2 based on 5 reviews


  1. Anonymous says:

    Agree with every previous comment in reference to this horrific judge. I would strongly consider moving if I was a Claimant near the Dover Delaware area.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is what happens when someone is appointed to this job who does not believe in SSA disability, and would like to see it abolished. She probably is the worst judge in the country, and is a disgrace to SSA, and is rubbing their nose in it!

  3. Anonymous says:

    when you think this judge can’t get any worse, she does. I feel the sorriest for those in dire need of benefits to survive. It seems to me that this woman is burned out and would be better off for the disabled to do everyone a service and retire. Her denials and dismissals are a disgrace. I know that people do abuse the system, but it people got this far, isn’t it obvious that they are sick. Those who are not really sick would not have hung in this long. Most I would think would have given up by now. This is a miscarriage of justice. These Alj’s have quota’s to meet every month. How much of a kickback are they getting????

  4. Disgusted says:

    Showalter thinks she is saving money by denying claims. What about all the appeals filed for her decisions? What about the cost of processing those? What about the cost of all the new hearings for the claims sent back to Dover? What about the backlog at the Appeals Council related to claims with her name on them? What about all the claims she denied which are at the Federal Court? Does she enjoy having her work reviewed and many 100’s of her decisions overturned? Do her right wing supporters on the Eastern Shore factor in the expense incurred when she is appealed and/or overturned? Can any self respecting official with responsibility for hiring judges for the SSA explain what happened in Dover?

  5. Anonymous says:

    An embarrasment to the bench and bar . She takes pleasure in denying 80% of the cases she hears

  6. Anonymous says:

    I agree. This woman is rude, unprofessional, and quite mean. She demonstred utter disdain for me. She ultimately “denied” me after serverl doctors…and the vochational therapist recommended that I could not work. She favored the doctor who “reviewed” my records. She has no compassion, self control or right to sit in that chair. I don’t know how she can sleep after the way she treats others! I made a formal complaint against her. I hope she gets fired!!!!!!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Despite the fact this ALJ clearly abuses her power and the negative press she presents nothing will change. The ALJ’s union is to strong. I would suggest if you are a Claimant move out of the Delaware area. Your case may still be denied but at least you may have a fair shake.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I was present for my hearing, but it was too late in the day for this Judge to hear my case. I was sitting outside the courtroom and I could hear the entire hearing. I could hear everything about the claimant and her family, previous employment history and medical history. There was not privacy whatsoever. I was stunned when I heard how this Judge sounded like she was interrogating the claimant. The judge spoke for most of that claimant’s hearing and her tone was quite indignant. When it was the attorney’s time to speak, she told the attorney that he was taking too long. The entire time I was sitting outside, that attorney only spoke briefly. I can’t believe that a judge would speak to anyone, especially those that are sick and disabled in that manner. I think that God was looking down when she decided not to hear my case. I pray to God that I don’t get her. From what I witnessed (heard) while there, she is a disgrace to the bench and probably burned out. She needs to retire.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Nasty and unprofessional. An embarrassment to the administration. If the SSA abided by any standards for professionalism for ALJs, she would be dismissed from the bench.

  10. Anonymous says:

    This maybe the worst ALJ in the country. She is rude to the Claimant’s and does not take the time to listen to testimony since she already has her decision likely prepared prior to hearing. She has no intention of paying claims that would be paid in front of most average judges and there has been several articles written about her in regard to her alleged bias.

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