Shirley M Michaelson , Chicago, Illinois ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2010 *fiscal year, Judge Shirley M Michaelson has disposed 410 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Chicago, Illinois. Out of those 410 dispostions, 82 were dismissed, 271 were approved and 57 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Michaelson has approved in Chicago for the 2010 fiscal year is 66%. The information below for Judge Shirley M Michaelson was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Chicago 2010 410 328 57 271 20%66%14%
Orland Park 2010 122 109 43 66 11%54%35%
Nhc Chicago 2011 528 428 116 312 19%59%22%
Nhc Chicago 2012 527 411 134 277 22%53%25%
Evanston 2013 228 176 42 134 23%59%18%
Nhc Chicago 2013 218 174 80 94 20%43%37%
Evanston 2014 443 369 100 269 17%61%23%
Evanston 2015 339 291 74 217 14%64%22%
Evanston 2016 365 291 76 215 20%59%21%
 Totals:31802577722185519%58%23%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Shirley M MichaelsonNo Stats for FY 2017
All ALJs in Chicago Office 19% 43% 38%
All ALJs in Illinois21%41%38%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%36%
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Judge: Shirley M Michaelson
3/8/2013 7:55:41 AM



Keep in mind when I added this note she had a 45% approval rating?? Not a very nice judge. She is very argumentative with the attorney as soon as you go on the record. Hearings can last about 2 hours she requires the client to bring all medications they are on as well. She will quiz the client about ALL medications and exactly which medication they take for what impairment. In addition she will need a simple outline of each treating doctor the client is seeing and for what condition they are seeing that particular doctor for (again it just doesn't seem she reads the records or the brief before hearing)but again she will argue why a family doctor is treating for specific impairments. She is very argumentative and tends to give medical opinion about your case while citing incorrectly or mischaracetrizing the evidence. It is apparent she does NOT read briefs and for that fact she reads very little of the medical records that is how she mischaraterizes so much of the medical records. Example: in my case she argued (yep) that my client only had one back impairment when several were listed and really counselor it's all the same (when no they are not) she will argue and try to get you to stipulate to her reasoning. VE: she uses a VE but wants to skip over listing out the jobs the national numbers and the local numbers. She will again ask the attorney to stipulate that there are jobs without listing them out. No doubt her hearings are ripe for appeal but need to take very detailed notes stay on your toes and if you do go to AC with an appeal GET THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE HEARING.


Judge: Shirley M Michaelson
3/7/2013 1:59:01 PM



Hearings last about 2 hours

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Judge: Shirley M Michaelson
3/7/2013 1:51:11 PM



Judge wants to inspect medications bring them to hearing

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Judge: Shirley M Michaelson
3/7/2013 1:38:13 PM



Pretty argumentative judge she tends to give a medical opinion about the case and cites to the record incorrectly.. Listen close you will need to correct her characterization of the medical evidence. Submitted a brief in the case and she did not read it before the hearing but still asked for a theory of the case wanting the attorney to repeat everything in the brief? Huh ...she has a pretty good approval rating so I am hopeful the decision will be favorable. If you are an attorney just be on your toes about how she characterizes the medical evidence. Will quiz your client about medications even though you have submitted med list she still expects the client to have them memorized even when they are a few pages long.


Judge: Shirley M Michaelson
12/13/2012 10:58:09 PM



I reviewed the comments about all Chicago Judges; I had a hearing before her and she seems knowledgeable and listened, she allowed the hearing to last over an hour. Other comments about the Chicago judges seem to be sour grapes by Obama supporters. They got the President and the Administration they asked for, now live with it. You are an idiot


Judge: Shirley M Michaelson
12/11/2012 1:34:48 PM



I reviewed the comments about all Chicago Judges; I had a hearing before her and she seems knowledgeable and listened, she allowed the hearing to last over an hour. Other comments about the Chicago judges seem to be sour grapes by Obama supporters. They got the President and the Administration they asked for, now live with it.



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