Skip to main content
Whitney R Chelnik

Whitney R Chelnik

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials, Family

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Family: 20%
    14 years
  2. Marriage & Prenuptials: 20%
    14 years
  3. Child Support: 20%
    14 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    14 years
  5. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    14 years

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Jennifer Bretz

    Whitney is well respected among her peers and the judiciary. She knows how to balance zealous advocacy with the need to be resolution oriented - skills necessary in family law. As an adversary, she is always responsive and courteous. I would refer clients to her and use her for mediation in my own cases.


    Jennifer Bretz Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Robyn E Ross

    Whitney is extremely professional, yet advocates zealously for her clients. She is a pleasure to work with.


    Robyn Ross Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gomperts Penza & McDermott, LLC

Park Place Legal Center
959 South Springfield Avenue
Springfield, NJ, 07081



NYCurrently registered 200203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Accredited Family Law MediatorICLE2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Accredited Collaborative AttorneyICLEN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyGomperts Penza & McDermott2008 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey Women Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Women Lawyers' of Union CountyMember2010 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Emory UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A