Jonathan M. Colman


Practice areas
  • Probate Litigation
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Business Law

J.D., Juris Doctor, Wayne State University Law School, Dean’s Scholar, Lombard Fellow, Moot Court
B.A., Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, University Honors


Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2008
Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan , 2010

Professional & Bar Association Memberships
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association – Eastern District of Michigan

Jonathan M. Colman is a partner at Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras. He concentrates his practice in litigation with a focus on trust and estate disputes, as well as probate and business disputes. Jonathan has significant experience and expertise in representing fiduciaries, as well as heirs, beneficiaries and other interested parties in complex probate proceedings throughout the State of Michigan. He also counsels clients on best practices and strategies to avoid future disputes when setting their personal and business affairs in order.

Jonathan has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2018 for Litigation – Trusts and Estates. He has also been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012-2017, honoring the top 2.5% of Michigan attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or those who have been in practice for ten years or less. Jonathan has also been named a “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness Magazine, 2011 – 2012.

While attending Wayne State University Law School, he was named both a Dean’s Scholar and a Lombard Fellow and was honored for excellence in written advocacy as a member of Wayne State’s Moot Court Program. Jonathan is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of Michigan, and the Federal District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. He is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Michigan Bar Association, the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law of the American Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Jonathan serves in leadership roles with a number of civic and community organizations, including serving on the Board of Leaders for Kids, an advisory board to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation’s Planned Giving Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit.

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