4.2 based on 6 reviews

7 Comments

  1. Hopeless says:

    Still waiting on the denial letter to come in the mail to see why he denied me. Vocational expert and he narrowed it down to 0 jobs. Still got denied. I don’t understand how they can deny you if you can’t do any of the jobs they find for you. Second time this has happened to me. 2 different judges. Makes you want to give up, but if you are truly disabled, you have no other choice, but to try again. I guess I will have to go the federal level. I hope they are more compassionate and empathetic than the state judges. That should take another year or more to wait for a hearing. Not homeless yet, but could be soon. Very hopeless.

  2. Hopeless says:

    Was told he was in the top 2 fair judges. Was heartbroken to see that he denied my case.

  3. Bea says:

    Seems to favor women.

  4. Cindy Daubenmire says:

    I was fortunate enough to have Judge Bruce. He is a very good listener asks many questions and is very knowledgeable. I just wish I could have asked about insurance, my attorney informed me that if approved for disability I would have to wait a year or so for insurance don’t understand that concept, that means no meds or dr appt for me. But I feel that Judge Bruce was a very good Judge to have went in front of treated you like a person and was interested in you.

  5. Michaelle Brotebeck says:

    I was the last person for the day for my appeal hearing with Judge Bruce. I represented myself for this hearing. Judge Bruce was very thorough and asked me many questions as I stood and sit over the course of 1.5 hours. He was absolutely wonderful and kind and understood that I am unable to sit for longer than 10 minutes at a time and he was empathetic to this, which I appreciated very much.

    He commented on the fact that he’s never seen anyone prepare their own case as well and as thorough as I had and he asked why I couldn’t do work if I could do this case. I explained that I am very thorough and it took me a year to prepare my case. I could not put it together in a couple of weeks.

    During the appeal, Judge Bruce and the vocational expert went over my medical information, my past work and if there is any work that I could cross train to do. It was determined that there is no work in the national registry that I could do considering my lengthy list of illnesses at age 44.

    I was awarded full benefits during the hearing and the proceedings were stopped. The vocational expert closed his book and was ready to leave while the Judge and I wrapped up. He didn’t even need to speak with the two witnesses that I brought with me.

    If you get Judge Bruce you should feel very privileged. He is kind, empathetic, looks you in the eye, gives you time to say what you need to say and he is genuinely “real”. I’m very grateful to him for these things.

    I don’t have to pay an attorney 1/3 of my back pay and I won my case all on my own. Yay!

  6. Attorney says:

    He is very nice but do not let that fool you. He uses VE typically asks decent hypo’s but really asks lengthy questions take notes make sure he did not leave anything out as his questions will take a better part of 45 minutes and you get kind of bogged down.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This judge is well prepared and is very patient and a good listener. You are lucky if you get Judge Bruce to hear your case.

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