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Bryan F. Bertram

Bryan F. Bertram has over a decade of experience advocating for government clients and private entities. He has broad experience advising government entities at both the state and local levels, and representing those entities’ interests in litigation and administrative proceedings before regulatory bodies.

Bryan currently serves as lead counsel in the towns of Bourne, Hopkinton, and Scituate. In that role, he serves as the firm’s primary point of contact on all legal matters and regularly works with those towns’ elected and appointed officials on the myriad legal issues that arise in the normal course of local government, including town meetings, bylaw and regulation drafting and interpretation, contracts, public meetings and records, ethics, land use, and litigation. In addition to his lead counsel work, Bryan also often works as counsel to both public and private clients in matters involving administrative law and litigation, utilities and energy facilities siting, and strategic counsel on public policy initiatives, including efforts to address the ongoing climate crisis. As part of that special counsel work, Bryan leads the firm’s Energy practice, with a significant portion of his special counsel work devoted to legal issues and proceedings involving energy facilities and infrastructure. He is also an accomplished litigator, having won cases in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court, First Circuit Court of Appeals, and other State and federal courts. 

Prior to joining Harrington Heep, Bryan served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office’s Government Bureau. He represented State agencies and officials in a wide range of matters, including defending government policies and programs, and other government decision-making against legal challenges, as well as in affirmative litigation. Before government service, Bryan worked for seven years at an AmLaw 100 firm, where he focused on complex civil litigation, and government and internal investigations. He also served for six months as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Woburn, responsible for a heavy criminal caseload, including trials.


Bryan is licensed to practice law in both state and federal court in Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He earned his law degree cum laude from Boston College Law School, where he served as Editorial Staff of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review. His student note was published in the Spring 2006 edition of the Review. He competed on Boston College’s 2nd place J. Braxton Craven Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition team and was a quarterfinalist in the Boston College Grimes Moot Court Competition. Bryan graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Ohio State University, Max M. Fisher School of Business, where he was a nationally-ranked member of the Ohio State Speech and Debate Team and a finalist in the National Forensic League National Tournament.

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