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 is Mateya Law Firm’s Paralegal. 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. Ivette is an Alumni of Harrisburg Area Community College, Class of 2016, having earned an Associate in Arts degree in Paralegal Studies.
Allison Dutrey comes to Mateya Law Firm after spending ten years working in Pennsylvania state government and Washington, DC as both a government relations associate at a top-tier lobbying firm in Harrisburg, and a legislative and committee director for a principal Senator.
Her experience in working with a considerable selection of clients and constituents makes her a versatile strategist and committed advocate for those who walk through our doors. She has proven her talent in doing the research, building the relationships, and fully supporting our clients so they are confident in the level of thoughtful care they receive with Mateya Law Firm.
Allison graduated from Carlisle High School, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a Magna Cum Laude graduate. She resides in Carlisle with her husband, Rob, three elementary school aged children, and chocolate lab, Tucker.