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  1. Matthew Flournoy says:

    I’ve had the extreme displeasure of having him as my judge as well. I’ve had two hearings with him. The first hearing I poured out my soul to him In vain. He denied me and my case was remanded back to him. At the second hearing he actually said he didn’t want to hear any testimony and berated my lawyer for the case being remanded in the first place. The only smile he gave was asking me if I was on drugs, and when I stated that I didn’t believe he would give me a fair hearing. He seemed to revel in the fact that he was causing me pain. I even had to be put under suicide watch for 10 hours after meeting with him, which was also submitted as evidence. It’s unfortunate for me that the second hearing wasn’t on video to capture his facial expressions. I felt like I was pleading my case to the hands of the Grand Dragon himself. There’s no doubt in my mind that I was discriminated against by this man. Two weeks after my second hearing I received my unfavorable ruling yet again. His empathy meter is nonexistent. My heart goes out to all those who share my experience. And to anyone looking at this to find out the character of this judge; just know that if your a minority then it’s probably a 96% chance that the appeals council is your only hope to a hopefully fair decision.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I agree with other reviews of this judge . he makes things up and puts his opinions above evidence. He actually wrote in his denial that not only was my personal Drs. Lying but also 3 of the Drs social security sent me to for review were lying and the hospital who treated me for 2 heart attacks within a month. Which resulted in 2 stents and plans for more . very bullying mentality about this man. He must be Republican.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I agree with everyone else, he dismissed my case before I even sat down I think. As the others said he is a bully, who wants to confuse you. But you can win a appeal against him but if you win your appeal you have to go right back to the same judge. Yes someone please move this judge to drug cases.

  4. The guy that Mrs Fishman was the judge for says:

    Fishman is a horrible judge. I agree with many of the negative comments that I read about this judge. I know that there is no way that he reviewed all of my evidence correctly. He even lied and put words in my mouth stating that I denied failing a drug test.
    There was so much that I wanted to get out and say but I froze up after I realized how much of a jerk that this guy was. That is exactly what is wrong with our society today. We are not looked at as equal and no one cares anymore. My brother went over seas and almost got killed fighting for Judge Fishmans freedom and this is how he treats me? Dear Mr Fishman. You are not better than nobody.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is a very mean spirited Judge. He calls people liars, tries to make them look like they are lying, he bullies people, he yells at people, and makes you feel as if you are worthless. He definitely feels that he is much better than those that have to be in his court.He does Not care who he attacks: man, woman, or child. He should be removed.

  6. Anonymous says:

    very much a bully and does not respect you at all discriminates very much on his own personal opinions and must hate women who are heart broken

  7. Anonymous says:

    My hearing was 2 1/2 hours. Unnecessary. He badgered and actually attempted to confuse, quick to pounce on perceived inconsistencies rather than to seek clarification. Bully.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Agree with previous comments. He is a very negative ALJ. His questions are borderline badgering.

  9. diane sheely says:

    i think judge Donald Fishman to dismissed from his jurdisdiction….. he is not understanding at all not considerate… he is to quick to a case:::: he practically denies all: the case: without really looking all the evidence…. in the case….no matter what is the case n reference… to …. he always get picked to be a judge in all case… no he is not a good ALJ… some one else should be appointed as a judge;;;;

  10. Anonymous says:

    Not impressed by this ALJ. He gets a kick out of badgering Claimant’s and holds long hearings

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