Nita L. Hanson


When people are wronged by those entrusted with their care, Nita’s job is to make things right.

She focuses much of her practice on fiduciary litigation, including disputes over improper use of powers of attorney and guardianships and challenges involving estates, wills and trusts. Nita also counsels clients in contract matters, including disputes involving fraud or complex real estate ownership and use issues.

Her fiduciary practice includes plaintiffs such as shareholders, wards or trust beneficiaries who believe they were taken advantage of, and defendants such as powers of attorney who have been accused of mismanagement. She also handles cases involving families trying to resolve conflicts over wills and estates.

Before attending law school, Nita spent 25 years as a paralegal, working in the office during the day and attending night classes, all while raising a family. While she enjoyed working as a paralegal, she knew her work in the courtroom would be limited unless she became a lawyer.


  • Capital University School of Law  (J.D., 2008)
    • Graduate of the Last Decade (2012)
  • Bellevue University  (B.A., 2004)
    • Leadership

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
    • Board of Trustees
    • Supreme Court Judicial Review Committee
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County
  • Columbus Bar Association
    • Certified Professional Ethics Committee, vice chair
  • Columbus Chapter of the Christian Legal Society, board member
  • Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Inn of Court, member


  • Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Lawyers by Columbus CEO magazine
  • Difference Maker Award in Honor of Alice J. Neeley (2018)