Leslie Perry- Dowdell
Administrative Law Judge

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ODAR Office

For the 2016 *fiscal year, Judge Leslie Perry Dowdell has disposed 238 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Out of those 238 dispostions, 73 were dismissed, 73 were approved and 92 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Perry- Dowdell has approved in Pittsburgh for the 2016 fiscal year is 31%. The information below for Judge Leslie Perry Dowdell was last updated on 5/19/2016.

Judge Perry- Dowdell31%31%39%
All ALJs in Pittsburgh Office 26% 40% 34%
All ALJs in Pennsylvania24%42%35%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%37%

SSA, Pittsburgh ODAR Office
1000 Liberty Avenue, Suite 2308
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

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Comments about Judge Leslie Perry Dowdell

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: 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: 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: Leslie Perry- Dowdell
Date Posted: 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: 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

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Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Pittsburgh 2011 412 209 136 7349%18%33%
Toledo Oh 2011 154 114 57 5726%37%37%
Pittsburgh 2012 766 395 278 11748%15%36%
Pittsburgh 2013 560 358 254 10436%19%45%
Pittsburgh 2014 494 352 253 9929%20%51%
Pittsburgh 2015 446 312 194 11830%26%43%
Pittsburgh 2016 238 165 92 7331%31%39%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.