Jacksonville, Florida ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Jacksonville, Florida, 14 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Jacksonville, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 15.0 months. The average case processing time in Jacksonville is 480 days.The Jacksonville average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 29%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Jacksonville ODAR office was last updated on 3/10/2014.

SSA, Jacksonville ODAR Office
DeSoto Building, Suite 400
8880 Freedom Crossing Trail
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
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Phone: (866) 931-0124 -- Fax: (904) 232-3961
eFile Fax: (877) 760-0594 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Jacksonville 14 15.0 months 480 days 1.9 22% 29% 48%
Florida15.1 months496 days1.820%44%36%
National Average:11.7 months389 days1.919%44%37%
Hearing Wait Time: 15.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.90
Average Processing Time 480 days
Cases Pending 11614
Dispositions 2141
New Cases 3283
Hearings In Person 77%
Video Hearings 23%

Comments about Judges at the Jacksonville Florida ODAR office:

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Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
Date Posted: 2/19/2014 9:57:49 PM
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SSA should remove this person from the bench before more deserving American citizens die because he illegally and improperly denied their claim. He does not understand the law or how to apply it. If you case is assigned to this judge, you should demand that your case be assigned to a different judge before your hearing is held.

Judge: John D. Thompson
Date Posted: 1/9/2014 4:03:54 PM
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I am guessing that ss system uses him as a pawn to decline people. I have heard from a few lawyers that he brags about declining folks. No matter there condition. I totally feel sorry for such a man to pass over working class people to get his numbers as low as possible. I would love to see someone sue his rear end. He held me in the court room for almost two hours. And then he used this fake *** medical expert that has zero knowledge about neurological issues as a wittness. I and my attorney about fell out of our chairs with the disrespect this judge has proven and his so called medical experts. I look forward to my appeal. I would love to find a way to go after this judge directly in a civil lawsuit. Anyone with any ideas about how to name him in a case do let me know. I would do it in a heart beat. I am 56 years old with brain cancer and got denied.

Judge: John D. Thompson
Date Posted: 12/15/2013 5:09:03 PM
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I went in front of this judge for my minor child back in November of this year.I have not received a decision yet but another hearing scheduled with him...I can't get anyone to answer my qyestions or messages I leave no return call.I will say he was very unpleasant to be around as he belittled me and I don't want to have to do this all over again

Judge: Gregory J Froehlich
Date Posted: 11/25/2013 7:17:16 AM
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ALL Tax Payers, Women, Men & Children~~ Beware of this "Judge"~~...I couldn't even tell you what his face looked like, that's how much attention he paid to my case. I truly believe he has the "Black Robe Syndrome" ...This was a Reprimand Case by the Appeals Council & this "Judge" had his mind made up WAY before I even walked in the door. It was almost embarrassing as to how obvious he made it that he had the previous Judges back covered!!! This was nothing but a full blown Conspiracy Plot between Judges & it needs to be investigated, I need someone to please help me... He threw out & discredited ALL of my doctors, ALL of my MRI, medical reports, etc...He threw out & discredited ALL of the SSDI doctor's & reports, ALL of the Voc expert reports, (I have had to go in front of THREE Judges now!)... I am in total shock at how LITTLE he paid attention to ANYTHING & how MUCH he twisted and turned ALL REAL reports into what he wanted it to say or be. I have no words to tell you how he took over the ROLE of playing a real doctor & disregarded all REAL doctors statements & reports. He threw out & discredited third party testimonies, so what was he looking at to judge my case??? It must have been his thumb because there was nothing left for him to read, he threw out & discredited everything BUT his thumb!!!...There is NO need for, or to employ ALJ's if they are ANYTHING like this one~ What a true waste of time, money and resources ~~GOVERNMENT NOTICE~~Please eliminate ALL ALJ positions as they are not needed when they throw out & discredit REAL doctors reports & have their minds already made up before you walk in the door. I have been waiting for MY much needed SSDI benefits & jumping threw hoops from 2009 for this hog wash and total embarrassment??? I will not/cannot stop, I will appeal this no matter how long it takes or what it takes...This "Judge" made me out to be some type of liar & I do not lie! I know & understand that you must weed out the bad seeds, but why would ANYONE wait & beg for their own hard earned money if they didn't really need it??? I would rather be digging ditches and cleaning this "Man's" toilets than be where or how I am, what's wrong with him my dear Lord???? This is nothing but a Conspiracy to keep people who need REAL help down and out & he was punishing me for doing an appeal! This "Man" needs to hire me if he is so confident that I am able to even leave my home! Please contact me "Judge" & tell me where & at what time I should be at work for YOU, because no one else will hire me with all of my conditions & I wont last 2 days at ANY job, and please keep in mind that I must lay flat on my back with my left leg elevated for 30 to 40 minutes, 3 to 4 times a day. I am not joking, you have my number, please call me with my new job details & I promise that I will try if you have that much faith in me that I can work. All I was even asking for was Medical help, and NO to that also? Now what am I going to do, my life is totally destroyed and over. I am so sorry for being rude here, but this is my life now what do I do??? And, he also stated that I applied on Sept 1 2008, (my birthday, ya ok!) then in court he asked me the date & how am I to recall the exact date that many years ago? I said I stopped working on December 24, 2008 so he denied me for this???

Judge: John D. Thompson
Date Posted: 11/19/2013 11:14:42 AM
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This Judge totally over steps his boundries as an ALJ I 100% respect the position but this judge tries to play doctor as well. I suggest anyone who was denied by this judge to take it to the appeals. Thats how I won cause they found many things he done and said during my hearing that is totally not legit. He had records in front of him and declined to acknoledge them.

Judge: John D. Thompson
Date Posted: 11/18/2013 6:17:22 AM
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Wow is about all I can say here. Went before this judge and he brought in some medical expert that had no clue about my health. It's like the medical expert is working for the judge. The judge was reading my medical reports and it was like he was reading someone other then mine. He was trying to say I didn't have things that clearly was right in front of him. He also tried to say that I did not follow dr's orders to loose weight to control my medical issue. I am 5'10 170 lbs This judge looks to be shorter then I am and around the 270 lbs mark. I read another post that said he can't read I have too agree with that comment. Cause he was holding the paper work right up to his face trying to read it. I think this judge needs to spend some time going before a court himself being sued for making medical claimes that he surely not qualified to do. I recorded my own hearing cause it will be needed in the future. I don't think this judge understands that most of us would rather be working then fighting his broken system for chump change to survive on. Also I do understand that not everyone is legit either but this mans record of denying so many people is more then the worst judge in the entire system.

Judge: Michael Krasnow
Date Posted: 11/14/2013 8:41:00 PM
Submited By: It doesn't matter



Michael should be disbarred. I will be filing a complaint with Social Security on this individual that thinks he is smarter than Physicians and medical providers and completely discounts anything a Doctor has to say in his/her diagnoses, He has no compassion or common sence. I'm glad I don't have to get up every morning in the same bed as he and have to look at him. He misjudges facts and he bases his decisions on assumtions. From what I understand is most of the ALJ's in Jacksonville are completely miserable in their jobs. I've spoken to the Office of Appeals where complaints can be lodged in Virginia and even they are appalled at his behavior in the decision letter. He will tear you apart. He pointed me out as if I was a monster. If I could give less than one star I would.

Judge: John D. Thompson
Date Posted: 11/2/2013 8:34:59 AM
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I share in the thoughts that this ALJ is biased or simply negligent. He is basically blind and seems to feel that anyone can work. His expert testified that I qualified if there was one report in the file, which was erroneously omitted (because we did not feel it was relevant and was not a medical report). We supplied the report immediately and well within the time allotted by him. In his denial he clearly stated that the report is not in the file, which it is. Now I have to appeal to the appeals council in Virgina and wait that much longer for them to correct his error. There has to be a reason why his approval rating is so much lower that the other ALJ's. Who is wrong all of them or him? I doubt that it is all of the other ALJ in Florida or even the nation. He needs to be removed from his position and retire or something.

Judge: Charles R Howard
Date Posted: 10/25/2013 1:27:42 PM
Submited By: Shannon Brooks



I really appreciate Judge Howard's time and am very pleased with his ruling. He is a very honorable person, and the SSA is lucky to have him as a ALJ. He looked at all information/documentation pertaining to my case and made his ruling without bias.

Judge: Charles R Howard
Date Posted: 10/16/2013 4:21:08 PM
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This is a very cruel man. He is very sarcastic and unprofessional. He does not care what the medical doctors have to say. This man abuses his power.

Judge: Michael Krasnow
Date Posted: 6/24/2013 5:47:10 PM
Submited By: Dale Morris



This judge does not judge your disabilities he judges you as a person witch is not right. He believes there is no such thing as a disabled hunter. He believes anyone that can pull a trigger can be a ticket taker though there is thousands of disabled hunters in America. He also believes that Truck driver's that hulls hazmat and make $50.000 a year are uneducated people. Though that person has past 8 Fedaral back ground checks post 9/11 and has never been arrested or failed a drug test and has paid into S.S. for 35 years. Now I cant even get a aspirin because he judges you as a person. Why discriminat against someone then tell them they have bad hygiene.? You think the may have bad hygiene because they cant take care of there self.? This country couldnt make it 1 day without truck drivers and you think there uneducated.? I'm wondering who really is the uneducted person.? Now that I lost everything I ever worked for and will be homeless at the end of July this is how I will be spending my 50th birthday.

Judge: William H Greer
Date Posted: 6/24/2013 10:41:22 AM
Submited By: William H Greer



Judge Greer explained that my sister was employable; he said she needs to work on light duty and stay away from machinery and hot grease. Judge Greer said my sister did not meet20 CFR part 404, Subpart P, Appendix 1 (etc. Judge these are guideline for you to follow, if everyone fit nice into these articles they would not need the human element. My sister, as documented, is having two to three seizures a DAY, she is on medication that keeps her sedated for more than 10 hours a day, her face is disfigured because of the damage done to her mouth and head from her seizure falls. Her job as a manager at McDonalds will not let her back to work after the third rescue wagon coming to their store in one week. It has very little to do with the hot grease or the machinery it's the liability and delay of business when she have seizures. Her doctor won't release her to work due to the side effect from her medication. Who is going to hire her? She can't even catch the bus by herself, she can't be left alone at home by herself, she lives with my 76 year old Mother because we have to work and can't stay home to watch her this been going on 5 years. She worked hard 18 years and gave to the system now she needs the system to help her where is it! This is all documented!

Judge: Patrick F McLaughlin
Date Posted: 5/7/2013 11:05:06 AM
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He was angry, argumentative and VERY athoritarian. Unlike the gentleman above I have 30 to 45 days wait for judgement. Rating is a zero. I do have solid documentation and a great case. Maybe I remind him of someone he doesn't like....... I was in tears the whole time. Thank you sir for triggering my ptsd....

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 2:06:29 PM
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my first claim was DENIED by this alj, even though he stated in his decision that i did in fact have two severe impairments.. of course the AC kept his ruling intact and my atty filed in federal court. well here it is 6 1/2 yrs from initial filing and 3 yrs after it was denied at appeals council and taken to fdc, my claim was remanded due to ERROR by the alj for NOT giving my treating doctors RFC any weight and going by what the ssa med examiner (which i never saw to begin with)said at some point before my initial denial (which only took a few months to get)..my hearing was NOT that quick, and also we waited for at least 15-20 minutes before hearing started as the VE was LATE. mind you judge started without the VE, and he finally arrived about 10 minutes before my hearing was over..he heard me answer the last 2 question is all. yet the judge took his opinion that there were thousands of jobs in the national economy within our region that i could do?? i am like the rest of you, i believe he has his mind made up before you go in the door...well, he messed up on this one and now i get a new hearing and hopefully with another judge

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
Date Posted: 4/5/2013 7:54:14 AM
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I wouldn't love him as a taxpayer either. He wastes money. Why don't we just save money by not having a hearing since he routinely goes with the agency opinion no matter what. Not to mention the waste of money from appealing it to the AC and then having it remanded only to go in front of this fool again.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
Date Posted: 4/4/2013 1:06:31 PM
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Interesting guy. Uber conservative. He asks the same question many times, then if any of the answers are not identical, concludes that the testimony is inconsistent. Plays "gotcha" with the evidence. Starts from an "unfavorable" vantage, and is rarely moved from it. Looks like he really enjoys the torment of the hearings process. Lulls the rep into a sense of complacency by posing favorable hypotheticals that he has absolutely no intention of ever considering. In his eyes, everyone is a faking cheat. As a taxpayer, I love him. Otherwise, not so much.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:26:12 PM
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Our office has had numerous hearings with Judge McGrath. He has a reputation for scheduling several hearings at the same time and taking them on a first come/first served basis; will start early if you get there early; does NOT like submission of medical records on the day of the hearing. Generally does not ask for opening; lets rep do most of questioning and just cuts in when he has a question. I think he often has a good idea of how he feels about a case and uses the hearing to see if it changes his mind. His award rate is not out of line, so he's not denying everything that comes through the room. (Claimants need to understand it isn't the number of pages of records you have, but how well the opinions are supported by clinical evidence, diagnositic testing and your own credibility).

Judge: K. Barlow
Date Posted: 3/26/2013 7:52:11 AM
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It is very important, to have your Primary Care Provider to complete the Residual Functional Capacity(RFC) forms for you. The Judge needs evidence of your total impairment(s) and limitations. The Judge must adhere to the federal guidelines. Your work history will speak for you. If you are 55 or older, and have the appropriate medical evidence and your documents are well organized by you or your representative, this is a plus. Answer all questions honestly, and make sure your paper work is up-to-date. Be prepared to answer questions concerning your Daily Activities. Visit youtube.com and search for "Social Security Disability Hearings", the videos are very helpful. The Lawyers provides helpful information. My hearing took 8 minutes, I received a favorable bench decision. Thank God

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 3/11/2013 7:35:08 AM
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Yes he has mind made up before the hearing. He schedules way too many hearings on one given day and they are conducted to quick. Rarely uses a VE. The Jacksonville ODAR is filled with fairly negative ALJs.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 3/7/2013 7:45:47 PM
Submited By: Shannon



Judge Frederick McGrath claimed he could not read the RFC filled out by my doctor because "the doctor's handwriting was not completely legible and his signature was indistinguishable." There were approximately 30 cases he ruled on before he saw me the day of my hearing and it seemed like he had already made up his mind on each case before the people even entered the courtroom. He wrote about my mental health in his official ruling even though my claim was entirely a physical case with all of my mental health issues (depression because I am unable to work) being a direct result of my physical disability.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 3/7/2013 6:57:22 PM
Submited By: Caretaker



I was denied even though I have more than 4,000 pages of medical records, dozens of doctors supporting my claim and submitting written statements, and the court-appointed vocational expert testified that there was not a job I was suitable to do. Mcgrath ruled against this suggestion and said I could do a job that did not require standing, sitting, working with my hands, concentration, memory, interaction with people, and would allow me to lie down for extended periods of time each hour. I also require a caretaker (who is writing this message as I am unable to do so) on a fulltime basis to feed, cloth, bathe, drive, make appointments and manage my dr. schedule, clean, cook, and take care of basically all of my needs/activities of daily living. He made the decision in less than 5 minutes and asked me less than 10 quick questions. His decision was overturned on appeal and has been sent back to be heard in court for a second time. I first applied for disability in 1999 and have spent the last 6 years appealing his ruling. I am going back to court in the next 6 months or so and will let you know who I get and the judgement.

Judge: Teresa J McGarry
Date Posted: 3/7/2013 2:52:57 PM
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for some reason she sounded like she just didnt like me and this comment was said too me from my lawyer who's now handling my appeal..what's really up with this?

Judge: John D. Thompson
Date Posted: 2/28/2013 7:40:00 AM
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The ALJ is Biased. It is unfortunate to say so, but Judge Thompson is biased against the claimant, any claimant. Nationwide, 46% of claims are approved at the ALJ level. In Jacksonville, the rate is 38%. For Judge Thompson, it is 14%. He also has an unusually high rate of dismissed cases at 29%. It is widely known around the Jacksonville ODAR, that he brags about being not only a tough judge but being one of the toughest judges in the country. I have been told this by two retired judges. While there may be some variations between judges in the rates of approval, I find myself telling my clients that they will probably not be approved just because the judge is Judge Thompson. Even though the approval rate in the state of Florida averages just below 50%, their chance of approval is only 14% just because they were unlucky enough to get Judge Thompson. This is not equal justice.

Judge: PETER C EDISON
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 8:14:17 AM
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This judge is cold-hearted and has no empathy for mental illness claimants. He not only called three psychiatrist and a social security psychologist, two primary doctors liars but me as well. His problem is since he can't see the illness physically then you can work. I believe he wants me to go out in the workplace and have one of my mental breakdowns whereby I hurt someone or vice-versa for him to see that a person that suffers with bipolar I & II are very moody people who can't always control themselves. I also suffer with manic depression, PSTD, social anxiety, anxiety, claustophic, panic attacks, OCD, high blood pressure, asthma, bronchitis, heart disease,etc. I am a 50 year old black female who has worked 30 years of her life always giving and caring for others. I have attempted suicide twice because I am my wits end. It took almost 4 years for this unfair system to tell me no I don't qualify for sdi in which I paid into the system. I guess, I will have to prove to this ### and the rest of them that I refuse to let others come here and live off of me when they never worked a day in this country.

Judge: John M Meisburg
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 2:59:24 PM
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Judge Meisburg is extremely knowledgeable and fair. He follows the law and is fair to the claimants and the government.

Judge: John M Meisburg
Date Posted: 2/12/2013 10:23:33 AM
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MY daughter has been turned down for SSdi I am her to take up for her because of being tured down,by you We read your wife's web sight and if we took her advice where would we be, my doctor would kick me out of his office if I told him I would listen to your wife, maybe you both need SSDI , ITS BEEN 600 YRS AND FOR ONCE OUR POPE HAS DESIDED TO STEP DOWN BECAUSE HE WAS HONEST AND KNEW IT WAS TIME TO STEP DOWN MAYBE THE BOTH OF YOU SHOULD THINK ABOUT THIS AND STOP PLAYING God with people's lives , this is my opinion ,

Judge: Charles R Howard
Date Posted: 2/9/2013 10:16:37 AM
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Could it be that he holds contempt for non-attorney representatives? Be forewarned.

Judge: Patrick F McLaughlin
Date Posted: 1/29/2013 12:06:13 AM
Submited By: John Miller



your honor, gave me my dissability in the courtroom.....when we first sat down he jumped all over my lawyer about who he was working for....i did not know what to think being i had never been in front of a judge before. when we decided to appeal the back pay his honor seemed to take it very personnally...again jumping on my lawyer about whose interest he was defending, when my lawyer gets paid if i win or lose.....i was awarded my dissability in the courtroom..his honor seemed to know i was not able to work given i had such a GREAT work record i think his honor knew i was not just trying to get out of work. but the malice and discontent showm towards my lawyer i think swayed his judgement against me after he looked my caase over..all the lawyers and all the judges and i had to find the two that really worked against me. i don't understand how i was awarded dissability at the hearing but during appeals i got unfavorable status????? your honor if you don't like my lawyer don't take it out on me.....there is no way to shop for a lawyer when they all claim the same thing...so as soon as i started getting my longterm dissability i get mail from the advocater group..they were the only ones to approach me and it sounded good so i'm still puzzled why the judge went crazy on my lawyer..has anyone else had this problem with this judge...i don't know if it matters but my lawyer was black....if this was a problem ....i thougt we were passed all that

Judge: Teresa J McGarry
Date Posted: 1/11/2013 12:23:00 PM
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Judge: Brendan Flanagan
Date Posted: 12/25/2012 6:51:34 PM
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In reply to the comment posted about Judge Flanagan on 03/13/2012: You obviously have no idea what you're talking about or any clue about the programs administered by Social Security; a delay (perceived or actual) in the hearing process does NOT affect date last insured (DLI).

Judge: David W Carstetter
Date Posted: 12/24/2012 11:13:01 AM
Submited By: Disabled and still waiting for approval



Felt comfortable with this judge, like he truly was concerned about my illnesses and well being. He seemed pretty fair, stated that he needed to review my case some more. I'm just waiting patiently for my approval because not only does my life depend on it my child as well. This has been a long journey and I can't wait for it to be over. I just put it in God's hands and just asked of him to open up the eyes,ears and heart of this judge that he rules in my favor. 2013 will be a better year for me and my little one once this ends. I hope to continue my healing process and hopefully one day will get my old self back. Thank you Judge David W Carstetter for being understanding and so caring, God Bless You!

Judge: K. Barlow
Date Posted: 11/10/2012 6:34:07 AM
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Judge Barlow adheres to regulations and respects the medical evidence that is presented. She is very knowledgeable and she treats claimant with respect.

Judge: Michael Krasnow
Date Posted: 11/1/2012 2:56:56 PM
Submited By: Janet Denton



I believej Judge Michael Krasnow is a very fair and honest judge.

Judge: Aaron M Morgan
Date Posted: 10/23/2012 4:39:48 PM
Submited By: Katie Sullivan



Tough but fair.

Judge: Charles R Howard
Date Posted: 10/10/2012 10:53:09 AM
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Goes out of his way to discredit RFCs from treating physicians. Really reaches to find credibility issues. Not a good ALJ.

Judge: Aaron M Morgan
Date Posted: 9/27/2012 4:34:32 PM
Submited By: James Edwards



Arrogant little bully!

Judge: Aaron M Morgan
Date Posted: 9/27/2012 4:32:12 PM
Submited By: so sad



Completely disregards the concept that the hearing is the claimant's opportunity for a fair and impartial hearing. Selects certain non-favorable evidence to base his decision on and disregards the remaining record. Attempts to embarrass reps and claimants. Should be reported to chief ALJ.

Judge: John D. Thompson
Date Posted: 9/26/2012 1:17:01 AM
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You were obviously fortunate. The ALJ pays 11 percent of his claims which screams either not correctly applying the law or bias. Get a clue.

Judge: John D. Thompson
Date Posted: 9/19/2012 5:56:34 AM
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Obvisiously the comments posted above are from people who received unfavorable decisions. I do not have the same opinion as those folks above. After the hearing I had a new prospective and understand more about the process. Shame on you guys for posting such negative things about this very knowledgable Judge-he's the only person who took the time to thoroughly explain things to me.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
Date Posted: 9/12/2012 9:43:20 AM
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This guy seems to think that all DDS decisions are correct. They why have ALJs? If this is acceptable performance, then let's go straight from DDS to civil court. Hope you lose your job, ALJ (i.e. not a real judge) Flanagan.

Judge: Aaron M Morgan
Date Posted: 9/9/2012 8:01:46 AM
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HAD HIS DECISION MADE AGAINST ME BEFORE WE FINISHED HEARING, ARROGANT AND MAKES DECISION WITHOUT TWO YEARS OF MEDICAL SCREENING UP TO APPEARANCE BEFORE HIM, RATHER THAN REMANDING FOR FURTHER MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS WHERE CLAIMANTS HAVE NO MEDICAL INSURANCE OR FINANCIAL STABILITY TO SEE ANY MEDICAL DOCTORS AND REJECTS FAMILY PHYSICIAN REPORTS FROM DECADES OF BEING THE TREATING PHYSICIAN.

Judge: Charles R Howard
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 10:44:07 AM
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Mechanical. Give more weight to DDS opinions than to treating physician opinions. Highly matter-of-fact.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 10:25:39 AM
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What a hoot! Seems to have his mind made up by the time we sit down. Holds 6 minute hearings. Gives great weight to RFCs. Somewhat of a "Nero" approach, either thumbs up or thumbs down, without excessive narrative. Does not like substance use or middle aged women with mental health issues.

Judge: William H Greer
Date Posted: 8/10/2012 5:27:43 AM
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My daughter must go before this person AGAIN. She has a progressive neurological disorder along with severe cardiac issues, and her health if failing at a rapid pace. There is no treatment for her condition, I certainly hope this guy wakes up and realizes not everyone lies about being disabled. Possibly, he needs to return to school for sensitivity training.

Judge: PETER C EDISON
Date Posted: 8/1/2012 10:13:47 AM
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although judge edison wasnt my judge I understand your frustration my hearing was june 20th and I havent recieved a decision letter in the mail yet. My conditions is left leg ampuation, psoriatic arthritis, and post tramatic stress syndrome. now if that doesnt qualify as disabled after i worked many years in the workforce then what would? I often think the same thing you guys do. what does it take to get approved roll in there on a hospital bed or a wheelchair. however my judge was extremely nice and seemed interested in my case but the low approval rates they have speak for themselves

Judge: PETER C EDISON
Date Posted: 7/30/2012 4:53:14 PM
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This ALJ barely even looked at me during my hearing (June 2012) and never reviewed any medical findings after July 2011, which confirm my diagnosis. Also he basically said I was a liar and therefore denied me any disability benifits at all. I am on 19 prescribed medications, I can barely function while taken them, they have impaired my thinking skills. I also have hyper somnia, means I sleep for hours at any given time of day, but somehow that evidence was not in his report. If I was pushed in to the hearing in a wheel chair with drool hanging from my mouth, maybe he would believe me. But since I am an upbeat person ( to hide all the crap on the inside)he sees me as functional. I have good days and I have bad days , some days I have no pain and other days all I have is pain. I'm a mixed bag-who in their right mind would hire a person like myself? I can't sit or stand for too long, i can only do minimal light non-thinkinh kind of work, I will fall asleep on the job, I will forget the task I've been given and wander the office. I would get fired within a week, that or get that special baseball helmet for my head. this man infuriates me

Judge: William H Greer
Date Posted: 6/20/2012 10:59:06 AM
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You’re Honor with all due Respect: My soon to be ex-husband has been in front of you three times in the matter of three years. All which you have denied him. I just wanted to say that I don't agree with your ruling. His condition has caused us to separate and lose everything that we have worked for in our marriage. He has worked hard all his life and has never been a quitter, until now due to him being in pain all the time. I hope that you can find it in your heart to reconsider some of your rulings and think about the overall not just what you have in front of you. Sincerely, Alisa

Judge: John D. Thompson
Date Posted: 6/12/2012 3:46:58 PM
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WoW, the last comment is spot on but he is worse than that. If he cannot be a better judge, he should quit.

Judge: John D. Thompson
Date Posted: 6/8/2012 1:32:33 PM
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I'm surprised no one has railed against how evil this man is. Two medical experts for every claim. Will make favorable experts turn their opinions. Will make claimant's cry- on purpose. Evil. Worst judge in the state of Florida.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
Date Posted: 5/15/2012 8:43:15 PM
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His approval rating hs gone consistently down over the last couple of years. I think his decisions are poorly written. He comes across as an arrogant jerk.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
Date Posted: 4/30/2012 5:20:14 AM
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thank you disability pro you are 100 percent rite with what you have said we are in the market for a new laywer to represent us on our apeal if interested write eback and i will foward my info

Judge: Kelley Fitzgerald
Date Posted: 4/14/2012 10:33:36 AM
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Judge: Robert Droker
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 10:26:09 AM
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I would not consider this ALJ to be an average judge who pays claims that are supported by the record and denies ones that are not. He is an ALJ who routinely mischaracterizes and distorts testimony and treating source opinions.

Judge: Brendan Flanagan
Date Posted: 3/13/2012 11:55:07 AM
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He only considers evidence he wants, makes assumptions, dismisses doctors opinions, throws out your testimony and basically calls you a liar, blames you for your disabilites. He delays his decision so that he gets you closer to the date when you are no longer considered insured for S.S.D. so that you will have to accept S.S.I, which is a lower check even though you have worked and paid into the system for 35 years.