Eileen Burlison , New Haven, Connecticut ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2011 *fiscal year, Judge Eileen Burlison has disposed 485 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in New Haven, Connecticut. Out of those 485 dispostions, 65 were dismissed, 178 were approved and 242 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Burlison has approved in New Haven for the 2011 fiscal year is 37%. The information below for Judge Eileen Burlison was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
New Haven 2010 518 455 251 204 12%39%48%
New Haven 2011 485 420 242 178 13%37%50%
Reno 2012 492 428 284 144 13%29%58%
Reno 2013 535 458 358 100 14%19%67%
Reno 2014 513 424 336 88 17%17%65%
Reno 2015 494 395 328 67 20%14%66%
Reno 2016 95 77 56 21 19%22%59%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Judge Burlison19%22%59%
All ALJs in New Haven Office 18% 43% 39%
All ALJs in Connecticut18%39%43%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%36%
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Judge: Eileen Burlison
9/14/2015 3:53:15 PM

The notion that an ALJ who tells a claimant: "I follow the law" and "the law says you have to be so severely disabled that you cannot do any work" is somehow "rude" or unfair is beyond absurd. She is simply doing her job in educating the claimant about the legal standard ALJs must apply under SSA's regulations. As for the gripe that she discounted medication side effects or diagnoses. Well, gee, MOST Americans have some kind of chronic medical conditions (back pain, obesity, diabetes, depression, to name a few common ones) and take some kind of medication, most of which, yes, have side effects. It's pretty common for people to blame the judge (or attorneys) when their case merits are weak or an unfavorable decision is rendered. Happens all the time. Yes, ALJ Burlison is a bit set in her ways and likes to conduct her hearings with formality, in an orderly fashion, but I've never seen her display annoyance unless the claimant or attorney cut her off midsentence or had an argumentative attitude. That really ticks her off and, in my opinion, rightfully so.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
8/12/2015 12:54:10 PM

I went before this judge, and I was very respectful. But it was clear that she already had her mind made up in my case. It was clear that she did not read my file, and had no idea why I was before her. When I made mention of facts in my case she rudely stated "I follow the law" and "the law says you have to be so severely disabled that you cannot do any work" never mind that my medications side effects, or the fact that I have several medical diagnoses to support my claim. She is not a proper judge, and those that feel that I have sour grapes, or that my case was weak, I invite you to look at my file. I judge by facts not by feelings, like a judge should.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
6/18/2015 1:46:05 PM

I recently appeared before this judge for the first time on behalf of 3 clients. I found her to be very professional, well organized, and thorough in her questions and demeanor. Yes, she is a senior citizen and a bit formal in her demeanor, but not at all condescending or rude. I never felt that she was anything other than cordial and super respectful toward me or my clients. She was completely fair, objective, and gave me/my clients ample time to speak and present the case in detail. She even rendered a favorable bench decision in one of the cases and joked with me and my client afterwards, off the record. I don't know why others' comments here are so critical. Many of them sound like just personal cheap shots (slamming her age) or sour grapes from those with weak cases. Or perhaps they were rude to her first, unduly argumentative, interrupted her, or lacked respect for her experience or office. That's certainly not unusual to see in this day and age.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
4/25/2014 11:32:19 AM

I found so many complaint against this judge that it is apparent that she is incapable of making sound decision. She disregards legitimate proof of disability from doctors and refuses to grant Veterans their rightfully earned SSDI. Shame on her!

Judge: Eileen Burlison
2/19/2014 6:32:03 AM

She certainly appeared old - I have no idea whether she is or not. She certainly understands how living in rural nevada can be cathartic - and sometimes better than professional counseling or psychotic drugs. I think she wants to gather all appropriate information and is not afraid to take the time to do so. again whether she is fair in her rulings is not something that I can evaluate - I liked the one she gave me.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
4/11/2013 12:23:18 PM

This judge is so old I question her ability to make sound decisions! She is very hard of hearing and I believe out of touch with people and their plights.Very Rude to people just the way she speaks to them like she is superior.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
3/23/2013 10:23:25 AM

She definitely thinks the world revolves around her just because she is a Judge. She announces that she sits on the bench and we should all bow down to her because that makes her extremely special and no one else in the world is as important as her.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
8/15/2012 10:32:26 AM

I agree with all afore mentioned opinions.What is this woman doing in such an important position?? My "unfavorable" decision was not only insulting, but accused me of being immoral and accused me of illegal dealings that were assumed and if she had asked me I could have explained to her satisfaction. I have worked since I was 15 and now because of a crippling disease at 45, I can no longer work. I am not a liar! Because of the decision this Judge, who is suppose to be fair and making decisions in our best interest, I am being evicted from my apartment and cannot feed my 8 year old son. I have nowhere to go. What do I do now?

Judge: Eileen Burlison
6/18/2012 4:32:13 PM

Poor professional. Probably makes up her mind before the hearing, and then attempts to fit the hearing into what she has already decided. Has a history of hiding her unfavorable presumptions rather than to disclose them, so that the party cannot argue against them during the hearing.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
5/21/2012 12:08:58 PM

Mean, nasty, rude, unfair, i give her no rating of stars.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
5/20/2012 3:11:04 PM

I Want to truly believe that these Judges have our best interests in mind and want to see the honestly disabled to be taken care of in the proper manner and not be judged a liar because of those who take advantage of a system that is here to help us. My lawyer on the other hand, also has about as much medical background as the Judge. And, what a putz. Judge Burlison, please READ the records and if questions arise, you might find that the disabled party has studied all the records and would be happy to very quickly go over those records with you so that they make sense. Lawyers - You might want to spend more than 5 minutes with your client.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
5/18/2012 9:06:00 AM


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