Charles P. Sabatino, J.D., is the director of the American Bar Association's Commission on Law and Aging, in Washington, D.C. Since 1984, he has been responsible for the ABA commission's research, project development, consultation and education in areas of health law, long-term care, guardianship and capacity issues, surrogate decision-making, legal services delivery for the elderly and professional ethics.
He has written and spoken extensively on capacity issues, surrogate decision-making, and advance care planning, heath care reform and legal ethics.
He is also a part-time adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught Law and Aging since 1987. He is a fellow and former president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a board member of the D.C.-based Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, cochairing its Public Policy Working Group. He received his A.B. from Cornell University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the Virginia and D.C. bars.