Earl C. Cates Jr
Administrative Law Judge

Phoenix North, Arizona ODAR Office

For the 2016 *fiscal year, Judge Earl C Cates Jr has disposed 217 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Phoenix North, Arizona. Out of those 217 dispostions, 50 were dismissed, 68 were approved and 99 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Cates has approved in Phoenix North for the 2016 fiscal year is 31%. The information below for Judge Earl C Cates Jr was last updated on 5/19/2016.

Judge Cates23%31%46%
All ALJs in Phoenix North Office 22% 46% 32%
All ALJs in Arizona18%45%37%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%37%

SSA, Phoenix North ODAR Office
18444 North 25th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85023

Phone: (877) 784-3690 -- Fax: (602) 863-1024
eFile Fax: (877)847-1601 (For sending evidence)

Comments about Judge Earl C Cates Jr

Judge: Earl C. Cates
Date Posted: 1/9/2016 3:53:01 PM
Submited By: Stephen

I've met with this judge once during the summer of 2015 and will be meeting with him again for a followup soon to cover some additional evaluations Judge Earl C. Cates Jr. requested. My opinion of Judge Cates is that he's thorough. Whether or not he's fair, favorable, or partial is a perspective I believe everyone must understand. He is a human being and makes decisions based on personal experiences and knowledge. Personally, I wouldn't be in the appeals process unless there was both personal opinions combined with the agreeable perspectives from 3rd parties to appeal another human beings decision. So, know that whether you will agree with the perspectives of Judge Earl C. Cates Jr. or not, he is very thorough and may require additional information, time, hearings, etc. How he uses the additional information one can only speculate. Just be aware that any favorable decisions he makes are not handled lightly or without numerous inputs and considerations throughout his evaluation of your case.

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.

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Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Florence 2010 395 295 143 15225%38%36%
Phoenix North 2010 111 82 34 4826%43%31%
Phoenix North 2011 496 415 163 25216%51%33%
Phoenix North 2012 521 418 199 21920%42%38%
Phoenix North 2013 415 357 157 20014%48%38%
Phoenix North 2014 350 276 130 14621%42%37%
Phoenix North 2015 289 225 124 10122%35%43%
Phoenix North 2016 217 167 99 6823%31%46%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.