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Department of Developmental Services Hearings

About DDS Hearings

The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) contracts with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to provide due process hearings and mediation services for: 

  • California Early Intervention Services Act
  • Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act
  • Audit Appeals
  • Residential Care Appeals
  • Provider Employee Exclusions

About Department of Developmental Services Hearings

Calendaring Information
Please consult the OAH GJ Calendar to confirm that a mediation or hearing is scheduled.

If you have recently requested a continuance, check the OAH Continuance Rulings web page.

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DDS Hearing Brochures

Regional Office and Judge Information

Sacramento (General Jurisdiction)

Sacramento General Jurisdiction Office

2349 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
Directions (Google Maps)

Main Telephone Number: 916.263.0550
General Jurisdiction Fax: 916.376.6349
DDS/DOR Fax: 916.376.6318
DCSS Fax: 916.376.6302

Alan Alvord,
Division Presiding Administrative Law Judge

Catherine B. Frink,
Presiding Administrative Law Judge 

Administrative Law Judges
 
  • Karen Brandt
  • Danette C. Brown
  • Marcie Larson
  • Jonathan Lew
  • Ann E. Sarli
  • Stephen J. Smith
  • Dian Vorters
  • Coren D. Wong
  • Marilyn Woollard 

 ALJ Biographical Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles General Jurisdiction Office

320 West Fourth Street, Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Located in:  The Serra Building
Directions (Google Maps)

Main Telephone Number: 213.576.7200   
Fax: 916.376.6324
DDS Fax: 916.376.6395
DOR Fax: 916.376.6318
DCSS Fax: 916.376.6302
Administrative Fax: 213.576.7244 (Program specific submittals sent to this fax number may be delayed)

Alan Alvord,
Division Presiding Administrative Law Judge


Susan Formaker,
Presiding Administrative Law Judge &

Nancy Beezy Micon,
Presiding Administrative Law Judge



Administrative Law Judges

  • Gary Bock
  • Julie Cabos-Owen
  • Howard W. Cohen
  • Ralph B. Dash
  • Carla L. Garrett
  • Matthew Goldsby
  • Glynda B. Gomez
  • Joseph D. Montoya
  • Vincent H. Nafarrete
  • Laurie Pearlman 
  • Samuel D. Reyes
  • David B. Rosenman
  • Christopher Ruiz
  • Jennifer M. Russell
  • Eric C. Sawyer
  • Michael A. Scarlett
  • Erlinda Shrenger
  • Jerry Smilowitz
  • H. Stuart Waxman
  • Amy Yerkey

 ALJ Biographical Information

Oakland

Oakland General Jurisdiction Office

1515 Clay Street, Suite 206
Oakland, CA 94612
Directions (Google Maps)

Main Telephone Number: 510.622.2722
Calendar Clerk: 510.622.1042
Fax: 916.376.6323 
DDS/DOR Fax: 916.376.6318
DCSS Fax: 916.376.6302
Administrative Fax: 510.622.2743 (Program specific submittals sent to this fax number may be delayed)

Alan Alvord,
Division Presiding Administrative Law Judge


Cheryl T. Tompkin,
Presiding Administrative Law Judge

Administrative Law Judges

  • Dianna Albini
  • Mary-Margaret Anderson
  • Ruth Astle
  • David Benjamin
  • Regina Brown
  • Perry Johnson
  • Kirk Miller
  • Jill Schlichtmann 
  • Diane Schneider

 ALJ Biographical Information

San Diego (General Jurisdiction)

San Diego General Jurisdiction Office

1350 Front Street, Suite 3005
San Diego, CA 92101
Located in:  The San Diego State Building
Directions (Google Maps)

Main Telephone Number: 619.525.4475
Fax: 916.376.6325
DDS/DOR Fax: 916.376.6318
DCSS Fax: 916.376.6302
Administrative Fax: 619.525.4419 (Program specific submittals sent to this fax number may be delayed)

Alan Alvord,
Division Presiding Administrative Law Judge


Robert Walker
Presiding Administrative Law Judge

Administrative Law Judge

  • Susan J. Boyle
  • Roy Hewitt
  • Beth Faber Jacobs
  • Vallera J. Johnson
  • Abraham M. Levy
  • Mary Agnes Matyszewski  

 ALJ Biographical Information