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Cleveland, OH 44114



Business Litigation

Creditor’s Rights & Collections

Workers’ Compensation



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 business litigation, creditor’s rights and collections, and workers’ compensation. She represents clients in breach of contract matters, probate disputes, employment defense, and business disputes. Jo joined the Perez Morris Cleveland office in 2022.

Prior to joining Perez Morris, Jo worked at Dworken & Bernstein, where she practiced business litigation, probate litigation, and workers’ compensation. Jo’s previous representation of individuals who were injured at work gives her a strategic edge in understanding how a plaintiff’s attorney assesses and builds a case.

Before attending law school, Jo worked in the public sector where she assisted children who were abused and neglected. She also worked in a pilot project advocating for the needs of survivors of domestic violence from the time the crime was reported through the prosecution of the offender. Through her work in these positions, Jo was inspired to become an attorney.

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




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


Memberships & Affiliations



  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012- 2013
  • FDCC Ladder Down Cleveland
    • Graduate, Class of 2020
  • 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 present
    • Secretary, 2020 to present
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, pro bono volunteer, 2017 to present