3.7 based on 3 reviews


  1. vet says:

    I agree with VB, this judge should be investigated and taken off the bench. He belittles a person to the point that they would like to die. He hates veterans and could care less about their mental status. I will be writing my local senator about this judge and also have a appointment with DAV to file bias actions against him….if your a veteran and get this judge, do everything you can to not go before him!!

  2. VB says:

    The more “desirable” comments left below were obviously fabricated, most likely by Judge Gilbert himself. I’ve worked in close proximity to Mr. Gilbert on many occasions, and can attest to the fact that he is no longer competent enough to perform his duties. I feel bad for him but he is currently a danger to the community and should be evaluated immediately. If you’re certain you’ve enough evidence for a favorable decision, I recommend contacting the Appeals Council directly upon receiving a denial from Judge Gilbert. They are aware of his conduct.

  3. Anonymous says:

    So some one out there please post what a person can do to file a complaint about this judge ? He lied on over half my claim, now my points will be up in September and I’m told a revue would be 15 to 18 months out !! Its so unfair that people like this can lie so much about you knowing theres nothing you can do to them ! Its really sad !! I hope your proud of yourself treating sick people the way you do Gilbert !

  4. Anonymous says:

    Its really sad that these judges don’t take more time to see just how bad a persons health really is. I had my hearing last October and just now got a letter. I’ve been trying to get on SSI disability for 4 years now. With letters from my doctors for the last 2 years. I have peripheral neuropathy from my nees down and in my wrists and hands. Copd, Asthma, sincopes, and type 2 diabetes uncontrollable. I take 22 pills a day ( 16 for pain alone ) 3 inhalors, 112 to 120 units of insulin a day. I can’t sit or stand for very long without a lot of pain. Its hard to breath around a lot of things, I’m on oxygen at night for sleep apnea. First thing out of the judges mouth was I know your health is very bad that’s why we don’t have a doctor here with us today. But I’m sure there is some kind of job out there for you !! Well he kept me there for 2 hours trying to find a job for me with no luck. And now once again kicked aside from another worthless person ! I mean come on, if there is a job out there that will let me sit down and rest evry hour or two, pop my vicodin evry 4 hours, use my cane on bad days, Take your cape off, get your butt from behind that desk, and find me that job ! I worked my butt off all my life and my government took money from my pay check just in case I was to get sick like this to help me. So now I have to fight to pay my bills and put food on my table for my wife and me because YOU don’t feel I’m to sick not to work now. Well its to bad I can’t put your feet in my shoe’s for a day to really see how I feel. I honestly feel that some one like you should not have the power you have to be able to abuse it the way you do. Good luck down the road because I’m a firm its going to come back to bite you in the butt !!!

  5. AngelaK says:

    Before my hearing last month, I made the mistake of coming on here and reading these reviews. My panic attacks started increasing the closer it got to my hearing date. After a childhood and life of being abused, I thought, I can’t take one more person being cruel to me. I had a vision of a horrible person in my head. I was expecting the worse. I was shaking, scared of what I was about to have to talk about, and scared to death of this judge.

    But yet he was kind to me. I felt like he was genuinely interested in what I had experienced as a kid, and what it has left me dealing with on a day to day basis. Not one time did he make me feel bad, belittle me or do anything that is stated here. The first words he said to me where, “I can see you are really nervous, and I want you to know it’s going to be okay.” I won’t ever forget that he said that to me.

    He did dig into my life big time, but I felt like he needed to, not only to understand me, but to understand what I have experienced and how it affects me each day. I honestly felt compassion from him, and maybe that’s because I was horribly abused as a child, and he could connect with that somehow. I obviously don’t know him personally, so I can only guess. But I had to come on here and say my piece, because I appreciated that he was kind to me. At one point, I broke down sobbing, and they even got me some water to drink.

    My honest opinion/feeling is that Judge Gilbert’s no nonsense approach may be misinterpreted as meanness. All I can say is that my personal experience with him, I did not see this mean person that everyone has talked about here. I experienced a judge who had taken the time to read my case, and find out who I was and what had happened to me as a kid. I appreciated that in itself.

    I have not received my decision yet, and no matter what it is, I still stand by what my experience was. I also have a rule that I don’t write bad reviews online about anyone. There’s enough meanness in the world without me adding to it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Are there minus stars?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I have been before Judge Michael Gilbert 2 times. I found he I believe purposely went outside the guidelines of Law several times with regards to the scope of his questions. I don’t know whether to believe the statistics. however my experience has not conformed to the numbers be represented. the time it took to get my case before this judge was extreme. my case was even delayed further because judge Gilbert stated he had a conflict in his scheduling. I am a disabled veteran on state pension. I have to tumors in my liver and blindness in my left eye as well as degenerative disc disease in all but 1 disc in my neck I was sole provider for my 3 girls when I was injured on the job in nursing. that was March of 2005. I have yet to receive my hearing information. the last of the hearings was held September 18th 2012. it is now the last day of January 2013. I had to sue the last judge I sure hope this time is different. this is the worst system I have ever been exposed to in government

  8. Anonymous says:

    Judge Gilbert is a hacket man; he does not follow the law. He is rude and insensitve. He acts as an advocate not as a judge. He is a prosecutor of anyone who believes he or she is disabled. He will tear you apart as a prosecutor and minimized any problem you may have. Every person appearing before him should contact their congressman and complain about his confusion. He prosecutes you for your impairments and highlights anything to destroy your credibility.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Judge Gilbert is an excellent judge, appointed to accurately and vigilantly analyze cases to serve the American public. Do not be fooled by argumentative and libelious comments submitted.

  10. Tenee says:

    Judge Gilbert was not a “good Judge.” and I am using the politically correct terms in order to keep my temper. He was very unethical in terms about asking in the beginning of the proceedings about my marriage falling apart and if that had anything to do with my mental state, who was getting custody of my daughter in which there was complications that obviously he was aware of that not I nor my attorney was aware that he knew of, and a CPS investigation concerning my now ex-husband that was involving my divorce that was completely separate from my medical portion of my procedings. I am a disabled veteran. I felt attacked in every way, shape, and form. I suffer from PTSD, brain lesions, asthma, a pseduotumor that has made me 80% disabled with individual unemployability through the VA. He asked about my “stressors” and when it was told to him about my events overseas, his comments were less than favorable – “Is that it???” I have been in school before getting diagnosed with my psuedotumor and because of a misdiagnosis of migraines in which are now combined with the pseudotumor to date. He over-analysed everything and even asked for extra things such as letters from my instructors concerning the provisions that they had given me in order to stay in school to graduate so I wouldn’t incur a debt to the VA and be successfull in graduating. According to his extenuating notes, he stated that I appeared, “normal” as if that I am supposed to be in some sort of state when I have made provisions to get better when my sight was going to go and much worse, being a single parent with two children to care for. He questioned my integrity as a parent, a female and a veteran. After all of this, I was not surprised that he denied my social security benefits for being honest and putting me through the worst 90 minutes that no one should have to endure. If my opinion, Judge Gilbert is a sniper when it comes to compassion and I have every right to file a formal complaint for the injustice that he had put upon me. Not for just his findings, but for how his process is. And hopefully, with my complaint on record, no matter what, it may help towards not having someone else go through this for them or their family.

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