2.8 based on 6 reviews

13 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I found judge Lanier Williams to be a fair judge. He is well prepared he knows the law and had knowledge of my case. And after my attorney explained my medical records back and forth with him for about an hour he approved my case from the bench and I was out of there.

  2. Anonymous says:

    He didn’t consider any written documentation from my doctor of over 8 years nor the Psychiatrist statements. He yelled and screamed over the mic as if I was being tried for murder. He makes you feel guilty for having a disability. He should be removed permanently with his horrible bench manners.

  3. Anonymous says:

    HE IS DENYING ALMOST ALL CASES HE HAS NOW AND HAS BECOME EXTREMELY DISRESPECTFUL AND CONDESCENDING TOWARD CLAIMANTS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES. I THINK HE IS GOING MENTAL AND SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I found this judge to be a very prepared and smart judge. As previously stated be prepared to argue your point and know social security rules and guidelines because he is up on it. I founded him to be a very fair judge!! This was my first time having this judge and after arguing my points, he approved the case. We need more judges like him.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Williams is not a fair Judge at all. He was going to hear my case on Sept 29, 2010 and just one day before the hearing I was arrested for things I did not say . After I got out of jail Judge Williams denied my case. I had to file another Claim and the new one was approved but this one with Williams had to go to FED Court and back to the ODAR office. I don’t know why he is even a Judge… Very Bad !!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I have had a number of hearings with Judge Williams. They always start with him going down the list of things he has concerns about. He tells you right up front what he considers to be the weaknesses in your case and enjoys having you argue your case and convince him you have the evidence to support your position. He is not inflexible and will come around on a solid argument. You should prepare your client for this little debate and tell them to listen because what he outlines is the stuff you’re going to have to address. He demeanor can come across as condescendingly skeptical at times and he does like to challenge claimants on inconsistencies in testimony and statments made to doctors, for example. Credibility is front and center with this judge.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Generally a fair Judge, but unfortunately he is increasingly beginning to browbeat and belittle the Claimants who appear before him, sometimes to an extent which goes beyond what a Judge should do. It doesn’t cost anything to be polite and courteous to Claimants as well as their representatives.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Lanier Williams is a very unfair judge and is a disgrace to the legal system

  9. Anonymous says:

    As a Representative, I really think Judge Williams is the fairest Judge we have. You better have your case together and know what you are fighting for. Be prepared to do alot of arguing but trust me he will come around after about an hour… I really like this Judge and he approves most all of my cases. Make sure you know what you are talking about before you walk in the Hearing office.

  10. Anonymous says:

    A fair ALJ, but know your case and be prepared to argue with him to support it.

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