Two Bose McKinney & Evans Attorneys Honored with Leadership in Law Awards from Indiana Lawyer
The law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is proud to announce that Alan Townsend was chosen as a Distinguished Barrister and Justin Swanson was recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer by Indiana Lawyer as part of its 2019 Leadership in Law Awards.
Each year, Indiana Lawyer recognizes individuals in the legal profession who have shown a commitment to their profession and to the clients they serve by presenting Distinguished Barrister and Up and Coming Lawyer awards. Recipients of the 2019 Leadership in Law awards were selected based on their professional commitments, social and civic involvement, and community volunteerism.
In addition to serving as a partner, Townsend serves as the vice chair of the firm’s Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on business litigation, attorney disciplinary matters, condemnation, and eminent domain and land-use disputes. In particular, he has significant background in litigating disputes between landowners and municipalities about the legal and permissible use of real estate.
Townsend is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity of Boone County. As president of the HFHBC board, he has attended all house dedications, fundraisers, wall builds and landscape days for the past five years. He also coached youth soccer through the Zionsville Youth Soccer Association and volunteered for the Government Reorganization Committee, a committee that studied and recommended the merger of Union Township, Eagle Township, and the Town of Zionsville into one unit of government.
Swanson is of counsel with the Bose McKinney & Evans Governmental Services Group and is also a vice president at Bose Public Affairs Group. Swanson is widely considered to be the state’s leading authority on legal issues regarding the growth, processing and sale of hemp. In fact, prior to hemp being legalized federally by the 2018 Farm Bill, he was the only lawyer in the state to successfully navigate the process of obtaining a license to import hemp seeds and get the additional permission necessary to grow a test plot.
As a volunteer, Swanson supports the Indiana Leadership Forum, Midwest Hemp Council and Horizon House. He also serves as a roving attorney on election day, as the Indiana Republican Party’s ward chairman, as a precinct committeeman in Center Township and as the president of the Downtown GOP Club.