Sheila Lowther , Louisville, Kentucky ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2010 *fiscal year, Judge Sheila Lowther has disposed 16 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Louisville, Kentucky. Out of those 16 dispostions, 0 were dismissed, 6 were approved and 10 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Lowther has approved in Louisville for the 2010 fiscal year is 38%. The information below for Judge Sheila Lowther was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Lexington 2010 691 631 162 469 9%68%23%
Louisville 2010 16 16 10 6 0%38%62%
Miami 2010 23 18 2 16 22%70%9%
Lexington 2011 791 687 206 481 13%61%26%
Miami 2011 6 6 3 3 0%50%50%
Lexington 2012 775 657 160 497 15%64%21%
Lexington 2013 690 594 169 425 14%62%24%
Lexington 2014 606 483 128 355 20%59%21%
Lexington 2015 603 498 156 342 17%57%26%
Lexington 2016 452 362 104 258 20%57%23%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Judge Lowther20%57%23%
All ALJs in Louisville Office 19% 46% 35%
All ALJs in Kentucky17%42%41%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%36%
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Judge: Sheila Lowther
9/16/2016 12:08:32 PM

I appeared before Judge Lowther and I had a very positive experience. She was kind and attentive. I answered all her questions briefly yet honestly. I was quite impressed with her knowledge of my case, she does her homework before the hearing. I want to express to those who are struggling in this process how important it is to have substantial medical documentation that supports your claim. Get copies of your medical records, go to the doctor frequently, don't stop advocating for yourself!!The burden of proving your disability is on you, it's not just what you say, it's what your evidence can prove. I worked day and night getting every piece of paper I could to prove my claim. I even had notarized statements from caregivers, previous employers, family, friends and most importantly a current letter from my treating physician stating the severity of my illnesses. I worked in conjunction with my attorney (whom had not defended a disability case before). I just didn't stop going to the doctor!!! Medicaid paid for my doctor visits, surgeries, and medications because I had no income. I was very nervous going into the hearing, that's a normal response. I just kept calm, concentrated on what the judge asked me and I was honest. I knew everything I said to her could be corroborated by my medical evidence. Keep your head up and don't stop advocating for yourself!

Judge: Sheila Lowther
2/19/2013 9:15:22 PM

I got denied by this ALJ and she was very nice and listened very carefully. I have Fibromyalgia along with other things. In my denial letter she actually accused me of lying. I don't know what I lied about I was very nervous and I can't help that I am that way. I just told the truth and it really upsets me to be called a lair. I have never lied about my condition, no one but myself know how I feel unless they have walked in my shoes. Not even the doctors. I know they see all walks of life with everyone they see on a daily basis. And yes I would say at least 75% do lie. If I have to lie to get something, then I will do without but I have worked most of my adult life, paid in to ss and they tell me I am not disabled? I will not stoop to the level that some do.

Seriously Help
Judge: Sheila Lowther
8/4/2012 10:53:58 AM

I am not sure if this was the judge that I got to see. Even though I have not received a decision as of yet I must say that the judge was nice. She smiled & let me know straight up that hey who needs to be here is not here so I will have to do something else. If this can be paid out, I will. Bottom line to that. So now I sit here in pain waiting. I have been diagnosed with cancer which has spread to my lungs, chronic muscle spasms, bone pain & type 2 diabetes (uncontrolled). Most days with medication I am a zombie or sleep. Without the medication I am in pain. My doctor wants to increase my Percocet to 2 at one time in hopes that would relieve the pain. Now tell me, how will I go to work sleep? Come on now

Deborah Sue Dubois
Judge: Sheila Lowther
7/3/2012 2:46:34 PM

why is it that when someone that has worked their whole life,i'm in Chronic Heart Failure and can't get any help.i signed up on SSI,been denied twice.i repealed it,now i have to go before a judge.i also have a Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm,and will need surgey in a few months.i saw my heart doctor today.he said i'll see you again in 6 months.i looked up and said if i'm still body is so weak.he said my heart is in real bad shape,it's barley pumping now.why can't i get any help.all i get is 200 foodstamps.i can't pay my doctor bills.i need help now.i have medicine i need too for my there any help out there for me.i don't have much longer to live i already know my doctor said today,if i was a drunk or druggie,i would have had help already.can you try and help me?why do i have to go before a judge? to get help.

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