​​​Traska Law Firm


Peter is the founder of the Traska Law Firm. He has appeared personally before all twelve of Ohio’s District Courts of Appeals, and three times in the Ohio Supreme Court. He has considerable experience litigating insurance coverage, liability, and immunity issues. Peter regularly serves as a lecturer at continuing legal education and other seminars hosted by the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), the Ohio State Bar Association, and other professional organizations. He is the co-author of an article published in the Cleveland-Marhsall College of Law’s Journal of Law and Health, criticizing the Ohio Supreme Court’s application of political subdivision immunity to county owned nursing homes. He has also authored or co-authored several amicus briefs filed in the Ohio Supreme Court. Repeatedly over the last 18 years, Peter has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, teaching the appellate advocacy class. In his capacity as an Adjunct Professor, Peter has also worked with several students as an advisor for their independent legal research and writing classes. While a student at Cleveland-Marshall, Peter competed in the National Moot Court competition hosted by the New York City Bar, placing in the final four of over 150 teams. He has served as a faculty advisor for student moot court teams, and is a member of the Order of Barristers. He is also a proud alumnus of St. Ignatius High School. Peter has been married to his wife, Michelle, for seventeen years. They have four beautiful children.

 

PETER D. TRASKA

 

Michelle L. TRASKA

 



Michelle is a partner at Traska Law Firm. She has served in many roles for the Traska Law Firm since its creation in 2012, including legal research and drafting, accounting, and other aspects of the Firm’s operations.  Michelle previously clerked at two prominent civil litigation firms. Michelle graduated in the top third of her class from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. While a student at Cleveland-Marshall, she distinguished herself as a member of C-M’s Moot Court team, winning Best Brief in a national competition. She was also selected as a student member in the American Inns of Court honorary society’s awarded the 2004 CALI Excellence for the Future Award, for Ohio Civil Procedure. Michelle is admitted to the Ohio Supreme Court, and to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.  Her areas of focus include estate and trust planning, small business advising, and general civil litigation.  She has been a member of the Ohio Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association. Michelle is married and has four beautiful children. She enjoys reading and watching legal dramas in her spare time.