Lawrence Levey , Birmingham, Alabama ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2011 *fiscal year, Judge Lawrence Levey has disposed 25 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Birmingham, Alabama. Out of those 25 dispostions, 1 were dismissed, 4 were approved and 20 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Levey has approved in Birmingham for the 2011 fiscal year is 16%. The information below for Judge Lawrence Levey was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Birmingham 2010 414 364 127 237 12%57%31%
Birmingham 2011 25 24 20 4 4%16%80%
Nhc Baltimore 2011 429 347 139 208 19%48%32%
Nhc Baltimore 2012 561 471 198 273 16%49%35%
Nhc Baltimore 2013 541 453 191 262 16%48%35%
Nhc Baltimore 2014 293 236 91 145 19%49%31%
Nhc Baltimore 2015 406 333 150 183 18%45%37%
Nhc Baltimore 2016 262 197 76 121 25%46%29%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Judge Levey25%46%29%
All ALJs in Birmingham Office 18% 45% 37%
All ALJs in Alabama20%47%33%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%36%
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Judge: Lawrence Levey
9/23/2014 7:41:08 PM

Although this judge runs the most informal courtroom I have ever practiced in, he quickly shows he has read the exhibits, demonstrates great respect for the claimants and their representatives, listens to what is being said with a spirit of genuine curiosity and compassion, and questions the claimants carefully when their testimony diverges from what is contained in the record. Representatives should be prepared to present their cases (judge asks them to begin the questioning, then supplements the questioning afterwards), should prepare the claimants to deal with difficult issues (illegal drug use, reported earnings after the claimed disability onset date, receipt of unemployment benefits, unfavorable treating physician opinions, etc.) and should counsel them to tell the truth. With regard to the latter point, my experience has been that this judge is far more favorably inclined to claimants who testify truthfully (even if doing so appears to weaken the case on the merits) than to claimants who paint a picture of wholly disabling functional limitations that is contradicted by evidence in the record (objective findings, activities of daily living, previous inconsistent statements, etc.).

Judge: Lawrence Levey
2/13/2013 8:33:57 AM

judge levey was informal and made me feel comfortable i hope and pray hes decision is in my favor it was by video my attorney ask most of the question and the judge was very fair and respectful to me and my wife all judges need to take a page from his book 2/12 2013

Judge: Lawrence Levey
12/27/2012 11:14:42 AM

This judge is very fair and kind. I don't know how my case will be decided but Judge Levey made me feel very comfortable. He showed that he had spent a lot of time reviewing my case before the hearing. I look forward to receiving my decision and hope that it is a favorable one.

Judge: Lawrence Levey
11/26/2012 6:58:01 PM

The experience that I had with Judge Lawrence Levey was that it was the first time I have ever dealt with a government employee who was humane and respectful. He asked tough questions, but I felt that he was fair.

Judge: Lawrence Levey
4/24/2012 8:21:30 PM

Judge Levey's hearings are informal and designed to create a comfortable and non-threatening environment for claimants and representatives. He is very well acquainted with the case records, and views critically claimant attempts at lying and distortion. Attorneys and reps should be well prepared to present their cases, as this judge generally expects them to conduct the bulk of the questioning. Judge Levey's decisions are generally well written and fair.

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