Charles Delbaum is a staff attorney focusing on litigating class actions around the country. He is also co-author and editor of NCLC's Consumer Class Actions manual, joint coordinator of the annual NCLC National Consumer Class Action Symposium, a contributing author to the litigation chapters of NCLC's Fair Debt Collections, Fair Credit Reporting and Credit Discrimination manuals, and a frequent presenter at NCLC and other conferences.
Immediately prior to joining NCLC in 2005, Charles was the Director of Litigation and Advocacy at New Orleans Legal Assistance for thirteen years. In 2000, he was the recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Career Service Award. Prior to his work in New Orleans, Charles had been a federal law clerk in Pennsylvania, a staff attorney in the law reform division of the Cleveland Legal Aid Society, and a founding partner of Stege, Delbaum and Hickman, a firm of former Legal Aid attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio. In the latter two positions, he specialized in nursing home patient rights litigation. He is a 1971 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1968 graduate, cum laude, of Amherst College.