Cincinnati, Ohio ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Cincinnati, Ohio, 14 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Cincinnati, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 15.0 months. The average case processing time in Cincinnati is 448 days.The Cincinnati average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 41%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Cincinnati ODAR office was last updated on 7/9/2014.

SSA, Cincinnati ODAR Office
Enquirer Building, Suite 2100
312 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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Phone: 877-405-7672 -- Fax: (513) 361-0282
eFile Fax: (877) 904-5488 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Cincinnati 14 15.0 months 448 days 1.9 17% 41% 42%
Ohio13.3 months424 days1.917%41%41%
National Average:12.3 months400 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 15.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.88
Average Processing Time 448 days
Cases Pending 8506
Dispositions 3702
New Cases 4593
Hearings In Person 72%
Video Hearings 28%

Comments about Judges at the Cincinnati Ohio ODAR office:

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Judge: Kevin J Detherage
Date Posted: 8/13/2014 10:32:23 AM
Submited By: Jason



It was nice to see this judge seemed to care and actually spent the time to try and understand my issues and why I in front of him instead of an "in-out" case like ordering a meal at mcdonalds.

Judge: Paul E Yerian
Date Posted: 8/4/2014 4:49:47 PM
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Judge: Paul E Yerian
Date Posted: 8/4/2014 4:48:20 PM
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I'm very please that Judge Yerian did a OTR decision for me. I appreciate the hard work that goes into each case file he must go through.

Judge: Kevin J Detherage
Date Posted: 6/23/2014 12:04:26 PM
Submited By: Kathy D. McQueen



I think Judge Kevin J. Detherage is an outstanding judge. Wishing him all the best in Ohio!!!

Judge: Gregory G Kenyon
Date Posted: 6/15/2014 5:22:13 AM
Submited By: Natalie R



I agree with Approved a Thank a The Lord..... I do not know how it will turn out but can say I think he is more fair than SS people, who led me astray in circles for years, false info etc.... Which has cost me dearly in so many ways. Judge Kenyon, made me feel at ease I was terrified, but his kindness and caring way helped so much. Thank You for your time sir.n nNatalie R

Judge: Paul E Yerian
Date Posted: 5/30/2014 10:51:20 AM
Submited By: allen



Why is he so slow ....... Been nearly 2 years and still no answer.

Judge: Kenneth Wilson
Date Posted: 5/22/2014 1:40:18 PM
Submited By: Andrew Atkinson



Judge treated my wife with the upmost respect. Friendly & fair.

Judge: John M Prince
Date Posted: 5/14/2014 9:12:23 AM
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He was genuinely compassionate, attentive, and it appeared that he wanted to do all he could to help disabled individuals.

Judge: Deborah Smith
Date Posted: 4/29/2014 1:42:29 PM
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I stood before Judge Smith. I was one of the average 57 to 58 percent denied every year. Two of my personal Doctors found me disabled. She gave them, "No weight" in her words. She did give the paid SSA paid Doctor who never examined me "full weight". That has been several years ago. I still can not work and have not worked for every one of those years. I made 50 thousand a year. Now I make nothing, with no disability. Judge Smith let me down. The comments of "honest and fair" of the previous post are the only reason I left this. If the Judge reads this, I wish she could know what I have suffered because of her judgement. I have not worked in ten years now and everything is on the shoulders of my wife. I hope it was just a poor judgement and not meeting denial numbers.

Judge: Paul E Yerian
Date Posted: 3/17/2014 8:39:37 AM
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It appears he is very slow at his reviews.. He has asked again to speak with me at the hearing office.

Judge: Larry A Temin
Date Posted: 2/24/2014 1:45:30 PM
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I thought Judge Temin was fair and very professional in his demeanor. He handled the proceeding with grace and reviewed the information in an unbiased manner

Judge: Christopher B McNeil
Date Posted: 2/18/2014 6:22:15 PM
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Not only is he insensitive, he is misogynistic. He needs to be impeached if he hasn't already lost his ALJ seat.

Judge: Larry A Temin
Date Posted: 2/4/2014 7:24:40 PM
Submited By: Mike Reynolds



Honorable? His hearings are pointless. He doesn't listen to the claimants, has made up his mind long before the claimant is given an opportunity to testify. He is paid to be a "judge", to examine all evidence and make decisions based upon the evidence. Instead, he always adheres to DDS's determination, unless your client has taken a sudden turn for the worse. Has zero imagination

Judge: Larry A Temin
Date Posted: 1/30/2014 1:36:41 PM
Submited By: Peter A. von Volborth



Judge Temin is a good friend and former High School class mate. He is honorable and displays great integrity. The comment above is unwarranted and totally out of character.

Judge: Gregory G Kenyon
Date Posted: 1/25/2014 10:59:33 AM
Submited By: APPROVED THANK THE LORD



very GREAT JUDGE CARES ABOUT PEOPLES ILLNESS AND GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO TELL HIM HE MADE THE PROCESS NOT SO SCARY THANK GOD FOR THIS JUDGE

Judge: Kevin J Detherage
Date Posted: 1/20/2014 7:32:40 PM
Submited By: Precious Symphony



Very smart judge and very competent. Decisions are fair, objective, and well-reasoned. He takes the time to hear the issues and renders solid decisions.

Judge: Kenneth Wilson
Date Posted: 1/10/2014 11:31:49 PM
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Fair, Objective, and Thorough.

Judge: Kenneth Wilson
Date Posted: 8/28/2013 9:17:30 AM
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was great

Judge: Deborah Smith
Date Posted: 6/14/2013 7:02:27 PM
Submited By: David Freudenthal



Still honest and fair.

Judge: Kevin J Detherage
Date Posted: 6/8/2013 5:13:08 PM
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This guy doesn't have a clue. That he has been appointed to this type of position without having any background in Social Security law is a testament of all that's wrong with the federal judiciary. Unfortunately, the bottom line here is that he simply isn't very smart. His decisions repeatedly ignore the issues critical to just resolution of the claimants' respective claims and typically go off on irrational and bizarre tangents. He has no idea how to conduct a hearing in a timely manner and is incapable of focusing in on questions that bear some materiality to the issues at hand. God help you if you draw this moron as your judge because you will need all the hope He can provide you.

Judge: Vincent Misenti
Date Posted: 4/19/2013 6:30:55 AM
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This ALJ challenged my question to the claimant as to what restrictions his doctor had given him. The ALJ said the question was not admissible because it was hearsay. What does this say about his knowledge about administrative/SS hearings

Judge: Vincent Misenti
Date Posted: 4/12/2013 8:12:37 PM
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Misenti was an ALJ for the California Department of Social Services, widely regarded as the worst in the state. He doesn't listen, learn or reason, and thinks most claimants/applicants are malingerers.

Judge: Christopher B McNeil
Date Posted: 4/3/2013 1:28:11 PM
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He has stepped over the line, in writing, putting testimony into the mouth of a witness that said witness was not qualified to and in fact did not make. Now is the time to review his decision in your case for obvious legal error constituting misconduct. If he's done it once, he's done it before. For misconduct that violates legal ethics and/or judicial canons, a grievance can be filed with the Ohio State Bar Association.

Judge: Anne Shaughnessy
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 2:56:30 PM
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She has the personality of a rock!

Judge: Donald G Smith
Date Posted: 3/15/2013 4:36:47 PM
Submited By: Holley



He scares me, but I trust him at the same time. I just Hope he doesn't believe what the medical expert wrote in my interrogratoy! The medicaid doctors at the beginning thought i was crazy, and i became very upset when one of them said I was just looking for drugs, I cursed at her and said no i want to go back to work so i can support my family! With a few F words, so of course the medical expert blew that up out of proportion.

Judge: Christopher B McNeil
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 10:23:17 AM
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True Karma would be for Judge McNeil to have to live with only a few of the disabilities of those to whom he denies any assistance. He should be ashamed of himself.

Judge: Gilbert A Sheard
Date Posted: 1/23/2013 7:31:53 AM
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An old sweetheart, really. For some reason, he makes me think of old girlfriends with whom I didn't try hard enough.

Judge: Larry A Temin
Date Posted: 1/23/2013 5:05:17 AM
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He has the demeanor of a funeral director with an upset stomach, as if a whole lemon is permanently caught in his throat.

Judge: Christopher B McNeil
Date Posted: 12/7/2012 4:53:07 PM
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I have to agree with the above reviews. The average rate of Approvals in the entire country is 45%. He only approves 20%...should be investigated, but of course he won't be because he's not giving out the government's money.

Judge: Christopher B McNeil
Date Posted: 8/16/2012 10:42:29 AM
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I feel really bad for anyone who gets stuck dealing with this judge. He will try every little way to deny a case despite medical evidence as clear as a bell right in front of his face. Apparently the medical examiners findings and opinion's mean nothing to this jack***

Judge: Daniel Dadabo
Date Posted: 8/11/2012 7:05:34 AM
Submited By: Greg Tarczynski





Judge: Gilbert A Sheard
Date Posted: 8/9/2012 9:17:05 AM
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My favorite ALJ. Runs a very efficient, pragmatic hearing.

Judge: Daniel Dadabo
Date Posted: 8/2/2012 6:12:27 AM
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Dear Judge Daniel Dadabo, I wanted to thank you for given me the chance to take back and regain control of my life. You and Nash Disability Law and North River mental Health, Illinois Masonic and Old Irving Park Medical have helped me under stand a part of my life that I didn't not believe. My life long struggles with mental illines and bullying and abuse have not been easy and I suspect that with continued therapy and help from the SSA I can become a productive and postive individual again. I didn't want to admit there was anything wrong, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and autisim are not thing that you want to tell people there is such a stgma around that poeple either shun you or attack you and abuse you, which I have experienced my whole life til this day. Every day is a struggle just to be able to put close to clean myself properly, even being able to talk to some are accept a simple hug or hand shake any time some seems out of order I can become enraged or scared like a child. It makes it impossible to have any sort of relationships or to go to school or hold on to a job or go shopping! Once Again I would ask for your continued help along with help from Nash Disability and the SSA perhaps I can get better and get the help I need repair my life and take back control of my life from those who have taken so much away from me! Best regards, Gregory Tarczynski

Judge: Donald G Smith
Date Posted: 7/19/2012 6:19:27 AM
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I concur. He seems to have a problem accepting VA opinions. Will often send out interrogatories and ask questions like- does claimant's impairment meet a listing. If they did meet a listing , most cases would not be at ODAR.

Judge: Donald G Smith
Date Posted: 6/8/2012 1:30:29 PM
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Comes from somewhere in Kentucky (I think)- has the cutest Southern accent and he's sweet as pie. Don't be fooled: he'll deny for reasons completely foreign to me. He almost always send claimant to pre-hearing consultative exams, or send for medical interrogs. Sometimes he uses them; sometimes he doesn't. I have not seen any particular M.O. with him. Just watch out....

Judge: Kenneth Wilson
Date Posted: 5/23/2012 1:39:49 PM
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Judge: Christopher B McNeil
Date Posted: 5/22/2012 6:11:10 AM
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he really is a **** joke

Judge: Christopher B McNeil
Date Posted: 4/20/2012 2:10:22 PM
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This ALJ's behavior matches his low approval rating. His written decisions are a joke as well. If you are an attorney or representative be prepared to read a decision that spends as much time arguing with you as it does discussing why he denied the claim. He is just another embarrassment for the agency.

Judge: Daniel Dadabo
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 11:36:06 AM
Submited By: Diane Elizabeth Butler



Judge Daniel Dadabo; I'm Diane Elizabeth Butler, the lady the wrote the following: ("You help me and because of your help I am on the road to healing and becomming a resourceful individual. Thank You Judge Daniel Dadabo. Sincerely, Diane Elizabeth Butler") Well with all that said...I need to speak with you regarding an issue. I'm being BULLIED. The statements I made above are Sincere and Truthful. As I make every attempt to HEAL AND BECOME RESOURCEFUL AGAIN; The adverse actions that are enforced against me could keep me sick to getting sicker and have to remain a liability to the administration. The deliberate action of those who are attacking me and continually working against me keeps me in a constant fight.Medically you know I cannot stay any long period in a constant "flight to fight" It will raise my cortisol and keep it high which will eventually cause another "CRASH" ---When what I'm doing to heal and become resourceful is really me staying discipline and focused. Please allow me to meet and speak with you... my home number is ***-***-****, cell: ***-***-**** ..email: delizabeth26@yahoo.com.. Please speak with me.. I need your Wisdom and Guidance... Sincerely, Diane Elizabeth Butler

Judge: Daniel Dadabo
Date Posted: 4/2/2012 2:36:14 PM
Submited By: Diane Elizabeth Butler



You help me and because of your help I am on the road to healing and becomming a resourceful individual. Thank You Judge Daniel Dadabo. Sincerely, Diane Elizabeth Butler