Traska Law Firm

Ms. Matheson brings with her a strong background in civil and commercial litigation. She obtained her law degree cum laude from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2005, where she was an Executive Editor of Publication for the Law Review. While attending law school, she clerked for two magistrate-judges at the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and International Studies from Northwestern University.Immediately upon graduation from law school, Bernadette served as an attorney law clerk to the Honorable Marcia P. Parsons with the United States Bankruptcy Court in Greeneville, Tennessee and Member of the 6th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Matheson practiced at a boutique general litigation law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where her practice primarily focused on the representation of businesses and business owners. Ms. Matheson is licensed to practice before the Courts of the State of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the United States Tax Court.


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. For the past twelve 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 twelve years. They have four beautiful children.