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Michael D. Bonasera

Michael D. Bonasera

Practice areas:

Probate, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills

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About Me

I focus my practice on estate and trust administration and family wealth and succession planning with an emphasis on fiduciary disputes and trust and estate beneficiary rights.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Probate: 60%
    11 years
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    11 years
  3. Trusts: 20%
    11 years



Hourly ($150-500/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

191 W. Nationwide Blvd, Suite 300
Columbus, OH, 43215-2568




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Top 25 Estate Probate and Elder Law Blog - Bonasera.orgLexisNexis2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyDinsmore & Shohl2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyBuckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP2005 - 2008
Associate AttorneySwedlow, Butler, Lewis, Madison & Dye2003 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Columbus Bar Association, Probate Court CommitteeChair2013 - 2014
Ohio Association for JusticeBoard Member2009 - Present
Leadership ColumbusMember, Class of 20082008 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Estate and GIft Tax CommitteeMember2003 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Probate Court CommitteeMember2003 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Ohio TrialPerfecting Personal Injury Claims Against Estates2005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital UniversityN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Probate Law InstituteProbate Caselaw Update2010