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingThe Role of the Lawyer in A Franchisee’s Due Diligence2013
West Coast Franchise ExpoChossing the RIght Franchise2011
West Coast Franchise ExpoUnderstanding the Franchise Documents2011
West Coast Franchise ExpoUnderstanding the Franchise Agreement2010