B. T Amos , St Petersburg Fl, Florida ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

B T Amos , St Petersburg Fl, Florida ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2016 *fiscal year, Judge B T Amos has disposed 355 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in St Petersburg Fl, Florida. Out of those 355 dispostions, 63 were dismissed, 188 were approved and 104 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Amos has approved in St Petersburg Fl for the 2016 fiscal year is 53%. The information below for Judge B T Amos was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
St Petersburg Fl 2010 73 65 13 52 11%71%18%
Tupelo 2010 435 403 158 245 7%56%36%
St Petersburg Fl 2011 545 474 173 301 13%55%32%
St Petersburg Fl 2012 544 476 216 260 12%48%40%
St Petersburg Fl 2013 607 510 199 311 16%51%33%
St Petersburg Fl 2014 579 503 194 309 13%53%34%
St Petersburg Fl 2015 541 451 163 288 17%53%30%
Covington Ga 2016 90 79 32 47 12%52%36%
St Petersburg Fl 2016 355 292 104 188 18%53%29%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Judge Amos17%53%31%
All ALJs in St Petersburg Fl Office 21% 50% 30%
All ALJs in Florida22%45%34%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%36%
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sean fried
Judge: B. T Amos
6/13/2015 6:02:13 AM

i had him in may 2014 took 15 minutes he said i won that day if you have a good work history thats a plus hes the best out there very fair

Judge: B. T Amos
11/10/2014 8:10:47 AM

Went before this judge several weeks ago. He seemed caring, and fair. He only asked me a couple of questions but I felt he believed me and that's what was important to me. We are waiting for his decision.

Judge: B. T Amos
7/8/2014 10:05:02 AM

This judge runs a great hearing with no nonsense, though he cherry picks to the extreme in his decisions. He's not the worst judge you can get in St Pete, but you could definitely do better.

Judge: B. T Amos
12/24/2012 8:24:33 PM

2012 Statistics for this particular ALJ: Judge B T Amos 12% Dismissed 48% Approved 40% Denied These statistics are available online had those who are critical chosen to thoroughly research. In addition, the Social Security Regulations are online for those who wish to research the criteria for being awarded disability payments under the law. The statistics being cited in previous postings are those thus far for fiscal year 2013, which started October 1, 2012.

Judge: B. T Amos
12/24/2012 10:59:26 AM

Agree with the previous comments. I think they are right on point. Keep in mind that this ALJ is not alone. There are many more like him and in fact many that are worse than him. Despite contrary belief no one believes everyone is disabled and that someone should get something for free. However, something needs to change within the system. There are judges who pay consistently 10-20 percent of their cases. The system needs to change.

Judge: B. T Amos
10/30/2012 1:03:19 PM

An extremely fair Judge who cuts to the chase, knows the law and applies it properly. I would rather be denied by a Judge of this caliber, than to be paid by a liberal, everyone who walks into the hearing office Judge.

Judge: B. T Amos
8/4/2012 9:59:12 PM

This is, without a doubt, the best Judge before whom I have presented cases. His hearings are crisp and to the point. He holds no-nonsense hearings and wants only that you fill in the blanks..he knows the file backwards and forwards and wants you to focus on material not covered or on discrepancies in the record. Word to those interested in what he is looking for: your client need not go in and tell a lie. This is one of his pet peeves. Be up front with him, and don't annoy him by allowing your client to exaggerate his/her condition. If the medical evidence supports the client's testimony and meets the letter of the law regarding disability he will issue an award; otherwise, he will not.

Judge: B. T Amos
6/19/2012 4:35:07 PM

I am an attorney who regularly appears before Judge Amos. I am pleased every time my client gets this Judge because I know we will be given a fair hearing. He relies on the testimony to the extent that it is substantiated by the medical evidence of record. He gives great credence to a client who is up front and truthful, not given to histrionics and embellishment. I don't win every case with this Judge, but I always feel he is fair and well versed in each case.

Judge: B. T Amos
6/8/2012 1:18:24 PM

Will hardly grant any SSI claims, or even SSD claims with expired DLIs. Has HUGE respect for folks with great earnings records. Will probably approve on an AC remand. If you present a fair argument (and you're not SSI, or expired DLI) he'll probably pay- and he'll tell you that at the hearing. If he goes tot he VE and talks about the claimant's capabilities as opposed to what they are NOT capable of- he's going to deny. Ever since I figured out his pattern, I like him. I just don't like how I don't know if I'm going to have him before the hearing!

Judge: B. T Amos
5/24/2012 5:20:24 AM

This Judge has a reputation for being an extremely compassionate but fair Judge. He is known for holding crisp and to the point hearings; it is acknowledged by attorneys and other participants in his hearings that he does not allow "smoke and mirror" type presentations during the hearing process.

Judge: B. T Amos
4/19/2012 7:09:33 AM

Very disappointed in him. My son went before him and was in their 15 minutes. He never asked him one question. My son was denied. My son is 24, neat in appearance, doesn't abuse his medication (vicotin, xanex, cymbaltra) and has a college degree (college accommodated his disability). I believe this is what he based his decision on. It was never taken into consideration that my son has the body of an 80 year old. He had a double spinal fusion. Has a metal rod from his neck to his butt with about 8 screws 6 inches long in his spine. Doesn't bend, lift or twist. Lives in constant pain. I could go on and on, like how SS's dr said he is the worse case they have ever seen. He has now been denied twice. Maybe he should say he is by-polar and he can be approved like half of the other people around here. It's disgusting.

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