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W. Michael Conway

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Dayton, OH

Law Office of W. Michael Conway
3080 Ackerman Blvd., Suite 330
Dayton, OH 45429
Phone: 937-741-3988
Fax: 937-294-8817
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1977
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

The founder of his law firm the Law Office of W. Michael Conway, W. Michael Conway focuses his practice on estate planning and administration. He has been certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Ohio State Bar Association, and he represents clients throughout the greater Dayton metropolitan area and other parts of the state. Mr. Conway is admitted to practice in Ohio and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Conway has extensive experience in preparing and reviewing a variety of estate planning documents. In addition to a basic will, he recommends that many of his clients set up living and irrevocable trusts, designate agents to act under financial and health care powers of attorney, and outline their wishes in advance medical directives, targeting each plan component to meet the objectives and needs of individual clients. Mr. Conway has also guided a decedent’s family members and other beneficiaries through what can often be a protracted and complicated process of probating a will.

Mr. Conway majored in accounting at Eastern Kentucky University, and in 1972, received a Bachelor of Business Administration. He subsequently enrolled at the University of Dayton School of Law, and he served as a judge in moot court competitions before graduating with his Juris Doctor in 1977. Mr. Conway is quite active in his community, with his civic memberships having included the Dayton Sertoma Club and the Widows Home Foundation. He participates in several other organizations as well, including the Dayton Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008

Certificates and Credentials

About W. Michael Conway

First Admitted: 1977, Ohio

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Foundation Board Member, Widows Home of Dayton Counsel, Catch the Building Spirit President, Joseph E. & Mary E. Keller Foundation Volunteer Lawyers Project, 2009
  • Treasurer, Junior Achievement of Dayton, 1980 - 1990
  • Volunteer attorney, Volunteer Lawyers’ Project of Dayton, annually since 1990
  • Tri-Chair, Kettering City Schools Bond Issue Levy Campaign, 2002
  • Past Board Member, Engineering and Science Hall of Fame, Dayton, 2010 - 2016
  • Member, Dayton Children's Hospital Planned Giving Advisory Council, 2007 to Present
  • Board Member, Dayton Sertoma Club Foundation, 1980 to Present

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing registration) OSBA Board Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Ohio and Florida - Life & Health Insurance and Annuities Sales Person Ohio - Real Estate Sales Person, 2009

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Founded - business that visits Elders monthly, gathers video clips about Elders' lives and makes them available to family members by internet., 2009


  • Longworth v. Childers, Montgomery County Court of Appeals - Court of Appeals ruled client not guilty of concealment of assets----Watts v. Watts, Warren County Common Pleas Court - Court found stepmother client not liable to stepdaughter for unjust enrichment following death of father/husband, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, Dayton Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, 2009
  • Dayton Bar Association, Treasurer, 1990 - 1994
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • Federal District Courts, Southern District of Ohio and Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio Supreme Court


  • Service to my undergraduate institution has been an honor and a privilege., President, Eastern Kentucky University International Alumni Association, 2009
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Office Location for W. Michael Conway

3080 Ackerman Blvd., Suite 330
Dayton, OH 45429

Phone: 937-741-3988

Fax: 937-294-8817

Last Updated: 6/3/2021

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