Raleigh, North Carolina ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Raleigh, North Carolina, 14 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Raleigh, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 14.0 months. The average case processing time in Raleigh is 480 days.The Raleigh average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 48%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Raleigh ODAR office was last updated on 11/12/2014.

SSA, Raleigh ODAR Office
4800 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
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Phone: (866) 708-3174 -- Fax: (919) 790-2793
eFile Fax: (877) 470-5095 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Raleigh 14 14.0 months 480 days 2.1 15% 48% 37%
North Carolina15.4 months526 days2.014%52%34%
National Average:12.2 months421 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 14.50 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.13
Average Processing Time 463 days
Cases Pending 9349
Dispositions 5795
New Cases 6647
Hearings In Person 73%
Video Hearings 27%

Comments about Judges at the Raleigh North Carolina ODAR office:

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Judge: Juan C Marrero
Date Posted: 12/9/2014 12:33:01 PM
Submited By: Very Happy



Judge Marrero was an awesome judge, straight to the point and an awesome all around judge.

Judge: Richard E Perlowski
Date Posted: 11/5/2014 4:01:44 PM
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when I had court he denied me, I was so upset, my lawyer was confused because we had all the medical evidence needed. I took the denial hard, it was hard enough to admit that I can no longer work, and that I had issues out of my control within myself not that you could actually see. my emotions get the best of me. so I appealed the decision and waited I got a remand case a year and a half later, it was sent back to this same judge. I was worried because I didn't see him changing his decision, 2nd court he didn't seem interested as he didn't look at me when I talked, his tone was unwelcoming and was definitely sternly. so when I got my ddecision it was in my favor.. i was so happy, finally. So I would have to say overall he is FAIR he might not be the nicest guy but he is fair, I had the medical evidence from different doctors from me moving and they all said the same thing. I am happy he was professional about the remand and herd my 2nd case fairly with no bias (not sure how to spell that)

Judge: Angela Miranda
Date Posted: 9/20/2014 12:32:59 PM
Submited By: Denise



It must be so very Nice and powerful to hold the future of Someone's life in your hand while you are healthy and receiving a paycheck every week. Did you sleep well Judge Miranda? I did Not,

Judge: Kelly Davis
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 9:54:07 AM
Submited By: Tieisha Jones



Judge Davis was awesome!! I had my hearing 9/4/14. She was attentive, engaged, and passionate. She is clearly concerned about the claimants and makes the best decision for them. However, she did not give me a bench decision.....but, I do feel confident about it.

Judge: Lisa R Hall
Date Posted: 8/23/2014 1:41:49 PM
Submited By: Goddson



Judge Hall was very respectful, kind & understanding throughout my hearing. Thank you Judge Hall for granting me my SSDI.

Judge: Kelly Davis
Date Posted: 7/12/2014 11:49:20 AM
Submited By: Danielle Boggs



I guess I seen her on her bad day she was sick and could careless that I had been wobbling around on a torn acl and shattered meniscus and an anckle that also needed surgery same leg for the past 3years unfixed. She told me I was nolonger able 2 do the job I had been doing for 20 years which was food service serving tables or demo samples but I could do a harder more vigorous jobs like laundry attendant or house keeping that included climbing latters and climbing steps while carrying laundry or whatever. I was also told that being manic depressant, ptsd and bipolar wasn't crazy enough. So the bottom line was I worked enough quarters but Im not hurt or crazy enough. May her unwell being is what through her day and mine off or maybe she jus didn't care that I haven't had a god leg 2 work on in 3 yrs.. ooh and BTW they jus fixed my knee this yr and its been damaged and unstable for so long I had to have over 60% of my medial meniscus removed and its not healing well at all so now its taking longer to also fix my foot. So I'll be limping in pain and wobbling for ever. Which will continue to keep me depressed But I don't deserve the money I worked for all these years. I thank Mrs Davis every holiday and birthday I cant afford gifts for my two kids on being Autisic.. SO THANK YOU MRS.KELLY DAVIS FOR MAKING ME AND MY KIDS LIFE A LIVING ****.. I feel like she feeds into the system that allows drug addicts the right to benefits for destroying their own brain for 20+ years never contributing anything but someone who has worked and contributed to the system cant get whats rightfully ours and it makes me sad for our world.

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 6/3/2014 12:24:11 PM
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I had this judge for my hearing and was of course denied. Catherine interrupted my representation while he was talking and said that we needed to wrap it up so she could get to the next case. My lawyer told me that she is the lowest and worst judge that there is. She really needs to be taken off of the bench and all of the cases that she denied need to have the chance of being done again in front of a non-biased and fair judge that will take everything into consideration and not base their decision on what someone else thought. Catherine really messed up my case and falsified information. In addition she committed defamation of character and slander which is most definitely judicial misconduct and against the law. My lawyer has just informed me that he will not take my case any further due to my age. This judge, that is supposed to uphold, enforce, and follow herself, has broken the law, fabricated information, and made great mistakes in my case which ultimately ended up in an unfavorable decision. Now I have to appeal her decision and pray that the Appeals council will take a look at it and they will see how much Catherine Harper lied and falsified information just so that she could deny me. She already had her decision made before I even walked into the room. My hearing was ultimately a waste of time and for show. What goes around comes around. Always treat others the way you want to be treated.

Judge: Juan C Marrero
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 7:06:49 AM
Submited By: William Meeks



straight forward and to the point. good person and I didn't hear any accent. process was very smooth.

Judge: Yvonne K Stam
Date Posted: 4/21/2014 11:07:51 PM
Submited By: kevin hall



the worst judge anybody could ever have and a lying judge at that, very unhelpful judge, very well known to hold grudges from other alj's decisions didnt even look at the real problem this judge is in an awful judge and should not be involved in the social security she has no heart no sympathy and no care for the claimants feelings or disabilities she is only out to care for herself! the worst judge anybody could have!

Judge: Robert J Phares
Date Posted: 1/5/2014 8:10:24 AM
Submited By: Tabbetha



Robert Phares is a stern but fair judge. If you are truly disabled he will grant you a favorable decision.

Judge: Richard E Perlowski
Date Posted: 12/21/2013 6:49:37 AM
Submited By: TB



After reading the comments about Judge Perlowski, I was fearful that my daughter's case would be denied, especially since I had completed 3 applications and was denied by each time. However, I had the hearing with him for her case, and I presented the evidence I had available along with what he already had. At the end of the hearing, Judge Perlowski asked me to sign forms stating his office could request additional records, and I did. I waited about 5 months, and I called his office only to find he hadn't received all the records. Within a week of my last call to his office, I received a packet showing he had gotten the records he'd requested, and within 5 additional days, my daughter's case had been approved. I did not experience what the other people who commented here experienced. During the hearing, he was very short and appeared to not even be paying attention, but he was..he had to be in order to see in my daughter what I had been seeing for so many years. I truly appreciate his attention now, and I think he's truly WONDERFUL!

Judge: Angela Miranda
Date Posted: 12/13/2013 8:37:26 AM
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Had a video hearing with this Judge. Her proceedings ran identical to the one described on 10/1/12. She was friendly throughout the whole proceeding and when she questioned the Claimant she did not get confrontational. Not sure of our outcome, but it was a smooth, pleasant process for all. There are FAR worse judges to be before.

Judge: Robert J Phares
Date Posted: 10/31/2013 12:30:08 PM
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My wife had to appear in front of judge Phares. I was a witness to her case and spoke with him. The first impression of him was that he was a hard judge to deal with,but after a few minutes of speaking with him you start to understand that he just wants to be professional and unbiased in the case. My opinion is that if you really deserve disability then you will get it. if not then don't even try to be shady... he will see right though you!!!!!!

Judge: Richard E Perlowski
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 5:32:48 PM
Submited By: William



THE WORST JUDGE BECAUSE HE MAKE IT LOOK LIKE U ASKIN FOR A HAND OUT,WHEN INDEED I RATHER B WPRKIN ,I DONE HAVE GREAT JOBS DRIVEN BIG TRUCKS AND WORKIN AT SHIPYARDS MAKING GREAT MONEY BUT WHEN HEALTH ISSUES ARRIVE THE GOVERNMENT NOT THERE FOR YOU AND MY RFC REPORT STATES I CANT WORK BHE JUDGK TH

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 5/2/2013 1:03:00 AM
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First of all, to the person who compared the "53% Catherine Harper" to the "24% Catherine Harper": While I congratulate you on your exceedingly rare positive experience with Judge Harper, I respectfully disagree with your glowing review, based on my recent appearance before her as a claimant. I have worked for over half a century, and have endured the mandatory deductions from every paycheck I have ever earned, by the SSA. This arrangement, we are told, is partially to ensure that funds will be available to workers who become disabled, and can no longer work to support themselves. In all fairness to you, I can understand your perspective as a representative OF a disabled person appearing before Judge Harper. You are still employed whether she approves or denies your client's claim, and you still have the means to support yourself. Imagine how you'd feel if you were a disabled person and found out, MUCH to your surprise, that the Judge assigned to decide your case was cold, arrogant, rude, and totally lacking in compassion and understanding. It is unthinkable that a person with the disposition of Catherine Harper would CHOOSE a profession that requires her to make decisions that affect people's lives and futures...since she so obviously holds working class people in such contempt. We are advised to "think before we post" because the judge we are leaving comments about might read them. I humbly submit that perhaps Catherine Harper should "think before she destroys a person's life". If you are reading this, Catherine...remember that no one chooses to be disabled, and we would rather be working and earning a living as opposed to this harsh, cruel reality we are now faced with, a reality of an uncertain future and basic, day-to-day survival because you denied our claim after we have held up OUR part of the bargain. As a representative of the Federal Government, it's your turn to hold up YOUR part of the bargain you made with US....when you took our money all these years and DECADES. If we had pulled a scam like this, we'd all be in a Federal Prison for racketeering.

Judge: Lisa R Hall
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 11:53:11 AM
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I believe this judge holds resentment toward some attorneys and that determines the outcome of your case, she throwa out RFC's,and medical evidence for reasons such as she believes doctors are "helping you out" or they "didnt do enough", all her personal nastiness, NOT THE LAW she is suppose to be following. Xrays, MRI's dont count for anything as well with her.

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 4/17/2013 12:23:36 PM
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People seems to have caught on that this is the best judge--in temperament, wisdom and kindness. If you have a hearing with this man and you don't like it, there is something seriously wrong with you.

Judge: Larry A Miller
Date Posted: 4/13/2013 3:03:04 PM
Submited By: private



this is the worst judge and has no compassion for anybody i was denied and have several things wrong with me depression, major axiety, a neurological disorder that im now being evaluated by a doctor for and cant hardly walk sometimes or move my arms and i was denied by him hes no good for nothing and should be fired!

Judge: Edward Bowling
Date Posted: 3/19/2013 5:45:28 AM
Submited By: eharrell



What a disappointment to the league of ALJ! Avoid him like the plague!

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 3/18/2013 9:37:28 AM
Submited By: Ms.Gordon



Judge Seery is a wonderful person,he denied my claim but he also explained to me why and I understood every word,that was over 2 years ago.Thank you Mr.Seery.

Judge: Juan C Marrero
Date Posted: 3/18/2013 9:25:52 AM
Submited By: Ms.Gordon



Judge Marrero is a wonderful person and I was very pleased with him and his attitude.Thank you Mr.Marrero for everything.

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 3/8/2013 9:08:02 AM
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I am an extremely well experienced representative. For those of us who have been around awhile, it's interesting that within a year ALJ Harper has gone from a 24% approval rating, with one of the lowest rates in Macon, to one of the highest with 53%. Looks like a total reinvention, as the numbers don't lie. The previous posters were writing about the 24% version of Judge Harper, not the apparently new and improved one.

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 3/6/2013 10:19:57 AM
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Reps at my firm said that Judge Harper was really nice. That's been my experience as well. She friendly and very pleasant, putting clients at ease with her down to earth conversational style. Her approval rate is higher than many other judges in the office too.

Judge: John A Thawley
Date Posted: 3/4/2013 10:24:45 PM
Submited By: Angel



Judge Thawley seems friendly but is the most nasty white devil I had evers Know. This heathen judge did his very best to provoke me to angry. The question he asked was smart questions, his ***** Melisa Stewart laugh at all of his negative questions adress to me.Then the devil used two doctors advice i had never seen before. Mr. Devil went back 10 years on my first injury to take my doctors advice, which is totally stupid. He honesty stated in his decision he didn't believe my doctors because both was African American, where in the world did this heathen come from. Judge heathen read all my notes which are medical evidience that are in my favor and he twisted the truth. My stundent loans are discharge and the same note the heathen have so does the United States of education. Therefore the US government verify I have a disability issue but not the Judge. If I could sue this Judge for not understanding his job i would.

Judge: John A Thawley
Date Posted: 2/11/2013 9:37:50 PM
Submited By: Joe



Judge Thawley seems friendly enough but after he issued an opinion that said I was disabled he then stated that the claim was denied. It made no sense and I truly have been disabled. Now I have to worry about homelessness. But since I am a White and American I should expect this punishment.

Judge: Katherine D Wisz
Date Posted: 2/11/2013 2:43:05 PM
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EXCELLENT.

Judge: Yvonne K Stam
Date Posted: 2/10/2013 3:15:11 PM
Submited By: Brett H



former atty for claimants now an intense, smart, egotistical, opinionated, biased, but very well prepared ALJ known to hold grudges. we had a claimant who had been denied by another ALJ but had since gotten worse and had new severe impairments (cervical DDD, lumbar DDD, depression) which we documented with 2 years worth of treatment and tests (MRIs, etc). At hearing and in decision denying claim, ALJ Stam ignored the new problems and acted like claimant made it up. ALJ interruppted questioning by me saying she had already covered that topic, but she had not really. [I was asking specific Qs about Claimant's trouble using her hands]Then stopped my Qs of VE on same topic. AC upheld her denial withou comment.

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 2/8/2013 11:57:49 AM
Submited By: Gloria Lovell Koch



"A pearl of great price." A peach on the tree. A blossom of sweet scent. A treasure to be cherished.

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 2/3/2013 11:30:36 AM
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Absolutely astonishing....I was searching for information about Catherine Harper in order to discover if she treated others the same way she treated me, and I see that I wasn't her first victim.....and probably won't be her last. I'm sorry all you folks in Georgia had to endure appearing before this maniac, and you'll be relieved to learn that she's been transferred to Raleigh, NC. Apparently, I was one of the first few here to have the misfortune to appear before her. She was arrogant, rude, hateful, snide, and EXTREMELY abusive to me AND my lawyer. I had already decided to make it a new hobby of mine to have her removed from the bench even BEFORE I knew if she would deny my claim! Of course, she denied my claim, and twisted the statements on my claim as well as what I said at my hearing...even calling Tramadol an "over the counter medication" after asking me at the hearing where I got it, and me telling her "from a doctor's prescription". Just before my hearing, my lawyer warned me that "She seems to have a bubbly, vivacious personality, but word has it she's a Battleaxe!" As a person who has worked and paid into Social Security since the early 70's, I had an expectation to AT LEAST be treated with dignity and respect at my hearing. The research I have conducted so far indicates that she treats younger people like me (I'm 51) like DIRT, even CRIMINALS who are trying to scam the system! I was on my second dose of Tramadol when I appeared in her courtroom, which left me completely unable to think fast enough to counter the barrage of hostile questions. Fortunately, the medication I was on probably saved me from ejection from the hearing, as well as being arrested for suggesting the optimal internal location for her gavel. This "judge" is not fit to impartially make decisions that can determine a person's future, and should be removed from the bench....I've seen Pitbulls with more compassion, and rattlesnakes with more empathy, than this egotistical, black-hearted witch! God help those who have the bitter misfortune to have their SSD claims decided by Cathrine Harper.........a true menace to society, and the bane of common decency.

Judge: Yvonne K Stam
Date Posted: 1/29/2013 9:32:58 AM
Submited By: VTP



Very nice, very helpful, used a vocational expert half the time, but she is old school. Ask some questions but not in order, and does not ask all, you have to be on your toes.

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 1/22/2013 11:59:09 AM
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She is a nut.

Judge: WILLIAM F TAYLOR
Date Posted: 1/9/2013 12:24:25 PM
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He is very nice, understanding and caring. I have never met anyone like him!!

Judge: William Andersen
Date Posted: 1/7/2013 9:36:51 PM
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heard my case is with a writer began this week, its been just a week over 90 day wait, Xmas just passed do you think ALJ group up unfavorables to sent out after holidays

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 1/4/2013 12:51:08 PM
Submited By: Raleigh Rep



Are these people talking about the same person I see all the time?!?! I understand why folks do have that opinion though. To his credit, he is very pleasant, and does show compassion when people are in pain. HOWEVER, if you get him, you have less than a 50/50 shot of getting approved---and I'm sorry, that's not good to me. I do not know too many reps who thinks he's that wonderful wrt to the claims he approves. But perhaps, other reps may have better luck with him but he is nowhere on the ranking wrt to judges you want to hear your claim at this office. Again, he'd seem fun to have a beer with, he's funny too. But if you need him to preside over your disability case, oh no... chances are slim!

Judge: Katherine D Wisz
Date Posted: 1/4/2013 12:44:34 PM
Submited By: Raleigh Rep



As a rep, my first encounter with her was horrible! I just knew she was like that all the time. But I've seen her many times since then, she's awesome actually. Pleasant, professional and she listens, she does not rudely cut people off, and lot of female judges are rough (look at percentages overall on this site), especially to female reps, she is not like that. She is intelligent as the review above said, she has a toughness too that I respect but I see compassion in her. She is fair and I do not think she denies claims lightly as some other judges in this office.

Judge: Juan C Marrero
Date Posted: 1/4/2013 12:31:54 PM
Submited By: Raleigh Rep



Very surprised at his reviews. He is normally very fair, extremely professional and pleasant demeanor in hearings. He will call out cases that are not prepped but he's not a complete jerk about it. As a rep, he's one of my favorites, if not my favorite. He does not drag out hearings either... I like that too. And not bad to look at either!!!

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 12/21/2012 3:55:39 PM
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Unless Judge Harper has reinvented herself, the last poster's favorable endorsement is hard to believe. She's well known for conducting short-shrift hearings. How many "tough questions" can a judge ask inside of 15 minutes?

Judge: Michelle D Cavadi
Date Posted: 12/18/2012 9:21:54 AM
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absolute nightmare - she is a twit from twittersville - she is snooty, will not look at you with a serene caring look, acts like she owns the world and most definitely is the type, I think, that would undermine anything - she may know her law and what it takes to be a judge, but she is not a people person. Lost my case and hope to God Almighty I don't get her again after filing my appeal - not impressed - she need to go back where she came from -

Judge: Larry A Miller
Date Posted: 12/8/2012 12:21:37 PM
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he is the worst judge on the board he needs to be fired!

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 12/7/2012 2:26:37 PM
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I've always found Judge Harper to be very nice and quite reasonable. She asks the tough questions, but it's because she's actually taken the time to read all of the medical records. I like her.

Judge: Robert J Phares
Date Posted: 12/7/2012 2:13:45 PM
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I've always found him to be very fair and kind.

Judge: Robert J Phares
Date Posted: 11/29/2012 7:18:33 PM
Submited By: GreenAmazon2



This is a follow up to my review submitted on 5/22/2012. I won on a remand following appeal but I am very suspicious it was because I requested two senators follow the case to keep Phares honest. With the flashlight of oversight on him his second determination, in my favor, suddenly admitted that evidence I had submitted previously(letters from witnesses and past medication history) was now relevant. Neuropsychological testing which proved I had a somatoform disorder trumped the state hired disability psychiatrist Meymandi who said there was nothing wrong with me mentally. If you don't have objective lab testing/physical findings proving you are sick according to established criteria you don't have a chance of winning.

Judge: Kelly Davis
Date Posted: 11/16/2012 1:30:30 PM
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She is such a cutie, with true joy in her heart. She cares very much about the claimants who appear before her and does her best to get them a decision as soon as possible. We need more like this hard working judge.

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 11/15/2012 1:43:46 PM
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This judge shows he loves his job. He looks riight at you and asks many good questions. He denied my case, but I got a fiar shake from him. No complaints

Judge: Richard E Perlowski
Date Posted: 10/30/2012 1:13:42 PM
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WORST JUDGE I EVER SEEN DONT CARE FOR PEOPLE AND MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ASKING FOR A HAND OUT WHEN IN FACT ITS YOUR MONEY YOU ALREADY WORKED FOR NOW THAT YOU ARE DISABLE AND NEED YOUR MONEY HE WILL DENY YOU IN EVERY WAY HES VERY RUDE AND HATEFUL HE NEED TO BE BENCH

Judge: Ralph P Dodds
Date Posted: 10/15/2012 5:28:33 AM
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RIP Judge Dodds. He demonstrated many qualities that all Judges should have. He was patient and actually showed he was interested in the lives and medical problems of the people who appeared before him. When they seemed to be nervous or got confused, he would make gentle little jokes that were not sarcastic or argumentative, to put people at ease. He could ask follow up questions without showing annoyance or impatience. He certainly did not approve all claims, but he treated the claimants whose cases he heard with respect, as people with problems rather than just another file to be processed. He interacted with the claimant's attorneys in a professional way.

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 10/10/2012 12:33:39 PM
Submited By: SS Lawyer



LOL. If the stakes weren't so high for our clients she would be comical. She is Delores Umbridge from the Harry Potter series

Judge: Angela Miranda
Date Posted: 10/1/2012 2:06:28 PM
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I've been in front of MANY ALJs that were MUCH worse than Judge Miranda. She can get tempramental at times, but for the most part she is very reasonable. She asks the rep if they want to give an opening, then asks the claimant about PRW, asks the VE to be ready to categorize the work when the time comes, asks the rep to go ahead with questioning, she will follow up with questions, will ask if the rep has any other follow up questions, then goes to the VE. She is very hard to read, though. She presents a hypo that results in jobs, then 3 or 4 that result in no jobs, so it's hard to know if she's thinking of paying or not except for the fact that she rarely pays! Very unfavorable.

Judge: Mason Hogan
Date Posted: 9/24/2012 5:09:29 AM
Submited By: Nancy Breck



Mr. Hogan when he was a lawyer with Kathleen Glancy law firm in Wilmington NC helped me get my disability. I found out 4 years later that I did not get the proper payout. I spent 4 years not getting the medical help I needed for my disability, scrubbing toilets and floors, eating meagerly, not socializing, selling jewelry, etc. Social Security reimbursed me the monies not paid to me and I just received a letter I no longer qualify for medicaid part D which will cost me $600 a month. I get enought from social security to pay for my home only. Any thing else I have to have a job for.....food, electric, utilities etc which is about a minimum of $800. I have been trying to do this against all odds. It is like I was in jail for a crime I did not commit. Glancy says that their firm had nothing to do with it. I have emails to the contrary and Mr. Hogan knows that the information he gave me was incorrect. I say as you sleep comfortable in you warm safe home at night to own up oand pay me for damages.

Judge: Larry A Miller
Date Posted: 9/23/2012 6:19:54 PM
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ENJOY THE GRAVY TRAIN MILLER BECAUSE ONE DAY IT'S GOING TO COME TO A SREECHING HALT, NOTHING LASTS FOREVER NOT EVEN THE DENIAL OF THE BENEFITS I HAVE WORED SO HARD TO PUT INTO THE SYSTEM ALL MY LIFE. YOU HAVE TO BE A DRUG ADDICT DRUNK HAVE TERMINAL CANCER OR SUFFER END PHASE RENAL DISEASE TO BE APPROVED BY THIS MAN.

Judge: Larry A Miller
Date Posted: 9/22/2012 4:35:23 PM
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ONE DAY THIS JUDICATOR IS GOING TO BE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY UNABLE TO DENY PEOPLE THE MONEY THAT THEY HAVE WORKED SO HARD FOR ALL THEIR LIVES. I PRAY WITHOUT CEASING THAT EVERYONE OF THEIR FACES HE SEES..

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 9/19/2012 7:40:14 AM
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He made my day. Hewas so sweet and gentle. He talked to my softy and told me not to worry and not to think bad thoughts.

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 9/17/2012 10:22:29 AM
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Catherine harper is evil my condition kekeeps me from working.if I could I would but I have no choice and she denied me. I hope something be done about the way she is handling these cases .catherine I hope you never have to come in contact with a person that is evil like you

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 9/12/2012 6:28:53 AM
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The SSA promises claimants a non-adversarial hearing. Webster defines that as friendly, hospitable, nonantagonistic, nonhostile, sympathetic. Judge Harper has no concept of what that means. The best judges are the ones who have learned how to deny cases that need to be denied who still hold truely non-adversarial hearings.

Judge: Juan C Marrero
Date Posted: 9/6/2012 11:38:15 AM
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Terrible accent, couldn't understand more than "hello" and "adios". Needs an interpretor.

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 9/5/2012 10:59:39 AM
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This judge is an ace; He'll quicken your pace; Add years to your life; Do away with your strife; Not since J. B---n; Has there been such reknown; For the best ALJ in the Fed; No one is smarter than Mr. Ed.

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 1:26:20 PM
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This man is very good. He really knows what is going on with you. My layer said I was real lucky to have him because the others aren't that good like this man. He talked to my like a freind. I hope I get a good report from him.

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 8/29/2012 11:47:57 AM
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Judge Seery is the best judge ever. My case was yesterday, August 28th at 10:00 a.m. and he approved my SSD...I am so happy and thrilled with the outcome. He is amazing and I thank God for him!!!!

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 8/20/2012 7:37:40 AM
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Bad experience with this Judge. My decision letter was full of wrong facts. It seemed prepared by a third party.

Judge: Angela Miranda
Date Posted: 8/17/2012 12:04:31 PM
Submited By: None



Judge Miranda is probably one of the worst ALJs I have been in front of. If there is any errors in your file she will blame you and call you out on it in front of your client. She claims that Social Security never makes any mistakes and that evidence placed in your exhibit file had to be put there by you. She will tell you that Social Security has no plausible way to make a mistake about exhibiting your file. What a crock of total BS. She is hateful, rude, and lacks any sort of judicial tact. How she got on the bench is beyond me. She should be removed.

Judge: Katherine D Wisz
Date Posted: 8/17/2012 6:36:12 AM
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Judge Wisz is a very intelligent and professional judge. She is always well prepared and is courteous to the claimants and representatives. She is one of the best judges in the agency.

Judge: Larry A Miller
Date Posted: 8/15/2012 5:22:06 PM
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Judge Miller applies the law fairly and compassionately to all in the land.

Judge: Larry A Miller
Date Posted: 8/13/2012 9:19:06 AM
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This judge has one care, that is to lie and do whatever he can to deny benifits to people whom are disabled to the point of not being able to work and support themselves. I am one of his victims. In court he admitted there were no jobs avaiable that I could do, but in his report he stated there were many jobs I could do, but I have been evaluated by doctors and been to work centers, and there are no jobs I can do especially full time to make a living. So I will starve or have to steal to feed myself. I wonder whom the oppress should target? Look at this man's record through the years. He has continually had a carear goal of approving less aned less cases. This man is not fit to be doing this type of work. He has no care about his fellow human beaings and he is a demonic oppressor full of hate, lies and deceipt. He needs to be fired immediately before he kills more and more of our fellow citizens spreading his hate, and only concern for himself.

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 8/10/2012 2:49:40 PM
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Truly a prince

Judge: Mason Hogan
Date Posted: 7/31/2012 8:19:28 AM
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Its nice to have a Judge who will listen and understand and make decision on a case by case basis win or lose. He is fair and impartial and all around a great guy you would like to know in or off the bench!!!

Judge: Juan C Marrero
Date Posted: 7/18/2012 9:38:27 AM
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This judge is erratic and likely suffers from an affective disorder. There are days when he displays a coherent and linear thought process, others when he lacks logic and has bouts of spontaneous rage. His decisions depend on which end of rapid cycling is in play at the time, but either way rarely have any relation to the law or the facts. Impossible to prepare your client for this judge's demeanor.

Judge: Angela Miranda
Date Posted: 7/3/2012 7:34:50 PM
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This is way more helpful than aytnhing else I've looked at.

Judge: Mason Hogan
Date Posted: 6/13/2012 8:54:18 PM
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Spent enough time on our side of the Bench that your client WILL have a fair Hearing.Good guy all around....but be prepared.

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 6/1/2012 7:43:34 AM
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she denied my husband. he is blind in one eye from diabetes.he can hardly walk on his left foot from surgery. he sleeps alot from the medication. he has worked all his life and was at his last job 25 years. She treated him as if he never worked and was just someone wanting a check. although i wasn't in the courtroom i could hear her outside. she seems very rude and loud. she didn't want to listen to him talk or explain anything. i hope she never becomes disabled. if she does it would probably be from not being able to sleep at night.

Judge: Robert J Phares
Date Posted: 5/22/2012 6:01:54 AM
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Phares is a biased judge. In reviewing my case he failed to do proper credibility testing and cherry picked evidence to deny the case. This included dismissing my doctor's testimony and statements from witnesses. He seemed particularly interested that I had gaps in my employment and seemed mad that he couldn't just disqualify me for not earning money. There must be a circle in **** for disability judges. I don't know how they can sleep at night.

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 5/10/2012 7:37:44 PM
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I found Judge Harper to be very thorough and fair. She afforded me all the time we needed to discuss my case.

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 5/7/2012 8:10:27 AM
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A most poetic judge, seasoned and well spoken, peppered with wisdom and salted with knowledge.

Judge: William Andersen
Date Posted: 4/30/2012 8:33:36 AM
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Havent received a decision on my case but hopefully he approved me!

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 4/22/2012 3:40:59 AM
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I agree with all the above comments, I went before her via video conference and she was very rude. She acted as though I was lying to her about my medical and mental conditions. When I received my denial letter its like she took everything I said and twisted it. I really don't believe that she read any of my medical or mental records. She also stated after VE testimony that I can't go back doing my previous jobs but I can do other jobs which would very much be a strain on me because of my medical condition. How crazy is that? She really need to be removed from the bench because she does not have any sympathy for others I really hate it if she ever becomes disabled and faced with the same problem.

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 4/16/2012 7:00:48 PM
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Catherine harper is very rude. My social security is in the appeal process because she didnt take the time to acknowledge my disabilities.

Judge: Kelly Davis
Date Posted: 4/3/2012 9:29:43 AM
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I found her to be thoughtful, compassionate, and willing to allow the attorney to direct the questioning. She made a responsible, efficient, carefully considered bench decision, without fanfare or hesitation; did not play games.

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 4/2/2012 5:42:27 PM
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Judge Seery understands the law and regulations and renders fair decisions. He is truly a compassionate conservative who upholds and honors the Social Security laws as they have been enacted.

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 4/1/2012 10:21:08 AM
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Seery, J. has the respect and admiration of all the members of his collegium.

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 4/1/2012 9:28:28 AM
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Rarely does an attorney have the opportunity to plead his case before a Judge who has the intellect, integrity and decisivness of Judge Seery. He is the real deal.

Judge: Robert J Phares
Date Posted: 3/30/2012 6:39:43 AM
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really think he is a fair judge

Judge: Edward W Seery
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 4:43:54 PM
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Judge Seery is a wise and deliberate Jurist.

Judge: Catherine Harper
Date Posted: 3/23/2012 8:30:04 AM
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Very negative ALJ. She is rude to the Claimant's and their representation. Even in the rare times she decides to pay the case she still shows her true colors by her horrible attitude.

Judge: Robert Rideout
Date Posted: 3/14/2012 7:34:04 PM
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Every experience with Judge Robert Rideout has been a pleasure. He is extremely professional and consistent.