Michael D. Bonasera

Michael D. Bonasera

Partner Of Counsel


Michael is a member of the Corporate Department.  He focuses his practice on estate and trust administration and family wealth and succession planning with an emphasis on fiduciary disputes and trust and estate beneficiary rights.


  • Capital University School of Law  (J.D., 2002)
    • Moot Court Competition, finalist
    • National Mock Trial Team
    • Student Bar Association, vice president
    • Honor Code Committee, co-chair
  • Ohio University  (B.S., 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • Columbus Bar Association, Board of Governors Member, 2017-2018
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2017
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice, President, 2017-2018
  • Franklin County Probate Court Alum
  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2008
  • Columbus Bar Association, Sustaining Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Estate & Gift Tax Committee;
  • Columbus Bar Association, Probate Law Committee, Chairperson 2013-2014


  • Selected for the Ohio Rising Stars® List
  • Top 25 Estate Probate and Elder Law Blogs of 2011, LexisNexis
  • Named to the "Top Lawyers" list by Columbus CEO Magazine