3 based on 10 reviews

10 Comments

  1. Kim says:

    My case was denied. Now we wait for the letter. This is absolutely insane that she did not find in favor of my case after all the evidence submitted. Her caring demeanor, and what seemed to be true understanding was all act I would assume.

  2. Kim says:

    I had my hearing with ALJ Horton. She seemed to have heard myself and my attorney during the hearing. She had all the facts in front of her. My doctors said my health issues arent being managed by medication and without them being managed yet work would be unsuccessful. The other women in the conference even said I could not work and be successful in the jobs she listed. I cant believe this has come back unfavorable. I’m drowning here trying to keep my family afloat without being able to work. The judge definitely made the wrong decision. Now we have to spend more time figuring out how to appeal that to be in my favor. If I could give no stars I would.

  3. Theresa Lepoutre says:

    I retract what I said previously, received my denial today and the facts she had on there for denial were incorrect, one was about a doctor not doing something and it was right in my medical records that she did. Found also that occupational person said I could not do the jobs suggested and sha put I could. Now have to appeal again. All because doctors said I was well groomed and with it at appointments, have fibromyalgia and just don’t take meds before going so I remember what she tells me: very disappointed

  4. Timarie says:

    Judge Horton,
    You are one of Heavens Earthly Angels. May God Bless and Keep you and your family always in his care. Your fair and fully favorable decision saved me and my son from so much hardship. I will forever be grateful, thankful and touched by the role you played in my life. You have changed my life forever and for that I wish you all of life’s blessings and health. It has been humbling to have you judge my struggles, my pain, limitations and my suffering. I could not have asked for a more competent judge. It is so hard and terrifying to put your life in a strangers hands and pray they do what is right with it, you are truly in the correct line of work. I won’t ever forget the day I sat before you, your kind smile or your name. You have made an incredibly difficult and sad life a bit more bareable and now I won’t be a financial burden to my family anymore or feel as hopeless and as useless as my conditions have made me. Sending so much love and light to you. You have moved mountains for me and my sweet boy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Happy Holidays May Peace Be with You Always~

  5. Theresa Lepoutre says:

    I find the last comment very disturbing.. I found during my hearing that Judge Horton was compassionate and treated me very well. As i was very nervous I felt at ease with her and the person on the line with us. Having severe pain, panic attacks, fog outs etc from fibromyalgia I usually would of had one. But felt she made me feel at ease. The only thing that was shaking was my hands and that is something that goes with my symptoms. Depression and fibromyalgia has changed my life as I am in pain all the time. I am awaiting her decision. She is just doing her job

  6. Theresa Lepoutre says:

    I find the last comment very disturbing.. I found during my hearing that Judge Horton was compassionate and treated me very well. As i was very nervous I felt at ease with her and the person on the line with us. Having severe pain, panic attacks, fog outs etc from fibromyalgia I usually would of had one. But felt she made me feel at ease. The only thing that was shaking was my hands and that is something that goes with my symptoms. Depression and fibromyalgia has changed my life as I am in pain all the time. I am awaiting her decision. She is just doing her job

  7. Anonymous says:

    Outstanding judge!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Deirdre Horton decided that I am not disabled.

    I suffered a traumatic brain injury in April of 2011, had my first seizure when I returned to work in August 2011, and have been having seizures periodically ever since. I am suffering from “major depression” according to my therapist.

    The judge decided that I am not disabled.

  9. Anonymous says:

    This other post is very unfortunate as Judge Horton is a compassionate, decent, and above all else fair Judge. She is fair because she listens carefully and considers all evidence– all evidence. People are VERY lucky if she is their Judge.

  10. John B. Romero says:

    This judge is incompetent. She does not review the facts. She commented on my ability to speak English. I was born and raised in Connecticut, but my Hispanic heritage was something she could not look past. She found me 100% disabled, and acknowledge I was disabled from the injuries I sustained, but determined that somehow, during all the spinal surgeries I had, I should have been able to work. I am 100% disabled from the injuries I sustained, not argument from her. I was not disabled when I got injured she contends. Not disabled during the years it took me to recover from the constructive spinal cord surgery. 5 fused discs, 5 inoperable ruptured ones. I tried to work, as Social Security said if I could not, they would put me back on Social Security. They lied. The judge used the fact that I tried, under a Social Security program, against me, and I have been denied benefits that are mine. This Judge is racist, incompetent, and should be removed from the bench. She is a disgrace to the judicial system in this country. She has absolutely no understanding of what people will do to try and work, and will use any attempt by you to struggle, as an indication that you are not disabled. She is representative of everything wrong in the judicial system in this country and hides in her cubicle passing out judgements that are unfair, hidden from public. I would like to see an ethnic breakdown of her rulings. She has caused much harm to my family and dismayed my my doctors, the best Spinal Cord surgeon in this state cannot understand how this person/judge could be so out of touch. She used her medical knowledge as fact, overriding what every doctor I went to said, that I was, and have been disabled, 100% since I tried to enroll back in Social Security. If you are on Social Security, never ever try to work again. They will use it against you and steal what is rightfully yours. I challenge her to answer these charges. I did not have the $70,000 dollars more needed to take the lawsuit to the next level, so now I am disenfranchised because of a racist, incompetent Judge, who uses her own opinion, not based on the evidence presented to her, but on her racist agenda. I will never forget the phrase,”You speak English very well Mr. Romero.” I also speak German, she did not ask me about that. When I asked her what my ability to speak English “very well” had to do with anything, she refused to answer.

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