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1300 E. 9th Street

Suite 1600

Cleveland, OH 44114



Business Litigation

Employment Defense

Financial Services Litigation

Probate Litigation



University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2007

Miami University, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Sociology, Minors: Criminology and Spanish, 1997

Jo A. Tatarko


Jo A. Tatarko focuses on employment defense, financial services litigation, probate litigation and business litigation. She represents clients in employment related lawsuits and administrative claims, as well as in breach of contract matters, probate and business disputes. Jo joined the Perez Morris Cleveland office in 2022.

Prior to joining Perez Morris, Jo represented individuals and small businesses in various contractual and employment disputes. Jo’s previous experience gives her a strategic edge in prosecuting and defending civil cases.

Throughout her career Jo has been a strong advocate for her clients. She brings a realistic viewpoint that allows for a critical, yet honest assessment of the case and allows her to work towards the appropriate resolution.

Jo lives in Chesterland, Ohio with her family. She enjoys Cleveland’s cultural and foodie scene, especially attending performances by the Cleveland Orchestra.



Ohio, 2007

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2015

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2023

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2023


Memberships & Affiliations



  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2024
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012- 2013
  • FDCC Ladder Down Cleveland
    • Graduate, 2020 Class
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Law, University of Akron School of Law, 2007



  • Lake County Committee on Family Violence dba Forbes House
    • Board of Trustees, 2017 to 2023
    • Secretary, 2020 to 2023
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, pro bono volunteer, 2017 to present