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Michael Cherewka


Michael Cherewka, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1981, United States District Court (middle district) Pennsylvania 1983, United States Tax Court 1983, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1983, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1985. Named Outstanding Young Man American, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1983.


Cherewka, Michael was born on July 3, 1955 in Taylor, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Michael Junior and Anne (Regan) Cherewka.


Student, University Bristol, England, 1977. Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude, Bucknell University, 1978. Juris Doctor cum laude, Dickinson School Law, 1981.


Senior member tax staff Ernst & Whinney, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1981-1983. Associate Ball, Skelly, Murren & Connell (formerly Ball & Skelly), 1983-1989. Private practice, 1989—1996, Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania, since 2002.

Managing partner Cherewka & Radcliff, LLP, 1996—2002. Private practice, since 2002. Member Keystone Family Business Center, LLC, since 2000.

Board directors Keystone Partnership, chair planned giving committee, since 2005. Member Wealth Counsel, LLC, since 1996.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1981, United States District Court (middle district) Pennsylvania 1983, United States Tax Court 1983, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1983, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1985.


  • Co-author: Pennsylvania Tax Service, 1987. Contributing editor (legal column) Center Penn Business Journal, 1985-1988, Strictly Business, 2002. Advisor Dauphin County Law Explorers Post, 1982-1988.


Member Country Club Park Civic Association, 1983-1998, president, 1987-1988. Member History Harrisburg Association, 1982-1984. Active Tri-County United Way, 1985-1990, consultant planning giving, member advisory committee, 1988-1990.

Board directors Capital division American Heart Association, chairman 1989-1991, board directors Pennsylvania affiliate, 1989-1998, executive committee, 1989-1990, 93, treasurer, 1994-1995, incoming chairman board, 1995-1996, chairman 1996-1997. Chairman, board directors Concertante Chamber Ensemble, 1996-1997. Board directors Pennsylvania Association Nonprofit Organizations, since 1996.

Member planned giving committee Keystone Service Systems Foundation, 1995-2000. Member advisory board Foundation Caths. United in Service, Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, 1991-1997.

Member development board Trinity High School, since 2003. Coach HMMS Youth Soccer Association, since 1994. Member National Network Estate Planning Attorneys, Pennsylvania Bar Association (tax section since 1981, real estate, probate and trust law section since 1981, committee state taxation 1984-1999, chairman subcommittee on compromise tax 1986-1997), Dauphin County Bar Association (interprofessional relations committee 1984-1989, estate planning section since 1992), Estate Planning Council Center Pennsylvania (chairman Certified Public Accountant subcommittee 1982-1983, board directors 1988-1996, treasurer 1989-1990, vice president 1990-1991, president 1991-1992), Political Information Committee Certified Public Accountants Pennsylvania (treasurer 1982-1983), Greater Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce (business liaison committee 1984-1987, economic development committee 1988-1989, 92-93, reaccreditation task force 1996), Pennsylvania Chamber Business and Industry (business subcommittee 1989), Harrisburg Association Insurance and Finance Advisers, Greater West Shore Area Chamber of Commerce (commercial-industrial development committee 1987-1989), Alzheimer's Association of Southern Central Pennsylvania (board directors 1998-2001), Pennsylvania Association Nonprofit Organizations (board directors since 2000), Delta Mu Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Coin collecting/numismatics, golf, basketball.


Married Michele Mary Robinson, August 2, 1980. Children: Michael Colin, Matthew Bryan, Meaghan Kelly.

Michael Cherewka Junior

Anne (Regan) Cherewka

Michele Mary Robinson

Michael Colin Cherewka

Matthew Bryan Cherewka

Meaghan Kelly Cherewka