Bruce E. Swanson, J.D.


Bruce E. Swanson is a partner at Swanson Law Firm, following the family tradition of his grandfather, R.J. Swanson, who commenced practice in Montgomery county in 1920, and his father, R. John Swanson, who practiced in Red Oak from 1948 until his death in 2005.

Bruce was born and raised in Red Oak, Iowa. He received his B.S. from the University of Iowa in 1980 and his J.D. from Creighton University in 1983. After three years as the Deputy Pottawattamie County Public Defender, Bruce returned to Red Oak and began practice with his father and brother (current partner, Mark D. Swanson) in 1986. Bruce is an extremely active member of the Montgomery county community, currently serving on the board of three different local organizations. He is married and has four adult children.

Areas of Practice:

Estate Planning & Probate

Tax Planning

Family Law

Real Estate

 Personal Injury

Notary Public

Bar Admissions:

Iowa, 1983


Great Western Bank

Houghton State Bank


Creighton University School of Law - J.D. 1983

University of Iowa - B.S. 1980

Professional Associations:

Iowa State Bar Association

Fourth Judicial District Bar Association

Montgomery County YMCA Endowment Board

Red Oak Heritage Foundation, Board of Directors

Montgomery County Endowment Foundation, Vice Chairman

Iowa Attorney Disciplinary Board 2005-2008