Vero Beach, FL 772-231-4440

Melbourne, FL 321-984-2700

Coral Gables, FL 305-443-5020

Michael J. Swan

Member and Chair of Probate and Guardianship Departments

Michael J. Swan, one of the Firm’s founding attorneys, practices in the areas of guardianship, mental health and probate and trust administration.  He maintains a statewide practice handling complicated guardianship and mental health matters for families and professionals.

Mike graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Economics and from the University of Miami School of Law. He has been practicing in the guardianship and mental health area since 1985 and has actively served in the Florida Bar in substantive capacities at the statewide level in the development of probate and mental health law.

Mike demonstrates his commitment to the community by proudly having served as Chairman of the Mental Health Collaborative, Chairman of the Public Guardianship Program of Indian River County, Co-Chair of the United Way Annual Campaign, and serves as Treasurer of the Indian River Lacrosse Association.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1985

Education

  • University of Florida, B.A., 1981
  • University of Miami, J.D., 1985

Professional Associations

  • Bar Associations of Dade County, Indian River County and Brevard County, Florida
  • The Florida Bar
  • Chairman of Dade County Bar Association Probate and Guardianship Committee, 1998-1999
  • Florida Bar Association, Probate Rules Committee, 1997-2003
  • Executive Council, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Florida Bar Association 11th Circuit Representative, 1998-2004
  • The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

Miscellaneous

  • University of Miami School of Law Moot Court Judge, Summer 1996
  • Florida Blue Key

Community Involvement

  • Indian River County Estate Planning Council, 2007-Present; Board of Directors, 2011-2018
  • Rotary Club of Coral Gables, 1994-2002
  • Miami Children’s Hospital President’s Cabinet, 1991-2000
  • Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center Association Board of Directors, 1994-1999
  • Hibiscus Children’s Foundation, 2003-2014
  • First United Methodist Church, Vero Beach, Florida Board of Trustees and Staff Parish, 2006-2016
  • First United Methodist Church, Vero Beach, Florida Mission Member; Costa Rica, 2002; Bahama, 2004; Nicaragua, 2005; Yucatan, Mexico, 2006; Belize, 2007; Honduras, 2008, 2010, 2011; Gulf Port, Louisiana, 2009; Charleston, SC 2017
  • United Way of Indian River County, 2014-2015 Campaign Co-Chair; 2012-2014 Campaign Cabinet
  • Indian River Estate Planning Council Board Member 2011-2018
  • The Public Guardianship Program of Indian River County, Inc. Board of Directors 2011 – Present; Chairman of the Board 2015 – Present
  • Indian River Lacrosse Association, Inc. Board of Directors 2014 – Present; Treasurer 2014 – Present

Bridging a Tradition of Excellence

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1985

Education

  • University of Florida, B.A., 1981
  • University of Miami, J.D., 1985

Professional Associations

  • Bar Associations of Dade County, Indian River County and Brevard County, Florida
  • The Florida Bar
  • Chairman of Dade County Bar Association Probate and Guardianship Committee, 1998-1999
  • Florida Bar Association, Probate Rules Committee, 1997-2003
  • Executive Council, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Florida Bar Association 11th Circuit Representative, 1998-2004
  • The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

Miscellaneous

  • University of Miami School of Law Moot Court Judge, Summer 1996
  • Florida Blue Key

Community Involvement

  • Indian River County Estate Planning Council, 2007-Present; Board of Directors, 2011-2018
  • Rotary Club of Coral Gables, 1994-2002
  • Miami Children’s Hospital President’s Cabinet, 1991-2000
  • Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center Association Board of Directors, 1994-1999
  • Hibiscus Children’s Foundation, 2003-2014
  • First United Methodist Church, Vero Beach, Florida Board of Trustees and Staff Parish, 2006-2016
  • First United Methodist Church, Vero Beach, Florida Mission Member; Costa Rica, 2002; Bahama, 2004; Nicaragua, 2005; Yucatan, Mexico, 2006; Belize, 2007; Honduras, 2008, 2010, 2011; Gulf Port, Louisiana, 2009; Charleston, SC 2017
  • United Way of Indian River County, 2014-2015 Campaign Co-Chair; 2012-2014 Campaign Cabinet
  • Indian River Estate Planning Council Board Member 2011-2018
  • The Public Guardianship Program of Indian River County, Inc. Board of Directors 2011 – Present; Chairman of the Board 2015 – Present
  • Indian River Lacrosse Association, Inc. Board of Directors 2014 – Present; Treasurer 2014 – Present