Robert E. Chernicoff

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Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Harrisburg, PA

Cunningham, Chernicoff & Warshawsky, P.C.
 | 2320 N 2nd Street, PO Box 60457
Harrisburg, PA 17106
Phone: 717-238-6570
Fax: 717-238-4809
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2007, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (80%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Robert E. Chernicoff is an attorney and managing member of Cunningham, Chernicoff & Warshawsky, P.C., in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Chernicoff devotes his practice to bankruptcy, representing both debtors and creditors’ committees throughout the Harrisburg area.

Mr. Chernicoff has been a licensed attorney since 1976. He has experience in business, commercial and personal bankruptcies and also handles various business and tax law matters. He is admitted before all Pennsylvania state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Tax Court, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

In addition to handling complex bankruptcy matters, Mr. Chernicoff has served as a receiver for the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. Before founding his practice, he was assistant chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and assistant attorney general for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Chernicoff is chairman of the Dauphin County Bar Association’s bankruptcy section and serves on the association’s board. He is active in the Harrisburg community and has served in several leadership positions and is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Mr. Chernicoff earned bachelor’s degrees in history and political science from the University of Rochester and received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He has lectured on bankruptcy at various seminars and for the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, Inc., the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Widener University Commonwealth Law School.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (80%): Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy (10%): Bankruptcy Law

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2007, 2014 - 2020

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About Robert Chernicoff

Admitted: 1976, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Dauphin county Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Chair, 1988
  • Paxton Crossing Homeowners' Association, President\Treasurer, 1983 - 1988 
  • Blue Ridge Country Club, Secretary, 1999 - 2000
  • Blue Ridge Country Club, President, 2000 - 2011
  • Blue Ridge Country Club, Member, Board of Governors, 1995 - 2001
  • Linglestown Baseball Association, Board Secretary, 2009 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section Chair
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1976 
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • Pennsylvania, 1976

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chisuk Emuna Congregation, Board Member, 1987 - 1999

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Bankruptcy Seminars, Dauphin County Bar Assn., 1995 - Present 
  • Annual Bankruptcy Institute, PA Bar Institute, 1982 - Present
  • Lecturer, Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Lecturer, Widener School of Law

Educational Background:

  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, B.A. - 1973, Honors: Dean's List, Major: History, Major: Political Science
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Office Location for Robert E. Chernicoff

2320 N 2nd Street
PO Box 60457
Harrisburg, PA 17106

Phone: 717-238-6570

Fax: 717-238-4809

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Last Updated: 8/13/2019

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