Portland Or, Oregon ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Portland Or, Oregon, 12 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Portland Or, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 17.0 months. The average case processing time in Portland Or is 534 days.The Portland Or 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 Portland Or ODAR office was last updated on 5/19/2016.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Portland Or 12 17.0 months 534 days 2.2 20% 38% 43%
Oregon16.0 months516 days1.920%38%42%
National Average:15.9 months510 days1.920%44%37%
AVERAGE TIME
Hearing Wait Time: 17.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.15
Average Processing Time 534 days
Cases Pending 9595
Dispositions 3193
New Cases 3084
Hearings In Person 96%
Video Hearings 4%
LIST OF JUDGES / 18

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Judge: Vadim Mozyrsky
6/19/2016 7:24:42 PM



Judge Vadim Mozyrsky, he should be fired. He denies claims saying that your not credible and your doctor and therapist are not credible also. He needs to be disbarred. I called my Senators office and they were upset also. I am trying to get my SSD again. I have already been denied again. My attorney and the guy reviewing my case didn't get my medical records. The determination guy only went by the denial I got the first time I called. He contacted people I have never had anything to do with. My attorney didn't do there job either. SSD didn't recognize who my attorney was until after they made my decision. I've had to get my own medical records for my appeal. I am not very happy. I think the guy in the determination depart need to be fired. When I was working I would never be allowed to do a half assed job.

Mark C Kriska
Judge: Rudolph Murgo
4/26/2016 8:25:22 AM



OMG years he has been screwing me,He just grills me about my Military.Said that there was no such thing as corporal's in the US ARMY in 1980.I have severe disabilities,one is PTSD severe.I have severe PTSD with this judge,I have been chopped open,fillet,1/3 of my gut, 5 life saving surgeries in the 4 years alone heart attacks with surgeries.RSD advancing. OMG get a different Judge if possible!


Judge: Vadim Mozyrsky
3/7/2016 10:41:54 PM



This judge needs to try and get SSD himself and try to live in poverty and almost homeless. He is very arrogant doesn't care about people with mental disabilities or medical disabilities. I've been trying for over three years and have been denied 3 times. I'm now appealing his decision. He told me that my doctors and I where not credible. The 'VE said I couldn't do my previous jobs but, I could detail cars, hospital housekeeper or a yard maintenance. I'm 54 years old. Get off your bench and do those jobs yourself!


Judge: Vadim Mozyrsky
1/27/2016 1:46:59 AM



I feel that he does not care about people with mental health issues. He said that I wasn't credible he also said this about my regular Dr. My file was reviewed by doctors I have never seen in my life. The 'VE said I couldn't do any of my previous jobs and my skills where not tranferrible. Was told I could do jobs I know nothing about. I'm over 53 so my age wasn't taken into consideration. He's not a fair judge.


Judge: Cynthia D Rosa
12/31/2015 12:14:22 PM



This is my personal opinion of Cynthia D. Rosa Administrative Law Judge at the Tacoma ODAR. She is not honest, is not fair or impartial and needs to be bared from practicing law. It is my opinion she will change the facts in a case for the purpose of her ALJ decision. This is not fair to the other hard working ALJ's working at the Tacoma office that are fair, honest and do a very good job. Everyone that has had or believes that she has acted improper or biased need to report her for investigation.Claimants and their advocates or representatives may file a complaint against an ALJ if they believe the ALJ was biased or engaged in improper conduct.Individuals may submit written complaints to the Office of the Chief ALJ as well as regional offices RO) and hearing offices.ODAR receives complaints through a variety of other means, including the Appeals Council(AC),the Social Security administration’s(SSA) National 800 Telephone Number Network, the Office of the Inspector General’s(OIG) Hotline, and members of Congress on behalf of their constituents. According to SSA policy, ODAR will review, investigate, and respond to each public complaint against an ALJ. The Division of Quality Service DQS),within ODAR’s Office of Executive Operations and Human Resources reviews and resolves these complaints with the assistance of ODAR’s RO staff, as appropriate. Only state the facts and list how the judge was impartial or biiased. It does not good to complain unless you take the effort to report the conduct. It will be tracked and may help other claimants.


Judge: Vadim Mozyrsky
12/20/2015 10:23:00 PM



Judge Mozyrsky twists your answers to fit a denial. He is not qualified to read my x rays but never states who did. Accused all medical and mental health practitioners and myself of lying, exaggerating and being manipulative.I He gives you every chance to explain yourself but your not going to prove yourself unless you have a good lawyer. Be educated about you own case and confident. I was terrified and under so much mental and emotional turmoil that I barely remember anything. I know I could have given direct answers to his questions. Being vague and not specific enough gives them an opportunity to guess at your claimed disability. It also doesn't seem to matter what the Vocational expert says so why do they even bother with them? Judge does not take onto consideration your documents but that of his own medical staffs opinion, again he never mentions who they are. The Judges medical staff never examined, evaluated, met or even spoke to me. So if my Dr's, the x rays and myself are lying what chance do we have? Judge I understand it's your job to sort out the undeserving but you are so wrong in many of your cases. I'm not willing to lose everything I have including a roof over my head just to get disability, apparently you must think I would. Please use a little more compassion.

Jerome Cramer
Judge: Sue Leise
12/7/2015 4:27:55 PM



I want to thank judge Leise for believing in me and awarding me with a Check to help me get my life started back up after a 6 year battle of a brain tumor. After two surgeries and a lot of Bikram Hot yoga, I am completely healthy. I'm now a full time teacher of Bikram Hot yoga in Katy TX. I have a new life now. With the money I got, I moved to TX from Oregon, got my car fixed, an apartment and so on. I'm now helping people get healthy, I love my job, and I love this new life I have. I'm so grateful. I could not have moved and got this full time teaching job if I had not received this money. I just want judge Leise to know that I spent every penny on starting my life over and now I'm back to a productive person in our community, and I give back every day. Thank you and God bless you.


Judge: Vadim Mozyrsky
12/3/2015 4:39:55 PM



I give it his judge 0 stars. I am 50 years old and I haven't worked since 2010. I am single and my 12 year old autistic son lives with me. We live on $733 per month plus food stamps. I went before him in November 2014 in Portland Oregon. My lawyer was very happy be ause the doctors all agreed except one that I don't even remember seeing (this includes three of Ssd doctors). The vocational expert agreed and said I could not be gainfully employed. When I received my denial letter and read the absolute garbage this guy stated as fact I couldn't believe that it was real. My lawyer sent in my appeal that same week. He decided that I could be employed as a bank monitor watcher even after the expert said no to that very job. Did you know there are three jobs in the entire state of Oregon for a bank monitor watcher? He said that since I was able to smoke that my hands are in fact not disabled. He took things that were written in my records by my specialist totally out of context and didn't ask me anything about them during my hearing. He said I refused to follow his orders about physical therapy. Totally not true. My insurance does not cover it! My doctor in fact wrote that it would help and there was a request made and denied. He said I have a boyfriend to take care of me. What has that got to do with my disability? Not to mention that is 100% untrue. He said since I was able to smoke my hands aren't in fact disabled. What? There are over 50 mistakes and lies in his findings. Now I am still 9 months away from another shot, but it will NOT be in front of this person! I am requesting a new judge this week!

Edwards
Judge: Moira Ausems
11/26/2015 10:27:07 AM



I want to start with a thank you to judge Ausems for the full favorable decision.i waited for 2 long yrs for my hearing,at the hearing at the end judge Ausems said she would have her decision out in 30 day's.it has been over 60 days and I'm a single dad of 3 young children. i took what she said about the 30 days to heart and i have been living on barely anything for several yrs now ..i just wish that when they say something they would stick to it.i have talked to representatives and they all have different answers.in my opinion(which means nothing to them because they don't have to struggle)but if you win your case they should process it in a timely matter..

Rob
Judge: Moira Ausems
11/14/2015 10:53:51 PM



I want to thank Judge Ausems for the favorable decision,I waited for almost 2 years for my hearing..I'm also a single dad of 3 children.I was told by Judge Ausems that she would have the favorable decision in 30 days and in just a few days it will be 60 days...i hope after the lengthy wait for the hearing that this process will be alot faster.

Roy
Judge: Robert F Campbell
11/4/2015 11:12:47 AM



Totally a horrible judge, he totally does not care . My step-son was denied even after the jobs specialist told the judge there were no jobs available due to his condition. These judges play " god" with peoples lives.. I would sue this man personally if the law allowed.He has no business being a judge.

Steven Michaels
Judge: Robert F Campbell
9/13/2015 6:07:48 PM



I was very impressed by Judge Campbell. He did his best to made me feel relaxed in a very tense situation. I was astonished by level of professionalism between him and my lawyer. The speed that they where discussing my case was so fast I could not keep up. I felt that he was very courteous to my lawyer and me…has a pleasant personality. Over all I would say two thumbs up ☺ I highly recommend him.

Bill
Judge: Cynthia D Rosa
9/10/2015 12:46:31 PM



COMPLETE NIGHTMARE OF A JUDGE. Did NOT take into account much if any of the testimony of myself and my attorney. She conveniently overlooked over TWO DOZENS documented issues and statements. She even went so far as to dismiss the occupational expert's final testimony that I am NOT able to hold ANY job in the US job market. I was medically retired from the Army and the VA rated me 100% disabled for PTSD and I'm considered housebound, which basically means I can't leave the house without having panic attacks. What does it take to get approved?

mICHAEL D HILL, SR
Judge: Dan R Hyatt
8/27/2015 5:29:03 PM



CAN YOU HELP ME IVE TRIED AND TRIED TO WORK I KEEP INJURYING MY BODY ALL MY DOCTORS ASK ME WHY IM NOT GETTING MY SSDI!!! I TELL THEM SS SENDS ME TO THERE PUPPET DOCTORS WICH TOTALLY DISMISS WHAT THE TOTAL COCENUSS OF MY DOCTORS. THE LAST SSDI DOCTOR I WAS SENT WOILD NOT LET MY DUAGHTER IN TO WITTNESS THE EXAM. THE SSDI DOCTOR TO HURT ME TWICE THE FIRST TIME I TOLD NO DONOT HURT ME AGAN "TOUGHEN UP" HE SAID (SSDI DOCTOR)HE HURT ME AGAN I GOT UP AND STARTED TO WALK OUT AND TOLD THE DOCTOR ITS BETTER I LEAVE THAN TO HURT YOU AND I LEFT I REPORTED THIS TO SSDI NOTHING WAS DONE NO FALLOW UP OR ANYTHING. MY QUALITY OF LIFE WITH NO ACTIVETY POOR ENOUGH. MY LAST DENILE WAS A BUNCH JIBBEROUS!!!!!! IF THERE IS ANY GOOD LEFT IN THIS PLEASE HELP


Judge: Vadim Mozyrsky
7/29/2015 9:36:48 PM



I'm not sure how to rate this judge. I agree with what others have said, he was professional and courteous during the hearing. On the other hand, he asked some really hard questions about things I didn't know my doctors said. I'm not sure if I won my case or not.


Judge: Cynthia D Rosa
5/30/2015 10:19:36 AM



I had the misfortune of being at a hearing in front of this judge. Her decision was plain and simple a hatchet job. Judges are supposed to be impartial but clearly this word does not exist in her vocabulary. She should be removed from being a judge. She is the most pathetic judge I have ever been exposed to and I have been to many different courts in many different venues. She should be removed from the BAR!


Judge: Marilyn S. Mauer
5/3/2015 5:32:00 PM



Another thing about this incompetent judge: She asked me about my PTSD. I said, "Well, it's fear and --" she CUT ME OFF. I told her I do better in therapy with a Christian pastor or therapist,and she twisted my words. She badgered me. She put me down. This woman has NO compassion. Again, I was told by Disability that I was get an "impartial" judge. I was even going to ask for just "supplemental" disability, but she wants me to go AGAIN to "their" psychs. just to be told "nothing's wrong with her." They are PAID to say nothing is wrong with me! I have cut my arms when I get depressed She saw PICTURES of my bloody arms! I even TOLD her at the end of the hearing that I "don't want to be like this. I WISH I could go put on my nice suits and kick butt and work, but I can't!" She just tsked her tongue and walked away. There is something wrong with this woman!! When I was working and an attorney would get verbally abusive, I had panic attacks,and one time the ambulance and cops had to come to the deposition! She accused me of not taking my meds, which is a flat-out lie! I even talked to the doctor who's treating me after the hearing and he said he didn't say that. Whatever! She's so nasty and just doesn't give a crap!

Jeff A
Judge: Sue Leise
5/1/2015 12:17:53 PM



She was very thorough but affable. Had my case been denied I probably would not be quite as generous but it was approved.

Rose Meinecke
Judge: Charles S Evans
4/27/2015 1:02:52 PM



This Judge was very fair and very observant in my case . I had waited almost 5 yrs to get approved for my disability claim. He listened intently to my case and to both sides and he picked up on my real disability without either side ever mentioning it. He awarded me my disability claim and 32 months backpaY which i felt was fair. However, the worker that i recieved at the vancouver office decided that she knew more than the judge did and I didn't get but about 3 months worth of my backpack. So I'm not really sure why we have the judges decide these cases. if their words and their judgments arent Enforced or applied. If the people in the local social security can override his decisions then what is the use of having an administrative judge.? I feel that he was extremely fair, but the local Social Security office were and are being discrimitive towards me as a native american with a disabilty.


Judge: Jonathan Baird
4/21/2015 7:42:32 AM



Judge Baird is terrific. He treats the claimants and their representatives with kindness and respect. He is obviously on the bench for all of the right reasons. He seems to genuinely want to help the claimants and arrive at the right decision in all of the cases that come before him.


Judge: Caroline Siderius
3/17/2015 10:42:02 AM



judge Siderius was very nice, respectful and genuine. Thank you judge siderius. and I would recommend her. she takes all medical evidence into considartion.

Diane
Judge: Riley J Atkins
3/16/2015 1:14:43 AM



I had my hearing this past jan and yes he was hard but look at the job he's doing theres a lot of people out there that scam the system and it's his job to see that. I thought he was fair.

Tony
Judge: S. Andrew Grace
12/28/2014 1:40:39 AM



I had some overwhelming anxiety without a doubt! And I did think to look at this man I thought he looks very conservative!! And in fact was a little intimidating to talk to and by the book!I can say he is probably one of the best judges in Portland even with a somewhat high denial rate!He is smart and Listens......and I was scared to death even though my attorney said things went great:)until I got the letter I was on pins and needles.........But the truth always prevails! I won my case and I think Judge Grace is a very good Judge and Human!

kissmyassjudge.com
Judge: Rudolph Murgo
10/30/2014 5:50:07 PM



this judge is an absolute disgrace to the bench he is totally a joke he is a racist at their worst he needs to be removed from the he thinks he is God Almighty he thinks he has all the answers he thinks he knows more than the doctors do who have been practicing medicine for half their lives I'm talking about doctors with degrees upon degrees and I'm quite sure he doesn't have that one degree in medicine so how is he going to tell a doctor what is nothing wrong with a person the man needs to have his head examined cuz he is truly out of the loop

Jennifer
Judge: Donna Montano
9/15/2014 11:30:25 AM



Judge Montano is a Wonderful judge. My hearing was on July 3 and my Lawyer said I won my case but ODAR underwriting is taking such a long time, I'm getting VERY Discouraged and losing faith. :(

Norm
Judge: Sue Leise
8/29/2014 8:20:32 PM



If you have Leise for an ALJ you should consider yourself lucky. She is thorough but that is a good thing if you have to appeal or if you get a quality review. Don't try and pull the wool she will see right through it. I doubt many appeal her desicison, don't think many would win that.

mary hoeft
Judge: Sue Leise
8/26/2014 4:01:43 PM



I am still waiting for my decision, it has been almost 60 days however judge Leise was very kind and very patient with me as i was nervous and trying to answer the questions as well as i could. i appreciate her time and even if i am denied i will hold no harsh feelings. i will still appeal any denial however i do not hold harsh feelings because it would be hard as a judge to determine whether or not a person who is maybe borderline disabled meaning i cant work however my work history shows a period of 10 years of work. which ended in termination because of the lack of coming to work due to the depression.

Karen Foster
Judge: Steve Lynch
7/29/2014 10:27:03 AM



Judge Lynch is a honorable judge. You simply have to be honest about your disabilities (if they are truly disabling). He doesn't pull any punches, is fair and very professional. If you're going before Judge Lynch, just be sure to that you are honest.


Judge: Marilyn S. Mauer
7/8/2014 2:02:56 PM



Good luck with her! She's an absolute witch and is by far the most unreasonable ALJ in the entire country. She will do all she can to antagonize your client and criticize everyone at the hearing, including the vocational expert and the hearing reporter. She is a nightmare to work with and ODAR would do well to get rid of her.


Judge: Sue Leise
5/30/2014 3:21:49 PM



It was a long and lonely process, but you have given me hope. Thank you Judge Sue Leise. I can't stop crying. I hope the suicidal thoughts will go away as a result of your favorable decision. My parents don't need to be burdened with me any more. I will be able to continue treatment and stay on medication. I have a new "Leise" on life! I would not wish my problems on anyone.


Judge: Dan R Hyatt
5/23/2014 1:40:20 PM



Just wanted to say that after reading all the negative stuff about judge Hyatt, I was terrified to go to hearing. Anyway, the first hearing, my lawyer got us kicked of within five minutes, so the judge rescheduled me. My second hearing we had a snow storm and i was having a bad panic attack so i was late. Judge Hyatt could have easily dismissed my case for that but he didn't, he rescheduled me yet again. I went to this hearing and everything went well. He apologized for everything taking so long and was a very nice person. So i just want anyone who has a hearing with Judge Hyatt to please dont pay to much attention to the negative comments. He was very proffessional and helpful. If all those comments were true i dont't think he would be allowed to be a judge. Thank you Judge Hyatt for being patient with me and giving me the chance to have you hear my case.

JSP
Judge: Jo Hoenninger
4/19/2014 2:00:41 PM



Judge Hoenninger was very professional and she knows the laws. She asked me all kinds of questions, and I never once felt as though she were imposing. She was kind and caring in her nature, but professional in her task. Our World needs more Judges who are willing to go the extra mile like Judge Hoenninger did for me.


Judge: Marilyn S. Mauer
3/29/2014 10:21:31 AM



Unfavorable for me but made mistakes, so lots of opportunity for an appeal and a reversal.


Judge: Paul G Robeck
3/16/2014 12:33:59 PM



LOOK AT JUDGE ROBECKS STATS HE HAS WENT DOWN IN APPROVAL RATINGS.. HE 33% NOW HE APPROVED 78 CASES OUT OF 236 TELL ME SOMTHIN AINT WRONG WITH HIS SCOPE OF WORK. HE NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT, AND HIS MORAL'S AS DECIDING OVER CASES SHOULD BE AUDITED.. ITS PLAIN AND CLEARLY SHOWS HE'S IS AGAINST PEOPLE WITH MENTAL OR PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS.. HE MUST FEEL HE IS PAYING OUT OF HIS POCKET TO HELP THE ILL PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO TRULY NEEDS HELP FROM SSI OR SSD.. PEOPLE WHO TRULY HAS SOME KNID OF MENTAL OR PHYSICAL ILLNESS OR BOTH. I WONDER DOES JUDGE ROBECK HAS AN PHD FROM HARVARD. OR SOME OTHER DOCTORAL SCHOOL FOR HIM TO PASS HIS PERSONEL JUDGEMENT FOR THE ILLNESS IN PEOPLE. BUT I CLEARLY BELIEVE ITS HIS OWN OPINION THAT HE PASS ALONG UPON EACH CASE. HE DOESN'T CARE WHAT THE MEDICAL RECORD REFLECT OR WHAT SSA DOCTORS SAY OR ANY DOCOTOR. MOST OF THE TIME HE HAS HIS MIND MADE UP OF YOU BEFORE HE EVEN START THE PROCEEDINGS. IF HE DOSE'NT LIKE YOUR WALK OR TALK OR THE WAY YOU LOOK "DENIED" CARRY YOUR BIBBLE WHEN WALKING INTO HIS CIRCUS ROOM CAUSE YOU WILL NEED IT. AND EVEN THEN THAT MAY NOT HELP YOU.. SOME ONE OR OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS TO VOTE THESE KIND OF ALJ JUDGES OUT, NOT BECAUSE HE DONT APPROVE EVERY ONE THAT COMES BEFORE HIM, BUT BECAUSE HE PLAYS DOCTOR WITH OUT A PHD. AND HE PUTS HIS OWN BELIEFS AND VIEWS PERSONALLY UPON EVERY ONE THAT COMES BEFORE HIM. ITS SAD!


Judge: Paul G Robeck
3/7/2014 7:01:29 PM



JUDGE ROBECK IS A VERY HARSH JUDGE, I FEEL SORRY FOR WHOM EVER COME BEFORE HIM. HE CLEARLY DISREGARD WHAT THE DOCOTOR SAY AND FORM HIS OWN OPINION OF WHATS WRONG WITH YOU. LOOK AT HIS APPROVAL RATE OF 35% THATS SAY EVERYTHING ABOUT HOW HE FEELS ABOUT 65% OF PEOPLE WHO COMES BEFORE HIM. THATS ALOT OF PEOPLE TO BE DENIED FOR HIS ON PERSONNEL REASON'S.HE LOOSES HIS SCOPE OF WORK AS A JUDGE AND PLAY DOCTOR OF ALL DOCTOR'S, HE EVEN DISCREDIT HIS OWN SSA DOCTORS. WHO DOES THAT? HE TALKED DOWN ON MY CASE ABOUT THINGS THAT HAS NOTHIN TO DO WITH ILLNESS. SOME ONE HIGHER UP NEEDS TO AUDIT JUDGE ROBECK AND HIS ANTICS AND HIS RAGE TWARDS THE ILL PEOPLE MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY OF OUR COMMUNITY. MAY GOD HELP YOU IF YOU COME BEFORE JUDGE ROBECK FOR ANYTHING... YOU WILL BE DENIED...

Brenda Mccormick
Judge: David J DeLaittre
2/27/2014 9:04:31 PM



A very kind, caring and knowledgeable Judge.


Judge: Jo Hoenninger
2/4/2014 4:24:18 AM



On the contrary, ALJ Hoenninger is VERY fair. Check out her stats. She is clearly highly intelligent, she really listens, she puts relevant facts together, follows the law. She has no problem disagreeing with the findings of the SSA doctors - and they are the real SSA payrollee lapdogs. You can't ask for more. If a claimant doesn't have a provable case, what do they expect. If anyone has a hearing in front of ALJ Hoenninger, breathe easy. You'll be treated fairly.

Retired Veteran
Judge: Dan R Hyatt
1/18/2014 3:09:49 PM



Reading through these comments it is very apparent that The Judge's page has been "spammed" with negative comments. This is probably the action of one Daniel A Bernath, a shady "attorney" who was denied clearance to practice state law by the Oregon Bar due to "low moral Character" while an attorney while a member of the California State Bar, due to failure to support his children, forging and cashing his clients checks without their knowledge and destroying his legal files. This same Bernath crashed his private plane due to him not putting gas in it, and is now trying to sue several companies for millions of dollars because " he wasn't informed" that the plane could have problems with little or no fuel. He has published a long boring list of accomplishments that are emblellished or unverifible. He claims to be a 90% disabled PTSD from Vietnam, while his service consisted of being a photographer aboard a ship. He photo shopped his face on the picture of a Navy Chief Petty Officer and says he was made an "honorary CPO" when that title can only be given by the US Navy. In summarizing I am posting this to simply ask that the people who want a review of Judge Hyatt disregard the negative posts by Bernath and his sock-puppets. A simple google search will link you to news articles that give a balanced account of the interaction between Bernath and Judge Hyatt. As a side note I am also a retired veteran who draws a 100% VA pension and SSDI, so I understand the concerns of anyone going through the process.

me
Judge: Paul G Robeck
1/7/2014 7:29:09 PM



im worried now after reading all this about this judge that im surely going to loose my case coming up :( it seems no one has a chance with this judge unless you are with out legs or an arm. and even then it seems from his denial percentages and these comments left by others is that he just plainly dont have no regards for the pain or suffering.. even though none of these judges are doctors or mental health specialists.. and they are clearly not god. but play god to save a buck, which is not there money.and then the world wonder why people go insane and commit crazy acts in the community, because their problem's are over looked by such person's or people and society as an whole. until after a crime has happen in the manner of your mental health problems or some other depression or mental episodes that you some times have no control of. then thats when people open their eyes and say oh somthin is really wrong with him and he or she needs help.but when they could have gotten the proper help and attention from the gate from these judge's and other proper social security personel and doctors! but its not the doctors who's pertraying thats nothin wrong with you its these kind of judges on this pannel who pass their on personel opinion with out properly looking at one's evidence to really determin your status and mental health problems. im not putting any of these judges down, but the system and manner in which these judges decide cases needs to be looked at and properly managed by a by party personel or group. almost like a watch dog group. sorry about my misspelling but im clearly in my feeling's by such actions by most of these alj judges..


Judge: Cynthia D Rosa
12/18/2013 9:00:39 AM



she is being investigated because she hasnt done her job properly since transferring. she really messed up my wifes life but we got it finally. shes dirty and just denied or dismisses everyone without caring

jeffrey james
Judge: Sue Leise
8/26/2013 1:38:55 PM



I still wait for answer on my claim takes so long as I wait I have no money I cannot work I cannot even afford some meds for depression if denied I might as well give up on life I will be homeless with no income I am not even able to get get my kids school stuff this year all the kids make fun because we are so poor if something does not happen soon we WILL be homeless.

yvette kelley
Judge: Paul G Robeck
7/5/2013 3:25:20 PM



I Yvette Kelley am now representing myself in a appeal that is in process , I have new evidence that has been discovered as to what caused the Disability . In 2005 , DR. Zenhopher from Kasier Sunnyside Hospital diagnosed me with " SUI " a condition in which was severely impacting a hygenic problem that caused me to Uriante all over clothing , The Procedure that was done is " Vaginal Mesh Implant " They are responsible for many deaths and sever issues I had for years not knowing what was causing sever pain and illness . The Johnson and Johnson company is responsible for defective Vaginal mesh that caused me to almost die and lead to sever problems and pain . This should have been noted by my atty , however ..he did not represent me in the way he should have , he over looked all of this and became prejudice Of the Honorable Judge Robeck on my case , resulting in Firing me after 5 yrs.


Judge: Paul G Robeck
7/4/2013 3:48:07 PM



This Judge asked questions about things that are not remotely related to the things at hand.I ask you are we guilty before we are even judged,I will tell you that is how I felt while I sat in front of him and he denied me WOW!!.I now have a bulging disc in my neck a torn tendon in my ankle and arthritis in lower back and also p.t.s.d. and he still denied me.

Adam Boklage
Judge: John W Rolph
6/18/2013 9:40:17 AM



I'm an attorney who only practices Social Security disability law, and who routinely appears before judges from seven different ODARs (Portland, Eugene, Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane, Boise and Las Vegas - a total of 67 ALJs), and on occasion at virtually every ODAR across the country. I have seen it all, from wack-job judges who are truly insane -- pity anyone from Moreno Valley, CA or Billings, MT -- to judges on some sort of an agenda to deny (or approve!) as many people as possible. I can say without hesitation that Chief Judge Rolph is one of the most courteous, professional, thoughtful and genuinely compassionate judges that I have encountered. This is NOT the same thing as a high allowance rate. He only pays about 50/50, which means that he is denying a lot of cases who probably should be approved. However, I truly believe you get a fair shot with him. While he may not approve every claim, my experience is that he treats every claimant with respect as a human being. As bad as it is to have your claim denied, it is incredible how many judges insist on belittling people and treating them like crap. Judge Rolph never does this. The only time I have ever seen him lose patience, and even then it was slight, was when a claimant insisted on lying to him (and me) about current drug and alcohol use, was deceitful and very dishonest. Anyone who does that deserves a lot worse. Bottom line: I would love to win every one of my cases, but I would be more than happy if every one of my clients were assigned to Judge Rolph.

Kenneth Alan Hughes
Judge: Caroline Siderius
4/19/2013 10:18:20 PM



I have had this ALJ two times in seperate Fair-Right Hearings and both times she has denied me of my Benefits which I do not agree with the way she looks at her cases along with the choice of words that she used in her decision letters. I would not choose to ever see this What you want to call an Administrative Law Judge and wouldn't recommend this judge to handle other peoples cases. I am unhappy with her performance


Judge: Jo Hoenninger
4/16/2013 2:30:53 PM



If your case lands in front of this ALJ you should just go ahead and plan your next step at the appeals council or start a new claim. Clearly the Wicked Witch of the Northwest.


Judge: David J DeLaittre
4/12/2013 8:05:41 AM



Judge means well, however, in the end he still has no control over disability. They don't care what he does or says. Federal judges have the final say, I don't think so. Very disappointed, his failure to stand his ground or hold his authority, whatever, cost us everything.

MM
Judge: Rudolph Murgo
3/19/2013 4:55:34 PM



During my hearing, even though my lawyer discounted what was offered by the occupational expert, he never used it for his decision. She offered jobs i could potentially do, and my lawyer asked her questions in regards to my limitations and needs, which she then stated no I couldn't do it with those requirements, yet he still used her info saying I could. Also he seemed more concerned with getting to lunch on time rather then hearing from my witness I brought along, rather they wanted a written statement from her which he later called suspicious because she didn't mention a certain fact. I would argue that is why my lawyer needed to be able to question her. There is something wrong when they are pushed to blanket deny more then approve. I agree there are slim out there looking for nothing but a free ride, but when I have all the evidence that proves my case, and they still deny me based on false info, its hard to believe in the system. Even things such as reports I wan not doing the treatment I was told to. Well they just failed to mention that my health insurance doesn't cover those treatments, and supposedly they are not supposed to count that against you. Then again, I am on the state health program as well, go figure.


Judge: Dan R Hyatt
3/6/2013 5:31:00 PM



Well, the good news about losing a case is that you have one more appeal then you get to cost the U.S. Government big money as you take your case to Federal Court. I would recomend that those doing so carefully review the transcript and also get an audio copy. If you can prove malice, you can get the sky's the limit money when you sue. I have known that some of these Judges disregard medical reports and statements without providing an opposing professional opinion. Nice kangeroo court tactic.


Judge: Jo Hoenninger
2/27/2013 7:24:32 PM



Clearly an employee of the SSA, need I say more?


Judge: Dan R Hyatt
2/11/2013 8:48:22 AM



Hey Dan. Remember when you threw my disabled client and I out of the Disney style SSA "courtroom" and you said to me "haa haa. So what are you going to do about it?" This.


Judge: Dan R Hyatt
2/6/2013 2:47:21 PM



Dan R Hyatt, admin law judge attacks helpless lawyer on crutches. Sworn declaration for Restraining Order issued against Dan R Hyatt. During my hearing on March 31, 2010 the administrative law judge wore a black robe and sat elevated from me. The judge was Riley Atkins and he had curly black hair. 2. He said to my lawyer “this is a case only about whether or not the time period is up and extension. I rule that she is past that time and therefore I will rule against her. As that is the only thing we are here for I will not take evidence about her disability.” 3. My lawyer said, “Wait, let’s not go so fast. Let me see the Notice. I didn’t get a copy” 4. Atkins said, “You had the chance to look at it before. Did you make an appointment to come and see the file?” 5. My lawyer said, “No, let me look at it now.” 6. Atkins then handed it to my lawyer (by handing it first to the vocational expert). 7. After my lawyer read of the file and his long discussion with the judge my lawyer turned to me and said, “claimant…” 8. The judge interrupted my lawyer and said, “Show some decorum. Her name is Mrs. Johnston.” My lawyer said that he was making the record clear after the long discussion with the judge so the record would know that he has stopped talking to the judge and was now talking to me, the Claimant. 9. My lawyer read to himself, the Notice and my Request for Hearing before an ALJ. He then asked me some questions and then the ALJ interrupted him again to stop him before my lawyer could complete what he was doing. 10. My lawyer said that he was not “going to close any doors” and that he believed that because of my mental condition that there was “good cause” to extend any deadlines and to deem the Request for Hearing to be a new application at the very least. (That was what I believed I had been doing when I wrote the Request for a Hearing-requesting a new application). 11. My lawyer refused to give up any of my rights and demanded that I be approved to be back on disability today. 12. The judge said the case wasn’t “worked up” and some other things. 13. The judge then said to me, “madam you have to go to the field office and file a new application.” 14. My lawyer said, “She should take advice from her lawyer and not from the guy who is throwing her out of court.” 15. Atkins then said, “Ma’am you should file a new application in Beaverton…” 16. My lawyer then said “Don’t give my client legal advise. I’ve already instructed you on that once. It isn’t your role.” 17. At all times my lawyer acted calm, professional and civil. If he didn’t act that way then I would have had to flee him (because of my severe mental illness). My lawyer acted calm, quiet, professional and civil at all times and that was how I could attend the stressful hearing. 18. My lawyer was not loud or argumentative. He made his objection heard and then made it again as I expect a lawyer to do in a courtroom setting. 19. My lawyer at no time was threatening or intimidating. 20. I then went into the lobby of ODAR with my lawyer where my husband was sitting. My lawyer Daniel A. Bernath looked at my husband and I and said, “let’s get out of here and we’ll talk outside.” 21. Dan then led the way, holding his black cane/crutch in his right hand, pulling his big box of books with wheels with his right hand and wearing a homburg hat. He was looking very dashing. 22. Dan was leading. My husband was following him and I was following my husband when we turned the corner to the elevator lobby of the 4th floor. 23. I saw an old short man wearing a brown colored outfit in blue jeans with silver hair already inside an elevator. Except for him the elevator was empty. 24. When we approached the elevator to get in, the old man quickly ran forward from the back of the elevator and stood at the front of the elevator and shouted “No” “You’re not riding on that elevator” “No”! 25. The old man alone in the elevator was very belligerent and confrontational. 26. My lawyer did not enter the elevator because the old man blocked him. 27. My lawyer never said a word to the old man. 28. The man then bumped my lawyer with his chest. 29. I saw my lawyer kind-of step back from the force of the blow but my lawyer couldn’t back up because the wheels of the box stopped him and there was me and about 4 people trying to get on the elevator and they were right behind him. 30. The man then hit my lawyer a second time but this time with much more power and with his chest and his stomach this time. 31. My lawyer had to work to get his balance after being knocked off his feet. 32. The man then said “call the police. I want him arrested for assault. He just bumped me.” 33. My husband Roman Johnston said in a quiet voice, “no he didn’t. You bumped him.” 34. The man then got a very wild look on his face and was very aggressive and said to Roman, “what’s your name!” 35. The man alone in the elevator became even more aggressive and offensive. He had a very wild look in his eyes. 36. That was the only time my lawyer spoke and he gave legal advice to his client Roman and said, “Don’t answer that.” 37. The security guards came. 38. That man was taken around the corner away from us. I later found out that the old man’s name is Dan R. Hyatt. 39. At no time did my lawyer’s hands leave the box handle or his cane/crutch. At no time did his cane/crutch or box leave the floor. At no time did my lawyer come in contact with that man except when that man hit my lawyer with first his chest and then with his stomach and his chest to knock my lawyer on the floor or back. No part of my lawyer’s body entered the elevator. Dan R. Hyatt used his chest and stomach to repeatedly batter my lawyer who stood out in the hallway. 40. Hyatt didn’t want my lawyer in that elevator at all even though it was completely empty and even though there were 3 to 4 elevators on one side and 3 to 4 elevators on the other side of the hallway. 41. The security guards came and blocked us from leaving and my lawyer asked “am I under arrest” and they said “no but you can’t leave.” He said “then I’m leaving now” and tried to push the button for an elevator but they blocked him from leaving. 42. The federal police came and they roughly grabbed my lawyer’s hands behind him and put handcuffs on him. As they were leading him back to the Social Security Court with his hands tightly cuffed behind him I heard my lawyer say to them “on advice of counsel I have nothing to say.” 43. The federal police asked me if I saw what happened. They took my license information but didn’t write down what I was saying. There was a second policeman and when they confirmed that I had made a statement then said I could leave (but could not talk to my lawyer). 44. I haven’t left my house since that traumatic event in watching my lawyer get assaulted and battered and arrested nearly a week ago. 45. Seeing your lawyer get arrested is like seeing your Father get arrested and hauled away. I trust my lawyer and it was all extremely traumatic to me to see my lawyer get beaten and then get arrested and handcuffed and taken away to who-knows-where. 46. I am going to meet with my doctor so I can discuss the severe trauma I have suffered because I watched my lawyer get assaulted and battered by Hyatt and then arrested by 3 or 4 very large policemen. __________________________________________ Elizabeth J _____________________________________________ Roman J (who witnessed all except for the courtroom events)


Judge: Riley J Atkins
2/6/2013 2:43:51 PM



Another lawyer says Riley J Atkins (himself a jew) is a racist. Go to this letter http://www.aspecialdayguide.com/shyster/atkinsbigot%20001.jpg


Judge: Riley J Atkins
2/6/2013 2:41:02 PM



I am a black man and applied for disability. Alan Graf was my lawyer. It was obvious Riley Atkins is a racist. Even the lawyer said he was a racist. Riley Atkins demeaned me all through the hearing. Riley Atkins said, “I heard that you were hooked on drugs.” I said, “Somebody lied to you and that somebody isn’t here.” The look on Riley Atkins' face told me everything-he looked at me as if I was a lesser person. Like I was an farm animal, that’s the way Riley Atkins made me feel as a black man. He looked at me like I was a gorilla. Atkins looked down on me and demeaned me as if I was an animal. The tone of his voice-it was like being on a plantation with a guy with a whip on me. Except Riley Atkins didn’t have a whip. His tone of voice was like he thought I was nuts. I thought he was supposed to be a judge but he attacked me, he didn’t ask one question about my condition, he just attacked me. The lawyer Alan Graf said, ‘you don’t have a chance because Riley Atkins is a racist.’ Graf didn’t think that Atkins was a racist; he KNEW he was a racist. Graf said, “This is one of the worse, one of the most racists judge that they got. He turns down African-Americans like they were nothing.” Alan Graf did NOTHING for me. He just sat there and allowed Riley Atkins to demean me and rip me to pieces just for being a black man in America. Graf was scared of Atkins. He didn’t have any power of the case. This was not a fair hearing. The higher court sent the case back to Atkins but then he just found something else to deny me my benefits. Atkins took from 1994 to 2006 to make a decision. I am now 100% VA disabled but Judge Riley Atkins wouldn’t find that I was eligible for SSD. I am now on SSi. Atkins stretched out the case for ten years and then disapproved me for that very reason that he said didn't matter in the first hearing. Atkins just stretched it out as long as he could, kept searching and searching to find a reason to deny me my disability benefits just because I am a black man in America. Milton Manning Denied by Riley Atkins for Social Security Disability but found to be 100% disabled by Department of Veterans Affairs


Judge: Dan R Hyatt
2/4/2013 7:59:57 PM



Allegation that Dan R. Hyatt rules against claimants if he thinks their lawyers are "a*******", rules against claimants if they don't have lawyers, has "trouble with interracial couples", masquerades as a US District Court Judge, allegations that Dan R. Hyatt repeatedly lies, involved in theft of US Government property, allegation of criminal coercion and conspiracy letter to Chief Judge regarding local social security "judge" Dan Hyatt and attorney Paula Martin. ALJ Hyatt goes off the record and says he will never approve claimant no matter what the medical evidence says. Oregonn State Bar member, attorney Paula Martin does nothing about this abuse of authority by Oregon State Bar member and "Judge" Dan Hyatt. Claimant goes off to commit suicide because of the abuse of authority by Dan Hyatt and cowardice of Oregon attorney Paula Martin. Read the complaint letter; Daniel Bernath "my true representative" Oregon attorney Paula Martin abused me. click on letter to make it bigger horribly abused by Oregon Bar Member and SSA judge Dan Hyatt. Gutless Paula Martin, "oh we don't want to upset him". Paula M Martin Marla Heikkala & Associates PO Box 61749 Vancouver WA 98666 SSA ALJ Dan Hyatt in Vancouver sat under great seal fraudulently stating that he was a US District Court judge "Judge" Hyatt says OFF THE RECORD that he will never rule in claimant's favor no matter what the evidence says. Oregon attorney Paula Martin says and does NOTHING. click on letter to make it bigger Client tries to state on the record that "judge" Dan Hyatt has just stated he will violate his oath of office but "judge" Dan Hyatt and Oregon attorney Paula Martin shut her up. "evidence didn't matter to 'judge' Hyatt and Paula Martin just let it happen." Because of the abuse of power by 'judge" Dan Hyatt and malfeasance by Oregon attorney Paula Martin "I drove to the ocean...to kill myself" click on letter to make it bigger Signature "sorry, I am still shaking) a year later. Social Security "Judge" Dan Hyatt violated Social Security rules by stating, "you'll never win this case not matter what the evidence" OFF THE RECORD and not summarizing it on the record so the appeals court could read it. "Attorney" Paula Martin did not do her duty by insisting that "judge" Hyatt state on the record what he had just said and by not summarizing it on the record herself.


Judge: Dan R Hyatt
2/4/2013 11:00:38 AM



Hyatt said he will "never put you on disability no matter what the evidence says." Hyatt said "I have trouble with interracial couples." Hyatt attacked a lawyer on crutches. Read it here: www.aspecialdayguide.com/shyster Cartoon of Dan Hyatt attacking the lawyer on crutches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN5ebDHHxJk


Judge: Vadim Mozyrsky
1/25/2013 9:51:08 AM



Fair judge. He knew my medical record and was polite. I got a chance to say everything I wanted to say. I'm not do sure about the vocational expert who said I could work as a hand packager. I don't know what that is.


Judge: Paul G Robeck
12/16/2012 1:15:28 PM



Unfortunately you cannot choose the judge of your choice to preside over your case. And now the attorneys you hire to represent you are not being told which judge your is going to be assingened to which makes things even more difficult for them.


Judge: Marilyn S. Mauer
12/5/2012 10:35:29 PM



Very efficient, kind. Granted my client a favorable OTR. However, I find the clerks in this ODAR a bit disorganized.


Judge: Moira Ausems
12/5/2012 10:32:36 PM



I flew to Spokane in the middle of winter to represent a client before Judge Ausems a few years ago. Unfortunately, the weather worsened and I was actually stranded at the Spokane airport in the middle of a blizzard. I called ODAR to inform the clerk and ALJ Ausems was very kind, understanding, and even arranged for me to participate in the hearing via phone from my hotel room.


Judge: Paul G Robeck
12/1/2012 12:32:50 AM



Arrogant jerk.


Judge: Vadim Mozyrsky
11/10/2012 5:42:13 PM



This judge is very professional, kind and courteous. He will let you explain yourself to the fullest, but also ask the appropriate questions as well. Make sure you have all medical records to back up your testimony. Because if not he will see right through you, his numbers can contest to that. Again if you don't have the medical records to back up your statement, I suggest you don't waste his time or your time........


Judge: Dan R Hyatt
11/3/2012 12:31:31 PM



Judge Hyatt is the kindest ALJ I have ever met. He is truly a compassionate Judge who takes a wholistic approach when holding his hearings. He doesn't just deny or allow benefits he tries to make sure claimants needs are met emotionally, physically, medically, and mental health care! The hog wash others spread about Judge Hyatt is just lies spread by terrible attorneys who don't like his rulings!!


Judge: Paul G Robeck
9/29/2012 11:16:33 PM



This judge was horrible to us. My child is Native American Indian, and this judge was rude and horrible towards us. He denied my child disablilty even though there was sufficient evidence that there was proof of mental disability. This man has no business being a judge because it's obvious if you are not white, then he will be prejudice against you.


Judge: Paul G Robeck
9/18/2012 4:56:12 PM



This judge is known by many that he is an elitist, xenophobe, and just plain rude towards attorneys and their clients. He is known by many for these traits. Before cases are over makes judgments that make no sense. His rulings are biased and prejudicial. Heaven help you if he doesn't like the way you look or act. He is know to give more denials than any other judge! It's a fact, just look it up.

Rep
Judge: Kelly Wilson
8/17/2012 1:43:04 PM



I had a difficult case with difficult issues and she was fair. Opinion was received about 60 days after hearing.


Judge: Rudolph Murgo
8/16/2012 6:25:05 PM



JUDGE MURGO DOES NOT LISTEN TO REASONING, AND SEEMS TO CONCENTRATE MORE ON WHAT THE STATE PAYED DOCTORS FOR SSA HAVE SAID NOT BY THE THE PATIENTS DOCTORS. JUDGE MURGO IS VERY BIAS AND SHOULD LOOK AT BOTH THE STATE AND THE DOCTORS THAT THE PATIENT HAS SEEN FOR YEARS,COMPARED TO THE STATE DOCTORS SSA SENDS ONE TO THAT SEES YOU FOR AN HOUR MAYBE AND TREATS EVERYONE LIKE THEY ARE ALL CHEATERS OF THE SYSTEM. I AM ASHAMED TO BE A VETERAN OF THIS COUNTRY ANYMORE, OUR POLITICS IN THE SSA SYSTEM IS HORRIBLE AND SHADOWS SHAME ON ALL IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. JUDGE MURGO NEEDS TO KEEP HIS PERSONAL OPINION OUT OF THE HEARINGS FOR SSA! READ ALL FACTS TALK TO THE PERSON APPLYING FOR SSA BENEFITS TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVE KILLED THEMSELVES OVER YEARS OF WAITING AND FIGHTING FOR THEIR SSA BENEFITS, AND OTHERS HAVE DIED BEFORE RECEIVING IT. THE WHOLE SYTERM IS CROOKED, AND SO ARE 99.9 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO WORK FOR IT! SHAME ON ALL THAT HAS A HAND IN!

Wade Sanders
Judge: Moira Ausems
6/2/2012 2:27:06 PM



I received a denial for a hearing from Judge Ausems in 2010. In her denial Ausems wrote that I could request that she vacate or set aside her decision if I appealed to her within 10 days. I wrote to her and appealed to her to set aside her decision and submitted my request within the ten day period. I am still waiting to hear back from Judge Ausems. When my representatives went to the ODAR office in Spokane on my behalf to talk with Judge Ausems, Judge Ausems refused to speak with them and they were ordered out of the office at gunpoint by security.


Judge: Richard A Say
5/31/2012 7:42:24 AM



Richard a say denied my wifes claim. She hasnt worked in 20 years and is completely disabled. Judge Say ordered her to remove her hat in the court room, My wife has lost most her hair that is why she wore the hat, when she explained this his attitude became extremely agitated we knew we lost our case before it began.

Mary Chablis Hillaire
Judge: Steve Lynch
5/19/2012 7:02:40 PM



This judge is an absolute joke, the first thing he did was make fun of my name. Then because I went to college and graduated he said I couldnt possibly be disabled,let me tell you that is far from the truth. The list of my disabilities are long: epilespy with a vp shunt, hydracephalus of the corpus collusum, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthrits, fibromyalgia, myositis,cognitive disorder,dysthmic disorder, depression, and PTSD. I honestly wouldnt even give him one star if I didn't have to. Judge Steve Lynch was incredibly unprofessional, he may have thought he was being funny and making light of this situation but this is my life and it is not a joke. Regardless of what Judge Steve Lynch believes I am disabled and will forever be disabled, just because I followed through on one of my dreams to get my college degree after being told that I wouldn't survive past the age of 10 years old, doesn't mean that I am any less disabled than I was before.


Judge: Charles S Evans
3/22/2012 11:12:11 AM






Judge: Paul G Robeck
3/21/2012 11:05:51 AM



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