4.7 based on 3 reviews


  1. Anonymous says:

    Joanne is a well versed judge with an eye for detail. She took her time on my case and even read the small notes written by doctors. I went in to court scared and nervous but she set me straight. Joanne is very personable in my eyes but she is tough. If you have her be honest, don’t lie or exaggerate your symptoms, take a breath, and relax. I’m glad she saw me and my issues. Don’t believe what others have said about her she is one of the good judges.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This judge saved a life on Wednesday. She undertook an extensive review of a huge paper file, conducted a thorough and difficult hearing and helped everyone in the room better understand this very troubled and injured person who told me in tears after the hearing that the benefits were her last hope. She saved a life on Wednesday.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I waited from 1999 to 2011 to have my story finally heard, & when I received my paperwork I cried for over a week straight. She not only turned info about me into bold face lies, but also based my entire 12yr struggle on a Drs opinion that I saw one time! I’ve had to live in poverty, since my disease makes having kids a huge problem, but if I would have had them if be able to receive benefits. Me attending college & being misdiagnosed for 5yrs cost me everything. I think she’s extremely unkind, uncaring, & doesn’t take each case into consideration. She saw a young woman, who doesn’t look disabled, & wrote up a denial letter that only the most heartless person could ever write. She’s the reason I will remain w/out finances to even purchase my 8 meds monthly.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’m assuming you appeal the decisions you disagree with. I have appealed more than one decision in front of this ALJ and each time they were remanded back.

  5. Experienced Attorney says:

    I must disagree with the prior poster. Judge Dantonio’s opinions are well thought out and well reasoned. I rarely appeal her decisions as a result. Although I may not always agree with her decisions, the clients are treated fairly and I know that she will consider all of the evidence in an impartial manner.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Not one of the better ALJs. Her decisions are not written well.

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