Justin Swanson is a partner with Bose McKinney & Evans and the chair of the firm’s Cannabis practice group. He is at the forefront of the cannabis industry and has developed a unique multi-dimensional government affairs practice that leverages his public policy expertise with traditional legal skills to effectively advance the interests of his diverse set of clients from small towns to Fortune 500 companies.

In 2019, the Indiana Lawyer recognized Swanson as an Up and Coming Lawyer, an award bestowed on just 15 attorneys statewide each year. Swanson was also included in the 2021 and 2022 Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch Lists, a recognition honoring attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. In 2023, Justin was named a Global Top-200 Cannabis Lawyer by Cannabis Law Report and Cannabis Law Journal.

Swanson is also a principal at Bose Public Affairs Group LLC, where he is a member of the state and local government relations team.


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law – Indianapolis (J.D., 2012)
University of Dayton (B.A., 2009)

Honors / Awards

2023 Global Top-200 Cannabis Lawyer; 2019 Up and Coming Lawyer; Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch – Government Relations Practice (2021-2024); Certified Civil Mediator; Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence; Moot Court

Appointments / Memberships

Justin serves the community in multiple ways. He is a member of the board of directors for the Indiana Leadership Forum, Downtown GOP Club and is President and Co-founder of the Midwest Hemp Council. He also serves as a co-chair of the Greater Indianapolis Republican Finance Committee and is ward chairman and a precinct committeeman in Center Township.


Indiana, Indiana Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana