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Robert E. Chernicoff

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Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Harrisburg, PA

Cunningham, Chernicoff & Warshawsky, P.C.
2320 N 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17106
Phone: 717-238-6570
Fax: 717-238-4809
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2007, 2014 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Business, Business/Corporate, Bankruptcy: Consumer
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
  • 80%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Bankruptcy: Consumer
Focus Areas

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


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2007, 2014 - 2022

About Robert E. Chernicoff

First Admitted: 1976, Pennsylvania

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chisuk Emuna Congregation, Board Member, 1987 - 1999

Educational Background

  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, B.A. - 1973, Honors: Dean's List, Major: History, Major: Political Science

Bar/Professional Activity

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


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Office Location for Robert E. Chernicoff

2320 N 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17106

Phone: 717-238-6570

Fax: 717-238-4809

Last Updated: 7/25/2022

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