Las Vegas, Nevada ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Las Vegas, Nevada, 6 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Las Vegas, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 14.0 months. The average case processing time in Las Vegas is 430 days.The Las Vegas average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 40%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Las Vegas ODAR office was last updated on 3/11/2015.

SSA, Las Vegas ODAR Office
300 South 4th Street, 10th Floor
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
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Phone: 888-397-5623 -- Fax: (702) 471-0338
eFile Fax: (877)730-3360 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Las Vegas 6 14.0 months 430 days 2.0 22% 40% 38%
Nevada13.0 months414 days1.923%36%42%
National Average:12.8 months432 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 14.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.96
Average Processing Time 430 days
Cases Pending 4416
Dispositions 798
New Cases 836
Hearings In Person 100%
Video Hearings 0%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Norman L Bennett 24%32%43%
Judge Donald R Colpitts 20%57%23%
Judge Christopher R Daniels 25%42%33%
Judge David K Gatto 18%38%43%
Judge Cynthia R Hoover 23%26%51%
Judge Barry H Jenkins 24%32%44%

Comments about Judges at the Las Vegas Nevada ODAR office:

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Judge: David K Gatto
Date Posted: 3/6/2015 12:52:57 PM
Submited By: Richard Wening

It is my concern that the standards provided by Social Security to the administrators are biased towards applicants who have ready access to medical services. I'm sure this was not the intent, but it is the reality.

Judge: Barry H Jenkins
Date Posted: 12/17/2014 8:16:08 AM
Submited By: Public

Mr Jenkins, it appears you have made the choice throughout a good portion of your working life to hold positions within the scope of Public Servant. Including receiving your education as the result of service for the people of the United States. You are in fact a employee of the tax payers and citizens of the United States. A public Servant. As a employee it’s apparent we the citizens and tax payers find your conduct, your attitude, and your ability to perform your duties as defined to be sadly lacking. Please make every effort to rectify theses issues, or seek other employment . It would be a shame to have to have your service terminated by public forum, petition, and public demand. In other words, by the people who employ you, the people you in fact are employed by and work for.

Judge: Donald R Colpitts
Date Posted: 4/1/2014 4:24:13 PM
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Judge Colpitts is an excellent Judge! He heard my case, read through my documentation, listened to my Advocate and came to a very sound conclusion. My Advocate and I were at ease with Judge Colpitts. He assured Us that everything would be alright. He is a great judge and compassionate.

Judge: Norman L Bennett
Date Posted: 1/29/2014 4:03:30 PM
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Judge was in my favor for good reason, however, all monies have not been returned to me as yet, nor addressed.

Judge: Michael B Kennett
Date Posted: 4/11/2013 3:30:51 PM
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The best judge in the state of Nevada. The above comments written by SSA stooge or ALJ himself. Either way its a lie

Judge: Daniel F Loughry
Date Posted: 4/10/2013 7:34:43 PM
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I love you Judge Loughry...;)

Judge: Donald R Colpitts
Date Posted: 4/10/2013 7:32:44 PM
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He is smart and competent. A friendly guy, but make no mistake he is nobody's fool. Don't think you can saunter in with no evidence and a sad story. Be prepared.

Judge: Craig Ellis
Date Posted: 4/10/2013 7:27:00 PM
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Judge: Michael B Kennett
Date Posted: 4/10/2013 5:28:28 PM
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The best judge in the state of Nevada.

Judge: Craig Ellis
Date Posted: 3/4/2013 11:50:12 PM
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Great Judge he really understands

Judge: Michael B Kennett
Date Posted: 2/1/2013 1:41:41 PM
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Rude and bias

Judge: Norman L Bennett
Date Posted: 1/22/2013 7:11:14 PM
Submited By: cheryl schitzbach

Judge bennett was fair ,and straight forward when making his decsion in regards to my case. He ask questions that made sense and inevitably help him with his decsion.honesty and doctors visits a must.i am elated and hoping to be able to better the quality of my life in the future. Judge bennett u r the best. THANK YOU

Judge: Norman L Bennett
Date Posted: 12/5/2012 6:16:37 PM
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Rude, does not care, thinks its a game, no respect, doesn't listen Terrible Judge. In this day and age a Judge should consider all the information. This judge uses personal information he encounters such as an affair that happened years ago, and entered it into the denial and called it "adultry". What kind of person does this to someone who has mental and physical ailments? It wasn't even relevent

Judge: Norman L Bennett
Date Posted: 11/29/2012 7:16:39 AM
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He is the absolute worst!!! If you get assigned to him, try your hardest to get another judge to rule on your case. He make me think I was approved & then a few days later, I received the denial in the mail. It was all a big joke to him. Apparently once you get a judge, you will get him again on any appeals. Even with all the medical proof I have of my injuries, as well as doctors notes, it won't matter. I feel doomed all because of this man. It is so unfair. For this reason, I'm leaving this state. I'm sure any other state will approve me immediately. Vegas is one of the worst for any kind of help!!

Judge: Craig Ellis
Date Posted: 11/15/2012 1:11:59 AM
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Great Judge

Judge: Donald R Colpitts
Date Posted: 9/13/2012 5:45:37 PM
Submited By: sammy

This judge made my family member at ease and even joked with them. Efficent and very friendly. That being said, doesn't mean he will approve ur case. Evidence is crucial as well as the hearing....

Judge: Norman L Bennett
Date Posted: 8/28/2012 4:03:33 PM
Submited By: Paul Stebbins

Judge Bennett , his clerk and the officer in the front office ,were all extremely competent , friendly and ready to listen to me and to my evidence that I presented. He ruled within several days and his total efficency , was above reproach. Even being saddled with no lawyer to represent me , all it took was being honest and showing good evidence.

Judge: Norman L Bennett
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 12:04:04 AM
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This Judge is so rude one of the worst ever he is a racist, you can tell and I have proof of it, he didnt give me time to explain my case he had his mind made was denied 6 days later with a letter in the mail............I pray to God i dont get him again

Judge: Donald R Colpitts
Date Posted: 6/26/2012 2:05:05 PM
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One of the best judges in the nation. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and runs hearings with thoroughness, efficiency, and compassion. Jokes with attorneys off the record. Very good at putting everyone (clients and attorneys) at ease.