Jackson, Mississippi ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Jackson, Mississippi, 12 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Jackson, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 14.0 months. The average case processing time in Jackson is 457 days.The Jackson 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 Jackson ODAR office was last updated on 8/7/2014.

SSA, Jackson ODAR Office
McCoy Federal Building, Suite 401
100 West Capitol Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39269
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Phone: 888-385-8499 -- Fax: (601) 965-5267
eFile Fax: 877-435-0330 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Jackson 12 14.0 months 457 days 2.2 17% 45% 38%
Mississippi14.8 months476 days2.216%41%43%
National Average:12.4 months402 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 14.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.24
Average Processing Time 457 days
Cases Pending 5197
Dispositions 4043
New Cases 3496
Hearings In Person 38%
Video Hearings 62%

Comments about Judges at the Jackson Mississippi ODAR office:

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Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 8/27/2014 3:10:35 PM
Submited By: Social Security Disability Attorney



As an attorney, I practice before several Social Security hearings offices and numerous judges throughout the Southeast. My experience with Judge McGrath has been consistently positive, and I have found him to be fair-minded and efficient in his handling of cases where I have appeared before him. While he takes a streamlined, no-nonsense approach to hearings, he appears to do this out of a sense of duty to move his cases efficiently and to minimize delay in resolving claims where claimants have already been required to wait months (or even years) without income leading up to finally getting their day in court.

Judge: Patricia Melvin
Date Posted: 7/25/2014 12:09:14 PM
Submited By:



I have had one hearing with this judge. She does ask most of the questions. Also she understands claimant's "most of them" continue care and wants the file updated before she decides. With that said I believe she reads the whole file. Doesn't require an opening statement. Seems like most judges do not require it or don't want to waste there time with the rep stating what they have already read. Practice tip: But you must always be prepared to open so you don't look like an idiot.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 6/4/2014 11:54:48 PM
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This Judge knows his job. He gets straight to point and does not waste anytime or taxpayers money. He is well prepared. He has an idea of what his decision will be before the hearing. He shows concern about the claimant and takes everything into consideration. He does his job well without hesitation. He can see right through a person if they are full of BS. Great service for the people!

Judge: Mary E Johnson
Date Posted: 6/2/2014 4:24:55 PM
Submited By:



HI my name is april curl my judge in the case for disability is judge Johnson. Have anyone let the judge decide and not have the hearing? what should I expect from judge Johnson. Right know I am suffering with bipolar depression very bad. I did not have a hearing because I feeling not myself. I have been fighting to get disability because my condition has woresen

Judge: Michelle Thompson
Date Posted: 5/28/2014 8:27:26 PM
Submited By: vet



I would like to just say she is a fair and just judge she truly listen and provide fair decisions based on the evidence if more judges were this unbiased and did everything on a case by case basis and not under any preconceived stereotype this world would be a better place

Judge: Sarah B Stewart
Date Posted: 5/22/2014 2:35:32 PM
Submited By: Joe Lee



Very fair and very professional.

Judge: Michelle Thompson
Date Posted: 5/19/2014 8:08:53 PM
Submited By:



She took the time to listen to me and was very caring.

Judge: Barry C LaBoda
Date Posted: 1/29/2014 1:55:58 PM
Submited By: Just a Rep



Very nice judge. Have your case up to date. This will expedite your decision. Explains what will take place and that he is trying to get to know the claimant a bit better. Wants the claimant to be at ease and reassures them some duringthe hearing if he sees they are getting restless or nervous. He will be familiar with the evidence to be sure. Again, have all of your recent medical records in the file before the hearing!

Judge: Robert Ballieu
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 10:03:07 AM
Submited By: An experienced attorney



The judge is very well prepared, very polite, runs a good hearing, appears to have no "agenda" to deny or award. Know your medications! Does the initial questioning on background and work history, then lets attorney do the rest of the hearing. Appears to be a really nice person, but obviously from his approve-deny record, not going to award weak cases. Even though I'd love a "liberal" judge for my clients, at least give me a "conservative" who let's you present the case and be a real and independent judge - not, as some do, regard themselves as the opposing side. I'd be happy to be in any courtroom - Judge Judy to the Supreme Court - with this jurist.

Judge: Barry C LaBoda
Date Posted: 11/6/2013 8:44:20 PM
Submited By: Brenda Benjamin



when I walked through that door and he seemed to have a halo around his head,I knew It was a good day.thank you judge Barry,you literally saved my life.

Judge: Sarah B Stewart
Date Posted: 8/21/2013 11:15:51 AM
Submited By: Advocate



Very good judge. She's a fairly new ALJ but you'd never guess by the way she conducts her hearings. She handles them like she's been doing the job for years. She is very fair-minded and treats claimants and counsel with respect.

Judge: Mary E Johnson
Date Posted: 7/3/2013 4:11:54 PM
Submited By:



I am very upset i just recieved my ss decision today.... denied! I served in army and ihave many issues...and cant work...she did twist alot of my words and left out parts of what i was saying...im appealing this.

Judge: Marilyn R Brand
Date Posted: 6/17/2013 6:36:44 AM
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Have had one hearing with this ALJ. She is pleasant and patient. She did not ask for an opening statement. She questioned the claimant generally for about 25 minutes. She did ask the VE a hypo based on less than full time sedentary work and the VE listed 3 sedentary jobs. I had to correct that on cross exam. She did not ask for closing argument. I had the impression this ALJ was fairly new to the bench. Her award rate is on the conservative side.

Judge: Nikki A Flowers
Date Posted: 6/10/2013 5:51:05 PM
Submited By:



ALJ Flowers very professional and straight forward.

Judge: Robert P Kingsley
Date Posted: 5/25/2013 12:18:09 PM
Submited By:



This judge very unfair very political he did nit like my attorney and he carried it through the whole trialnand in to my denial I ave seven out of nine qualifiers for social security but got denied I am now going higher up and file complaints against him he gets no stars

Judge: Mary E Johnson
Date Posted: 4/17/2013 9:10:07 AM
Submited By:



a cherry picker. she looks to twist your words into what she thinks she can get them to mean. she did not explane a good reason for her judgement to me she needs all of her case's reviewed by the better higher ups.

Judge: Mary E Johnson
Date Posted: 4/17/2013 8:37:19 AM
Submited By:



i was not payed a great deal of attention to only was heard to be unfavorable denied my social security benifits. i can tell when people don't liston and care "judge mary elizibeth johnson" should be fired for not doing people right it's ******* people to go thru the proscess and then to be carelessly judged against with silly old women resentfull like ideas she is discrimination material.people are not statistical numbers miss johnson is using people for her benifit. hopleyfull she will be gone fron ss soon.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 2:06:29 PM
Submited By:



my first claim was DENIED by this alj, even though he stated in his decision that i did in fact have two severe impairments.. of course the AC kept his ruling intact and my atty filed in federal court. well here it is 6 1/2 yrs from initial filing and 3 yrs after it was denied at appeals council and taken to fdc, my claim was remanded due to ERROR by the alj for NOT giving my treating doctors RFC any weight and going by what the ssa med examiner (which i never saw to begin with)said at some point before my initial denial (which only took a few months to get)..my hearing was NOT that quick, and also we waited for at least 15-20 minutes before hearing started as the VE was LATE. mind you judge started without the VE, and he finally arrived about 10 minutes before my hearing was over..he heard me answer the last 2 question is all. yet the judge took his opinion that there were thousands of jobs in the national economy within our region that i could do?? i am like the rest of you, i believe he has his mind made up before you go in the door...well, he messed up on this one and now i get a new hearing and hopefully with another judge

Judge: Nikki A Flowers
Date Posted: 4/14/2013 11:40:35 AM
Submited By: Robert Bishop



This ALJ seemed to me as straightforward and fair. My lawyer bailed on me two days before hearing, and I decided to represent myself. She explained proceedings, and seemed to try to put me at ease. She struck me as impartial to past denial, and more than willing to weigh all evidence on both sides to make a fair and just judgment.I think to many people are looking at her approval/denial ratings, and jumping to conclusions.If you have the evidence, which you need in any case no matter who the ALJ is, she will render a just and fair decision.

Judge: Nikki A Flowers
Date Posted: 4/4/2013 1:26:05 PM
Submited By:



She starts out as a denial, then basically challenges you to change her mind. There is nothing of merit about her.

Judge: Larry J Stroud
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:47:01 PM
Submited By:



We have had many hearings with ALJ Stroud. He has a reptuation for liking to work fast; start early; will book numerous hearings at the same time assuming some no-shows, takes first come/first served. Likes to amend onset dates and offer closed periods. Is friendly, personable, easy to work with. Likes reps who are well prepared as he knows the file well. He's very fair, but his award rate has come down quite a bit in the last couple of years.

Judge: Todd Spangler
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:42:34 PM
Submited By:



Based on our experience ALJ does have a tendency to come to the hearing without a strong handle on the facts of the case and rep may need to get him back on track. He will do most of the questioning and won't usually ask for opening or closing.

Judge: Willie L Rose
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:38:57 PM
Submited By:



I've had one hearing with this ALJ. I found it very hard to understand him when he speaks. He did not seem familiar with the medical evidence in the file. He does not usually ask for opening or closing statements. Questions claimant first and then let's rep follow up. From the comments by others it sounds like he has a tendency to be less than cordial with claimants.

Judge: Windell R Owens
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:32:43 PM
Submited By:



I've had one hearing with this ALJ. He was very professional, calm, and gave claimant a very fair and complete hearing. His award rate has come down a bit over the last year. He will ask some general background questions and then will give you specific direction on how he wants the medical testimony developed. He asks a full range of hypotheticals. He ended up denying this claim for lack of supportive medical but it was still a very fair hearing and a well reasoned decision.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:26:12 PM
Submited By:



Our office has had numerous hearings with Judge McGrath. He has a reputation for scheduling several hearings at the same time and taking them on a first come/first served basis; will start early if you get there early; does NOT like submission of medical records on the day of the hearing. Generally does not ask for opening; lets rep do most of questioning and just cuts in when he has a question. I think he often has a good idea of how he feels about a case and uses the hearing to see if it changes his mind. His award rate is not out of line, so he's not denying everything that comes through the room. (Claimants need to understand it isn't the number of pages of records you have, but how well the opinions are supported by clinical evidence, diagnositic testing and your own credibility).

Judge: Kieran McCormack
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:19:09 PM
Submited By:



I've had a couple of hearings with this judge. He's new to the bench within the last couple of years and I think he's originally from NY. Tends to work quickly, talks a little fast, asks general questions first, then turns over to rep. My impression is that he is very fair and awards cases with merit, although his award rate has come down significantly from when he first started.

Judge: John T Jacks
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:14:54 PM
Submited By:



I've had one hearing with Judge Jacks. He's an older "southern gentleman". He knows the law and the file very well and expects rep to be well prepared. He will ask for your theory of the case and any applicable listings or SSRs. He listens carefully and takes notes when rep is making argument. Seems very fair and thoughtful.

Judge: W. S Hubbard
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:11:51 PM
Submited By:



Judge Hubbard is friendly, easy to work with. Does not usually ask for opening or closing. Has rep do questioning and he cuts in with questions he needs answered. He will order CE's on medically weak cases. Is fair and awards cases with merit.

Judge: Jim Fraiser
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:05:14 PM
Submited By:



Based on our experience this ALJ used to be very friendly, easy going and had a much higher award rate. In the last couple of years he's become much tougher and has a very conservative award rate. He tends to like to work fast, asks rapid fire, pointed questions to claimant. Usually asks one hypo based on DDS and one assuming inability to do full time work. Does not usually ask for opening or closing and does most of questioning himself.

Judge: Laura Robinson
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 1:56:32 PM
Submited By:



I've had about 5 hearings with this judge. She is very pleasant, calm, professional and empathetic and understanding with the claimants. She is well prepared; will ask rep for opening; she then questions the claimant in a patient and fairly thorough manner and rep can follow up with additional specifics. She usually gives a hypo based on DDS RFC and one based on claimant's testimony or inability to be on task more than 75% of the time. SHe will also ask for closing argument. She strikes me as very fair and impartial.

Judge: Ted W Armbruster
Date Posted: 3/18/2013 8:26:41 AM
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He is terrible! Good luck with this idiot!

Judge: Nikki A Flowers
Date Posted: 3/13/2013 9:13:27 PM
Submited By: Frank jackson



I like her she seems fair and nice

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 3/11/2013 7:35:08 AM
Submited By:



Yes he has mind made up before the hearing. He schedules way too many hearings on one given day and they are conducted to quick. Rarely uses a VE. The Jacksonville ODAR is filled with fairly negative ALJs.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 3/7/2013 7:45:47 PM
Submited By: Shannon



Judge Frederick McGrath claimed he could not read the RFC filled out by my doctor because "the doctor's handwriting was not completely legible and his signature was indistinguishable." There were approximately 30 cases he ruled on before he saw me the day of my hearing and it seemed like he had already made up his mind on each case before the people even entered the courtroom. He wrote about my mental health in his official ruling even though my claim was entirely a physical case with all of my mental health issues (depression because I am unable to work) being a direct result of my physical disability.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 3/7/2013 6:57:22 PM
Submited By: Caretaker



I was denied even though I have more than 4,000 pages of medical records, dozens of doctors supporting my claim and submitting written statements, and the court-appointed vocational expert testified that there was not a job I was suitable to do. Mcgrath ruled against this suggestion and said I could do a job that did not require standing, sitting, working with my hands, concentration, memory, interaction with people, and would allow me to lie down for extended periods of time each hour. I also require a caretaker (who is writing this message as I am unable to do so) on a fulltime basis to feed, cloth, bathe, drive, make appointments and manage my dr. schedule, clean, cook, and take care of basically all of my needs/activities of daily living. He made the decision in less than 5 minutes and asked me less than 10 quick questions. His decision was overturned on appeal and has been sent back to be heard in court for a second time. I first applied for disability in 1999 and have spent the last 6 years appealing his ruling. I am going back to court in the next 6 months or so and will let you know who I get and the judgement.

Judge: PETER C EDISON
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 8:14:17 AM
Submited By:



This judge is cold-hearted and has no empathy for mental illness claimants. He not only called three psychiatrist and a social security psychologist, two primary doctors liars but me as well. His problem is since he can't see the illness physically then you can work. I believe he wants me to go out in the workplace and have one of my mental breakdowns whereby I hurt someone or vice-versa for him to see that a person that suffers with bipolar I & II are very moody people who can't always control themselves. I also suffer with manic depression, PSTD, social anxiety, anxiety, claustophic, panic attacks, OCD, high blood pressure, asthma, bronchitis, heart disease,etc. I am a 50 year old black female who has worked 30 years of her life always giving and caring for others. I have attempted suicide twice because I am my wits end. It took almost 4 years for this unfair system to tell me no I don't qualify for sdi in which I paid into the system. I guess, I will have to prove to this ### and the rest of them that I refuse to let others come here and live off of me when they never worked a day in this country.

Judge: Robert Ballieu
Date Posted: 2/7/2013 1:32:02 PM
Submited By: RJ



Judge Ballieu is a good guy, I went before him about a month ago and he was easy to talk to and was very professional with a smile.

Judge: Patricia Melvin
Date Posted: 1/29/2013 9:33:45 AM
Submited By: VTP



Really nice judge asks most of the questions ensure that all medical records are in

Judge: Robert Ballieu
Date Posted: 1/27/2013 6:14:49 AM
Submited By: nofuture



I think he's very nice,but a lot of questions I didn't know the answer to,like the names of all the medications that I have to take from all the.doctors.Its hard to remember all their names on the spur of the moment, so I had to say I don't know.When I got home I read them all,and one was changed but I still take all the rest. The other questions I haven't thought about because my life if such a struggle trying to find ways to survive and take care of my son. He's a very nice man and looks too young to be a jud

Judge: Todd Spangler
Date Posted: 1/8/2013 9:53:08 AM
Submited By: VTA



Watch how evidence is characterized in your case he does not seem to read file prior to hearing so you will need to educate about the case AT hearing. He is friendly but that is fatal to your case if you underestimate what he knows about the file. When going to VE in GRID cases watch as he does not have sedentary evaluated he will just address medium and light work even though there are NO transferrable skills.

Judge: Mary E Johnson
Date Posted: 1/7/2013 3:35:55 PM
Submited By: Jese james



Rushed us through hearing. Given only 25 minutes for case to be heard, and then omitted parts of my testimony from actual hearing. My case was denied. I have a form of cognitive impairment that is Early Alzheimers, but because of my age (46), I am being asked to remain in the work force doing menial work where I will most likely get fired within my 90 day period because of my memory. I have an attorney. I still lost. If I were four years older, I would get a compassionate allowance, by that point I may not even be able to remember it's available.

Judge: Willie L Rose
Date Posted: 11/20/2012 1:46:22 PM
Submited By:



Im wondering what can be done about this man disrespectfulness in the court room it ridiculous how he behaves hollering I assume thats his way of intimidating sad who can talk to in reference to his conduct.

Judge: Windell R Owens
Date Posted: 10/1/2012 6:08:57 PM
Submited By: Bambie



Very nice, took my conditions and feelings serious. Used all my Doctor's reports instead of ce exam report. Made me feel relaxed and at ease. VE at hearing was also considerate.

Judge: Jim Fraiser
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 11:21:55 AM
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I found Judge Frasier to be quite understanding and personable. He did change the onset date, however he had a sound basis for so doing. I say, "Keep up the good work."

Judge: Frederick McGrath
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 10:25:39 AM
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What a hoot! Seems to have his mind made up by the time we sit down. Holds 6 minute hearings. Gives great weight to RFCs. Somewhat of a "Nero" approach, either thumbs up or thumbs down, without excessive narrative. Does not like substance use or middle aged women with mental health issues.

Judge: Nikki A Flowers
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 10:16:41 AM
Submited By:



She seemed to start in Atlanta as an uber-tough judge, but seems to have mellowed as of late. Fair but tough. Tends to ask a lot of clarifying questions during testimony.

Judge: Willie L Rose
Date Posted: 8/26/2012 3:52:01 PM
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THIS JUDGE IS SOMETHING HE DOESN'T LOOK INTO YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS HE PRETTY MUCH TELLS YOU HIS DECISION IN THE COURT ROOM NOT FRIENDLY AT ALL. HOW CAN HE DETERMINE IF YOUR DISABLE OR NOT HE IS NOT A DOCTOR. BUT ALL OF YOUR DOCTOR RECORDS ARE SUPPORTING YOUR FINDINGS. HE GOES ON A SOCIAL SECURITY DOCTOR WORD WHO HAS SEEN ME ONE TIME NOT MY PRIMARY DOCTOR WHICH I HAVE SEEN FOR 9 YEARS WHAT A WORLD WE LIVE IN .

Judge: Jim Fraiser
Date Posted: 8/26/2012 12:31:10 PM
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Guys I understand your frustration. Been denied, however not by judge fraiser but my point is I know people that have very limited things wrong with them and yet they get approved no problem. Also I think these judges shouldnt be able to make such decisions based on medical evidence when they have no clue what some of it means. they are not doctors and have never worked in the medical field. So how can they determine whats severe or not? Or as my denial stated you have 3 severe impairments but not severe enough. Oh the world we live in

Judge: Jim Fraiser
Date Posted: 8/25/2012 1:42:38 PM
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I think Jim Frasier needs to step down!!!! He thinks he is above the law. He is very judge mental!!! He is an awful Judge!!

Judge: Michelle Thompson
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 5:03:21 PM
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I dont think she took in to consideration what I have to go through everyday dealing with children that have ADHD and ODD have twins one approved other one keep being denied I wish she could walk in my shoes and see how it feels to get calls from school because your child cant stay in her seat or that the child is being suspended for fighting hope she one day look at the whole picture and not just her question she asked us

Judge: Michelle Thompson
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 4:57:14 PM
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I don't understand her decision I have twins one approved other denied several times never went to court one other twin but the oldest getting denied they both have the same medical history and they take med everyday which is five to be exact and hopefully when I appeal I will have some type of representation because why do one get approved and the other one keeps getting denied keep in mind they are only three mintues apart bug the oldest twin keep getting denied ever chance I apply

Judge: Willie L Rose
Date Posted: 8/13/2012 3:26:46 PM
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The judge does not do a indepth study of the evidence of record. The judge discounts the findings of the claimant's allegations although they are supported by the evidence of record.

Judge: Larry J Stroud
Date Posted: 8/3/2012 6:34:28 PM
Submited By: J.S. MOORE GROUP; INC.



Fair judge,he will ask for a change of onset date if any m.e.r. is supportave of such.

Judge: PETER C EDISON
Date Posted: 8/1/2012 10:13:47 AM
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although judge edison wasnt my judge I understand your frustration my hearing was june 20th and I havent recieved a decision letter in the mail yet. My conditions is left leg ampuation, psoriatic arthritis, and post tramatic stress syndrome. now if that doesnt qualify as disabled after i worked many years in the workforce then what would? I often think the same thing you guys do. what does it take to get approved roll in there on a hospital bed or a wheelchair. however my judge was extremely nice and seemed interested in my case but the low approval rates they have speak for themselves

Judge: PETER C EDISON
Date Posted: 7/30/2012 4:53:14 PM
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This ALJ barely even looked at me during my hearing (June 2012) and never reviewed any medical findings after July 2011, which confirm my diagnosis. Also he basically said I was a liar and therefore denied me any disability benifits at all. I am on 19 prescribed medications, I can barely function while taken them, they have impaired my thinking skills. I also have hyper somnia, means I sleep for hours at any given time of day, but somehow that evidence was not in his report. If I was pushed in to the hearing in a wheel chair with drool hanging from my mouth, maybe he would believe me. But since I am an upbeat person ( to hide all the crap on the inside)he sees me as functional. I have good days and I have bad days , some days I have no pain and other days all I have is pain. I'm a mixed bag-who in their right mind would hire a person like myself? I can't sit or stand for too long, i can only do minimal light non-thinkinh kind of work, I will fall asleep on the job, I will forget the task I've been given and wander the office. I would get fired within a week, that or get that special baseball helmet for my head. this man infuriates me

Judge: Elizabeth De Gruy
Date Posted: 7/16/2012 11:46:10 AM
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God will judge you for lying

Judge: Todd Spangler
Date Posted: 7/4/2012 10:00:07 PM
Submited By: Jose



Appraetnly this is what the esteemed Willis was talkin' 'bout.

Judge: Kieran McCormack
Date Posted: 6/23/2012 5:48:49 AM
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I will rate him after I get my decision.

Judge: Kieran McCormack
Date Posted: 6/22/2012 5:33:41 PM
Submited By: ds



I agree with the comment above. I was in a lot of pain when I went in to present my case, and also stated how uncomfortable I was having to ask for this assistance. Judge McCormack was very accommadationg, kind, and made sure I understood every question and even asked if I needed to get up at one time. I too left with peace for either way his decision goes. the best part was having a good judge.

Judge: Jim Fraiser
Date Posted: 6/19/2012 8:32:19 AM
Submited By: Debbie Harris



bad judge

Judge: Todd Spangler
Date Posted: 6/12/2012 1:47:18 PM
Submited By: JAMES HAMILTON



I had my ssa hearing at 9:00 this morning , june 12th. Judge TODD SPANGLER Preceded over my case and was on time and very professional the whole time. He touched base on every issue i had. He was very blunt and to the point but would also explain why! The Vocational expert and court recorder was also nice and professional! I admit to being real nervous when i first went in the room but Judge SPANGLER was pleasant talking and calm which made me feel the same way after the hearing started. So my experience with Judge TODD SPANGLER was a very good one! GOOD LUCK ! I HOPE YOU GET JUDGE SPANGLER ALSO !

Judge: Michelle Thompson
Date Posted: 6/7/2012 4:49:36 PM
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Hottest looking ALJ I've seen. Very cute french sounding accent and a nice demeanor as well.

Judge: Jim Fraiser
Date Posted: 5/12/2012 8:07:18 AM
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JIM ABUSE HIS AUTHORITY AND WHY IS THE FBI INVOLVE IN THESE CRIMES

Judge: Jim Fraiser
Date Posted: 4/22/2012 3:40:30 AM
Submited By: Sadanddisappointed



How does this man sleep at night....really? Has denied my disabled daughter twice already and she has overwhelming evidence proving she is disabled. Idk how all these ppl faking it to make it can get a check yet she has to struggle and cant get help? Someone needs to pray for these folks to start approving...because the economy is already bad enough without us all scrimpimg and sacrificing to get the help we need and medicine and choosing between medicine food and bills to live.smh i bet none of the judges have to evvvvver sacrifice and worry and go hungry or without meds or utilities or be homeless....we have.

Judge: Kieran McCormack
Date Posted: 4/11/2012 9:10:26 PM
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Today, April,11,2012, I was given the opportunity state my disability case before Judge Kieran Mccormack. I can't began say how comfortable I was in presenting my case. Judge Mccormack was very professional and clearing explaining any question I didn't understand. Whether my answers were harmful to my case, I was very candid. That said, no matter what the results come out to be, I left with a sense of peace. Couldn't have gotten a better judge.

Judge: Ted W Armbruster
Date Posted: 4/11/2012 2:34:19 PM
Submited By: Kerry G. Passey



Awesome Judge.

Judge: Nikki A Flowers
Date Posted: 4/9/2012 7:03:17 PM
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To her credit, she demands superior preparation on the part of advocates, and will ultimately award a case if it's been expertly argued. Be ready to cite exhibits in support of a case theory, and be ready to defend any positions asserted. Be mindful that she tightly controls when and how representatives may rebut her on-the-record characterizations of what the evidence depicts. As a result of the friendly back and forth repartee that she enjoys, her hearings can run longer than average. While she can be difficult at times, I respect her reverence for process and her willingness to give a representative all the time he or she needs to make the best case.

Judge: Robert Ballieu
Date Posted: 3/14/2012 3:10:21 PM
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