Susanne Lewald , San Francisco, California ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2016 *fiscal year, Judge Susanne Lewald has disposed 296 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in San Francisco, California. Out of those 296 dispostions, 45 were dismissed, 156 were approved and 95 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Lewald has approved in San Francisco for the 2016 fiscal year is 53%. The information below for Judge Susanne Lewald was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
San Francisco 2010 596 541 103 438 9%73%17%
San Francisco 2011 460 389 105 284 15%62%23%
San Francisco 2012 525 446 141 305 15%58%27%
San Francisco 2013 522 445 196 249 15%48%38%
Long Beach 2014 2 1 0 1 50%50%0%
San Francisco 2014 501 436 143 293 13%58%29%
Long Beach 2015 240 199 102 97 17%40%42%
San Francisco 2015 185 154 60 94 17%51%32%
Long Beach 2016 53 50 25 25 6%47%47%
San Francisco 2016 296 251 95 156 15%53%32%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Judge Lewald14%52%34%
All ALJs in San Francisco Office 19% 47% 34%
All ALJs in California20%45%35%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%36%
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Gregory Penix
Judge: Susanne Lewald
10/29/2015 1:46:33 PM

Judge Susanne Lewald knows that is was asked to be represented by and attorney or free legal assistance. The free legal assistance office refused to represent me on my hearing so I had to go at it alone. Now knowing that Susanne Lewald knows that I am not a legal expert she knowingly took advantage of that and saw that this was an easy win for her with very little effort. To have a doctor and an vocational expert on conference call while we were in a hearing, how is it that a doctor and a vocational expert can make assumptions about me never having seen or met with me don't have all of my medical records or ex rays. They work with SSI their job is to say nothing is wrong even though the truth is rite their before them. An how can the opinion of the vocational expert Nancy Rynd out way the findings of a Doctor when and where do they do that at really. All jokes aside if I am saying that I have trouble straitening up my back when I am brushing my teeth or just to wash a few dishes then what make the vocational expert think that I can work part time doing assembly work sitting when sitting is a major factor also I'm still using my back along with my right hip being out of place an inch of from where it should be and on pain medications AND IT CLEARLY STATES NO WORK AROUND MACHINERY TOOLS OF ANY KIND. Hello where are their heads at really.

Judge: Susanne Lewald
3/26/2013 7:07:06 PM

This judge heard my case. Claims you can do a job that you have to be fully sighted to do. I don't see up, down, or anything to the left. The way you are taking up for her, you are either the judge herself, or her aide. When you spend as much time as I have going to doctor to doctor, 6 eye specialists and countless medical doctors only to have her ignore all your medical evidence, tends to make me think she is not at all fair or reasonable! Social Security's blue book says I am disabled. Even the VR specialist said I had a chance of getting a job if someone wanted to give me one as a favor to me. Then she turns up with the Vr specialist had said there were 36 jobs I could get. Come on, where did that come from???????????

Judge: Susanne Lewald
3/21/2013 4:28:50 PM

I believe Judge Lewald is fair and knows the record better than most judges. She is always respectful to the claimants and everyone involved in the claim. She is trying to find the truth and is impartial and has an open mind. This is not something that you can say about all Administrative Law Judges that work for ODAR> It may be true that the medical experts are unqualified to be expressing their opinions which often times are the direct opposite of the long time treating physicians(many are retired and not up to date on the latest advances in medicine). As mentioned above the experts are assigned randomly from a National list that is generated by the SSA.

Judge: Susanne Lewald
3/12/2013 4:40:47 PM

The above comment is untrue. Judge Lewald is very fair and more liberal than many ALJs. She weighs the evidence and comes to sound and logical conclusions unlike many other ALJs. And she has no say in the experts used they are assigned randomly.

Judge: Susanne Lewald
1/29/2013 3:24:38 AM

This judge seems to be very unfair and unreasonable. Ignores the medical facts of the case. Uses expert opinion people that are unqualified to be making these decisions.

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