3 based on 2 reviews


  1. DisabilityRightsPDX says:

    Judge Rosa has the worst approval rating of any ALJ in Portland, Oregon so far this year. She also lives with the next worst offender, Judge Michaelsen. What are the odds that the two worst disability judges in this area live under the same roof?

    You can see her most recent approval numbers and those of Michaelsen at:


  2. anonymous says:

    As someone who worked for SSA for a number of years, I have a couple of recommendations for anyone who is posting comments here.

    If you’re dissatisfied with your decision from Judge Rosa or any other ALJ, file an appeal with the Appeals Council and if necessary to the District Court. If as claimed in some of these comments, the ALJ really did misrepresent the facts or the evidence, or if he/she “cherry picked” the documents relied upon in reaching an unfavorable decision, the AC or the court will remand the decision very quickly.

    If you’re just unhappy that you received an unfavorable decision and feel the need to complain and/or whine about it, then post your comments right here. You’re absolutely in the right place if that’s all you want to do.

    The comment from anonymous December 31, 2015 I found especially amusing. While the comments and advise she provided are accurate, as a practical matter nothing ever comes of these complaints. In my time with the agency the only ALJ’s I saw that were investigated for bias or lack of impartiality were a group of 4 ALJ’s from back East and the Midwest because they issued nothing but favorable decisions in very large numbers, and a certain West Virginia ALJ who was (allegedly) receiving kickbacks from a local disability attorney.

    The reality is that there are plenty of ALJ’s who are lazy and/or incompetent, but very few that act out of bias. Unfortunately, incompetency and laziness aren’t considered actionable or curable flaws in an ALJ, and I can’t say that I ever saw an ALJ investigated for incompetency in my 20 plus years with the agency (though I did see plenty of lazy and/or incompetent judges). However, if it makes you feel any better, by all means file a bias complaint with the IG or the Regional Chief Judge’s office. Nothing will come if it, but it will give the office staff something to do.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just recently appeared in front of this judge,feel like it’s not a very good sign when as soon as my lawyer found out who the judge was he knew we’d lose!! Not based on my medical issues but simply because of who she is

  4. Anonymous says:

    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.

  5. Bill says:

    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?

  6. Anonymous says:

    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!

  7. Anonymous says:

    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

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