Judge Jan Adler draws upon more than 40 years of legal experience to help resolve complex disputes. He served as a Federal Magistrate Judge for over 15 years and as Presiding Magistrate Judge the last two years. During that time, he presided over approximately 2,000 civil matters as a settlement judge, handling all types of civil litigation matters. Prior to his bench appointment, Judge Adler spent 25 years as a trial lawyer litigating complex civil matters, including securities class action, derivative, antitrust, and consumer fraud cases.
By tapping into his extensive litigation and judicial background, Jan Adler brings the requisite knowledge and experience to tackle any legal dispute, deploying a unique repertoire of resolution strategies and tactics to help all parties achieve satisfaction. Since his retirement in 2018, Judge Adler has developed a reputation as a private Mediator who is patient, hard-working, intelligent, and compassionate.
In his spare time, Judge Adler enjoys traveling and hiking, listening to music, following NCAA and professional sports, reading, and community service, including serving as a Director of Jewish Family Services of San Diego.
"He was very good at conveying the realities to the client."
- Attorney on a Business Partnership Dissolution
"Judge Adler was very thorough and professional. "
- Attorney on a Business Contractual case
"Judge Adler did an effective job in getting the case settled. We appreciate it. "
- Attorney on a Slip & Fall case
"Judge Adler was well prepared and guided us well through the process. He is a very effective
- Attorney on an Employment Misclassification Class Action case
"I really believed there was no realistic chance to resolve our case, but Judge Adler pulled it off. He very diligently studied the briefs and exhibits, demonstrated a keen instinct in identifying the pros and cons of the parties' respective positions, and very delicately handled an emotional client. His approach was perfect for this matter, and had we not chosen to use him personally, this matter would be proceeding to trial."
- Attorney on a Business/Contractual case
"We really appreciated the collaborative approach."
- Attorney on an Antitrust: Commercial matter
- Attorney on a Consumer Class Action case
"Judge Adler is a great neutral. He is very patient with the litigants and has a great temperament. He is also whip-smart and understands issues immediately. "
- Attorney on a Business Fraud and Misrepresentation case
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