3 based on 6 reviews

8 Comments

  1. Valerie says:

    This judge is the WORST!!
    I am legally blind, and in a wheelchair full time because an idiot hit me while I was crossing in a crosswalk and dragged me half a block under his car.
    It is obvious that I NEED disability, but nasty Judge Martinez said “You are young, beautiful, and blonde, I can think of one thing you can do laying down”, and he denied me!
    I appealed it twice, and both times, guess who the judge was… yep, this nasty man!!
    I have met other young women he has denied who have serious disabilities and he told each of them basically the same thing.
    It has been more than 10 years since the last appeal, it looks like he no longer is a Judge, THANK HEAVENS!!!

    Even the appeals attorney, when I told her what had happened, without even saying the Judge’s name, she said “Did this judge happen to be Judge Martinez?” Then she said he does that a lot and I am not the first person to complain about his inappropriate comments and biased decisions.

  2. Valerie says:

    This judge is the WORST!!
    I am legally blind, and in a wheelchair full time because an idiot hit me while I was crossing in a crosswalk and dragged me half a block under his car.
    It is obvious that I NEED disability, but nasty Judge Martinez said “You are young, beautiful, and blonde, I can think of one thing you can do laying down”, and he denied me!
    I appealed it twice, and both times, guess who the judge was… yep, this nasty man!!
    I have met other young women he has denied who have serious disabilities and he told each of them basically the same thing.
    It has been more than 10 years since the last appeal, it looks like he no longer is a Judge, THANK HEAVENS!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very unsupportive of fibromyalgia claims. Even if you have the support of your doctors (even multiple doctors) he will ignore them in contradiction to Social Security requirements which require that their opinions be given determinative weight, just because he doesn’t like the disease. If you have a fibro claim, try to get another judge because you will likely not get approved.

  4. SydneyH says:

    I had my hearing with ALJ Martinez on January 18, 2013. On February 8, 2013, I learned ALJ Martinez denied my claim. I immediately appealed, and on March 1, 2013, the Appeals Council vacated and remanded ALJ Martinez’s decision. The SSA transferred my case to Jericho, NY on March 15, 2013. On May 6, 2013, an ALJ based in Jericho, NY (using the exact same medical evidence that ALJ Martinez had access to on January 18, 2013), approved my claim without the need for a re-hearing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Great judge!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Evidence doesn’t really matter. That may help or not. Because he does not review the evidence, his cases are often reversed on appeal.

  7. Ted says:

    Beware! Medical evidence is not enough, bases decisions on personal opinion and bias, even in contradiction to medical opinion.

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