Integrating her passion for healthcare with a fascination for the intricacies of the law and regulations governing the industry, Adella is interested in opportunities to uncover and address gaps and solve problems in the healthcare industry. From her work in private practice and in-house at a Medicare Advantage insurance plan, a large hospital system, and a growing management services organization, Adella has learned the skills necessary to develop creative and innovative solutions to clients’ needs. Her background working in private practice and in-house in multiple private healthcare organizations gives her a unique insight into the wide range of needs and concerns of the U.S. healthcare industry.

Regulatory Experience

Adella’s experience encompasses evaluation, implementation, and consultation of complex federal healthcare regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) for private healthcare organizations, as well as contract drafting and reimbursement work under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

 Client-Centric Approach

Her expertise lies in helping clients navigate through the complex and often turbulent waters of healthcare law. She has broad experience in Stark law and Anti-Kickback Statute, corporate practice of medicine restrictions, reimbursement, and privacy regulations. Adella has also advised clients about appealing adverse benefit determinations and overpayment refund requests from insurance companies. In addition, Adella has provided extensive counsel on HIPAA and HITECH to ensure compliance with California state and federal breach notification regulations and the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.

Before Nelson Hardiman

Prior to practicing law, Adella earned her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and focused on gaining experience at various healthcare organizations to become a well-rounded healthcare attorney. Adella has devoted her free time to volunteering with special needs children and being an advocate for children’s education rights. Her steady focus at the intersection of healthcare and law gives her a unique ability to present complex legal issues in layman’s terms across a wide swath of individual and business needs.

Life Outside the Firm

When she’s not working or writing articles on burgeoning issues in healthcare, Adella spends her time traveling with her husband, reading murder mystery novels, and sampling new cuisines around Los Angeles.


LMU Loyola Law School, J.D.

California State University, Northridge (CSUN), B.S. Healthcare Administration

California State Bar

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

American Health Law Association

American Bar Association, Health Law section


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