Attorney Bryan J. Swain
College: University of Massachusetts - Amherst, B.A., 2007
Law School: University of Massachusetts School of Law, Cum Laude, 2014
Admitted: Massachusetts, November 25, 2014
My practice focuses on all areas of residential and commercial real estate matters, zoning law and permitting, land use planning and permitting, estate planning, guardianship and conservatorship petitions, landlord-tenant law, municipal liquor licensing and permitting, general probate proceedings, business formations and partnership agreements, and other criminal law matters.
I come from a long line of Nantucket Natives, going all the way back to Richard Swain, one of the 9 original proprietors that settled Nantucket in 1659. My family members have continued to reside on the island ever since. I was born on the island and attended Nantucket Elementary School, Cyrus Peirce Middle School, and Nantucket High School.
After graduating from NHS, I attended the University of Massachusetts – Amherst where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Film Studies. In 2011, I enrolled at the University of Massachusetts School of Law. While at Umass Law, I was a member of the Law School’s Jessup International Moot Court Team, clerked for the Honorable Francis McIntyre at the Bristol County Superior Court House, worked as a research assistant for Professor Dwight Duncan, and assisted in filing an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court. I also represented indigent residents of Fall River in Landlord-Tenant Disputes.
I moved back to Nantucket while I was awaiting my Bar Exam results and began working as an associate attorney for Vaughan, Dale, Hunter, and Beaudette, P.C. On January 1, 2020, I became a partner and the name of our firm was changed to Vaughan, Dale, Hunter, Beaudette and Swain, P.C.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife Julianne and our dog Mitchum at the beach and hiking the island’s trails. I also am an avid boater and golfer and enjoy all that Nantucket has to offer.