Judith A Showalter
Administrative Law Judge

Dover, Delaware ODAR Office

For the 2014 *fiscal year, Judge Judith A Showalter has disposed 462 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Dover, Delaware. Out of those 462 dispostions, 115 were dismissed, 108 were approved and 239 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Showalter has approved in Dover for the 2014 fiscal year is 23%. The information below for Judge Judith A Showalter was last updated on 11/12/2014.

 DismissedApprovedDenied
Judith A ShowalterNo Stats for FY 2015
All ALJs in Dover Office 33% 32% 35%
All ALJs in Delaware33%32%35%
All ALJs in the Nation18%44%38%

SSA, Dover ODAR Office
500 W. Loockerman Street, Suite 200
Dover, Delaware 19904

Phone: (302) 674-7000 -- Fax: (302) 674-7024
eFile Fax: (302) 674-5527 (For sending evidence)

Comments about Judge Judith A Showalter

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 9/16/2013 6:24:21 PM
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All I can say is that she must be a lonely bitter old woman. My son has been fighting for disability for 4 yrs. We have a lawyer.Showalters denied him and we appealed and they found she didnt do what she was suppose so we got another day in court. She was already mad cause she was made to do it again. Denied again. She sits there with money rolling in while she doesnt care about anybody else.The ones she past must have been on thier death bed and wasnt going to collect long.Hope sometime she needs something and no ones there for her.

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 7:40:49 AM
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for the last comment, the appeals board is just as bad. They also won't give you the time of day, I just found that out. Here's the kicker, if you go to a civil action, your case goes right back to the very judge who turn it down in the first place. No do you really think that Showalter is going to admit that she was wrong in the first place?? Is this a joke or what? How fair is that?? Now i'll be put back into the same system that I was in before and have to wait out another 15 months. I pray that God will take me in the meantime. Good luck to you all!

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 4/12/2013 11:03:14 AM
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I am another victim of Judge??? Showalter. I agree, she had her mind made up to deny my claim even before she saw me. She acts bored and impatient and just wants you gone from her presence. I had a lawyer and that did not even help. She chose to take the opinion of a social security paid doctor that never even met me,instead of my specialist doctors. All I can say is what goes around comes around. You sow what you reap. Her own judgement will come and may it be more fair than that of all the deserving people she denied.

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 3:18:22 PM
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Agree with every previous comment in reference to this horrific judge. I would strongly consider moving if I was a Claimant near the Dover Delaware area.

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:51:28 PM
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This is what happens when someone is appointed to this job who does not believe in SSA disability, and would like to see it abolished. She probably is the worst judge in the country, and is a disgrace to SSA, and is rubbing their nose in it!

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 9/22/2012 10:30:49 PM
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when you think this judge can't get any worse, she does. I feel the sorriest for those in dire need of benefits to survive. It seems to me that this woman is burned out and would be better off for the disabled to do everyone a service and retire. Her denials and dismissals are a disgrace. I know that people do abuse the system, but it people got this far, isn't it obvious that they are sick. Those who are not really sick would not have hung in this long. Most I would think would have given up by now. This is a miscarriage of justice. These Alj's have quota's to meet every month. How much of a kickback are they getting????

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 6/29/2012 8:13:13 PM
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Showalter thinks she is saving money by denying claims. What about all the appeals filed for her decisions? What about the cost of processing those? What about the cost of all the new hearings for the claims sent back to Dover? What about the backlog at the Appeals Council related to claims with her name on them? What about all the claims she denied which are at the Federal Court? Does she enjoy having her work reviewed and many 100's of her decisions overturned? Do her right wing supporters on the Eastern Shore factor in the expense incurred when she is appealed and/or overturned? Can any self respecting official with responsibility for hiring judges for the SSA explain what happened in Dover?

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 5/17/2012 9:28:09 AM
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An embarrasment to the bench and bar . She takes pleasure in denying 80% of the cases she hears

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 4/26/2012 6:46:08 AM
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I agree. This woman is rude, unprofessional, and quite mean. She demonstred utter disdain for me. She ultimately "denied" me after serverl doctors...and the vochational therapist recommended that I could not work. She favored the doctor who "reviewed" my records. She has no compassion, self control or right to sit in that chair. I don't know how she can sleep after the way she treats others! I made a formal complaint against her. I hope she gets fired!!!!!!!!

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 4/24/2012 5:06:51 PM
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Despite the fact this ALJ clearly abuses her power and the negative press she presents nothing will change. The ALJ's union is to strong. I would suggest if you are a Claimant move out of the Delaware area. Your case may still be denied but at least you may have a fair shake.

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 4/3/2012 8:21:26 PM
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I was present for my hearing, but it was too late in the day for this Judge to hear my case. I was sitting outside the courtroom and I could hear the entire hearing. I could hear everything about the claimant and her family, previous employment history and medical history. There was not privacy whatsoever. I was stunned when I heard how this Judge sounded like she was interrogating the claimant. The judge spoke for most of that claimant's hearing and her tone was quite indignant. When it was the attorney's time to speak, she told the attorney that he was taking too long. The entire time I was sitting outside, that attorney only spoke briefly. I can't believe that a judge would speak to anyone, especially those that are sick and disabled in that manner. I think that God was looking down when she decided not to hear my case. I pray to God that I don't get her. From what I witnessed (heard) while there, she is a disgrace to the bench and probably burned out. She needs to retire.

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 3/26/2012 6:26:33 PM
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Nasty and unprofessional. An embarrassment to the administration. If the SSA abided by any standards for professionalism for ALJs, she would be dismissed from the bench.

Judge: Judith A Showalter
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 8:41:01 AM
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This maybe the worst ALJ in the country. She is rude to the Claimant's and does not take the time to listen to testimony since she already has her decision likely prepared prior to hearing. She has no intention of paying claims that would be paid in front of most average judges and there has been several articles written about her in regard to her alleged bias.



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Click here to view complete statistical data for this Judge
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Dover 2010 531 397 298 9925%19%56%
Dover 2011 585 430 339 9126%16%58%
Dover 2012 542 428 325 10321%19%60%
Dover 2013 550 454 312 14217%26%57%
Dover 2014 462 347 239 10825%23%52%
 Totals:26702056151354323%20%57%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.