Charles Delbaum

Senior Attorney

Charles Delbaum is a senior attorney at the National Consumer Law Center in Boston, focusing on class action litigation, and has been counsel in scores of consumer class action cases that have been brought to a successful conclusion. He has also been co-author and editor of NCLC’s Consumer Class Actions manual and contributing author to the most recent editions of Fair Debt Collection, Credit Discrimination and Fair Credit Reporting.

Immediately prior to joining NCLC, Charles was Director of Litigation at New Orleans Legal Assistance, where he litigated class cases for public benefits. Earlier, he was a staff attorney in the law reform division of the Cleveland Legal Aid Society specializing in nursing home patient rights, a founding partner of a small social justice-oriented firm in Cleveland, Ohio, and a U.S. District Court law clerk in Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School.