Donald B Fishman
Administrative Law Judge

Savannah, Georgia ODAR Office

For the 2016 *fiscal year, Judge Donald B Fishman has disposed 81 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Savannah, Georgia. Out of those 81 dispostions, 22 were dismissed, 40 were approved and 19 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Fishman has approved in Savannah for the 2016 fiscal year is 49%. The information below for Judge Donald B Fishman was last updated on 5/19/2016.

Judge Fishman27%49%23%
All ALJs in Savannah Office 22% 42% 36%
All ALJs in Georgia21%45%34%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%37%

SSA, Savannah ODAR Office
8 Southern Oaks Court, 2nd Floor
Savannah, Georgia 31405

Phone: (866) 964-7590 -- Fax: (912) 652-4411
eFile Fax: (877) 338-4215 (For sending evidence)

Comments about Judge Donald B Fishman

Judge: Donald B Fishman
Date Posted: 11/26/2013 12:58:35 PM
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I agree with everyone else, he dismissed my case before I even sat down I think. As the others said he is a bully, who wants to confuse you. But you can win a appeal against him but if you win your appeal you have to go right back to the same judge. Yes someone please move this judge to drug cases.

Judge: Donald B Fishman
Date Posted: 12/6/2012 3:06:10 AM
Submited By: The guy that Mrs Fishman was the judge for

Fishman is a horrible judge. I agree with many of the negative comments that I read about this judge. I know that there is no way that he reviewed all of my evidence correctly. He even lied and put words in my mouth stating that I denied failing a drug test. There was so much that I wanted to get out and say but I froze up after I realized how much of a jerk that this guy was. That is exactly what is wrong with our society today. We are not looked at as equal and no one cares anymore. My brother went over seas and almost got killed fighting for Judge Fishmans freedom and this is how he treats me? Dear Mr Fishman. You are not better than nobody.

Judge: Donald B Fishman
Date Posted: 11/5/2012 3:39:35 PM
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This is a very mean spirited Judge. He calls people liars, tries to make them look like they are lying, he bullies people, he yells at people, and makes you feel as if you are worthless. He definitely feels that he is much better than those that have to be in his court.He does Not care who he attacks: man, woman, or child. He should be removed.

Judge: Donald B Fishman
Date Posted: 9/18/2012 7:15:59 PM
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very much a bully and does not respect you at all discriminates very much on his own personal opinions and must hate women who are heart broken

Judge: Donald B Fishman
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 10:58:35 AM
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My hearing was 2 1/2 hours. Unnecessary. He badgered and actually attempted to confuse, quick to pounce on perceived inconsistencies rather than to seek clarification. Bully.

Judge: Donald B Fishman
Date Posted: 8/15/2012 11:47:07 AM
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Agree with previous comments. He is a very negative ALJ. His questions are borderline badgering.

Judge: Donald B Fishman
Date Posted: 5/25/2012 9:44:06 AM
Submited By: diane sheely

i think judge Donald Fishman to dismissed from his jurdisdiction..... he is not understanding at all not considerate... he is to quick to a case:::: he practically denies all: the case: without really looking all the evidence.... in the matter what is the case n reference... to .... he always get picked to be a judge in all case... no he is not a good ALJ... some one else should be appointed as a judge;;;;

Judge: Donald B Fishman
Date Posted: 4/24/2012 5:01:41 PM
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Not impressed by this ALJ. He gets a kick out of badgering Claimant's and holds long hearings

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Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Savannah 2010 514 467 221 2469%48%43%
Savannah 2011 518 445 224 22114%43%43%
Savannah 2012 509 424 244 18017%35%48%
Savannah 2013 506 391 221 17023%34%44%
Savannah 2014 508 371 186 18527%36%37%
Savannah 2015 144 127 93 3412%24%65%
Savannah 2016 81 59 19 4027%49%23%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.