David A. Onega, Member

David A. Onega
T 614.229.3200
F 614.221.0479
Columbus Office
T 614.221.3155
F 614.221.0479

Dave practices in the areas of estate and business planning, corporate, and probate and trust administration.

Noteworthy Experience

  • Estate planning
  • Counsels privately-held businesses and their owners.
  • Administration of estates with a wide range of tax and probate issues.
  • Extensive experience with trusts, estate and gift tax planning with business entities, and asset protection planning.
  • Estate and gift tax returns and audits.
  • Probate and trust disputes.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Client Alert: American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
  • Client Alert: An Important New Asset Protection Tool: The Ohio Legacy Trust Act, March 2013
  • Client Alert: Estate Planning and Tax Issues after DOMA is Ruled Unconstitutional, August 2013
  • Client Alert: Happy New Year! The Death Tax Lives, 2011
  • Published in Capital University Law Review and Probate Law Journal of Ohio

Professional Recognition

  • 2024 Best Lawyers Honoree
  • Top Young Lawyers in Ohio - Cincinnati Magazine
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star

Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Ohio State Bar Association (Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section)
  • Columbus Bar Association (Estate Tax and Business Tax Committees)
  • Served on Executive Board of Capital University Law Review


  • Capital University Law School (J.D., 1998; cum laude)
  • University of Dayton (M.B.A., 1997)
  • Ohio University (B.B.A. in Business, 1991; cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Tax Court