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Date : 6/23/2022

ADI operations - Update (June 2022)

Our staff has transitioned to a hybrid model.  All staff attorneys are available via phone or email.  Our front office support staff remains onsite, in addition to a paralegal of the day. 

For the time being, ADI's physical office remains closed. 

Please continue to email transcripts and documents to the staff attorney assigned to your case, or if unknown, to our e-service address at eservice-court@adi-sandiego.com.

If you have specific questions, feel free to email Lynelle Hee at lkh@adi-sandiego.com.


Date : 11/14/2022

Special interim claims due to coronavirus -- These policies are now permanent.

These policies are now permanent.

Create an Early Interim to submit a pre-AOB claim when the record is over 1500 pages long or the augmented or corrected record has not been filed for 90 days. Claim time only for record review. Do not claim any other time or expense.

Create a Supplemental Interim to submit a claim after you have filed the reply brief. The claim is cumulative and the time and expenses you claimed on prior claims will populate. Do not make changes to the prepopulated entries. Add time only for reviewing the respondent's brief and preparing the reply brief. Do not add any other time or expense to the claim.

Please contact Lynelle Hee at lkh@adi-sandiego.com if you have questions, need assistance, or are seeking project authorization to submit other claims due to financial hardship.

Date : 1/30/2019

Links to Important Documents

Date : 11/7/2022

Contact Us:

Operator: 619-696-0282

Claim payment status queries.

The JCC does not guarantee payment within a certain amount of time. They strive to pay claims under $7,500.00 in 10 business days and claims $7,500.00 and above in 15 business days. Please wait to contact ADI about the status of a payment until the applicable time period has passed. For questions about the status of a payment, please contact Omar Palacio at oap@adi-sandiego.com.  Do not contact the JCC about status of payment.

Personal claims assistance for panel attorneys.

For personal assistance creating, preparing, or submitting a claim, please contact Lori Olthoff. (Look below for contact information.)

Paralegal Assistance:  Please contact the paralegal with the corresponding terminal digit (last digit of the case number).

Din Villa at ddv@adi-sandiego.com (x 142) -- Digits 0, 9

John Diaz at jjd@adi-sandiego.com (x 158) -- Digits 1, 2

Kris Ritchie at khr@adi-sandiego.com -- (x 159) -- Digits 3, 4

Kathy Hall at klh@adi-sandiego.com (x 141) -- Digits 5, 6, 7, 8

General Questions or Concerns:  Contact Kathy Hall at klh@adi-sandiego.com (x 141)


For Claims Assistance:  Please contact the claims processor with the corresponding terminal digit (last digit of the case number).

Omar Palacio at oap@adi-sandiego.com (x 148) -- Digits 0

John Diaz at jjd@adi-sandiego.com (x 158) -- Digit 1, 2

Kris Ritchie at khr@adi-sandiego.com (x 159) -- Digits 3, 4

Aida Orio at ano@adi-sandiego.com -- Digit 5

Kathy Hall at klh@adi-sandiego.com (x 141) -- Digits 6

Din Villa at ddv@adi-sandiego.com (x 142) -- Digit 7, 8

Lori Olthoff at lmo@adi-sandiego.com (x 151) - Digits 9

General Questions or Concerns  Contact Kathy Hall at klh@adi-sandiego.com  (x 141).

For help unlocking passwords and other technical problems, please email CMSSupport@adi-sandiego.com.