Toledo Oh, Ohio ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Toledo Oh, Ohio, 9 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Toledo Oh, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 15.0 months. The average case processing time in Toledo Oh is 428 days.The Toledo Oh average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 36%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Toledo Oh ODAR office was last updated on 4/4/2016.

SSA, Toledo Oh ODAR Office
One Seagate, 13th Floor
Toledo, Ohio 43604
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Phone: (866) 783-7304 -- Fax: (419) 241-8234
eFile Fax: (877) 847-1605 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Toledo Oh 9 15.0 months 428 days 1.9 17% 36% 47%
Ohio16.1 months508 days1.918%39%43%
National Average:15.7 months506 days1.919%44%37%
Hearing Wait Time: 15.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.85
Average Processing Time 428 days
Cases Pending 3591
Dispositions 1704
New Cases 1770
Hearings In Person 76%
Video Hearings 24%

Comments about Judges at the Toledo Oh Ohio ODAR office:

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Judge: Dianne S Mantel
Date Posted: 4/5/2016 11:33:11 AM
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Judge Dianne S Mantel is as fair a Judge as you can hope to have for your case. She will listen to you and gives you every opportunity to make you case. I can say this. If you deserve to be approved she will approve you. If you deserve to be Dismissed or Denied she will do so. Remember, you have to have a lawyer. She is an Excellent Judge.

Judge: Michael C Blanton
Date Posted: 3/30/2016 9:06:51 PM
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What a day, anxiety was high and emotional is an understatement. Mr. Blanton was truly understanding and gave me time to compose myself after the tears, anxiety and emotional outburst. He was very understanding and patient with me. I wait to hear my decision via mail but I felt he was very fair and had compassion.

Judge: Leslie Perry- Dowdell
Date Posted: 2/27/2016 11:13:53 AM
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This judge does not look at everything I had letters from Drs saying I could not work , she said I was getting better. Which is not true, she looked at stuff that did not Protane to my cause and used it can't understand English. I feel I was wrong color and never had a chance because I was white.

Judge: Jonathan Eliot
Date Posted: 2/14/2016 6:12:03 AM
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A very nice man. He asked many questions concerning my disability and other health problems I didn't list on my application. He was very compassionate when I broke down and gave me time to get myself back together to answer more questions. When it came to the VE listing jobs I could preform, it felt like the judge was on my side when he kept reminding her of my restrictions. By the end the VE had no jobs I could do. The judge then stated that I would hear from him in written form. The only thing I wish is he could of give me an answer right there. I hope that the reason I have to wait is for him to take a closer look at my records. It's been a long journey to this point

Judge: Richard Horowitz
Date Posted: 1/7/2016 5:26:49 PM
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This is a very good judge he takes his time and make sure that when he make a decision on your case he does it right and correct I would recommend anyone that goes in front of him that the wait is well worth it

Judge: Terry M Banks
Date Posted: 12/7/2015 10:42:02 PM
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THIS JUDGE IS A COMPLETE OVERLOOOKER. DENIED CASE BASED OFF HIS OWN FEELINGS THIS JUDGE SHOULD BE FIRED. HE DIDNT EVEN LISTEN TO ANYTHING. ONLY FAVOR A NO FAVOR!

Judge: Mary Sparks
Date Posted: 12/4/2015 10:25:51 AM
Submited By: Kristi



I have not gotten approved at this point but I felt compelled to write that Judge Mary Sparks was compassionate and patient as well as understanding. I think, whether approved or not, this judge is one in a million and Social Security is fortunate to have her as well as the people that come before her for judgement. Wonderful person indeed. Thank you your honor for being such a humanitarian.

Judge: Jonathan Eliot
Date Posted: 10/12/2015 11:39:43 AM
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This guy is the poster child for the new "model" ALJ ODAR has hired, i.e. robotic in demeanor; devoid of any emotion during the hearing; asks an inordinate number of questions, many of which aren't necessary/non-sensical and/or irrelevant to the underlying issues; and seemingly euphoric when he goes to great lengths to slam a claimant's credibility in his hearing decisions.

Judge: Leslie Perry- Dowdell
Date Posted: 9/11/2015 6:08:29 AM
Submited By: M.LaRussa



SSD is not taken lightly by this Judge. She is confident and reviews her cases well. The administration could use more judges like her. Social Security awards cannot be given away, they must be given to those who truly need them. Thank you Judge for representing the taxpayers well.

Judge: Jan Leventer
Date Posted: 6/17/2015 5:58:59 PM
Submited By: mrman



This judge set my mind at ease as soon as she spoke. She is very polite and seems to listen, it's like your talking to someone who cares.

Judge: Mary Gattuso
Date Posted: 12/11/2014 3:11:54 PM
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Judge Gattuso is competent, courteous, and professional. I had my first hearing with her today. I don't know if my client will be approved but I am confident that the judge knows the law, the issues and the facts of this claim. I appreciated her insight and courtesies.

Judge: Paul Reams
Date Posted: 11/13/2014 10:55:49 AM
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This judge denied my claim I have many conditions that's limits me from sustaining a job he have no sympathy and he is unfair and unreasonable

Judge: Leslie Perry- Dowdell
Date Posted: 10/10/2014 10:47:58 AM
Submited By: Attorney



Rude to attorneys and claimants even when case is well prepared. Seems to bully people when questioning.

Judge: Kim L Bright
Date Posted: 8/19/2014 8:11:22 AM
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She is a fair Judge, very polite. Still waiting on decision.

Judge: David F Neumann
Date Posted: 8/17/2014 11:17:38 AM
Submited By: hassan



I have a court date on the 8/20/2014 I hope I do good I'm nervous.

Judge: Mary C Peltzer
Date Posted: 8/16/2014 7:41:22 PM
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felt the judge didnt care.

Judge: Ryan Glaze
Date Posted: 7/30/2014 1:48:12 PM
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Judge Glaze's statistics pretty much say it all. He tows the new agency line of keeping pay rates low regardless of the facts. He has ZERO compassion for the individuals who appear before him and treats them with disdain during their hearings. He appears to have already made up his mind prior to a hearing and then manipulates testimony to support his conclusions.

Judge: David F Neumann
Date Posted: 6/26/2014 8:50:28 AM
Submited By: Gerald Major



Great and fair but firm judge! Very knowledgeable and fair but firm. Good man and Judge.

Judge: Michael C Blanton
Date Posted: 6/25/2014 8:03:35 PM
Submited By: Augustina



He was very understanding and nice. Allowed me to enter the court room with my husband and got straight to the point so we were not in there for ever. Almost like he took his time reviewing the case file before hand and already had his decision made.

Judge: Ellen Parker Bush
Date Posted: 4/30/2014 4:50:17 PM
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I am beginning to wonder if only black people get approved. Every bl person I know that applies gets approved. I am not prejudice, I am just wondering if they have some type of QUOTA they must fill??

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: Melissa Warner
Date Posted: 4/19/2014 10:59:20 AM
Submited By: Michael Manning



unless you are non white she will not approve you!!!

Judge: Steven J Neary
Date Posted: 4/10/2014 12:51:16 PM
Submited By: Amanda J Wroblewski



Judge Neary, My name is Amanda Wroblewski. You granted me SSDI benefits starting October4, 2008. Their were some changes in the status of my situation, which I did report, How ever, Due to a clerical error, my information wasn't processed properly. Now I have been back and forth fighting with man who took away my benefits 11 months later. I have asked for waivers, He denied all of them, I have appealed his decision, He didn't care. I filed a complaint of my civil and disability rights, and I have no idea what happened now this has been going on since 2008. Denied, appeal, waiver, you name it I followed it through. I did manage to send in lost information that I did work in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The IRS is fully aware. I was accused of receiving benefits on my son who is Autistic, Which you denied him of those benefits. I'm asking you to please re-instate me. At least that's what I was told in 2009. You were the Judge on my son's case, as well as mine. I saw you 4 times, finally You approved. Can you over ride his decision this representative who works at my SS local office. He's a secretary. Judge Stalbrink, and a Federal Court Judge Harry C.Dees Jr. agree, and now I'm asking you for your help. This has gone on long enough. Yes my son is still Autistic and lives with me and for me, well I've gotten worse. There was no reason for him to bully over $540.00. I'm not the one who failed to put the information in the computer correctly. And I'm sorry, I don't think I should have to start all over. But only you can over ride there decision, to have me re-instated, since you were the Judge assigned to my case. Sincerely, Amanda J Wroblewski. Please

Judge: Harry E Siegrist
Date Posted: 3/28/2014 3:08:06 AM
Submited By: Jeff Spence



I dont know Harry Siegrist,,,what I am aware of is that what was discussed during the hearing was ignored on my unfavorable decision. Nothing in me understands Is the system designed to leave some completely in the dark. My mind is so beyond normal worked over 2 dozen jobs in 13 years yet SSA states my impairments are not severe enough, wow. They have found me disabled but they claim its not total disable its only partially disable,,,What part is that? Diagnosed with Major Depressive disorder and other disorders as well but,,they say Im invested in being sick how does someone do that. 2 years Ive been getting federally funded as well as federally funded run around. I take prozac and trazdone Do people have a clue what I take them for. This has been my experience Take your meds and good luck,,wow some country we live in Aint no help or hope for folks like myself,,Im doomed. Jeff Spence Atlanta Ga. God bless humanity

Judge: Melissa Warner
Date Posted: 3/25/2014 4:36:07 PM
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Judge Warner To do what she is paid to do ask only questions of her witnesses that favors a no decision which she is paid to do!!!!

Judge: Ellen Parker Bush
Date Posted: 3/16/2014 9:37:10 PM
Submited By: Amy Christiansen



I haven't gotten my decision yet, But this judge was very nice. She made things go real easy. I was a nervous wreck before hand but she made me feel comfortable in no time. No pressure, just pleasurable and business like. I'm hoping to win, of course, but either way I felt she handled things well. I had a hard time holding still in the court room, I was very anxious and nervous but she was calm and very nice which in return made me calm down some too!

Judge: Harry E Siegrist
Date Posted: 2/3/2014 2:08:52 PM
Submited By: Myllette Puckett



Very concerned with ones health and well-being.

Judge: Paul Reams
Date Posted: 8/6/2013 10:30:26 AM
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was wondering did you client win their disability case with Judge Reams?

Judge: Paul Reams
Date Posted: 5/30/2013 2:19:23 PM
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I'm a rep and have had one hearing with ALJ Reams. He appears to be early 60's is one of the most pleasant gentleman I've appeared before. He takes time to explain some basics to the claimant. He asks Rep for an opening statement and listens attentively. He questions the claimant in a general way, covering past work, impairments, symptoms and functional problems. Let's rep follow up. As he explained, he usually asks a range of hypos to the VE covering limitations that both allow work and would prevent work. He allows rep to give closing argument if desired. He is very nice, very respectful to all involved and seems quite fair in his consideration of the evidence.

Judge: Earl Ashford
Date Posted: 5/13/2013 12:04:08 PM
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Was a great judge. Listened,asked questions. Appeared to be very thurogh. Kind of glad he caught my case. I would want a judge who looks at everything versus one that just rubberstamps things.

Judge: Paul Reams
Date Posted: 5/1/2013 10:41:39 AM
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looking for anyone that has been in front of him for your disability case.

Judge: Harry E Siegrist
Date Posted: 4/14/2013 6:40:13 PM
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Very thorough and personable.

Judge: Kim L Bright
Date Posted: 4/14/2013 6:31:50 PM
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Very fair and polite judge. Professional, respectful manners.

Judge: Mary Gattuso
Date Posted: 4/10/2013 4:38:06 PM
Submited By: ms w



This judge was very unfair .Didn't let the lawyer talk, only gave weight to ssa doctors.She has a real problem listening to people and she thinks that her way of thinking is the only one that matters. She should not be a judge for anything ,especially someone's livelihood .

Judge: Ryan Glaze
Date Posted: 3/2/2013 6:44:10 AM
Submited By: John Wilder



CONGRATULATIONS JUDGE RYAN GLAZE We are very pleased. John Wilder Strongsville, Ohio

Judge: Melissa Warner
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 4:25:50 PM
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I was very pleased with her honor, very thorough, precise, and thoughtful.

Judge: Earl Ashford
Date Posted: 2/10/2013 4:12:33 PM
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Seems like real nice guy. Hearing done in easy going manner. Only trouble is he denies way too many cases.

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: 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: Leslie Perry- Dowdell
Date Posted: 1/22/2013 11:19:11 AM
Submited By: DAVID STUART



This judge is clearly consistent. She has the lowest rate of approval of any judge in the state and within minutes of my hearing commencing I didnt need a crystal ball to tell me she was going to turn me down, her body language, attitude, questions and tone of voice made it clear to me she was going to reject my claim despite the physician I was sent to who had experience evaluating these cases telling me after my exam that he saw no reason that I did not easily qualify for disability benefits. When my attorney appealed we ended up back in front of her. Totally absurd.

Judge: Mary C Peltzer
Date Posted: 12/17/2012 6:28:46 PM
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Compassionate, reviews all information carefully. Thank you Judge Peltzer.

Judge: Harry E Siegrist
Date Posted: 10/11/2012 11:44:33 AM
Submited By: Michigan Freemason



A very intellectual judge who knows the law and reviews his cases on factual evidence. I hold the highest regard for the Honorable Judge Siegrist!

Judge: Ruth Tyszka
Date Posted: 8/27/2012 12:41:58 PM
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I don't think her dicison is made by evidence I think its based on if she likes you as a person I am disabled with three small children and been disable for long time and she denied me........

Judge: Mary Gattuso
Date Posted: 8/19/2012 4:18:52 PM
Submited By: Heavne



This judge was fair and weighed everything on my case. She is a very nice lady and I hope anyone who is faced with an ALJ let it be Mrs. Gattuso.

Judge: Leslie Perry- Dowdell
Date Posted: 8/14/2012 4:40:39 PM
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I am the wrong color :(

Judge: Leslie Perry- Dowdell
Date Posted: 8/2/2012 9:16:12 PM
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Does not seem to comprehend English

Judge: Mary Sparks
Date Posted: 7/5/2012 12:54:14 AM
Submited By: Mirailton



Absolutely first rate and cpoper-bottomed, gentlemen!

Judge: Melissa Warner
Date Posted: 6/22/2012 7:19:07 AM
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not too bright is an understaement

Judge: Mary Sparks
Date Posted: 6/12/2012 10:57:55 AM
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ALJ Sparks is the Greatest Judge to come through Social Security. Judge Sparks not only is compassionate but reviews the cases thoroughlly. I had an attorney who was not performing his duties and she was able to correct his action. My Attorney was able get the medical records I needed and my case was granted in my favor. Awesome Judge

Judge: Melissa Warner
Date Posted: 6/8/2012 2:59:35 PM
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Fairly negative ALJ. Conducts hearings in fast paced manner. I think she is fairly new but not to bright.

Judge: Michael C Blanton
Date Posted: 5/10/2012 8:07:58 AM
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This is an excellent ALJ. I'm sure his denial rate will go up at some point a little but he will show compassion and treat everyone fairly.

Judge: Harry E Siegrist
Date Posted: 4/2/2012 12:15:57 PM
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A warm, wonderful, exceedingly wise Judge with a high pay rate.

Judge: Ruth Tyszka
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 11:07:45 AM
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the best judge in toledo

Judge: Ruth Tyszka
Date Posted: 3/27/2012 12:43:28 PM
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Judge: Ruth Tyszka
Date Posted: 3/26/2012 8:46:42 AM
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always prepared always insightful. good demeanor

Judge: Ruth Tyszka
Date Posted: 3/24/2012 9:33:17 AM
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judge tyszka is very deliberative and considerate

Judge: Ruth Tyszka
Date Posted: 3/24/2012 9:30:53 AM
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judge tyszka is very professional. a great judge