5 based on 3 reviews


  1. Anonymous says:

    I was unable to get a lawyer for my Social Security case, so I decided to represent myself at my hearing. Judge Grooms was patient and respectful. I was confused by some of the terminology used by Social Security, and he was very helpful in making sure I was using the correct words to make my case. Even though I was incredibly nervous, I felt like he was willing to take as much time was needed to make sure he had all the facts and that made me feel much more at ease.

    Ultimately he gave me a fully favorable ruling. I attribute the success of my case to his willingness to listen, engage in dialogue when he didn’t understand my argument, and go over all the facts.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I recently went before Judge Grooms and found him and his court personnel to be kind, gracious and courteous. This judge is every bit of what a judge should be the process was handeled in a strickly professional and straight foward judicious manner. I found him respectful specific and looking for the same kind of answers. I was to articulate my disability limitations and to give an explanation and example on each point. If anyone had problems with this judge I would suggest you look towards your attorney and not the judge. Every “I” must be dotted and “T” must be crossed your paperwork MUST be in order along with medical documention that matches up. As for Judge Odell Grooms he is NOT a prejudge man I did NOT sense for moment that he looked down on me in any way!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m posting this feedback BEFORE we’ve gotten a decision from this judge, so you’ll know that my comments are not biased by his decision.

    I found Judge Grooms to be well-prepared, attentive and caring. He wanted to hear from the person with disabilities, not just the lawyer representing her. He was formal, but that’s his job. He made sure that everything was on the record so that there would be complete information, should his ruling need to be reviewed.

    I’m optimistic that he heard what was said, so it will be interesting to see if he is able to find a ruling to match the requests. Regardless, I believe Judge Grooms will be a fair judge and appreciated his courtroom manner.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very unfair! God will fix it! I was denied my benefits after putting more than 45 years into the work force. Disabled, denied, but not forgotten by God!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Judge Odell Grooms aint **** he told me at my hearing that he agreed that I was disabled vut sent me out a disapproved but its alright wish I could have a white judge instead.

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