Jay E. Michael

Jay received his B.S. degree from West Liberty State College in West Liberty, West Virginia, and his J.D. degree from Capital University in Columbus. After graduation Jay held associate positions in several mid-size law firms before establishing his own practice. Jay has received certification as a specialist from the Ohio State Bar Association Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Specialty Board. He has written several articles on estate planning and estate issues.


Jay frequently lectures on probate and real estate issues for the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association, and formerly lectured for Ohio BarBri Bar Review. Jay was previously an instructor at Columbus State Community College in the legal assisting program. Jay serves on the boards of Apprisen / Consumer Credit Counseling Service, and the Central Ohio Breathing Association.

Areas of Practice:
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Guardianship
  • Trusts
  • Small Business Formation
  • Real Estate
  • Adoption


Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1985
  • US District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1986


Published Works:

  • Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, May/June 2009
  • Case Study, Lessons from Dayton Bar Assn. v. Parisi, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, July/August 2014


Honors and Awards:

  • Columbus CEO Top Lawyers, 2010 - 2014
  • Ohio's Top Lawyers, 2008, 2010 - 2014
  • Martindale Hubbell rated AV Preeminent Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 - 2016
  • Capital University Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2012


Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • CBA Board of Governors, 2013 Secretary/Treasurer, 2015 President
  • CBA Probate Court Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Fellow
  • Columbus Bar Foundation Fellow


Jay E. Michael, Attorney At Law Services

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