Caitlin B. Cherkin

Meet Caitlin B. Cherkin, Family Law Attorney

Caitlin Cherkin represents clients in all areas of family law, including custody, divorce, support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, enforcement and modification of agreements, same sex rights, domestic violence, paternity, and adoption. Caitlin aims to provide compassionate counsel while also serving as an advocate for her clients.

Caitlin earned her bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and her law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law. While in law school, she was active in numerous university and student-run organizations. In addition to serving as the Family Law Society President, she co-founded an organization aimed at connecting law students with practicing professionals in the Philadelphia area. Caitlin also mediated custody agreements in Philadelphia Family Court as a Student Mediator for Temple Law’s Domestic Relations Mediation Clinical.

Before beginning her legal career, Caitlin worked as a marketing assistant for a prestigious Philadelphia law firm. While Caitlin always had an interest in practicing family law, her experience working as a law clerk for Petrelli Previtera Schimmel, LLC during law school helped solidify her passion for helping families navigate what can often be a complex and emotionally difficult experience. Caitlin was an associate attorney for Previtera & Schimmel, LLC prior to joining the firm.


  • Juris Doctor, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Communications Arts & Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, State College

Professional Associations

  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
    • Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Liaison for the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee
  • Member, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

What Clients Say About Us

I'm shocked at how fast this whole process happened. Petrelli Previtera Schimmel was able to make an offer to my spouse and negotiate a deal so that I could see my kids and settle all of our property disputes. I really thought this was going to be a long drawn out process, but they got the job done. They even opened his office during the blizzard so we could come in and sign the papers. All that is left to do now is wait for the court to process everything and get our decree. I really don't know how to thank him enough.- A Divorce Client
This firm is very good. They gave me good advice and so far I’ll still have custody of my grandchildren and with his help I shall maintain that custody. Superior.- A Family Law Client, Philadelphia, PA
Petrelli Previtera Schimmel worked with me on case and he was great. His staff and lawyers are so friendly and helpful. You can tell they cared by how quickly they returned my calls. Even if Mr. Petrelli was unavailable to assist me, his associate was there to answer my questions. I am very happy with their work and their rates are reasonable. If you need a family lawyer, these are the guys to go to.- A Pennsylvania Client, Delaware County, PA