Lanier Williams
Administrative Law Judge

Hattiesburg, Mississippi ODAR Office

For the 2015 *fiscal year, Judge Lanier Williams has disposed 50 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Out of those 50 dispostions, 5 were dismissed, 19 were approved and 26 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Williams has approved in Hattiesburg for the 2015 fiscal year is 38%. The information below for Judge Lanier Williams was last updated on 11/12/2014.

 DismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Williams10%38%52%
All ALJs in Hattiesburg Office 13% 42% 45%
All ALJs in Mississippi13%44%43%
All ALJs in the Nation18%44%38%

SSA, Hattiesburg ODAR Office
1901 Broadway Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402

Phone: (866) 348-5831 -- Fax: (601) 264-7702
eFile Fax: 877-372-8804 (For sending evidence)

Comments about Judge Lanier Williams

Judge: Lanier Williams
Date Posted: 6/29/2013 9:51:36 PM
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Williams is not a fair Judge at all. He was going to hear my case on Sept 29, 2010 and just one day before the hearing I was arrested for things I did not say . After I got out of jail Judge Williams denied my case. I had to file another Claim and the new one was approved but this one with Williams had to go to FED Court and back to the ODAR office. I don't know why he is even a Judge... Very Bad !!!!

Judge: Lanier Williams
Date Posted: 3/27/2013 7:32:40 AM
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I have had a number of hearings with Judge Williams. They always start with him going down the list of things he has concerns about. He tells you right up front what he considers to be the weaknesses in your case and enjoys having you argue your case and convince him you have the evidence to support your position. He is not inflexible and will come around on a solid argument. You should prepare your client for this little debate and tell them to listen because what he outlines is the stuff you're going to have to address. He demeanor can come across as condescendingly skeptical at times and he does like to challenge claimants on inconsistencies in testimony and statments made to doctors, for example. Credibility is front and center with this judge.

Judge: Lanier Williams
Date Posted: 8/14/2012 2:01:59 PM
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Generally a fair Judge, but unfortunately he is increasingly beginning to browbeat and belittle the Claimants who appear before him, sometimes to an extent which goes beyond what a Judge should do. It doesn't cost anything to be polite and courteous to Claimants as well as their representatives.

Judge: Lanier Williams
Date Posted: 7/9/2012 4:34:55 PM
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Lanier Williams is a very unfair judge and is a disgrace to the legal system

Judge: Lanier Williams
Date Posted: 4/27/2012 4:27:23 PM
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As a Representative, I really think Judge Williams is the fairest Judge we have. You better have your case together and know what you are fighting for. Be prepared to do alot of arguing but trust me he will come around after about an hour... I really like this Judge and he approves most all of my cases. Make sure you know what you are talking about before you walk in the Hearing office.

Judge: Lanier Williams
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 9:46:20 AM
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A fair ALJ, but know your case and be prepared to argue with him to support it.



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Click here to view complete statistical data for this Judge
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Hattiesburg 2010 552 483 196 28712%52%36%
Hattiesburg 2011 600 515 226 28914%48%38%
Hattiesburg 2012 601 518 287 23114%38%48%
Hattiesburg 2013 562 471 274 19716%35%49%
Hattiesburg 2014 525 440 265 17516%33%50%
Hattiesburg 2015 50 45 26 1910%38%52%
 Totals:289024721274119814%41%44%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.