Cecilia LaCara
Administrative Law Judge

Anchorage Ak, Alaska ODAR Office

For the 2016 *fiscal year, Judge Cecilia Lacara has disposed 219 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Anchorage Ak, Alaska. Out of those 219 dispostions, 53 were dismissed, 57 were approved and 109 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge LaCara has approved in Anchorage Ak for the 2016 fiscal year is 26%. The information below for Judge Cecilia Lacara was last updated on 5/19/2016.

Judge Lacara24%26%50%
All ALJs in Anchorage Ak Office 28% 23% 49%
All ALJs in Alaska28%23%49%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%37%

SSA, Anchorage Ak ODAR Office
188 W Northern Lights Blvd., 6th Floor
Anchorage, Alaska 99513

Phone: (907) 271-6285 -- Fax: (907) 271-6271
eFile Fax: (877) 714-3607 (For sending evidence)

Comments about Judge Cecilia Lacara

Judge: Cecilia LaCara
Date Posted: 1/20/2016 6:17:26 PM
Submited By: Client

Very difficult judge but my attorney, Casey Coxwas a true professional and only because of his thorough representation was my case awarded.

Judge: Cecilia LaCara
Date Posted: 12/22/2015 12:07:34 PM
Submited By:

Judge made an unfavorable decision, saying that she didn't find me credible, even though I have mountains of evidence from providers. She claims there are inconsistencies in the documentation. What a farce!

Judge: Cecilia LaCara
Date Posted: 2/23/2015 6:26:28 PM
Submited By: A little birdie

My boyfriend won his disability case today. Cecilia Lacara was the judge who presided over his case. Even though he won I still don't think she's a very equitable judge. Her approval rate is very low and I think that she has denied people who are entitled to benefits. That being said I do understand the need to be fiscally responsible and not give it to people with dubious and subjective claims. I'm giving her one star for growing a heart and giving it to him. I do think she would have denied him had we not been so diligent in collecting medical evidence. I recommend to everyone that they have there doctor fill out a residual functional capacity form and try to find a blue book listing form for there illness as well.

Judge: Cecilia LaCara
Date Posted: 10/23/2014 6:02:25 PM
Submited By:

Judge Cecilia Lacara is not professional at all. Treated me like I was scum. She has denied my appeal saying that I am a liar. Saying certain things were not in my medical records but they are in there. She is a liar and try to turn everything back on you. She is trying to blame all of my health issues on my weight. Saying that asthma and my emphysema is caused by my weight. She is the biggest crooked judge I have ever heard of.She is a disgrace to the system.Then she wants to say that I do not have all the health issues that I said I had. But all of my medical records back me up.Alaskans you have no chance at all as long as this woman is in office.

Judge: Cecilia LaCara
Date Posted: 7/7/2014 1:47:54 PM
Submited By: Jonathan D McClelland

This judicial system set in place for the rights of disabled Alaskans is naught more than a joke told by the two most vicious criminals in history: LaCara and Heb, our dispicable "judges" of this fine State. Heb abuses his petitioners while LaCara employs lies to get the job done! Shame on the both of you, shame on your 17% shared acceptance rate, shame on your abuse of power, and shame on the deaths you both have caused by your greed, synicism and inaction!!! The people have called you out!! What will you do?! I know what I will do: move to where saner heads reside, the even GREATER State of Washington!!!

Judge: Cecilia LaCara
Date Posted: 6/11/2014 2:22:27 PM
Submited By:

This judge really hates her job, or is just a hateful person, or both. I don't even have a decision yet, and doesn't matter. She is arrogant, sanctimonious, condescending, and spews patronizing disrespectful hate. I've seen criminals treated with more respect by judges. She spent the first 5 min yelling at me for having more than 1,000 records for her to review "How inconsiderate of you, don't you know I have 5 cases a day to read?" In addition, the woman has a serious God complex "I and only I will interpret your records to see if they have merit because I am the judge. My decision of your qualifications (for benefits)is mine alone and will not be based on what a report says...The previous SSA determination (by MDs) is just a suggestion for me to follow." She repeated similar stmts many times through out the hour. I was not even allowed to make a request for accommodation (in a disability hearing!) without her yelling at me that she was still speaking (tho had broken her delivery). And does this make sense? "these records don't tell me ANYTHING, they say a lot about what you CANT do, but not what you can do(logic would say the reverse?)"...The person I really feel sorry for is the court reporter that has to sit beside her every day, all day long, and listen to the disrespect and hate she spews. I've spent 34 years paying into SS, I AM the govt and you work for me!! No one deserves to be treated that way NO ONE!

Judge: Cecilia LaCara
Date Posted: 10/29/2013 11:20:14 AM
Submited By: U. S. Citizen

Hearing is over, finally. Awaiting a decision. I believe the judge will deny. Not because I am unable to work. My attorney started asking questions, after number two she interrupted and started the grilling. Tried to get me to lie by saying inaccurate facts from my file. Don't know if she didn't read my file correctly, or if someone in SS simply made another mistake. Since I had to correct them five times already. Even if she approves my appeal, I still think she should be removed. No one should ever endure her acidic "court". For goodness sakes, her clients have been through physical **** already, have been unable to work for over a year at least, emptied their savings, used all their retirement, and have few places to turn. Not to mention she not only deals with physical ailments like mine, she undoubtedly gives the same courtesy to the mental cases. Can you imagine dealing with something like severe depression and have her control your future? Again, if anyone in power reads this site. PLEASE PLEASE remove her from this position. Not based on her approval rating, based on her inability to be human.

Judge: Cecilia LaCara
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 11:06:26 AM
Submited By:

An attorney here, not a disgruntled unsuccessful SSDI claimant. Lacara's decision included several misrepresentations along with a total disregard for logic. My client had an iffy case, but I realized once I received the decision that he never had a shot. She is not an equitable judge and was dismissive. Furthermore, it is disappointing as an attorney to walk into any type of proceeding with the leader of that proceeding dressed so casually.

Judge: Cecilia LaCara
Date Posted: 3/27/2013 4:42:14 PM
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Judge Lacara is an embarrassment.

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Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Anchorage Ak 2012 14 6 5 157%7%36%
Anchorage Ak 2013 455 322 268 5429%12%59%
Anchorage Ak 2014 444 302 242 6032%14%55%
Anchorage Ak 2015 402 283 224 5930%15%56%
Anchorage Ak 2016 219 166 109 5724%26%50%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.