2019 National Conference for Lawyer Assistance Programs

Jeffrey P. Wasserman

Biography

Jeffrey P. Wasserman, MPA, JD, CPRS, ICGC-I

Jeff Wasserman was a litigation attorney in Delaware for nearly 33 years. In August 2015, he was transferred to disability inactive status due to gambling disorder. Currently, Jeff is the Judicial Outreach and Development Director for the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems where he leads efforts to raise awareness of gambling addiction in the criminal justice system. He also provides peer support services to problem gamblers and takes calls on a problem gambling helpline. Jeff proudly volunteers for Pennsylvania Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (PA-LCL) and the Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program (DE-LAP) where he facilitates a support group for suspended and disbarred attorneys.

Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island; Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University; and a Juris Doctor from Delaware Law School/Widener University. He is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) and an International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC-I).

Jeff has been a presenter or keynote speaker for various organizations and institutions including, the Arizona Department of Gaming, Delaware State Bar Association, Montana State Bar Association, the National Council on Problem Gambling, Delaware Law School and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Jeff has also been interviewed by local and national news outlets on problem gambling issues and is the co-host of All In: The Addicted Gambler’s Podcast.