Ms. Chlebowski’s main area of practice is Family Law with a complimentary practice in guardianships and adoptions. She represents clients in all areas of Family Law from dissolution, custody and visitation, support issues, property issues and domestic violence.
She joined the Vandyk Law team in May of 2023, coming from Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz. From 2018 to 2021 she had her own law firm focusing on Family Law. During law school she interned at the Solano County District Attorney’s Office and worked at the City Attorney’s Office in the City of Benicia. After law school and prior to pursuing a career as an attorney, she began working as a Police Officer for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District in 1999. Ms. Chlebowski left law enforcement to start a family and returned to the City Attorney’s Office to fill the role of Deputy City Attorney.
Ms. Chlebowski graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Rhetoric and Communication in 1994 and John F. Kennedy School of Law in 1998. She is licensed to practice law in the State of California.
Professional and Civic Activities. Ms. Chlebowski grew up in the East Bay and moved to Sonoma County in 2000. She has enjoyed participating in her Petaluma community where she resides. She began her community service with the Petaluma Mothers’ Club where she had the honor of receiving the Magnolia Award for her service. Ms. Chlebowski furthered her community volunteerism at Sonoma County Legal Aid helping victims of domestic violence. Additionally, she was elected to serve on the Petaluma City Schools and Unified High School District as a Board Trustee for two four-year terms, the last two years serving as Board President.