John H Metz , Indianapolis, Indiana ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2016 *fiscal year, Judge John H Metz has disposed 436 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Out of those 436 dispostions, 80 were dismissed, 246 were approved and 110 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Metz has approved in Indianapolis for the 2016 fiscal year is 56%. The information below for Judge John H Metz was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Indianapolis 2010 511 441 218 223 14%44%43%
Indianapolis 2011 500 415 214 201 17%40%43%
Indianapolis 2012 462 384 161 223 17%48%35%
Indianapolis 2013 507 443 210 233 13%46%41%
Indianapolis 2014 509 442 203 239 13%47%40%
Indianapolis 2015 427 347 137 210 19%49%32%
Indianapolis 2016 436 356 110 246 18%56%25%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Judge Metz18%56%25%
All ALJs in Indianapolis Office 17% 51% 32%
All ALJs in Indiana17%47%36%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%36%
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Judge: John H Metz
9/10/2014 12:59:06 PM

Most judges are respectful of people appearing before them even if they know they are going to deny the claim. They recognize that the claimant is struggling with something that is at least severe enough that they feel it is disabling, and that whether it is or not, they are going through a tough time. NOT JUDGE METZ. At best, he isn't hateful toward winning claimants; he is a monster toward those he plans to deny, and he does it with a huge smile on his face, like he truly enjoys brow-beating these people. I'm not the bleeding heart attorney type - I know when my clients have mediocre cases - Metz definitely denies legitimate claims more often and in the face of stronger evidence than most judges. I'm surprised to see his grant rate - I would expect it to be lower (even though I'm above it with him). I suspect he is granting some cases that should never make it through - otherwise, his grant rate should be about 10% lower. Word around the office is that he doesn't read prehearing briefs so don't bother. I submit them anyway just in case, but can say that it's very unusual to hear him talk about the case as though he's read it. Overall, the Indy ODAR office was definitely a better place without him.

Judge: John H Metz
3/18/2013 2:59:01 PM

Judge Metz does the questioning----if it is a crappy case, he sure lets you know. Sounds like he is nice enough, kind of depends on the case as to how he acts.

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