Moreno Valley, California ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Moreno Valley, California, 11 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Moreno Valley, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 16.5 months. The average case processing time in Moreno Valley is 553 days.The Moreno Valley average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 42%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Moreno Valley ODAR office was last updated on 5/19/2016.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Moreno Valley 11 16.5 months 553 days 1.8 19% 42% 40%
California16.9 months524 days1.819%45%36%
National Average:15.9 months510 days1.920%44%37%
AVERAGE TIME
Hearing Wait Time: 16.50 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.78
Average Processing Time 553 days
Cases Pending 7684
Dispositions 1775
New Cases 2515
Hearings In Person 95%
Video Hearings 5%
LIST OF JUDGES / 18

LATEST COMMENTS         to leave your own comment, select a judge from the list above and leave a comment on that judge's page

Judge: Kenneth E Ball
7/15/2016 9:02:11 PM



I have appeared before about 150 ALJs in 30 years of practice. He is among the bottom 10 percent.

SSDesq
Judge: Dana E McDonald
5/3/2016 4:43:24 PM



As an SSDI attorney representative, I echo the praise and endorsement of Judge McDonald. In my experience before this Judge, he is thoroughly familiar with the record, focused, and knows all the nuances and key pivotal issues within a claimant's record and smoothly directs the inquiry towards those issues. Throughout the hearing, he is exceptionally courteous, compassionate and treats everyone with the utmost respect and dignity.


Judge: Marti Kirby
4/12/2016 10:18:13 AM



Obtaining SSDI is a long and an arduous process, however if you do your your due diligence, go to the doctors, therapist, specialists and show you've tried to work and were unable too...then Judge Kirby will be an advocate for your case. I had over 1080 pages of medical documents from my Primary Care Doctor, emergency room visits, my wrist surgery, Orthopedic Surgeon, Pain Management, occupational therapy, mental health therapist, personal letters from friends and family on the decline of my health. And the most important is to get yourself an attorney. Not to battle with the Judge but because it's someone who can speak with her about your case on a legal level. You have to be your own advocate and make sure you have done all the necessary work. This is a time to teach out to friends and family and ask for help. Have them take you to all of your doctor's offices to obtain your medical records. If you go to the emergency room or a walk-in clinic make sure you ask for a copy. Keep a daily journal of your health issues. If you are working even part-time and you have to call in sick keep a calendar or a log it on a journal. All of these things will help your case and hopefully Judge Kirby will rule in your favor. Good Luck to you all! And thank you Judge Kirby and your wonderful staff who have been very kind everytime I call the Moreno Valley office to make sure my records are in order.

Leslie Starkey
Judge: Lynn Ginsberg
4/1/2016 11:19:16 AM



Judge Ginsberg's office (legal assistants) have been very courteous and much more helpful than the offices in St. Louis, MO where they continually said they never received my medical records verifying that I indeed have Lupus, accelerated degeneration of most joints including spine, severe or anaphylactic shock reactions to medications needed for treatments, and other records. Judge Ginsberg's office has kept up with all of my records thus far and has answered my questions fully.

Eddie
Judge: Alan J Markiewicz
9/4/2015 3:27:42 AM



In my case, it was already decided and it was in my favor, but when he wanted to see my medical file to check on some notes, it was not in the hearing to begin with, and he postponed a month for the file to be ordered for a decision in the following month. It has been going for almost (4) without any results. My attorney fault for not being prepared at the hearing.

Michelle
Judge: Mason D Harrell
8/21/2015 12:15:03 PM



Judge Mason Harrell Jr. Is a fair judge waiting on his decision.

Kenneth Cameron
Judge: Joseph D Schloss
6/28/2015 4:01:03 PM



Fix the SSD office and hire honest judges. Judges that state the truth. I received the letter of decision which was full of #'#'#, let's just say I would rather read something that stated the truth.

Kenneth Cameron
Judge: Joseph D Schloss
6/27/2015 12:33:29 PM



I am a Med. Ret. Service-connected Veteran with a VA rating of 90% disabiled and 100% unemployable. But this cat thinks he knows more than the medical people and denies my case. Can I see your License in Medicine? And don't they need to be honest?

THOMAS BOGGS
Judge: Joseph D Schloss
6/5/2015 3:29:56 PM



I filed a motion for recusal after he accused me of lying and he ruled on his own motion, DENIED.He tries to be intimidating but is really just a coward in a robe and a disgrace to the whole judicial system. I have made it a personal objective to make sure everyone knows what a disgrace he is but guess what, I could not file a complaint with the State Bar because he isn't a real judge, he is an administrative coward. My last hope is to expose him in Federal Court. My best advice if you happen to draw this Judge is to change the venue to another county and hirer a good attorney and if you have to represent yourself as I did preserve and state objections do not get bullied object to the paid hired guns he brings in to discredit you make sure you have more then 5 minutes as I had to review their resume and object,object,object,!


Judge: Mason D Harrell
6/4/2015 3:31:26 PM



Judge Harrell was fair. When he asked questions I didn't feel like he was trying to trick me like the previous ALJ. He was aware of my medical issues where the previous ALJ was uninterested.

Joaquin Apuente Hermano (Hack Jerman)
Judge: Joseph D Schloss
5/23/2015 11:10:28 AM



Back a number of years ago, I found myself caught between a rock and a hard place and emailed him. He gave good advise, I followed it and sent him a thank you note via USPS. This is a good and honest judge.


Judge: Kenneth E Ball
4/29/2015 12:25:24 PM



This is a terrible judge. He will not believe your testimony of disability, even when you have extensive medical records and proof that even working part-time is too much to handle. I would not give him even one star. He has no understanding of the struggles of a person with chronic medical conditions that taxes your energy and makes you tired even after modest activity. I feel sorry for those that have to appear in front of this person.

Deborah
Judge: Andrew Verne
3/3/2015 3:36:46 PM



I had the pleasure to have my hearing with Judge Verne and before I go on I have not had a decision made on my claim. Judge Verne was very compassionate and patient man. He listens to you very carefully and speaks to you in a soft demeanor which will help you to relax and get through your hearing. However caution should be used for Judge Verne he is highly intelligent and does his homework reviewing your case records. He is a new SSA ALJ but you would never know this based on the above mentioned. I wish him luck on his new career and everyone that will appear before him.

discriminated
Judge: Joseph D Schloss
2/2/2015 4:23:49 PM



I have spent 7 years trying to get approved under this ALJ ! He was rude yto me from the start , " I have tattoos"so he assumaed I am a lazy druggie , said so & treated me as such ! Told me Didn't have a disability,but my situation was the lifestyle choice of a lazy man


Judge: Joseph D Schloss
1/18/2015 7:43:31 PM



My son who is 26 years old was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia 4 years ago. We went before this judge and was told he could shine shoes. He was denied. When we arrived home my son burned himself with a cigarette 26 times. Enjoy this beautiful day.

Anonymous
Judge: Marti Kirby
12/5/2014 8:00:03 PM



I had the opportunity to meet with Judge Kirby in November 2014 with my friend applying for SSDI. I was surprised to see the negitive comments written because when I met with her she was nothing but kind. Judge Kirby was sympathetic, companionate, and pleasent. She had nothing but patience with us, and I appreciated that very much. I'm happy I had the pleasure of having judge Kirby.

Shaneela Marlett
Judge: Mason D Harrell
7/12/2014 9:42:14 PM



I am an attorney. I see lots of comments on here about the law that are completely wrong. If you want to see what kind of Judge you have, look at the percentages of awards provided on this site. Do not look at the comments for an understanding of the law. It seems many of the commenters are very misinformed about the hearing process. All and all, I highly recommend using an attorney at your hearing so someone who understands disability law can help you understand the procedure.

Eugenio Medrano
Judge: Joseph D Schloss
6/16/2014 3:43:11 PM



I think he is a strong judge and just wants to hear your case clearly to help him make a decision but my lawyer said I definitely have a case he just said it might be hard because of my age but I didn't pick my age to become disabled its runs in my family and I have more than enough work credits I just hope he makes a decision over my medical records rather than my age!!

vet
Judge: Michelle Thompson
5/28/2014 8:27:26 PM



I would like to just say she is a fair and just judge she truly listen and provide fair decisions based on the evidence if more judges were this unbiased and did everything on a case by case basis and not under any preconceived stereotype this world would be a better place


Judge: Alan J Markiewicz
5/25/2014 8:57:18 AM



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: Michelle Thompson
5/19/2014 8:08:53 PM



She took the time to listen to me and was very caring.

PLJ
Judge: Dana E McDonald
4/26/2014 9:33:22 PM



As a very successful SSDI attorney, who has been before this judge many times, I want to assure every claimant that Judge McDonald is the consummate professional. He is well-prepared, very fair, and invariably courteous. If the Social Security Administration were smart, they would consider him a model for other ALJs to emulate. He's central casting in every way. Unlike other judges, he never gives the impression that he's already made up his mind. He also never cuts off attorneys or claimants, and does everything possible to put all parties at ease. That said, he rightly expects attorneys to know the file as thoroughly as he does, and to present their best theory of a case, even when the evidence is shaky. To the above poster, the vocational expert would have been asked more than the one question whose answer you liked. I'm guessing your decision was unfavorable because Judge McDonald adopted the Vocational Expert's response to ANOTHER question that assumed LESS than disabling physical and/or mental limitations. With more conservative limitations, there would still be jobs you could theoretically perform. In deciding your case, the judge would have assumed restrictions compatible with work activity (vs. disabling restrictions) because your doctors apparently failed to establish the legal severity of your allegations. This judge is neither pro-claimant nor anti-claimant. He simply applies complex federal regulations with honesty, precision and integrity. That said, quality representation is essential at any SSDI hearing. It's unwise to have poor representation, and absolutely foolish for a claimant to represent him or herself.


Judge: Tamara Turner-Jones
4/10/2014 11:21:29 PM



I feel she is not fair, she makes assumptions and will base your denial on her assumptions. The doctors they send us to are a joke. My sister is dying because they kept denying her and her cancer has returned and spread throughout her body. Frankly speaking I dont know how they sleep at night !!

Takyesha Allen
Judge: Duane D Young
3/17/2014 6:48:46 PM



I seen Judge Young on March 12 and I must say, he was very respectful and actually LISTENED!!!! He did not rush through my hearing and I feel he is a very fair Judge.I can say I was one of the blessed ones to have had a Judge that knows what he is doing!! Good luck to everyone on your hearings.

Kenneth Cameron
Judge: Joseph D Schloss
3/6/2014 5:07:44 PM



I had my Disability Hearing in Moreno Valley with Joseph D. Schloss as the Judge. To start, I always thought that judges were to be fair and honest. I guess that does not apply to Joseph D. Schloss. I received my Notice of Decision. The decision did not bother me as much as the fabrication of statements I did not make and the twisting of the statements I did make. This is unfair and NOT honest. Where are the laws to stop judges from perjury?


Judge: Marti Kirby
12/20/2013 4:59:41 AM



What a horrible feeling, not having any money, no where to go, not being able to get hired anywhere, and even if I was that lucky not being able to keep employment because of my disability. After being denied by Marti Kirby I am at a complete loss on how to even exist. My stomach hurts so bad, and i am so wrecked with fear that I can hardly keep food down. I really hoped and prayed Marti Kirby would've given me a hand up instead of a foot down.


Judge: Marti Kirby
12/18/2013 12:34:26 PM



“If you are looking for compassion and common sense try finding another judge. “ After my denial by the SSDI system and another ALJ, I no longer have any faith or pride in the United States. This country is a pitiful disgrace to the world. The rich and able bodied can continue to get richer while the disabled can die and go away, in their eyes the sooner the better. Wonder how many bonuses were handed out for meeting the “disposition” quota's? They might as well fire all adjudicators and judges and just let random computer picks make the decision, it would probably be equally accurate.


Judge: Marti Kirby
12/17/2013 7:37:48 PM



If you are about to present your case to Marti Kirby, I have two words for you: Be Scared. I say this because she does not seem to care about facts. I personally have not worked in two decades, have no real education, have been homeless for over a year and suffer from a condition even Marti told me she believes exists. The job rehabilitation person was present during my hearing and it was decided I was unable to work in any meaningful capacity. I have been told that there are some judges who act as pen pushers for the social security administration and are blind to any evidence, this is in my opinion what Marti Kirby is. Kind of like how a patrol cop needs to reach a speeding ticket quota, Marti needs to deny even valid claims. Her denial of my case could be the final nail in the coffin for me, it was bar none one of the saddest days of my life and will negatively impact the lives of my loved ones who are equally baffled by the denial. If you are looking for compassion and common sense try finding another judge. If you are the social security administration and need a judge to find any tiny reason to deny a hurting person Marti Kirby will fit the bill.

Shaneela Marlett
Judge: Mason D Harrell
12/13/2013 12:00:12 AM



I am an attorney. I see lots of comments on here about the law that are completely wrong. If you want to see what kind of Judge you have, look at the percentages of awards provided on this site. Do not look at the comments for an understanding of the law. It seems many of the commenters are very misinformed about the hearing process. All and all, I highly recommend using an attorney at your hearing so someone who understands disability law can help you understand the procedure.


Judge: Duane D Young
9/7/2013 12:01:21 AM



I haven't received my decision regarding my SSDI hearing yet, but I do want to say that Judge Duane Young is a pretty fair judge. I didn't see this page until after my hearing when I was told the judges have their approval ratings online, so I wanted to present a fair view of him now and how I feel regardless of how he rules. He's good when it comes to your records and will allow you to explain what's in your records. I was honest with him about my records and my physical limitations and he was respectful. He did ask me a couple of tricky yes or no questions that were hard to answer in my situation but he understood what I was talking about. I've heard about other judges and how they do things, but Judge Duane Young actually seems to be one of the more respectful judges. Plus there are a lot of people out there who hope for a judge that gives them a fair shake and they don't always get that, especially from the sound of some of the newspaper articles around the country talking about how the judges don't hear them out or pay attention to the medical evidence. My final 2 cents is that as long as you're honest with him and you try to answer his questions the best you can, he's fair and you'll feel comfortable.

TW
Judge: Mason D Harrell
5/16/2013 1:54:22 PM



This judge gave great weight to the testimony of the experts who did not have a face-to-face interview with me and little weight to the doctors who had a personal face-to-face interview with me. Judge Harrell's final determination was filled with subjective inconsistency and relied on his on medical reasoning. Judge Harrell played doctor with my case. Of course, I appealed to the board in Virginia who discovered that the audio tapes of the medical doctor and vocational experts were missing and remanded my case for a new hearing in front of a different judge. Judge Harrell definitely needs a refresher course in ethical behavior.

Steven Sanchez
Judge: Duane D Young
4/30/2013 10:34:42 PM



My husband just saw judge young the other day and he was very nice. He seemed to know what he was talking about! Prayers to all that are in the process!


Judge: Joseph D Schloss
4/27/2013 3:24:11 PM



I am currently working with him to prove my case. Because the doctors I went to did not give me a decent examination it was basically visual and they did not have enought of my medical records from my specialist I complained to congress and have been assigned someone who is going to review my case from the Senate.


Judge: Joseph D Schloss
4/9/2013 4:34:04 PM



Abrupt, arrogant disengaged with claimant. Jumps all around timeline of illness and rushes you out of his courtroom

Taz
Judge: Troy Silva
3/30/2013 3:41:52 AM



Awful judge. Doesn't think straight sometimes. Doesn't understand limitations too. However, there are worse judges than him so he's just okay.


Judge: Joseph D Schloss
3/22/2013 11:40:42 AM



He is very arrogant and disrespectful towards claimants and their needs for disability. He will find a way to discredit everything!! If you are unlucky enough to have him as your ALJ be prepared for a very long and stressful time proving every aspect of every tiny detail.

Rob
Judge: Dana E McDonald
3/14/2013 3:15:15 PM



The vocational expert when asked by this judge if there was any job that I would be able to do? The expert stated "NO your honor, there is no job that I know of that he would be able to do". But in my decision letter it states that the expert stated that there were several jobs that I would be able to do. Now why is something that was not stated in court, in my decision letter and their for leading to me being denied or as the letter states "Notice of Decision-Unfavorable"


Judge: Mason D Harrell
3/11/2013 12:48:45 PM



He is a coward. He is abusive and takes advantage of his position. He is a liar and a thief.


Judge: Peter J Baum
12/20/2012 11:52:16 AM



Fair, happy with case


Judge: Duane D Young
9/12/2012 9:35:56 AM



Ever notice how if approved, someone rates a judge great, but if denied, he is a devil? Just sayin'.

stacey meals
Judge: Duane D Young
8/28/2012 11:11:13 PM



Judge Young Alj odar is not fair and dont no the system of mental and psychical disability.He needs to be removed of bench.God dont like ugly you devil.


Judge: Michelle Thompson
8/23/2012 5:03:21 PM



I dont think she took in to consideration what I have to go through everyday dealing with children that have ADHD and ODD have twins one approved other one keep being denied I wish she could walk in my shoes and see how it feels to get calls from school because your child cant stay in her seat or that the child is being suspended for fighting hope she one day look at the whole picture and not just her question she asked us


Judge: Michelle Thompson
8/23/2012 4:57:14 PM



I don't understand her decision I have twins one approved other denied several times never went to court one other twin but the oldest getting denied they both have the same medical history and they take med everyday which is five to be exact and hopefully when I appeal I will have some type of representation because why do one get approved and the other one keeps getting denied keep in mind they are only three mintues apart bug the oldest twin keep getting denied ever chance I apply

Unfairly judged
Judge: Mason D Harrell
8/23/2012 2:04:45 PM



Judge Harrell is very intimidating. In addition, he broke Social Security laws when I had to see him more than once, and he referred to my previous hearing when I had no legal representation. By SSA law, he was not allowed to review my previous hearing because I did not have legal representation. SSA law also states that once a judge had denied your case, you will not see that judge again. Further, he intimidated the Occupational Expert when she said there was no job I could do. He basically forced her to change her decision. To cover his errors, he claimed that he audio portion was distorted, and I had to return again. All in all, I had to see him three times and he broke at least 3 laws. He is the head of the judges in the San Bernardino area. AWFUL JUDGE!


Judge: Alan J Markiewicz
8/3/2012 12:54:29 AM



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: Joseph D Schloss
8/2/2012 2:46:31 PM



Judicial smarts missing.


Judge: Alan J Markiewicz
7/25/2012 9:15:07 PM



He is nice at the hearings but it looks denies a lot of his cases. He will allow you to make and opening/closing.

Stacey Meals
Judge: Duane D Young
7/12/2012 6:55:53 PM



Judge Duane young was the adminstrative law judge on my case July,11. He was very knowledgeable about my mental and physical disablity, Thank you for being a sincere judge. GOD bless....


Judge: Troy Silva
7/11/2012 1:57:57 PM



He is a nice judge but he is extremely thorough with his cases and so you want to make sure that you know the record well because he will ask you questions about it. He will listen to your argumenst but you kind of know what he is leaning toward at the hearing. Doesnt require a brief or anything. One more thing, make sure you have all of your records and if you dont he will ask why you dont have them especially if they are older records.


Judge: Michelle Thompson
6/7/2012 4:49:36 PM



Hottest looking ALJ I've seen. Very cute french sounding accent and a nice demeanor as well.


Judge: Duane D Young
5/30/2012 10:28:37 PM



missed the star rating on my prior comment; 5x5 gold stars for Judge Duane Young


Judge: Duane D Young
5/30/2012 9:59:07 PM



I saw Judge Duane Young today. He was empathetic, knowledgeable about my case and handled my aged case in a way that I felt heard and understood unlike before. I feel providentially blessed that he was my judge

Brandon Fleming
Judge: Duane D Young
5/14/2012 1:17:22 PM



Judge Young recently saw my case. He was very nice and very thoughtful. He was extremely nice. I wish more people were like him. HE IS GREAT. God Bless you Judge.


Judge: Duane D Young
4/30/2012 2:22:05 PM



He was very patient,helpful,kind


Judge: Duane D Young
4/27/2012 11:39:15 AM



he was very nice