Toledo Oh, Ohio ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Toledo Oh, Ohio, 10 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 12.0 months. The average case processing time in Toledo Oh is 427 days.The Toledo Oh average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 38%. 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 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Toledo Oh 10 12.0 months 427 days 1.8 18% 38% 45%
Ohio15.5 months507 days1.918%39%43%
National Average:16.8 months525 days1.920%44%36%
Hearing Wait Time: 12.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.75
Average Processing Time 427 days
Cases Pending 4883
Dispositions 3020
New Cases 4378
Hearings In Person 84%
Video Hearings 16%

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Judge: Jan Leventer
10/13/2016 8:22:53 AM

Honarable Judge Leventer, changed my life sooo much for the better, which I want to point out she is an amazing person , She is an amazing Social Security judge. The best in my eyes, Godbless this woman for helping me and granting me my benefits which changed my life for the way better. Thank you sooo much Honarable Judge Leventer.

Ben Weisenfeld
Judge: Richard Horowitz
10/7/2016 5:37:33 PM

My wife saw judge Horowitz & felt that the interview went well, and that he seemed sympathetic to her pain and mobility issues. When the decision came back denied, the report showed that he had a poor understanding of her case and was clearly not so sympathetic. He painted her as a malingerer ("Why is she using a walker when I see no script for one?" he asked, despite the fact that you don't need a script for a walker & I guess a self sufficient e.r. nurse who tries to handle things on her own gets a black mark against her for it.) and openly asked (rhetorically) on paper why she wasn't taking narcotic pain meds if her pain was so bad. The record clearly states that she has an allergy to opiates, so his reading comprehension is not so hot. If he actually wondered about it, why didn't he ask her himself, or maybe read the record. I think we need a better lawyer & a different judge before we go back for a second round of 'Let's add insult to injury in the Federal Disability Court.' I give him 1 star for being kind to my wife to her face, but he loses 4 for poor reading comprehension, poor decision making, and backstabbing.

Judge: Paul Reams
9/26/2016 12:37:20 PM

Great Judge very pleasant and understanding. My lawyer says he is on of the best.

Roger Boudreaux
Judge: Mary Gattuso
7/29/2016 4:48:21 PM

Hi I'm mr Boudreaux. I had to go infront off judge Marry Guttuso 7/27/16. For a 18 wheeler accident me and my Grand Mother was in volved in. I was pleased how she asked about my grandmother and how was she doing. She was very compassionate and told me to stand up if needed because she understood my pain i am going thru. Only thing that was weirded was the VE said I was hypothetically able to work a dish washing job or office work. Which I can not perform do to sleepy medications,and weak back muscles I learned something new today about compassion and understanding others do have .

Judge: Jonathan Eliot
7/13/2016 3:12:22 PM

What a waste of judge. Doesn't listen to you or read what your doctor has sent him. Didn't listen to the VE. The VE stated there are no jobs I could do and yet he still turned me down. I thought it was a robot sitting at the judge's stand where a real person should have been. Devoid of any personality. Try to avoid him if you can.

Judge: Virginia Herring
7/11/2016 9:52:55 AM


Judge: Nancy M Stewart
6/1/2016 7:01:45 PM

Had hearing this am with Judge Stewart. It was a pleasant experience. She made me feel at ease, listen to everything I had to say and approved my claim after five years waiting. Thanks Again Your Honor.

Vickie L Adkins
Judge: Amy Budney
5/14/2016 6:14:37 PM

I had my hearing on May 11. 2016, i have a lot of health issues,one being severe anxiety..i was very nervous about my hearing..when my attorney and i were called into the court room,Judge Amy Budney looked up and smiled..This put me at ease..Judge Amy introduced herself,the court reporter,the vocational expert and what to expect form the hearing,again smiling..i feel like Judge Budney really cared and was interested in my case..she looked at me as i was speaking and really listened...Regardless of the outcome of my case,i want to thank Judge Budney for being so polite,so kind and for your smiles.God Bless

Judge: Dianne S Mantel
4/5/2016 11:33:11 AM

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
3/30/2016 9:06:51 PM

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
2/27/2016 11:13:53 AM

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
2/14/2016 6:12:03 AM

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
1/7/2016 5:26:49 PM

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
12/7/2015 10:42:02 PM


Judge: Mary Sparks
12/4/2015 10:25:51 AM

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
10/12/2015 11:39:43 AM

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
9/11/2015 6:08:29 AM

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
6/17/2015 5:58:59 PM

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
12/11/2014 3:11:54 PM

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
11/13/2014 10:55:49 AM

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
10/10/2014 10:47:58 AM

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

Judge: Kim L Bright
8/19/2014 8:11:22 AM

She is a fair Judge, very polite. Still waiting on decision.

Judge: David F Neumann
8/17/2014 11:17:38 AM

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

Judge: Mary C Peltzer
8/16/2014 7:41:22 PM

felt the judge didnt care.

Judge: Ryan Glaze
7/30/2014 1:48:12 PM

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.

Gerald Major
Judge: David F Neumann
6/26/2014 8:50:28 AM

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

Judge: Michael C Blanton
6/25/2014 8:03:35 PM

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
4/30/2014 4:50:17 PM

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??

kevin hall
Judge: Yvonne K Stam
4/21/2014 11:07:51 PM

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!

Michael Manning
Judge: Melissa Warner
4/19/2014 10:59:20 AM

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

Amanda J Wroblewski
Judge: Steven J Neary
4/10/2014 12:51:16 PM

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

Jeff Spence
Judge: Harry E Siegrist
3/28/2014 3:08:06 AM

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
3/25/2014 4:36:07 PM

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!!!!

Amy Christiansen
Judge: Ellen Parker Bush
3/16/2014 9:37:10 PM

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!

Myllette Puckett
Judge: Harry E Siegrist
2/3/2014 2:08:52 PM

Very concerned with ones health and well-being.

Judge: Paul Reams
8/6/2013 10:30:26 AM

was wondering did you client win their disability case with Judge Reams?

Judge: Paul Reams
5/30/2013 2:19:23 PM

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
5/13/2013 12:04:08 PM

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
5/1/2013 10:41:39 AM

looking for anyone that has been in front of him for your disability case.

Judge: Harry E Siegrist
4/14/2013 6:40:13 PM

Very thorough and personable.

Judge: Kim L Bright
4/14/2013 6:31:50 PM

Very fair and polite judge. Professional, respectful manners.

ms w
Judge: Mary Gattuso
4/10/2013 4:38:06 PM

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 .

John Wilder
Judge: Ryan Glaze
3/2/2013 6:44:10 AM

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

Judge: Melissa Warner
2/15/2013 4:25:50 PM

I was very pleased with her honor, very thorough, precise, and thoughtful.

Judge: Earl Ashford
2/10/2013 4:12:33 PM

Seems like real nice guy. Hearing done in easy going manner. Only trouble is he denies way too many cases.

Brett H
Judge: Yvonne K Stam
2/10/2013 3:15:11 PM

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
1/29/2013 9:32:58 AM

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
1/22/2013 11:19:11 AM

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
12/17/2012 6:28:46 PM

Compassionate, reviews all information carefully. Thank you Judge Peltzer.

Michigan Freemason
Judge: Harry E Siegrist
10/11/2012 11:44:33 AM

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
8/27/2012 12:41:58 PM

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
8/19/2012 4:18:52 PM

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
8/14/2012 4:40:39 PM

I am the wrong color :(

Judge: Leslie Perry- Dowdell
8/2/2012 9:16:12 PM

Does not seem to comprehend English

Judge: Mary Sparks
7/5/2012 12:54:14 AM

Absolutely first rate and cpoper-bottomed, gentlemen!

Judge: Melissa Warner
6/22/2012 7:19:07 AM

not too bright is an understaement

Judge: Mary Sparks
6/12/2012 10:57:55 AM

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
6/8/2012 2:59:35 PM

Fairly negative ALJ. Conducts hearings in fast paced manner. I think she is fairly new but not to bright.

Judge: Michael C Blanton
5/10/2012 8:07:58 AM

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
4/2/2012 12:15:57 PM

A warm, wonderful, exceedingly wise Judge with a high pay rate.

Judge: Ruth Tyszka
3/29/2012 11:07:45 AM

the best judge in toledo

Judge: Ruth Tyszka
3/27/2012 12:43:28 PM

Judge: Ruth Tyszka
3/26/2012 8:46:42 AM

always prepared always insightful. good demeanor

Judge: Ruth Tyszka
3/24/2012 9:33:17 AM

judge tyszka is very deliberative and considerate

Judge: Ruth Tyszka
3/24/2012 9:30:53 AM

judge tyszka is very professional. a great judge