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undefinedJonathan M. Colman

Shareholder

Jonathan M. Colman is a shareholder at Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras. He concentrates his practice in litigation with a focus on trust and estate disputes, as well as guardianship, conservatorship and other probate disputes. Jon has significant experience 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. In addition to his trust & estate and probate practice, Jon also advises a number of businesses on litigation and other matters. Clients trust Jon for his keen insights and thoughtful approach to their issues.

Jon has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation—Trusts and Estates, honoring the top 5% of practicing attorneys in the United States. He has also been recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer and named a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine.

Jon is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A.) and Wayne State University Law School (J.D.) where he was both a Dean’s Scholar and Lombard Fellow. He is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Michigan State Bar Association and the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law of the American Bar Association.

Jon serves in leadership roles with a number of civic and community organizations, including serving on the Board of Trustees of the Grier School and the Children’s Foundation’s Planned Giving Advisory Council. Jon is also a member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit and is past chair and board member of Leaders for Kids.

Practice areas

  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Trust & Estate Administration
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships

Education

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

Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U. S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Recognitions and Memberships

  • Shareholder of law firm recognized as Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation—Trust and Estates, honoring the top 5% in the U.S.
  • Selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Selected as a Michigan “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine
  • Named “Top Lawyer” by dbusiness Magazine
  • State Bar of Michigan: Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • American Bar Association: Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit

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