Nhc Baltimore, Maryland ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Nhc Baltimore, Maryland, 16 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Nhc Baltimore, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 18.0 months. The average case processing time in Nhc Baltimore is 553 days.The Nhc Baltimore average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 45%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Nhc Baltimore ODAR office was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Nhc Baltimore 16 18.0 months 553 days 0.0 21% 45% 34%
Maryland19.5 months607 days0.824%45%31%
National Average:16.8 months525 days1.920%44%36%
AVERAGE TIME
Hearing Wait Time: 18.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ
Average Processing Time 553 days
Cases Pending 3148
Dispositions 4631
New Cases 4668
Hearings In Person 0%
Video Hearings 100%

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Coy
Judge: Sara L Alston
11/21/2016 12:03:19 PM



She was so much nicer than I thought. She made the entire situation easier on me, even though I was having terrible anxiety attacks. And she had a great sense of humor and was very friendly and chill person.

Jody Hovland
Judge: Sara L Alston
11/6/2016 3:54:23 AM



I found Judge Alston very thorough. She had true compassion toward me. Most are quick to judge because of my age, 47. To which my usual response would be "you lay pavers, shovel limerock & carry heavy equipment for 10+ yrs, & contact me when your 47" Judge Alston did not do that. Instead she reviewed my medical records very thoroughly and asked pertinent questions related to my injuries how they can to be and limitations. I attended the hearing without an attorney, (fired them just weeks prior to hearing date notification). I had absolutely no idea what to expect, my anxiety was high & was in tears for the majority. She was amazing in keeping me calm & to focus. Her words soothing. When it's hard to even leave your home, physically & mentally it's a nice relief to find someone in her position that is able to make someone as I feel comfortable enough to control my tears & answer the questions she had. My decision has yet to come in,Whatever her decision, I am confident she will review all information submitted. Five 🌟⭐️✨💫🌟

Yolanda Acker
Judge: David J Begley
10/24/2016 4:46:20 AM



I have an appeal case for my daughter on file and I beleive the judge will expedite on her behalf...Everyone has different cases and the position of a judge isnt easy. Sometimes we tend to think they dont know what theyre doing but they only base your case on evidence and facts...I have a disabled child and its nit easy doing my job either but I deal with it and dont complain..Noone asks to be born this way.

Barry J.
Judge: James R McHenry III
10/7/2016 9:26:12 AM



The Appeals Council must be getting sick and tired of reversing this judge's decisions. His analysis of the evidence on such things as a claimant's past work is seriously flawed. He seems to lack the basic ability to understand what constitutes a "severe impairment" (slight abnormality standard) and he consistently fails to consider impairments in combination. Instead, he deals with each alleged impairment as a separate and distinct issue. This is stuff that, twenty years ago, most ALJs understood and applied in their decisions, but this judge loves boilerplate which he puts in his decisions to disguise his lack of understanding of the facts.

Bridget McNair
Judge: Christopher L Dillon
9/14/2016 9:08:09 AM



I just wanted to say Thank you to this judge. I appeared before him last May 2015 where he gave me a bench approval....because of him I got Medicare insurance which I needed for an Mri because they are sooooo expensive.... well, after 4 MRI's 7 x-rays , a lumbar puncture and a total body scan I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis yesterday. The MS was not known at the time of my appearance but every doctor I have been to had that suspicion but was unable to confirm because of the cost of testing. I am so grateful that he was my judge.

Gloria
Judge: Yvette N Diamond
7/20/2016 2:58:42 PM



I had a video hearing in front of Judge Diamond 3 years ago. She treated myself and my rep with respect and was very fair. She asked questions about parts of my case that needed to be explained and about how my disability affected my life. These are obviously things she needs to do to make a fair decision. I answered all her questions truthfully without trying to think how it might affect her decision and I could tell she respected that. for example: sometimes I am able to do certain things (shopping with my husband helping me) but most of the time I can't. I am not completely bed bound and would never try to pretend that I was. She had already read my case before the hearing and knew what area's she wanted some extra info on. We even had a short conversation about our dogs, after questions from her about any pets and how or if I could care for them. All in all I can not understand any of the bad reviews she has received from people here .. all I can think is maybe they tried to pull the wool over her eyes as even though she was very nice it is clear she is no one's fool and knows her stuff. I was approved but even if I had not been, I could not have given her a bad review as I was treated well by this Judge while she was doing her job.

Richard Manning
Judge: Scott M Staller
7/20/2016 2:59:41 AM



Very Fair


Judge: Scott M Staller
7/18/2016 6:41:50 AM



still waiting on my decision since 6-17-16


Judge: Scott M Staller
6/17/2016 10:46:36 AM



i had a hearing 6-13-16 with judge staller although i didn't get a decision yet i think he was very fair, listened to what i was saying.

yvonne ransom
Judge: Laureen Penn
5/31/2016 6:26:05 PM



March 23 2016 my hearing date Lauren was aļjdenied my claim she disregarded ?y medical impairments although I have 8. This judge is. A iiar am very ill. something has to be done'

George Harmon
Judge: Jeffrey M. Jordan
5/24/2016 12:01:59 AM



This man had no reason to deny me. I had medical records and proof of my disability. He stated at my hearing that my before and after x-rays were frightening. But said in his disposition that if I can talk on the phone, I can work. This man is clearly predujuce. He needs to be removed. If your black and you scraped your knee. Your in luck, because this fool will hand over SSI, but be white and paralized...you ain't getting squat!


Judge: Richard E Guida
5/9/2016 5:55:46 PM



I have a hearing on Friday the 13th with this judge, I feel like I will not be approved because my disability is not obvious. Can I get some "pointers" or does anyone have any helpful suggestions for me? Thanks, A

Watcher
Judge: James R McHenry III
4/26/2016 8:17:50 AM



This man is looking to deny your claim or to force you into giving up any entitlement to retroactive benefits. His determinations on credibility are inconsistent with the Rulings. His decisions are full of boilerplate but not a great deal of substance. State agency doctors are given more weight that your treating doctor. Read his decisions carefully as much that is in there doesn't hold up to scrutiny.


Judge: Sara L Alston
2/5/2016 7:04:02 PM



I would rate this judge five stars because she looks at all the evidence before making decisions.Very happy!


Judge: Charles Woode
1/14/2016 7:53:19 AM



This so called judge is not fit to determine anything. He is clearly working to deny as many cases as possible as evidenced by his 70% denial rate. He seemed to already have the case decided before I even said a word. He is not fair, very hard to understand, and should not be any kind of judge. All we ask for was a fair hearing and we got this guy. If you get him, try to request another Judge.

LOST ALL HOPE
Judge: Richard E Guida
11/18/2015 12:31:52 PM



Here it is in a "nutshell"...this judge has a terrible approval rating....it is crystal clear to me that he does not listen to any witness testimony at all...he disregards all medical records, he disregards your lawyer testimony, he disregards his own disability doctors, he disregards all the claimants doctors and his own vocational expert...with that being said...how could anyone win a case that is brought before him?...it is clear to me that he already decided on a "denial" before the hearing started...In my humble opinion, his top priority is denying claims no matter what and that is SAD....so very sad that this is how our country and lawmakers treat people who have become medically disabled...the only witness he found credible was the insurance/disability doctor that looked at the records before the hearing (never examined me at all) and stated "that I am not disabled at all and can return to my previous job".....wow.....really? Funny how he listened to her testimony huh? Talk about a scam.....yup that's right....A SCAM


Judge: David J Begley
10/20/2015 12:43:29 PM



It took the judge 5 months to issue his unfavorable decision. His 28% pay rate tells you everything you need to know. In our case the record was uncontradicted and I had 2 solid "less than sedentary" RFCs from the treating physician to support our allegations of disability. The ALJ totally disregarded the treating physician RFCs, and relied on the outdated opinions of the non-examining State Agency reviewing physicians to support his denial. With no other contradictory opinions from any other examining source, the denial was a clear case of the ALJ substituting his opinions for those of the treating physician, and I will definitely be appealing the decision to the Appeals Council. If you have the unfortunate luck to appear in front of this judge, develop your record for the appeal. No stars because he had no evidence to support his denial, just his slanted opinion.

Richard Manning
Judge: Scott M Staller
7/16/2015 3:05:05 AM



I would just like to say that Judge Scott M Staller was very nice to me and listen to everything I had to say. I didn't get a decisions yet, but thats ok I no i went in there and told the truth about my condition and now it's in Gods hands.

Racheal Farbrother
Judge: Yvette N Diamond
6/2/2015 8:36:37 PM



Judge diamond will confuse and manipulate the facts in order to deny you. She is rude and disrespectful. In my husbands case she twisted the facts and wrote the total opposite of what was said at the hearing. If I could give her a negative rating I would.

M67SAR
Judge: Laureen Penn
5/3/2015 10:35:04 PM



BEWARE- of anyone who gets this judge -LAUREN PENN- She IS NEW AND IS TRYING TO SHOW SHE IS A TOUGH JUDGE AND DISREGARDS ALL MEDICAL EVIDENCE-

Jeff
Judge: Paul Greenberg
4/20/2015 8:30:11 PM



This judge seem to listen to what I had to share. Along with the evidence of all I had to present. I was very nervous and he made me feel at ease. Don't know how other A.L.J. but I would recommend this judge.


Judge: David J Begley
4/10/2015 6:46:30 AM



I had a hearing with him in October 2014 and as of today-- I am still waiting on a decision. Every time I call his office some rude guy named Reggie answers. All he tells me is that the Judge is still deciding my case and that he works at "his own pace." Really?! In the meantime, I'm sick and on the verge of losing everything. I understand that this is a long process and that checks & balances are important. But at the end of the day this is a broken & corrupt system. SHAME on you, Judge Begley.


Judge: Susan L Torres
3/11/2015 8:25:37 AM



excellent judge, gave bench decision in one case and very fair in the other one as well. would love to work with her again. She had reviewed the case before sitting down that day and had her questions ready and then turned the case over for any additional questioning.


Judge: Sara L Alston
3/3/2015 2:01:50 PM



Five stars! Compassionate and knowledgable. She kind of rambles through the medical records, commenting on things she notices. As an attorney I hardly asked a single question. The hearing was fast, the result good (and fair!).


Judge: Vivian W Mittleman
2/12/2015 9:50:57 PM



Judge Mittleman is a very kind and compassionate judge. I am so glad I had her as my judge at my SSDI hearing.

linda selfm
Judge: Jane A Crawford
1/8/2015 3:05:13 PM



My case was heard by judge Jane A Crawford on Oct 27 2014. Was wondering how long it usually takes to know if I was approved or not cause I haven't heard anything yet. Judge Jane Crawford was nice. To me I was very nervous. I had a lawyer and still had to do a lot of talking. Still waiting on the desicion.

joseph d.
Judge: Paul Greenberg
10/21/2014 5:26:20 PM



This Judge is a listener more than a talker.He gives a good impression of all Judges of LA.He,ll go along way in his profession. Thank you.

Dave H.
Judge: Paul Greenberg
10/6/2014 3:13:24 PM



He is a honest and fair A.L.J.,who decides on the evidence presented.All judges of nhc Baltimore can learn from him and each other. 10/06/14


Judge: Lawrence Levey
9/23/2014 7:41:08 PM



Although this judge runs the most informal courtroom I have ever practiced in, he quickly shows he has read the exhibits, demonstrates great respect for the claimants and their representatives, listens to what is being said with a spirit of genuine curiosity and compassion, and questions the claimants carefully when their testimony diverges from what is contained in the record. Representatives should be prepared to present their cases (judge asks them to begin the questioning, then supplements the questioning afterwards), should prepare the claimants to deal with difficult issues (illegal drug use, reported earnings after the claimed disability onset date, receipt of unemployment benefits, unfavorable treating physician opinions, etc.) and should counsel them to tell the truth. With regard to the latter point, my experience has been that this judge is far more favorably inclined to claimants who testify truthfully (even if doing so appears to weaken the case on the merits) than to claimants who paint a picture of wholly disabling functional limitations that is contradicted by evidence in the record (objective findings, activities of daily living, previous inconsistent statements, etc.).


Judge: Scott M Staller
8/30/2014 7:04:27 AM



Waste of time.. unless you have a lawyer...social security pays such lawyers a small fee and award your case JUST so they DONT have to pay so much back pay..its a corrupt racket!


Judge: Scott M Staller
8/30/2014 6:55:28 AM



Know it all! Makes decisions without all medical records...cocky ,doesn't care or listen. Just because he s a judge doesn't make him any more human than anyone else!! Some of us don't have the money to have a EASY government job...if we did no one would need social security!

worried spouse
Judge: Roxanne Fuller
8/26/2014 12:04:27 PM



Hello. My wife had a hearing before an ALJ last week. She was told it would be 30-90 days or longer before a decision is made. This is a huge problem because she suffers from severe depression which is well documented by her treating doctor for over 2 years, a evaluation done by a psychologist working for the Dept. of Education here and a IME which she paid for. All of them say she has a variety of problems and cannot handle a work environment. She is 57. Now all she does is lie in bed and falls asleep while watching TV, wakes up again and goes back to sleep. This goes on 24 hours a day. She does not get out of bed except to go to the bathroom. She hardly eats anything. I am worried that she is going to get physically ill from this potentially very very long wait for a decision. She told me if she does not get SSDI she will kill herself because she cant work and wont have any money. She hasnt worked in 4 years after getting fired from job after job due to her inability to remember things and lack of concentration among other things. She finally sought help through our County health clinic and has been going there for 2 years. I make a little above minimum wage and it has been very difficult for us to live. Is there any way on earth to find out if she is going to be approved or disapproved in a short time? Any answers to this?


Judge: Michael J Kopicki
8/13/2014 3:41:30 PM



A fairly good judge. I have appeared in front of Judge Kopicki a number of times and I find him to be intelligent, sincere, and thorough, even in cases he turned down. If a case he turned down is remanded to him he has been fair about reconsidering his prior decision. He is neither liberal nor conservative in his decisions. On occasion he has prejudged a case and digs in his heels during the hearing, but usually he is open-minded. I have not seen him to be cyncial.

Bernie Shapiro
Judge: Robert Wright
7/22/2014 7:58:41 PM



True New York Gentleman, great dedicated lawyer, true jurist, whose intention and drive is to do the right thing. Over the long haul, this Judge has demonstrated that he is dutibound, consistent, fair, realistic and intuitive. This is the quality ALJ that the SSA needs to seek and be sure to have appointed. He properly demands that the attorney have a command of the case facts and be ready to present the case effectively, efficiently and politely, and he deserves the respect of having his expectation met every time. If the case deserves to win, it will win, and if it doesn't immediately appear to be a "winner," he's willing to listen to the presentation and be impressed by evidence. And if the case isn't proven, he'll do the right thing there, and deny.

Justice
Judge: Richard E Guida
7/8/2014 1:14:19 PM



Judge has a "God complex". You sir are charged with administering the LAW. YOU do not hold a MEDICAL license. YOU have no right to discredit what a doctor or several doctors state is a real disability to the point where someone is disabled.When a medical team including the IME's state a person is disabled what right does this idiot have to say a client is not? He is a joke and a discredit to anyone who rightfully administers the law. He is not concerned with protecting and upholding the law. He is focused on denying claims (see this clowns track record).When a judge dismisses 49% of all claims halfway through the year (2014) it should be an alarm to the court system that he is corrupt and should be investigated. He is completely clueless on how to do his job and should be disbarred and tried for his dis-service to the American people.


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
6/8/2014 4:13:15 PM



I have not heard one good thing from a lawyer on this judge. Most lawyers describe her as appalling and only got a seat as a judge to handle case load. Whoever wrote that positive response above must be a friend of hers, you dont get decisions back in five days.

Digger
Judge: Richard E Guida
6/3/2014 6:56:56 AM



Awful adjudicator with a very poor knowledge of the Rulings and Regulations. His decisions are easy to appeal: they are so full of holes you could drive a Mack truck through them. My advice to you is if you are given a video hearing with this judge, OBJECT. Ask for an in-person hearing at your local ODAR because this man will do you no favors.


Judge: Barry Peffley
6/2/2014 1:56:17 PM



I pray that he approve me..


Judge: Vivian W Mittleman
5/9/2014 12:14:34 PM



Judge Mittleman was wise. compassionate and fair. Somehow, I felt at ease speaking about all I've endured regarding my disability case. I'm so thankful she was the Judge I had to face for SSDI.

Average claimant
Judge: Scott M Staller
3/11/2014 10:54:00 AM



He is awesome! That is all!


Judge: Yvette N Diamond
2/24/2014 5:18:25 PM



Judge Diamond is thorough and methodical. You can tell by the questions she asks that this judge reviews everything prior to the hearing. She gives the claimant an opportunity to comment when there are differences between the testimony and the written record but makes it clear that she expects them to be truthful. She is soft spoken but tough and fair. Judge Diamond expects reps to be prepared and does not like when they repeat what has already been covered.


Judge: Yvette N Diamond
2/20/2014 9:28:44 AM



She is down right abusive verbally. She is not a doctor and despite 4 doctors testimony denied my case. I had 2 IMEs that said I couldn't work and she chose to disregard them. How does she get away with this. She needs to get knocked off her high horse and get a job as a botton counter. She has no business being a judge because she thinks everyone is lying. She should be held accountable for her actions and the many lives she has ruined.


Judge: Barry Peffley
2/19/2014 11:10:11 AM



Very good Judge.

zero stars
Judge: Yvette N Diamond
1/7/2014 2:23:15 PM



this judge is rude, disrespectful,& interruptive. it is obvious she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she will manipulate the truth and does not have the skills or mindset to be a judge... she is 180 degrees of the defination of a judge. i am sure she has ruined the lives of many deserving honest people


Judge: Ramon Suris-Fernandez
10/9/2013 10:54:14 AM



Very fair judge...pleasant to appear in front of. He does request a written brief prior to the hearing. He seems to pay close attention to the Claimant's testimony and will allow the claimant the opportunity to explain any inconsistencies in the record. He does not automatically defer to the CE

Concerned Attorney
Judge: MaryJoan McNamara
9/19/2013 1:20:37 PM



This judge is HORRIBLE!!!! She definitely likes to hear herself talk! She is biased, unfair and downright disrespectful! She barely lets council speak and when they do she cuts them off. She does not develop the file properly with CE exams, etc. She seems to be looking for a reason to deny! BEWARE!

Kelly
Judge: Roxanne Fuller
9/12/2013 8:56:08 PM



She did not get it she failed to see my problem she did not read my records I had prove in my records.Unfair

SSDI Rep
Judge: Theodore P Kennedy
8/29/2013 1:09:32 PM



He is a pleasant man and most of my clients find him comforting and personable. But, for his cases, if the doctor has not outlined limitations that put claimant below sedentary, then forget it! Explicit limitations or a Medical Source Statement outlining limitations must be on record. Or else, this judge is not approving this case. And if you have an awesome case, then expect him to apply a GRID for anyone having a recent birthday, resulting in less back pay. I rather take this than a denial altogether. I like this guy a lot but case needs to be SOLID or else he's not approving it.


Judge: Jeffrey M. Jordan
8/23/2013 8:50:50 AM



Would love to find a site on the individuals that Judge Jordan approved. Might be interesting.

An Attorney
Judge: Richard E Guida
8/7/2013 8:59:45 AM



Tells you to "present your case" and then interrupts, interjects, cross examines and humiliates the claimant. If claimant's treating source has the audacity to charge a fee for a medical source statement, this judge will use it to discredit the opinions of the treating physician.


Judge: Charles Woode
6/24/2013 6:03:11 PM



He seems professional and knowledgeable but he has a very strong Jamaican or Caribbean accent which makes him very difficult to understand when he speaks. It is an impediment which may cause undue stress for clients who appear before him at a hearing.

J. Jenkins
Judge: Charles Woode
6/19/2013 2:53:52 PM



Not only is he a competent judge, but he is very smart! I'm very impressed with his style of delivery and his knowledge of the law. He may not please everybody, but he's fair and works according to the law. Keep up the wonderful work Judge Woode. J. Jenkins


Judge: Christopher L Dillon
5/10/2013 7:51:15 PM



FAIR JUDGE HE PASSINATE OF YOUR DISABILITY, AND WILL ENFORCE THAT YOUR CLAIM IS WITHIN THE LAW OF SOCIAL SECURITY, PLEASE BE HONEST HE WILL KNOW!!!!


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
5/10/2013 4:54:07 PM



just got my ssi by a team of mds so fuller cost me 1700.oo back pay


Judge: Christopher L Dillon
4/11/2013 11:53:33 AM



The important thing is that Judge Dillon was very kind and compassionate. He approved my claim. Don't expect the paperwork to be done expeditiously though, be patient. you are in for a wait.


Judge: Theodore P Kennedy
4/11/2013 11:29:21 AM



Fits in good with many of the negative ALJs here Swank, Dawson, and Pierce

juanita bogle
Judge: Christopher L Dillon
3/24/2013 8:56:30 PM



He was compassionate very interestd in my limtations of my disability very nice young man

Siaucia
Judge: Theodore P Kennedy
3/7/2013 11:39:43 AM



I rlealy appreciate free, succinct, reliable data like this.


Judge: Augustus C Martin
2/19/2013 9:24:36 AM



RIP - Hon Augustus C. Martin departed this earth on Friday, February 15, 2013, after succumbing to injuries sustained in an automobile accident one week earlier. His decisions may not always have been to my liking, but Judge Martin always treated clients and his fellows with respect. He had a good sense of humor and a quick wit, and he will be missed.


Judge: Lawrence Levey
2/13/2013 8:33:57 AM



judge levey was informal and made me feel comfortable i hope and pray hes decision is in my favor it was by video my attorney ask most of the question and the judge was very fair and respectful to me and my wife all judges need to take a page from his book 2/12 2013


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
2/6/2013 2:51:24 PM



just talked to my lawyer he said he has not seen this bad a judge in 40 years my name should be brandee


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
2/4/2013 6:53:32 PM



she sucks


Judge: Charles Woode
2/2/2013 11:50:48 PM



this judge is not fit to do his job.


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
2/2/2013 4:20:43 PM



how did she get on the bench


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
2/2/2013 1:13:37 PM



you got that right ihad 5 dr say im disabled and she turned me down she is a joke i wonder how she got this job


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
2/1/2013 9:23:54 PM



thinks she knows more than doctors


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
2/1/2013 3:59:02 PM



bad judge


Judge: Hortensia Haaversen
1/31/2013 3:24:33 PM



This law judge is an impartial, prejudice non caring pos, i hope one day she becomes disable and treated as she did me.being totally disable and having lost all i have and now homeless i hope she gets what she had coming, carma is true and waiting for you.


Judge: Susan L Torres
1/29/2013 11:00:06 AM



Fair, reasonable, lets Attorney do most of the questioning. Requests opening argument. Pleasure being before her.

anthony dominguez
Judge: Michael J Kopicki
1/26/2013 5:49:06 PM



Judge was fair


Judge: Lawrence Levey
12/27/2012 11:14:42 AM



This judge is very fair and kind. I don't know how my case will be decided but Judge Levey made me feel very comfortable. He showed that he had spent a lot of time reviewing my case before the hearing. I look forward to receiving my decision and hope that it is a favorable one.


Judge: Susan L Torres
11/30/2012 9:20:42 AM



Awesome judge! She righted the wrongs of two terrible judges.


Judge: Lawrence Levey
11/26/2012 6:58:01 PM



The experience that I had with Judge Lawrence Levey was that it was the first time I have ever dealt with a government employee who was humane and respectful. He asked tough questions, but I felt that he was fair.


Judge: Milagros Farnes
10/20/2012 2:01:44 AM



She was a very pleasant lady and judge. I had my hearing October 3 2012, and 9 days later received my fully favorable letter from her.


Judge: MaryJoan McNamara
10/18/2012 7:43:39 AM



Takes longwinded testimony. Likes to hear herself talk


Judge: Milagros Farnes
10/10/2012 1:16:58 PM



A very fine ad conscientious ALJ. She will give you a decent chance. No tricks or traps and straight forward. What more could you ask for?

rockheadroll
Judge: Jeffrey M. Jordan
9/19/2012 2:45:23 PM



I can't in my right mind even call this guy a judge. It was obvious that he did not read all the facts of my disabilities. I had M.R.I.'s to prove my neck and back disc degeneration. Also my doctors form stating i have bipolar disorder and i take 300 mg of seroquel. This medicine causes me to have a zombie like effect when i am awake. It also causes me to sleep from 12 to 16 hours. How am i supposed to go to work when i can barly get out of bed. I also have had problems with arrhythmia and sleep apnea. I'm probably living on borrowed time but this judge did'nt give a crap. I used and attorney and was told they would'nt have taken my case if they could'nt win it. This judge should be fired because he abused his discretion and position.


Judge: Jeffrey M. Jordan
9/15/2012 1:11:32 AM



Yes, ALJ Jordan out of the 162 cases approved he only paid black Claimant's with black attorneys. Get a clue.


Judge: Jeffrey M. Jordan
9/4/2012 4:34:47 PM



Need to be black and have a black lawyer.

brandee
Judge: Roxanne Fuller
8/21/2012 12:47:24 PM



She was awesome! I could really tell she was giving my case her full attention, and asked questions. She was patient, as I was so scared, and never looked harsh or annoyed. She made her decision with speed, and did exactly what she said. In fact, my notice of decision came 5 days after the hearing. Hearing was on a Thursday, and I knew on Tuesday. She is fair, respectful, and considered all factors in my case


Judge: Richard E Guida
8/6/2012 12:57:52 PM



Disregarded the opinions of my medical professionals, also no regard for the social security doctors opinions and denied disability. This judge gave no weight to overwhelming evidence proving disability. It is shameful and unprofessional. Looking at his track record he denied almost half of all claims.

Alex R.
Judge: Kathleen Scully-Hayes
6/29/2012 7:06:47 PM



Decent, hardworking, fair judge. Will do the right thing.

Withheld
Judge: Vivian W Mittleman
6/29/2012 6:48:41 PM



Judge Mittleman is a breath of fresh air. She is fair, compassionate, wise, decent, and respectful of claimants and representatives.


Judge: Jeffrey M. Jordan
6/13/2012 11:34:20 PM



Shipped him out for bias


Judge: Theodore P Kennedy
6/13/2012 9:13:14 PM





Karren Bergland
Judge: Robert Wright
6/4/2012 4:44:08 AM



I have all the respect in the world for Judge Wright amd feel he has always been fair and accurate with his decisions here in the Northeast. Mu uncle Judge Steven Fleck was also a ALJ for many years, starting out in Pittsburgh and then relocating to Los Angeles.


Judge: Michael J Kopicki
6/2/2012 5:44:27 PM



Terrible judge. Ignores evidence; twists statements, and is one of the most cynical individuals I have ever dealt with. Believes he knows more than doctors' do. I sincerely feet sorry for any disabled individual that has to go in front of him. Personally speaking, I don't think he's that intelligent and informed medically, despite what I am sure he believes of himself.


Judge: Lawrence Levey
4/24/2012 8:21:30 PM



Judge Levey's hearings are informal and designed to create a comfortable and non-threatening environment for claimants and representatives. He is very well acquainted with the case records, and views critically claimant attempts at lying and distortion. Attorneys and reps should be well prepared to present their cases, as this judge generally expects them to conduct the bulk of the questioning. Judge Levey's decisions are generally well written and fair.


Judge: MaryJoan McNamara
3/8/2012 11:46:25 AM



She is not at ODAR in Baltimore but at the National Hearing Center, Rolling Road, Woodlawn, Maryland