Phoenix North, Arizona ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Phoenix North, Arizona, 7 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Phoenix North, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 10.0 months. The average case processing time in Phoenix North is 344 days.The Phoenix North average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 33%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Phoenix North ODAR office was last updated on 9/18/2014.

SSA, Phoenix North ODAR Office
18444 North 25th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85023
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Phone: (877) 784-3690 -- Fax: (602) 863-1024
eFile Fax: (877)847-1601 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Phoenix North 7 10.0 months 344 days 1.9 21% 33% 47%
Arizona11.3 months378 days2.120%44%37%
National Average:12.5 months405 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 10.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.91
Average Processing Time 344 days
Cases Pending 4333
Dispositions 2978
New Cases 4050
Hearings In Person 84%
Video Hearings 16%

Comments about Judges at the Phoenix North Arizona ODAR office:

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Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 10/28/2014 4:52:50 AM
Submited By: catbeason



Judge Bucci is nothing shy if ignorant..I am disgusted by her inability to actually read meducal reports. She needs to be permanently fired...forever.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 9/26/2014 2:53:12 PM
Submited By:



If you need help filing a complaint you can call 202-502-2600. They will help you step by step. The north phoenix office will not let you file a complaint if you have filed an appeal. They seem to think that the appeal is a complaint and they are no help at all.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 9/23/2014 12:35:44 PM
Submited By:



I think it is high time that we stop Patricia Bucci from bullying all of us around.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 7/14/2014 1:48:05 PM
Submited By:



Their is a judge in New York that has the same type of approval rate as Bucci. That judge is now being sued for biased oppinions. At a rate of only 25% approval they are finding certain ALJ are only approving people connected to certain attorneys (payoffs?). So maybe it's time to find out Buccis reasoning and make her explain herself to a court herself . If you have worked 20-50 years of your life you've paid your dues. I've never went to a judge for a biopsy or operation so why are they making the decisions i would think a medical review board of actual Dr's would be the better option to determine a persons disability. Oh and by the way Social Security gives ALJ a 2 month time period to make a decision Bucci seems to think that does not apply to her. If you contact SS they will contact the judge and tell her/him to make a decision. people who lived worked paid taxes should not be going homeless for 5-10 years while the system drags out the process. It's very obvious they are just waiting for us to die so they don't have to pay.

Judge: Sheldon P Zisook
Date Posted: 6/16/2014 1:52:40 PM
Submited By: GARY HONEY



ZISOOK MADE INAPPROPIATE COMENT TO ME THAT WOULD HAVE PUT ME IN CONTEMPT OF COURT, I REPORTED THIS TO SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN WITH NO HELP AND TO SOCIAL SECURITY ADMIN. THEY SAID THERE WOULD BE AN INVESTIGATION. MONTHS LATER AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE YET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Judge: Alan J Markiewicz
Date Posted: 5/25/2014 8:57:18 AM
Submited By:



Even if he denies my case, I feel that he was a fair judge. He took the time to listen to what you had to say, and like everyone says, he allows you to make an opening and ending statement, which I feel like I should have done, but I had my attorney with me. You can't take his decision personally, even if this site says that he denies most of his cases, his job is on a level that many of us will never understand. The system works slow, but it does work.

Judge: Sheldon P Zisook
Date Posted: 5/2/2014 10:24:03 PM
Submited By: Susan S.



Very kind, very professional and very detail oriented. This judge took the time to hear the facts of my case and I believe he applied all the rules and regulations to my case. I was Fully Favorably approved and I most certainly appreciate the keen insight of this judge.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 4/24/2014 11:26:02 AM
Submited By:



Well it's been 8 months since I filed another appeal against Judge Bucci and have not even heard anything back on if it was received. I have been denied twice by this judge even though we won on a remand and got her decision overturned in 03/2012. They sent me back to Judge Bucci again who was obviously peeved we overturned her decision the first time. Why would they send you back to the same judge who denied you already? I am convinced judge Bucci has a vendetta against me for making her look bad on the appeal overturn. She is a bitter biased woman who needs to leave our state!!! I am so disgusted on this entire matter I can't even put my disgust unto words. 5 years I have been waiting for benefits while a I see people all around me get it for stupid stuff and I am far more disabled than they are. This system is so biased and unfair. I worked and pain into SSD for 30 years making 50 k a year. I can't work full time now and never will again. Why am I being penalized? Because Judge Bucci judgmentaland is a very biased judge!

Judge: Claudi L Rosen-Underwood
Date Posted: 3/29/2014 4:18:10 AM
Submited By:



I have been seeing my doctors for over 15 years. One of my doctors sent in 4 letters explaining my condition and how it renders me "totally disabled". My other doctor sent in 2 letters saying that in his opinion I am "totally disabled". SSA sent me to 3 of their doctors and all 3 of them said I am "totally disabled". There's 34 medical exihibits in my SS file containing almost 900 pages of medical reports. 8 months after my hearing, I get a decision denying my case! In the decision, this so-called judge actually states that she did not give much, if any, weight to the letters from my doctors because she did not understand what the term "totally disabled" means! I've asked 7 of my grandson's friends if they know what "totally disabled" means and all 7 of them knew exactly what it means and they are all only in the forth grade. It is absurd that a well educated so-called disability judge who is probably being paid over $100,000 per year with tax payer dollars, doesn't know what "totally disabled" means. I don't even know how such a thing is possible. She also said that I didn't have any muscle atrophy but she never got closer than 15 feet to me and as far as I know she isn't a doctor so how could she say I don't have muscle atrophy? That woman doesn't know what totally disabled means but yet she can diagnose whether a person has muscle atrophy without ever examining me or seeing my body. My lawyer appealed my case but he told me that it would take the appeals court over a year to decide my appeal and, get this, if the appeals court agrees with my appeal, they are going to send my case back to the same judge and instruct her to hold another hearing and issue a new decision! Why would they send my case back to the same judge who doesn't even know what the term "totally disabled" means?My lawyer said that even after the appeals court sends my case back to the same judge that it will take this judge another year or more to hold another hearing. So, if my appeal is successful, I will have to wait more than two more years before I have another hearing and then when I do, I will have to go back in front of this same stupid woman so she can just deny my case again. This is so absurd that I cannot even believe it is happening for real. It's like something out of a weird movie or something. SSA is a rip off. I wish I had done like so many and just worked under the table. That my health and well being as well as my life in general is in the hands of such blatant incompetence and stupidity is for me, a death sentence. My own government is spending hundreds of thousands of tax payer dollars to deny me from simply getting back my own money that I paid into SSA for the past 34 years is nothing short of a crime, especially when the person deciding my case has already admitted in writing that she doesn't understand a term that any 4th grader comprehends fully. What's really scary is that I am only one of millions of Americans who are subjected to this kind of inexcusable incompetence from our own government, a government we are paying for. The judge is no better than me. Her income comes from the same place my benefits would come from - the US taxpayer. Except, I paid for my benefits - it's my own money for God's sake!

Judge: Sheldon P Zisook
Date Posted: 2/25/2014 4:18:50 PM
Submited By: GARY D HONEY



I did not approve of this disabled judge from the beginning, he forgot he swore me in. asked the court reporter if I had been sworn in, she said no. So he swore me in a second time ( real competent !!) Then when repeating my name, he said he was going to call me by my first name" BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO ME !!!!! " I TOOK OFFENSE TO THIS. THIS WAS TOTALLY UNAPPROPRIATE. I WOULD BE HELD IN CONTEMPT IF I SAID THAT TO A JUDGE. HE HAS A DIFFERENT CODE OF EHTICS THAN ANYONE BELOW HIM HAS. I WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED FROM MOST OF MY RETAIL JOBS IF I APPROACHED ANYONE WITH THAT COMMENT. HE SHOULD NOT BE ON THAT BENCH. HIS JUDGEMENTS WERE EXXAGERATED AND UNTRUE, SO HE ALSO LIES. I AM TOATLLY DISQUESTED. I REQUESTED THE AUDIO OF THE HEARING AS PROOF. I HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT AGAINST THIS INCOMPETENT OUTSPOKEN JUDGE.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 2/17/2014 8:27:13 PM
Submited By: fed up



A bitter judge, you can tell in every paragraph of her denial. I think she belongs in Chicago not Phoenix just her tone and misrepresentation in her decisions says alote about her frame of mind. Do these judges have medical or law backgroundg or are they appointed. I do know this my decline by her states I have 2 major ailments she could not argue against but was still declined with 4 jobs listed. Why is she so bitter, might be the heat or good old fashon not knowing her job.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 1/15/2014 12:46:30 PM
Submited By: Person Feeling Sorry for Judge Bucci



Judge Bucci has every right to deny someone. I was denied and that is totally fine, like I said it is her job. What I don't like is in her letter she insults you, calls you a liar, tells you that the letters from Dr's don't mean anything. Judge Bucci gives no weight to VA evaluations of people, as she stated in other words in my letter, but yet relied on them enough that SSA never sent me for an evaluation with one of their Dr's. She insults the VA evaluaters who are just doing their job but relied on the opinion of the state medical Dr. who has never seen me or evaluated me (she contradicts herself constantly). I guess the VA has no weight because they didn't state what she thought they should have, what would they know they are just Dr's. Judge Bucci is an insecure, hateful, hag who should be seen for mental issues herself. Like I said it's not the denial of the benefits it's the personal insults within her letter. She needs to be removed from the bench she is far from impartial she needs to understand people in pain use drugs that how we are treated. She never considers that maybe the Dr. who wrote those comments where covering up for the fact that he was the one who proscribed the over dosage leading to the medication addiction. Oops, did I put somebody who never used narcotics before on a larger dose of daily Diladid, well it isn't my fault it has to be his better write that down as well. She stated I drove from Oregon and that demonstrated I could sit longer than I claimed but failed to mention that I was in the ER almost immediately within my arrival in Arizona and had a suicide attempt shortly after. I think those are important facts don't you. She fails to mention the multiple surgeries I have now had on my backs which the Dr's felt needed surgery and pain control. I have had 4 back surgeries, a suicide attempt, I have sleep apnea which has been confirmed by a sleep study, I have had PE's, I'm on blood thinners, I have a GAF Score of 45, I have been diagnosed with Asthma, I have been diagnosed with chronic pain by a professional psychologist who specializes in pain (what does she want)! She manipulates her letters and only points to facts that support how she feels about you as a person and not the medical facts and issues at hand. All I can say is Ma'am, I might be in pain and might have some issues but I'm sure glad I'm not as miserable and hateful as you are. I'm sorry to see that anybody would put you in any position of judgement because you are a clear and concise example of why there isn't any justice in this country anymore and I'm sure your closet has all kinds of dirty little secrets. I'm glad you denied me as I don't want to be in a system with this type of professionalism. I hope you have a miserable life and know your probably hated by all that know you! I don't mean to get off on the facts of the case, it's not that she denied me benefits, it's that she insulted me as a person, manipulated her letter, and called me liar even though a Dr. confirmed the diagnosis. If you get her don't count on getting benefits.

Judge: Claudi L Rosen-Underwood
Date Posted: 12/31/2013 12:22:58 PM
Submited By: Tammy



I applied for Social Security Disability September 2011, I worked 32 years. I have had Epilepsy since age 11. My epilepsy consist of Grand and petite Mal seizures, i have rheumatoid arthritis for the last 8 years in my spine and my hips. and i was diagnosed with spinal stenosis back in April of this year 2013 i have been taking epidural shots and I'm in a scooter wheel chair. My disability hearing was August 5th, 2013 location Social security administration building in Phoenix, AZ decision was decided October the 1st 2013. My case was finally closed December 24th, 2013. My case was denied by Claudia Rosen-Underwood. During my hearing the judge asked a Vocational rehab specialist can Tammy work 9 different jobs-each time the Vocation rehab Specialist said I was not able to work, and my Neurologist said I was no longer able to work and my family doctor said I was not able to work both doctors sent social security and my lawyer letters stating I'm no longer able to work. Claudia Rosen-Underwood stated in my social security denial letter she questioned both of my Doctors credibility! ..and she questioned my fathers, who is 78, credibility and said me and my Husband were Lying about my epilepsy and me of lying about me having a Stroke in 2005..and Doctor Shaw) sent me to have a. Cat Scan and MRI both test show Siezure Activity, Even though My Past Doctors and present Doctors have sent all my past medical records to show everything is 100% true

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 12/10/2013 6:22:48 AM
Submited By: alex



After a 5x heart bypass in 2010 that has left me week and a tumor removed from my spinal cord in 2012 leaving a indent, loss of signal, numbness in legs, unable to be on my feet for 15 minutes and peridural fibroses in my lower back she said I am ok to work. Nevermind needing sleep 2-3 times a day, 6 meds for heart and diabeties, 2 for pain. Even the expert she had at the hearing said their was no work I could perform she herself came up with 4, one being "assembly work". This week I find out if the arteries in my neck needs to be done, at the time of the hearing they were L62%, R74% blocked and waiting to be cleared for another surgery. All this was documented at the hearing, MRI, surgical reports, rehab and not challenged by her. She is in over her head, her denial letter excluded testimony, medical reports even included a paragraph from another case about a lady, come on Bucci, I am a guy, if you are making things up at least get the gender and ailments right its more believable...

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 11/11/2013 1:07:51 PM
Submited By: Tamra



I have just received my decision letter from Judge Bucci for a remand hearing. This means I appealed her denial in 04/2012 and we managed to get her first decision overturned and a remand hearing. After 17 months of waiting, building the case, getting mri's and new evidence I was then sent back to this same judge. Yes you heard it!!! Same judge who denied me the first time. This is standard practice on a remand. We didn't just equal an impairment, we met the requirements of an impairment under diseases of the spine 1.04 with mris that backed us up along with other testing. Judge Bucci failed to even mention the MRI that proved we met the requirement. She minimized my impairments, disallowed every doctor I had in the last 4 years, wrote a19 page denial letter herself, not trusting a law writer to do it and threw stuff in that made no sense at all. We knew she was a bad judge on approvals but we expected to get a partially favorable decision from her considering the evidence we had. Nope..... Denied!!!!! This case has been ongoing since 2010 with no resolution. Now what? I appeal since she blatantly left information out and this is an error in law? Appeal and another 2 to 3 years with no benefits? Reapply? Lose all back pay and 1 1/2 years more no benefits? This is a nightmare I can't wake up from!!!' When a judge abuses power and gets the "I Am God, Doctor and shrink rolled up all in one" complex..it spells bad news for claimants desperately needing benefits. My lawyer's advice? Move...move far away from this North Phoenix Office!!!! Lawyers are turning down cases now from claimants who have a hearing scheduled here because they can't win and they can't work for free.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 9/21/2013 10:56:58 PM
Submited By: Ender



It seems very odd that all these judges had 40% plus cases approved prior to coming to phoenix north but even in there first year in phoenix north they approve a dramatically less amount of cases. Most judges were close to 50% approval before phoenix and to drop 20% approval rating based on nothing but geography is eye opening. It also seems odd that she has a consistent denial percentage over a 3 year period. As if they have a pre designated percentage they are to meet given to them from higher up the chain. This is actually factual on a federal level but the national accepted approval rating is much higher than 27%. I'm sure that is shocking to no one but the concern here is the blatant unfair judgments that are decided based on numbers and not the individuals plight. We could dismiss these percentages based on the fact that phoenix may hold a greater number of legitimately deniable cases than the national average but Judge Bucci was giving close to %50 approval in Chicago. No offense to Chicago but there is a zero possibilitie that Phoenix is any worse than Chicago in the fraud category or for that matter that people in Phoenix are any less capable of deciding for themselves prior to the application period if they are able bodied enough to work or not. The fact that this location has gotten to these numbers without a federal investigation only raises more questions. With a 10-15% approval going to the automatics, such as paraplegics and people of guaranteed wins it only leaves 15-20% shot for people who have unique or debatable disabilities such as pain and immeasurable conditions. I have yet to meet a Dr. that hasn't unequivocally said that there is no possibility that I can work again( I have seen 12 Drs/specialists over just the last two years) and I have been going through this process for three years with no approval and no light at the end of the tunnel. I hope to all who those truly incapable of creating even a meager living the best of luck in getting an approval. Remember if you stay with it long enough eventually your case will be in front of someone who actually looks at you as an individual and not a percentage.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 9/17/2013 10:04:52 PM
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I think it is time AZ residents start standing up about this unfair treatment from the North Phoenix SSD office!!! We are getting treated unfairly and have a far less chance of winning than any other AZ office of disability!!! 4 bad judges who deny 70 % of all hearing cases that cross their courtroom and this is discriminating against us that get our case stuck there. What can we do? Stand up and complain, write to Congress, Senate and everybody else...get it in the news!!!! Queens NY did it last year and they won against the bad judges there. Those judges were not even denying as many cases as this North Phoenix office is denying. If they can do it, why can't we? No, we can't get them fired, but we can try to get them out of our state!!!!

Judge: Joan G Knight
Date Posted: 9/9/2013 11:38:22 AM
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People who are Not disabled should Not recieve disability. I agree. People who are SHOULD. The "psyhologist" she used has been banned from tesifiying leaving her to trust her opinion over that of medical specialists and professionals. The manner in which Judge Knight decides these cases is Absolutly with prejudice and show signs of fatigue. Using the law as a method to find loopholes to prevent honest people with real disabilities from recieving the benifits they worked so hard to pay for before becoming disabled is Poor judgement. the requirement for disability was 7 out of 10 sysmtoms. I have met all 10. Where is the "justice" in this? Appeal process? 4 years and counting...ABSURD and Cruel!

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 1:27:55 PM
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Thankfully there is a higher level of judges to go on appeal. Bucci was overturned by higher powers and no, I never received a fair hearing from her. She ignored medical facts , treating source opinions and took it upon herself to make the decision without ever even weighing in consideration the treating sources and opinions. Do your homework folks, this Judge has one of the worst approval ratings in the nation and so does the Northern Phoenix Office. Their approval average is 36% at a hearing level and the national average is 47% at a hearing level. What does this mean? That means out of 100 cases, only 36 will be approved. Out of every 100 people who get to a hearing, 11 people more will be denied benefits that they really needed to survive. It gives pause for thought as to why this North Phoenix Office denies more cases than any other Arizona office. This is federal so all should be about equal but they are not. I pity you if your hearing in in the North Phoenix office.

Judge: Ted W Armbruster
Date Posted: 3/18/2013 8:26:41 AM
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He is terrible! Good luck with this idiot!

Judge: Thomas Cheffins
Date Posted: 3/8/2013 11:01:12 PM
Submited By: buhu



Today i went for 2 hearing and i was granted ssd :) so happy wish all the best to all

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 1/15/2013 2:14:58 AM
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May God give her wisdom and guidance on her decision making,she is doing the hardest job as an ALJ,she disapproved my claim but i know she had done her best.God bless you!!!

Judge: Thomas Cheffins
Date Posted: 1/2/2013 2:39:29 AM
Submited By:



THE WORST JUDGE EVER GOOD LUCK ALL WITH HIM HE SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE COURT (JOB)

Judge: Thomas Cheffins
Date Posted: 12/28/2012 4:44:08 PM
Submited By:



Agree with the previous comments. He is biased. ALJ routinely goes against treating source opinions even when they are consistent with the evidence as a whole. When multiple treating physicians and even consultating physicians are in agreement on limitations and the AlJ still goes against these opinions then you know something is up. why do certain ALJ's believe they can play medical doctor and God.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 12/27/2012 11:09:33 AM
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Very biased, her decision is already made before yes, before you enter te room. It's not " informal", comments and reports are unfounded and incorrect. Often disagrees with the "states" Dr. Opinions.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 11/18/2012 9:10:10 AM
Submited By: Angel



I think she is very reasonable,she based her decisions from medical evidence,I'm sure sure she is more than qualified for her job,quit complaining.im still waiting for my result but no matter what her decision so be it,I'm thankful that I've reached to have a fair hearing.usmc vet

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 11/18/2012 9:09:55 AM
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I think she is very reasonable,she based her decisions from medical evidence,I'm sure sure she is more than qualified for her job,quit complaining.im still waiting for my result but no matter what her decision so be it,I'm thankful that I've reached to have a fair hearing.usmc vet

Judge: Earl C. Cates
Date Posted: 11/14/2012 12:34:57 PM
Submited By: W.Y.Jones



I haven't received notice yet. I know I didn't present my case well. Unfortunately, so overwhelmed with life that I didn't visit doctors I should have earlier so possibly not enough supporting documentation. I hope I'm wrong and I'm hoping that some last minute psych reports will help my case. This Judge in the hearing seemed nice, if not a little short with me. The employment advocate suggested I could, also, work as a parking attendant (this is where I needed more medical documentation that I didn't have-due to lack of money to visit other doctors. Doctors I hadn't seen in some time unfortunately and that I didn't even think about advising my disability attorney about until about 1 1/2 months ago). God grant me strength and be merciful towards me, whatever the outcome.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 11/10/2012 5:32:45 PM
Submited By:



Maybe she cannot perform the ALJ duties. Wrong job to be in. She should find something else to do.

Judge: Joan G Knight
Date Posted: 10/5/2012 12:01:16 PM
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The only opinion she valued was that of the psychologist and none of my doctors... highly prejudicial! She is far from fair and objective. I only hope she never finds herself disabled and at the mercy of a judge who rules like she does... good luck with that.

Judge: Joan G Knight
Date Posted: 9/23/2012 4:45:12 PM
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She is an excellent judge. Takes her job seriously. More than some of the other judges that practice. Someone who is not disabled, should not get disability payments. Everyone that works with her feels the same.

Judge: Claudi L Rosen-Underwood
Date Posted: 9/14/2012 9:32:47 PM
Submited By: Paul



this judge listened to my case she is very proffesional very effeciant going into her court was like how i ran my crew when i could work a well oiled machine

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 8/8/2012 9:16:09 PM
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She is an idiot and did not even mention my current doctor's name or my MRI in my denial letter. I was screwed over and now homeless. Who gave her this job?

Judge: Joan G Knight
Date Posted: 8/4/2012 3:13:11 PM
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Glad you practice in front of her. Her stats tell the story.

Judge: Alan J Markiewicz
Date Posted: 8/3/2012 12:54:29 AM
Submited By:



He is very nice, calm and pleasant in the court room, but has no clue how to make a descision! He contradicted him self in my denial letter, stating I was extremely symptomatic when in hot environments, and is unable to stay standing for longer than 10 mins. THen he says the job I can do is a Parking lot attendant. Come on man it is 115 degrees in arizona how can I be a prking lot attendant! No CLue!!!!! I have now started a new claim and am already on my redecision. THey said they have to uphold his decision. Hello

Judge: Joan G Knight
Date Posted: 8/1/2012 3:50:07 PM
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She does her decisions with objective facts and evidence. I practiced in front of her and found her to make her decision on evidence. If you don't meet the standards of federal law, you are not disabled. She affirms when it is justified.

Judge: Thomas Cheffins
Date Posted: 7/28/2012 6:53:33 AM
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Nice smiley-puss who is pleasant in the hearing room and a nasty creep in his opinions. I really do not know how he sleeps at night. He has condemned many legitemately disabled people to lives of abject poverty. He has adopted a definition of disability different from the standard that is contained in the social security statutes and regulations. The protection we all pay for with our social security taxes is not available in his hearing room. He denies claims by ignoring treating opinion evidence and just making facts up out of whole cloth. And there is nothing we can do about it. Northern Arizona no longer has the benefit of the social security system that they paid into because of this creep and the others in this ****-hole of an office. My advice; if you are disabled and live in Northern Arizona: move. There is no fair hearing in this office, much less before this "judge."

Judge: Thomas Cheffins
Date Posted: 7/27/2012 1:57:33 AM
Submited By: Amra Domazet



He denied my disability after having two open hart surgeries ,2 strokes,two peacemaker and back problems i have contact senator John McCain and also he can not believe that i was not approved i did an appeal.So will see also have new diagnoses now ptsd and also seizures .Best luck to all with this Judge you will need it

Judge: Alan J Markiewicz
Date Posted: 7/25/2012 9:15:07 PM
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He is nice at the hearings but it looks denies a lot of his cases. He will allow you to make and opening/closing.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 7/11/2012 10:06:20 PM
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Bad-very bad..

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 6/29/2012 3:20:42 PM
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Imagine that. An ALJ who someone thinks is "judgemental." Wow.

Judge: Diana Weaver
Date Posted: 6/26/2012 9:16:49 AM
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The best ALJ in Phoenix. Will grant favorable bench decisions if at all possible.

Judge: Diana Weaver
Date Posted: 6/26/2012 7:42:30 AM
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I have represented many clients in hearings before Judge Weaver. She has a very kind, compassionate demeanor. Her hearings are very thorough, with ample time for the client to discuss her or his concerns. In my view, she is one of the finest ALJs in the US.

Judge: Patricia A Bucci
Date Posted: 6/19/2012 5:32:21 PM
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judgemental

Judge: Thomas Cheffins
Date Posted: 6/19/2012 5:25:35 PM
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He denied my disability.Many of the facts he listed in his decision were wrong. I feel he did not listen. One issue he got wrong was listing arthritus as a condition in my left leg when in fact my calf muscle and Achilles tendon were destroyed by gangrene.

Judge: Joan G Knight
Date Posted: 5/17/2012 1:27:30 PM
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26% approval rating tells me far from fair and objective.

Judge: Joan G Knight
Date Posted: 4/30/2012 12:06:47 PM
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FAIR AND OBJECTIVE

Judge: Ted W Armbruster
Date Posted: 4/11/2012 2:34:19 PM
Submited By: Kerry G. Passey



Awesome Judge.

Judge: Janice E Shave
Date Posted: 3/9/2012 7:05:07 AM
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Judge Shave seems very nice. I do not approve of comments that she made about my case. She got information about me that when she blerted out a question about something I said to a Disability Psych. that did a interview with me was way not correct. I feel that she should not attack someone in that way. What was said is Depervation of Character and was way out of line. I would like to see that report and set the Record Straight. She took 3 different accurances and 3 different people and combined it into one incident with 1 person. Which leads me to believe that she was either fed the wrong information by someone that was not listening completely or she intentional did it. I would like to think she would not do that. She stated that she was not medicaly qualified to look at pictures that go with the report made by a Qualifed Phyician and Surgion who took the pictures of my insides, So my question would be how can you be qualified to do a Medical judgment as to if a person is truly in pain or disabled. I feel that judges that sit on this panel should have a medical background in order to get the right decision. Other wise this is a true injustice to the persons she or any other judge that has the authority to make the decision as to how much pain or the nature of the persons true disability.