Attorney Mateya graduated from the Dickinson School of Law in 1996. He has practiced law in Central Pennsylvania since that time. Prior to law school, he completed his undergraduate studies at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude, majoring in English with honors in Philosophy.
Attorney Mateya’s legal practice focuses on estates and trusts. Mateya Law Firm helps people create the estate plan that suits them best. Mr. Mateya began practicing law in 1996, dealing mostly with federally taxable estates. Attorney Mateya practiced in Harrisburg for several years before opening his own firm.
“Focusing on estate planning, and estate administration frees me from having to chase every case and every issue that arises. I keep the estate focus in order to better serve my clients, no matter the size of their estate.”
Mr. Mateya has been a presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute as well as the Dickinson School of Law’s programs for continuing legal education. Mr. Mateya has represented the County Commissioner’s Association of Pennsylvania as an assistant solicitor in multiple state-wide cases, including The Freethought Society vs. Chester County in which the display of the Ten Commandments on the courthouse wall was successfully defended.
Mr. Mateya is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Attorney Mateya was the past chairperson of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Council for the Bar Association of the State of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Mr. Mateya is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Cumberland County.
Mr. Mateya and his wife, Ramona, live in Carlisle. The couple have five children. He maintains his law office in Carlisle, PA. Attorney Mateya’s estate practice reaches throughout Central Pennsylvania.
Ivette Wise has been Mateya Law Firm’s Paralegal since 2015. As the firm’s Paralegal she is essential in supporting Attorney Mateya in all legal aspects with a concentration in Estate Administration. She takes pride in ensuring that your loved ones’ estate is administered with great care, attention to detail and integrity.
Ivette has former legal experience assisting the Prothonotary of Adams County and is an alum of Harrisburg Area Community College, having earned an Associate in Arts degree in Paralegal Studies. She holds a Credential as a Pennsylvania Certified Paralegal from the Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Association.