Donald G Smith , Ft Lauderdale, Florida ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2010 *fiscal year, Judge Donald G Smith has disposed 19 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Out of those 19 dispostions, 3 were dismissed, 11 were approved and 5 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Smith has approved in Ft Lauderdale for the 2010 fiscal year is 58%. The information below for Judge Donald G Smith was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Cincinnati 2010 449 414 74 340 8%76%16%
Ft Lauderdale 2010 19 16 5 11 16%58%26%
St Petersburg Fl 2010 38 25 0 25 34%66%0%
St Petersburg Fl 2011 527 451 164 287 14%54%31%
St Petersburg Fl 2012 540 447 211 236 17%44%39%
St Petersburg Fl 2013 594 481 189 292 19%49%32%
St Petersburg Fl 2014 558 449 183 266 20%48%33%
St Petersburg Fl 2015 533 417 161 256 22%48%30%
St Petersburg Fl 2016 459 363 157 206 21%45%34%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Judge Smith21%45%34%
All ALJs in Ft Lauderdale Office 27% 41% 32%
All ALJs in Florida22%45%34%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%36%
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Judge: Donald G Smith
3/15/2013 4:36:47 PM

He scares me, but I trust him at the same time. I just Hope he doesn't believe what the medical expert wrote in my interrogratoy! The medicaid doctors at the beginning thought i was crazy, and i became very upset when one of them said I was just looking for drugs, I cursed at her and said no i want to go back to work so i can support my family! With a few F words, so of course the medical expert blew that up out of proportion.

Judge: Donald G Smith
7/19/2012 6:19:27 AM

I concur. He seems to have a problem accepting VA opinions. Will often send out interrogatories and ask questions like- does claimant's impairment meet a listing. If they did meet a listing , most cases would not be at ODAR.

Judge: Donald G Smith
6/8/2012 1:30:29 PM

Comes from somewhere in Kentucky (I think)- has the cutest Southern accent and he's sweet as pie. Don't be fooled: he'll deny for reasons completely foreign to me. He almost always send claimant to pre-hearing consultative exams, or send for medical interrogs. Sometimes he uses them; sometimes he doesn't. I have not seen any particular M.O. with him. Just watch out....

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