Lawrence, Massachusetts ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 8 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Lawrence, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 16.0 months. The average case processing time in Lawrence is 541 days.The Lawrence average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 44%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Lawrence ODAR office was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Lawrence 8 16.0 months 541 days 2.0 19% 44% 36%
Massachusetts14.3 months457 days2.020%45%35%
National Average:16.8 months525 days1.920%44%36%
Hearing Wait Time: 16.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.00
Average Processing Time 541 days
Cases Pending 2854
Dispositions 3052
New Cases 2059
Hearings In Person 51%
Video Hearings 49%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Jonathan P Baird 15%58%27%
Judge Timothy Belford 22%42%35%
Judge John Benson 19%38%42%
Judge Ellen P Bush 17%39%44%
Judge Brian Curley 22%43%35%
Judge Anthony Dziepak 23%41%35%
Judge Eric Eklund 20%46%33%
Judge Joshua Menard 11%34%55%

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Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
10/11/2016 10:58:36 PM

When a judge doesn't look at any of the facts in my case and medical history but instead fabricates 95% or more of what is in her denial report there is something Major wrong with this system of justice. Thanks to her my entire work history is wiped out like it never existed and I am now , as Ms. Allen of Social Security put it, the Lowest of the Low and from now on I don't matter. I am not allowed to ever have hope for a brighter future and the SSI I am not getting is barely over 100 dollars a week. I am not allowed to have assets over 2000 dollars and every single bit of income over the 488.67 a month has to be reported. Even if I find a quarter in the grass or a parking lot they want to know about it. What they don't seem to care is that the only reason I am forced to survive on SSI is because of a corrupt judge who is payed over 160000 dollars a year to screw you and everyone who comes before her. I got proof that she screwed me an no one in this corrupt system wants to listen. She still refuses to turn over any and all information she used to make here decision and why is that? That should be obvious to the most simple minded of Government officials but they turn there backs and look the other way. Chicago, the corruption capital of the United States, is a perfect place for this judge to perform her practice of fabrication. She distorts the facts and only looks at ways to deny you. If you are a breathing human with at least one limb that you can move you are in serious trouble. My mental state is not where I want it to be and probably will never be thanks to this LYIN Judge. It is kind of funny that when you are on the witness stand you raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth and if you are caught lying you have perjured yourself and are subject to jail time but if a Judge lies in her report, thus denying you your rights, it is considered business as usual. I have a serious problem with that and so should anyone that believes that honesty and fairness should reign supreme in our judicial system no matter what.

Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
9/30/2016 11:21:47 PM

I have some tips for anyone having the misfortune of meeting the face of Evil. First you have to know if you have the ability to breathe she will assume that there is nothing wrong with you. If you have the ability to form words you will be considered 100% and she most likely will consider finishing up the hearing in record time. This Judge is in a word a Disgrace to the word Judge and to call her a Judge is basically doing a dis-service to the 2 or 3 disability Judges in this Country who are not Liars and can be easily bought and paid for. I will say , in her defense if you are born without the ability to feel anything and you are born without a heart that can hamper anyone's ability to properly handle what the job of a disability judge in tails. Imagine going for a check-up to the Dr and the Dr checking your heart and there is not a beat but yet the person is still a living soul. that is what her physician has to deal with every time she shows up. I feel for him or he as much as I do anyone that has the misfortune of coming before THE FACE OF EVIL. My Lawyer Steve Mazzie was a halfwit who shows up 8 moths behind on my medical records and then him and her decide to hide the records that were used to determine my future. Should be illegal but in the corrupt system of justice we live in it is business as usual. I have written before regarding over payments by social security. I have written the wrong figure down of what these Social Security Disability Judges have allowed to be paid out fraudulently The figure, in an article written by Steven OHlemacher of the associated press, was put at 17 billion dollars of which only 8.1 billion had been recovered. The article was a 10 year study by the Social Security administration' INSPECTOR GENERAL and was written June 6th 2015. In the article people were being paid who earned too much money to qualify, Payments went to people who were dead and were in prison to name just a few. But someone who can't work has 3 reconstructed limbs who still give me problems, suffers from severe depression and suicidal thoughts and severe arthritis. I was declared healthy by this poorest excuse for a judge imaginable. I hope she can find someone to decipher what I have written or better yet maybe someone can right a wrong and deny her any more chances to destroy lives. I can only pray but with these judges so corrupt and governed by the appeals council who probably is just as corrupt if not more. I doubt if this will ever happen

Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
9/8/2016 7:17:15 PM

Between Therapy, Doctors appointments, Hospital stays I have had over 600 medical related appointments since August of 2012. This deranged Judge with no medical degree decided that there was nothing wrong with me. I have had 2 knee replacements, a total reconstruction of my right shoulder and my left shoulder scoped. This being said if you read this lunatics denial report you would be amazed how useless her words are when it comes to being thorough. I will have to admit I had a useless waste of breathe Lawyer who showed up at my disability hearing 8 months behind on my medical records. THIS Lawyer(STEVE MAZZIE) of Young, Riverman and Mazzie was so ignorant when I showed up at the hearing ,barely able to walk ,having just had a right knee replacement, The first words out of his mouth when he was letting me know how the hearing would be run was and I quote,"You haven't been to the Doctor since January and the hearing took place the end of August and my knee was replaced less then 3 or 4 weeks before the hearing took place. The one thing I have come to realize is just how corrupt the system is and how judges have no problem taking kick backs to adjust there decision. Destroying my life along with stealing 60-80,000 in back pay and the last 8 years plus of my life doesn't begin to explain what this judge has done. My absolute hatred for this women will last until I take my life in the near future. The fact that she refused to turn over the information she used to make such an stupid decision speaks volumes about her character and the way she lives her life. To me the fact that she is allowed to abuse people the way she does is proof that GOD does make mistakes and she was one of his worst. I know I will never get justice because she is protected by an extremely corrupt system that welcomes abuse and doesn't care whether these halfwit judges make the right decision just that they get their paperwork in within a reasonable time frame. In rating this Judge their isn't a Low enough rating listed. Giving her one star is way, way to generous to give any thief. Maybe in another life she will pay for her crimes but in this one no one seems to give a crap just how dishonest she is and whether she gives everyone that comes before her a chance.

Judge: Brian Curley
9/3/2016 11:48:28 PM

Judge Curley conducts himself professionally. Unfortunately, I am one of those people that will fall through the cracks- denied SSDI but unemployable with my health conditions. Keep in mind that just because the vocational expert says no occupations fit your specific conditions and situation does not mean you will get approved.

Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
7/18/2016 10:43:56 AM

I have written several times before trying to explain my story and what I have been through and to warn anyone going before this Judge. I have explained that she will Lie to Deny and fails to review the evidence in order to give any and all people with disabilities a chance. She is Heartless, unfeeling and just a Liar as I have said before. She doesn't have the confidence in her decision against me to face me and explain why I was denied because she knows she would not have a leg to stand on and would be at a loss to explain most of her report or why she never released the information used to make her decision. Instead she would rather steal tax payers money and refuse to give people that come before her a fair and impartial hearing. She is a huge part of what is wrong with the System. She will have to answer on Judgement day for her actions but that doesn't help me or anyone that has the misfortune of being railroaded by this Judge when all we wanted was fairness.

Emilianys R.
Judge: Tanya J Garrian
7/12/2016 8:33:45 PM

I just want to take the time & thank Miss Judge Tanya Garrian for taking the time to view my case & hear me out, Also understanding me when I was very nervous & scared at my hearing. Without your help I wouldn't be moving forward with my life with the help that I been needing for years, You have made a big change in my life & for that I thank you !!! Much love to you Miss Garrian. ❤

Judge: William Ramsey
6/16/2016 5:16:23 PM

Today, I met with ALJ Ramsey, he was polite, welcoming, and made me feel comfortable. I totally broke down talking about all the past and on going medical issues. He was completely kind and offered tissues. The Voc Exp could not find one job I could do at this time. He made no decision at the bench. I will find out in writing, some time from now. Either way, Ramsey is stern but fair, cares but doesn't want to be fooled. He will ask questions. He will listen. I liked him, he was a no nonsense type of guy. My suggestion is, you be on point with him and he will give you all the respect you deserve.

Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
6/2/2016 8:45:16 AM

First of all if there was a incompetent star that I could check I would be checking that for sure. This judge is not thorough as some would have you believe . If she would she would have not felt sorry for me because of WC fighting against me when they were on board with everything that I was going through. It was UTS(Universal Transportation Systems ) That were fighting tooth and nail to deny my treatment. Going as far to Lying to WC about me turning down light duty to WC when they had never offered me light duty. My Lawyer( David Pflanz) told me at a settlement hearing at the Attorney Generals office that UTS WANTED ME TO PEACEFULLY RESIGN even after the way they treated me horrible after my injuries I suffered. Injuries I still suffer from today 8 years later. None of this was even mentioned in the Judges report. She doesn't even have the original Dr I was sent to by UTS who mis-diagnosed my injury.

Judge: Paul W Goodale
5/6/2016 3:58:38 PM

It took Judge Goodale eight months to render my decision. Even though I have two conditions on the disability list that should have been favorable (Lupus and Lumbar Stenosis)- Not to mention I applied when I had cervical stenosis which ended up in emergency surgery and over a year to recover. The surgery left with loss of mobility in my neck...nerve damage in my hands, feet, chest and neck. I have extreme trouble walking, standing and sitting. I worked my whole life and every weeks the system took money from my pay and sent me notices stating if I ever became disabled this money taken out of my pay - well this was the reason. They don't tell you how you have to fight for it- or they twist things to make it work in the state's favor. I am not any never have been addicted to drugs, I am just shy of 50 years old, I speak English and I have worked very hard to put myself through a few college classes....These things worked against me. What a twisted system. I am disappointed and disgusted by Judge Paul Goodale who failed a human being in need- One who has done nothing but the right things in life- Perhaps, if the judge spent one day in my shoes or was inside my head to know the despair... his decision would not be the injustice he served.

Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
4/14/2016 5:11:31 PM

First of all I am appalled that the Legal system does not check the aptitude of these Judges since they are after all playing God with disabled individuals lives. But after realizing just how inept the appeals council is I understand why this particular judge still is allowed to be as useless as she is and still be able to keep her job. I have written the appeals council no less then 4 times in the past year along with countless phone calls and have received no response. That in itself tells me that this is one Government office that should be shut down immediately because all they do there is steal money from tax payers. I have had evidence withheld by this judge and the appeals council that was used to determine her decision. I have contacted the office of Adjudication in Chicago, Illinois. The same office that this judge works out of and I was told that this judge was to have provided me with a disk of all the medical records that she used along with copies of all the medical records that she used to make her decision. I want to know exactly what she was looking at and what she had to go on because there are 50 paragraphs in her denial report and I can blow every single one of those out of the water. They make no since, so many things are left out that were very important to my case and there are made up comments in her report that never took place. How does a judge get away with this? It is flat out Criminal and she should have to answer for every single lie that she used to deny me. I have now three total replacements( 2 knees and a shoulder and am looking possibly at a fourth) in her report she refers to these body parts as assumed pain which I take to mean she believes the pain is made up. I think I deserve to see the medical degree that she has that makes her believe that she is smarter then the 6 or 7 Doctors that I see on a regular basis. One way or another I am not stopping until I get Justice . This is one Judge if given the chance you should avoid because she only uses what little she can find that benefits her even if she has to Lie to make her point.

Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
3/25/2016 11:13:04 AM

I hope that everyone that has had the ability to make it to this site has taken my advice and at all cost asked to be seen by another Judge that will take your case seriously and not try and play judge with made up information. I , as I posted before plan on filing legal charges in an attempt to save everyone with disabilities of ever being railroaded by a judge like this. I have read and re-read her denial against me which includes 50 paragraphs and of those 50 paragraphs I can poke multiple holes in every single one of them. There are left out reports that were very significant to my case and health and made up accounts from a sub-par Clinic Dr that I did not choose but if you read her report you would think she was my primary Dr. She gives more time to Dr's That I saw 2x and another for 10 minutes over my orthopedic Surgeon that was taking care of me for well over 6 months. It is very obvious to me that this Judge omits any and all evidence that benefits the person filing for disability that is crucial to his case and if she has to will make up or put words in the persons mouth to make him look bad and further her case for denial. I don't know how huge the bonus is that they receive per denial but as hard as she seems tOo work at it I am sure it is pretty substantial . Please beware of this Judge. One more thing. I was denied my rights to a face to face hearing please don't let that happen to you

Judge: Paul W Goodale
3/21/2016 1:11:09 PM

I've had debilitating major depression disorder for many years, I was told at my hearing nov 2015 I would have a answer by 30 to 60 days. I explained I'm homeless, have been searching for a couch almost every night. I am clean and sober for 3 and a half years and have still been optimistic that the judge would understand under such dress I am grateful for my clean time, and proud. He did make a comment that "the state doesn't reward drug addiction" I again agreed that was fine and again, said I was clean and sober. It's very easy to right off a CLEAN addict.. I thought the comment was continued to answer all the answers In a truthful manner, I thought I was well put together for no representation. I am still couch hoping and just had a hysterectomy, I am currently recouping at my abusive xhusband, and have major depression and anxiety all day,do the want to upset him. Sat night I said something and was Pushed and screamed at while his spit hit my face, his fingernail cut into my cheek. He proceeded to scream I am a ĺooser, who doesn't want to work. Told me to "get the expletives out" I moved the few things from the house ripping my stitches, and was told to stop being dramatic. This is just a sample of what I've had to endure waiting for a judge to set me free from this of today, I was denied after explaining my once a week inquiry, that I had to explain again, my dire situation, and my depression was at its worst and really needed a reply..finally 4 mo later, today was told I'm denied. I would never wish anyone the personal hell of panic attacos at any moment,and the depression that keeps me up for days and non able to work. I don't know what is next. I'm feeling hopeless and wish I had a judge that cares about people. I wish I was not around to feel the latest hit..thank you for not having a pulse to the sickness of major depressive disorder. I'm beyond crushed at my one light of help is written off as not his problem.

Judge: William Ramsey
2/23/2016 4:52:56 AM

I wanted to say i had my heaing held on dec 2 2015 in front alj william ramsey i was extremely nervous he made things so much easier for me very kind and very understanding someone who understands what i was going through and feb 22 2016 i recieved my fully favorable decision i just want to thank william ramsey for his time and understanding win or lose hw['s great at what he does ty william ramsey for everything

Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
1/11/2016 2:44:48 PM

First of all I feel blessed to have a sight like this where I can voice my concerns regarding the system but especially regarding this Judge. I am building what I believe to be a Criminal case against this Judge for mis-representing the facts in her denial letter to me. I don't believe that she ,not only looked at the all the information that she was presented, but I believe that she made a rush to judgement when it came to my case. I recently read a report that stated that the average case should take a judge 7 to 7 and a half hrs to go over the facts and render judgement. That same report has Judges on average taking 2 to 2 and a half hrs per case before rendering judgement. This Judge has me sitting comfortably during the entire hearing even though she said that he supposedly could not sit for long periods of time. That statement was made in her report even though I stood up for 30 of 35 minutes because the pain in my neck was so severe. She states that I worked light duty lifting up to 50 lbs when my light consisted of riding in a minni-van that I could barely even get in and out of and never leaving my seat until being dropped off any where from 2-4 hrs a day. she blows off my knee pain, shoulder pain and severe depression. I have had a total right knee replacement,a total right shoulder replacement, am going to have my left knee replaced in Feb and am looking at possibly having my left shoulder replaced on down the rode. My Orthopedic Surgean is a very good one told me that my right shoulder was the worst he had ever worked on and my left knee is the worst he has ever seen. This Judge used the words assumed pain to describe what I was going through. These are just a few of the disabilities I am dealing with. I have contacted the appeals council and the office of Disability and Adjudication and review asking for the information that was used by this Judge to render a decision and was told that I should have received all the information along with a CD of which I did not. I was not even given the option of a face to face hearing and my Lawyer showed up at my last hearing 6-8 months behind on myu medical records. During the hearing the Judge gave my Lawyer 2 weeks to get the up to date records to her and to this date I have no idea whether my Lawyer did that or whether the Judge even considered waiting on those records. I want the truth, the records and anything and everything that I can get my hands on to get Justice in my case. Thanks for allowing me to voice my opinions on this site

Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
12/23/2015 2:54:13 AM

I thought this was a public forum where people screwed over by the system and this Judge in particular could have atleast somewhere to voice not only their frustration with this Judge but with the system as a whole. When Social security can pay out 8 Billion dollars in Fraudulent Claims to including Firefighters and Law Enforcement officers it leaves me to believe that in the Legal system there is a double standard. I voice my opinion and I have Deputy Sheriffs knocking on my door and Homeland Security on the Phone. When a Judge fills a REPORT FULL OF lIES to justify a denial the legal system looks the other way. I actually, at one time believed that you could count on the Law being there for you. I now know that the Law is more currupt then it has ever been. I sit here in pain 24 hrs a day and live in poverty while the lEGAL SYSTEM REFUSES to hold Disability Judges or any Judges accountable. My only avenue is to file a Lawsuit against the system who has destroyed me. Do I think I can win. Like I said before the system is currupt and honesty in the Legal system doesn't exist anymore.

Judge: Anne Sharrard
10/6/2015 8:59:20 PM

Judge was very compassionate,friendly, and considerate to my condition at hearing.Although I have not received my decision yet I have Faith in God that if it is His will everything will work out for the best for My family.And I believe that Judge was thorough and attentive as I was trying to describe how my conditions have affected not only myself but my family as well..

Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
9/28/2015 5:13:55 PM

Judge Anne Sharrad is very Lucky to have a friend in George Michaels but speaking as someone who spends 24 hrs in pain and suffers in poverty because I can't function in the work place I have to take great exception to what Mr. Michaels has written. Judge Sharrard dis-regarded everything that was in any of my Dr's reports. She has quotes from supposed conversations that I was to have had with Dr's that never even took place. I think the legal term for that is Fabricating the facts. She brings in a faceless employment specialist, that I can only hear during the video hearing, which names 5 jobs that to her knowledge were so plentiful she gave a 10000 figure of the number of jobs available. My Lawyer and I looked at each other because we could not even figure out what these jobs were. One was a clothes hanger. I got home after my hearing and used 5 different search engines so I could even get an idea of what these jobs were and only one of the 5 jobs even came up and it was not even what she had named. It was for Nannys. I am a 51 year old with severe depression, gout, a knee replacement and total shoulder replacement and looking at another knee and possible shoulder replacement not to mention arthritis all over my body. In my opinion if you find yourself in front of this judge you better be a very good con or be in such a bad state that even she could not deny you. She looks to deny and that is why her denial percentage is the highest you will find. I was told by a Lawyer that only 5% of Video hearings ever get approved. He told me that in a video hearing you don't know if the Judge is even paying attention. She could be watching TV, doing a crossword or just looking out the Window. When a Judge mentions in her report that I was sitting comfortably through the entire hearing when I stood up 25 of the 30 minutes I have to question just how much she was paying attention. What really gets me is that I appealed to the appeals council and they refused to even look at her decision. But yet the same Social Secuity system that denied me and has left me in poverty paid out over 8 billion dollars in fraudelent claims. Included in these claims were people that were deceased and people with perfectly good jobs. This system is broken and these Judges should have to answer for everything that is in their report and if they don't have anything to hide and are confident in their decision then why don't they offer that opportunity to myself and everyone else. Thats my take on this Judge

George Michaels
Judge: Anne Sharrard
9/18/2015 9:52:26 AM

This judge is very fair and through. A lot of people don't seem to understand the key to being disabled. The government aka judges look very closely at what you are claiming makes you disabled and if your claim doesn't fall under certain categories that the government has outlined, you will not qualify. Remember, although judges are just that...Judges, they follow the guidelines outlined by the Social Security Administration and interpret these guidelines towards a person's claim. Judge Sharrard is by no means biased. She handles each claim with precision, detail and professionalism.

Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
8/5/2015 5:41:16 PM

Warning!!! If you are disabled and you are chosen to be seen by The Honorable Anne Sharrard ,and belive me when I say I use the word Honorable very loosly when describing this Disability Judge, I would suggest very strongly that you refuse to be seen by her and ask to be seen by another Judge. There are so many Lies and embellishments when it comes to the truth in her denial report against me no one stands a chance against this Judge. I don't believe that she has any sympathy but to the all mighty dollar and probaly gets bonuses on the amount of Cases she denies. In myu opinion she should be disbarred and should be in prison

Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
6/25/2015 12:45:22 PM

I would say the one thing that I took from my hearing the Honorable Judge Anne Sharrard was her lack of attention to what she was seeing. The reason I say that is in her denial report she states that even though I talked about having problems with sitting or standing for long period of time because of my neck fusion surgery and my severe arhritis in my knees and shoulders she stqates I had no problem sitting through the entire hearing even though I stood up for the last 25 minutes because of the pain I was in. This also leads into her total disregard for my shoulder pain and my knee pain which she blew off as assumed pain. I had just had a total right knee replacement 2 months before the hearing and the assumed shoulder pain has led to what my ortho dr called the worst arthritic shoulder he had ever seen and that led to a total shoulder replacement of my right shoulder. I am still looking a a Left knee replacement as soon as I can get my shoulders back to where I have enough strength and endure the pain that it will take to brace myself after the knee is done. Nice Call Judge. Stick to what you do best. Fabricating the facts and leave the medical expertise to where it belongs the Drs that know what they are actually talking about. You ruined my life and stole years from me that I entend to fight to make sure that you don't get away with

Judge: Jonathan Baird
4/21/2015 7:42:32 AM

Judge Baird is terrific. He treats the claimants and their representatives with kindness and respect. He is obviously on the bench for all of the right reasons. He seems to genuinely want to help the claimants and arrive at the right decision in all of the cases that come before him.

Tim Wells
Judge: Anne Sharrard
10/7/2014 11:23:03 AM

Judge ANNE SHARRARD obviously is not only well paid between the secret handshakes and the money she gets paid in salary, but she must also be smarter then all my Drs. I know she does not have very good eyesight because when she denied me she said that I had no problem sitting through the entire hearing even though my neck pain was so severe that I stood the last 25 minutes. My new Lawyer says that video hearings on average only get ok'd 5 % something my Lawyer that was unprepared for the hearing did not tell me. She referred to my right shoulder as supposed shoulder pain but when my orthopedic surgeon gave me steroids and pain killers and has told me that I need a shoulder replacement I guess he never spoke with Anne so he could learn that the severe arthritis that prevents me from even raising my arm is just a figment of his imagination. She is a Liar and probably had the TV or was looking out the window during my hearing. While I suffer from severe arthritis in my ankles, knees( had a knee replacement in my right knee which she also referred to as supposed knee pain gout , severe neck pain, sever arthritis in my shoulder and a bad back Anne Sharrard is allowed to walk this earth free women.

Judge: William Ramsey
8/4/2014 11:17:51 AM

Had my hear with this judge, in july 2014 i went for a closed period, he ask me a few questions, i answered honestly i was disabled for the period of time i was asking for and he gave me a ruling on the bench. He did his job end of story. Thank god i am able to work again, granted i cant do what i did before but i want to work so i will find something to fit my abilities.

Steve Bond
Judge: Anne Sharrard
4/29/2014 1:18:02 PM

I had Anne Sharrard for my SSDI Hearing in April 2013. Her decision was "Full Favorable". So of coarse you're gonna hear nothing but positive comments from me about this Wonderfully Fair and Understanding Judge. Thank You Anne. You saved my life.

Judge: Daniel J Driscoll
10/21/2013 7:39:14 PM

Judge Driscoll was thorough in his questioning and what I believe is apparent fairness as described by my husband. We are not sure it was approved yet and we will wait for his decision. My husband was very confused about himself yet the judge allowed my husband to try and compose himself many times during the hearing. No matter how the decision turns out my husband said the man was doing his job the best he can do. Our attorney said he believed the case was approved. We can only wait to find out if it actually was. God bless these judges that have to make these very difficult decisions regardless of how they rule.

Judge: William Ramsey
9/30/2013 12:38:24 PM

This judge didn't even look at all my medical I could barely walk and still denied me....HORRIBLE

Judge: Anne Sharrard
5/19/2013 3:09:24 PM

I am a representative and have had 3 hearings with ALJ Sharrard. She is younger, has a very pleasant personality and is very well prepared and familiar with the file before a hearing. She will ask for an opening statement and will thoroughly question the claimant on background, past work, impairments and reasons why they person feels they cannot work. She will expect explanations of drug use, alcohol use, or criminal activity as well as any income after onset. She typically gives the VE a hypo based on sedentary or light activity and then will ask what effect being off task for 10% of the time would have on ability to hold a job. Her award rate is clearly on the conservative side. I get the impression that credibility weighs heavily in her decisions. She does a thorough job and treats everyone involved with respect and dignity.

Judge: William Ramsey
12/11/2012 5:39:24 PM

The person above me is being unfair, you were denied plain and simple because you missed your appointment, this judge doesn't approve of that type of behavior. I was told from the beginning that if I missed any appointments that he would dismiss my case. He is the head judge, a very fair man who made me feel comfortable. I received a favorable decision with a different onset date, but he really helped my case and would have received it from the onset date if I had sent him the proper paperwork, it was an oversight on my part, I cannot blame Judge Ramsey. I thank him and I know he has a low rating as far as approvals go, but he sort of sees right through the bologna. You can always appeal your decision from him. I'm very satisfied with his decision and thank him for making me feel comfortable in his courtroom and being a very decent human being as well as his staff. My suggestion would be, be prepared, don't be dishonest and have medical documentations to back up your claims. He wants to see that you are following through with your treatment, otherwise he has to follow the law. Would I have liked a fully favorable decision, of course, but why would I begrudge a man doing his job because of my errors?

Judge: William Ramsey
12/4/2012 8:50:28 AM

I just got home from my hearing. I wasn't denied and I didn't get a bench decision but I found the judge to be very fair and thorough. He asked the important questions and did his due diligence in finding the facts out. It lasted about an hour. I was with my attorney. She hit it out of the park. The vocational expert had his questions and a few jobs that I could do in his opinion. It's just the process. Either way, approval or denial, I was satisfied. I can always appeal. My case was strong and had years of documented surgery and Doctors opinions that favored me getting SSI. Nothing in this world is guaranteed. You have to work on it and get an attorney and cough up a couple grand of your money. It's not the judge, it's you. If you were denied you're case wasn't strong. Point blank.

Judge: William Ramsey
12/1/2012 11:01:28 AM

Although this particular judge heard me out and asked really good questions and made me feel very comfortable, at the same time he looked as though he was just speeding through my case. I had 12 years of paper work proving my case from a few doctors, amazing letters from my therapist and psychiatrist, DSS records and school records riddled with abuse- denied. The part I think that made it even more obvious that this judge WRONGFULLY denied me was that my particular disability that I have documentation of, 12-13 years of proof, and present day as well, I was actually a SSDI RECIPIENT FOR 4 YEARS FROM 14-18yrs old!!!!!! I only stopped recieving because of my disability, I was homeless and jobless and didnt keep my review appointment with the psychiatrist, who left 5 minutes early I later found out!!!! COMPLETE MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE AND PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO HAVE PAID INTO THESE BENEFITS ARE OUT HERE SUFFERING.

Judge: Anne Sharrard
8/23/2012 11:21:11 AM

Why does a " Judge " Anne Sharrard rule on my Disability ? 4 Doctors gave a deposition that I was unable to work to a spinal injury that is permanent. " Judge" Sharrard ruled against me saying i was employable, really I haven't worked in 4 years after 23 years as a skilled laborer. What gives these people the right to deny my ENTITLEMENT ! guess she is also a " Doctor" WHAT A JOKE THIS **** SYSTEM IS...I HOPE YOU GET YOUR PROMOTION ! OUR GOVERNMENT SUCKS !

Judge: Anne Sharrard
7/31/2012 9:51:48 AM

Does anyone check the facts in a case, this judge ignored medical depositions given by 4 Surgeons saying my medical condition prevented me from being employed, however Judge Sharrard felt different about it. She decided i could work, not the Doctors. Yes an unfavorable decision after 30 years working. 4 months later still can't work, 4 years after my injury still not working. I will apply for welfare because of her denying my benefit, does anyone ever read this or care. hope someday she will suffer as i have

Sure that would hepl
Judge: Anne Sharrard
7/16/2012 9:25:55 AM

Had my hearing from Judge Sharrard, yes i received an unfavorable( no disability ) 3 years of doctors, rehab, and unable to drive. 4 Doctors said i would be unable to perform an substantial work due to my PERMANENT damage to my spinal cord. After 31 years working as a skilled laborer, this is what you get. Judge Sharrard had no intention of awarding what i was intitled to no matter what the facts. Guess she had a quota for the day. Is their any one that oversees theses arrogant Judges. Now i will apply for welfare, link card and all the rest. I will now cost more than if she would have done the right thing and awarded what should have been given to me. THANKS FOR NOTHING !

Unemployed & applying for welfare
Judge: Anne Sharrard
7/2/2012 2:52:07 PM

I have not been able to work in 4 years since a spinal cord injury, Several doctors ( surgeons ) stated i was unable to work due to my severe medical condition. I met & exceeded all requirements for disability that i have paid into for 30 years. Judge Sharrard ruled against me giving me an unfavorable decision, saying i could perform as a " Cashier" most days i do not leave my home due to my inability to drive. This judge and others care nothing about the facts or the people. I hope someone actually reads this and gets something out of this. If you are assigned this judge to hear your case i would recommend someone else due to her record of ruling against people, she must be looking for a promotion I speculate that is the way to move up denying cases no matter the facts. Arrogant judges ! hope they get to answer someday for their actions !!!

Judge: Anne Sharrard
6/18/2012 6:29:11 AM

Judge Sharrard has that certain judicial je ne sais quoi that enables her to efficiently preside over hearings, bringing her to the best conclusion in the case. She is firm, but very nice, even though she doesn't pay everybody.

Judge: Anne Sharrard
5/23/2012 2:25:02 PM

You denied me knowing i am disabled, 4 Doctors said i was, and I can't drive but a little. Now i will file Bankruptcy and apply for Government assistance. I was a 30 year worker and was injured on the job. Haven't worked in 4 years. My family thanks you for your compassion. hope you get your promotion for another denial !

new welfare recipient
Judge: Anne Sharrard
5/21/2012 9:08:56 AM

5 Doctors in medical records said due to my spinal injury I could not due any substantial work, and one Doctor said i was unfit for any type of work. " Judge" Sharrard ruled UNFAVORABLE against me, stated that i could perform as a laundry mat assistant. I worked several years as a High skilled Welder & Fabricator...thanks for denying my disability that is all i had. My unemployment ran out because NO ONE WOULD HIRE ME due to my MEDICAL condition, this includes Laundry mats. What a joke our system is that allows someone to deny your ENTITLEMENT that i paid into for 31 years. Now i will have to apply for government assistance to feed my family, and i am now a tax burden instead of a consumer, thanks for treating me like a 16 year old kid. yes its being appealed by a new more competent attorney, that said he couldn't believe i didn't receive my disability with all my medical records, and the Attorney said these judges deny cases to help their career. Hope you sleep well at night ruining peoples lives !@

Broke with bad back
Judge: Anne Sharrard
5/15/2012 3:20:28 PM

The lowest rated Judge on approving disability cases. Nice Judge, however could care less if you are disabled. After back surgery in 2009 & 1 year of physical therapy, several back surgeons expert medical opinion saying due to the PERMANENT medical limitations i could not do substantial work. Judge Sharrard gave me a unfavorable decision. stating with the limitations i could perform work such as a " CASHIER ".. I worked as a level 1 mechanic & skilled worker for 30 years. Judge has no compassion for the little people. I would recommend to anyone to find a Judge that would give you a fair chance at your entitlement. Anne Sharrard did not do that for me. I checked her approved cases, and they were the lowest of all judges. Maybe if true justice is served then someday she will get a back injury as i have, and live with the pain everyday as i do !

Judge: Anne Sharrard
5/11/2012 12:16:06 PM

Nice Judge, Denied my benefits. Several Doctors said i could not work or do any substantial work, can't drive, and on pain medication. I very seldom leave my home due to my medical condition. Doesn't seem to matter what the facts are, Judge Sharrard gave minimal explanation why my decision was unfavorable. I met all the conditions for disability, but did not matter. Thanks Judge Sharrard for leaving me with NOTHING ! my wife and kids would like to thank you. I can only hope someday you can feel the pain I have everyday, and some insurance company rules against you.

Unemployed Inured worker
Judge: Anne Sharrard
5/10/2012 8:58:50 AM

I had this Judge & seemed very pleasant, She treated me nice in my hearing, but allowed a doctor ( LUNG SPECIALIST ) to comment on my spinal injury for several minutes. I have been diagnosed with severe spinal problems by more than 4 Doctors. Each Doctor stated I could not do any substantial work due to my medical condition. I take several medications that would prevent me from working or making rational decisions. Judge Sharrard ruled ( UNFAVORABLE ) in my disability case. Her ruling was I could work as a cashier. This is what I got after several years as a Coal Miner. I have problems getting around, have fell down due to my medical condition. I thought Social Security was for people that become injured and can not work. I haven't worked in 4 years because I CANT !...I wonder if these judges realize or even care about an individual. I paid taxes for 30 years and by the way where are the cashier jobs at that follow all my doctors restrictions...Thank you God all might Judge Sharrard...hope you meet KARMA someday !