3.8 based on 10 reviews


  1. Anonymous says:

    What follows is the Administrative Law Judge job description for the U.S. government, nowhere does it state that an ALJs duty is “to protect tax money”. That statement is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read and obviously written by an egomaniac….

    Responsible for adjudicating claims for benefits offered by government. Reviews evidence and examines other factors and documentation to determine ruling. Works for government.
    Primary responsibilities

    Adjudicate claims for benefits offered by government.
    Work on cases assigned by the government to determine: (1) a person’s eligibility for various Social Security or workers’ compensation benefits, (2) protection of the environment, (3) the enforcement of health and safety regulations, (4) employment discrimination, and (5) compliance with economic regulatory requirements.
    Review applicant’s case and examine background.
    Check all reports and facts thoroughly, including criminal history, immigration and citizen status, and intelligence reports.
    Prepare analysis for government recommending specific courses of action.
    Show justification for recommended course of action.
    Maintain security clearance.
    Supervise support personnel.
    Research and analyze laws, regulations, policies, and precedent decisions to prepare for hearings and to determine conclusions
    Issue subpoenas.
    Determine existence and amount of liability according to current laws.
    Authorize payment of valid claims.
    Compromise on settlements.
    Monitor activities of trials and hearings.
    Explain rulings to claimants and how they may appeal.
    Prepare written decisions.
    Evaluate claim applications, birth and death certificates, and employer records.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have known and practiced in front of Judge Jones for a number of years. He is arrogant, has made racist comments to me, and has expressed a personal philosophy contrary to his position as a judge. he should not be a Social Security ALJ. If you are a claimant, make damn sure you have an attorney who knows his propensities going into the hearing with you. If he miss treats you file a formal complaint.

  3. Brenda MacDonald says:

    My hearing was with Judge Paul Jones and he turned everything I said around. An example of this: Judge Jones asked me about my boyfriend. I told him that we broke up January 2, 2014. He then went on to say that I was able to keep a supportive relationship with my boyfriend and family. The only time my family was mentioned is when I stated my grandson mowed my lawn for me. How did he get that I had a supportive relationship with my boyfriend and family. I don’t have a boyfriend and my family isn’t supportive. This is just one example. I thought he was very arrogant and full of himself.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This guy is by far the biggest ***** i have ever encountered in over many years of Social Security practice. Be ready to go to the Appeals Council if your hearing is with him.

  5. V.B says:

    Judge jones is a fair judge. Im not very old but i been thru alot of things in my lifetime. I thought the judge would pre judge me from this blogs but to me he was fair and understanding. I do believe that i let him lead the conversation more than i should have but i think he gave me a fair shake. I just should have came a lil more prepard. i wasn’t gonna blog but i think he deserve to have someone say something good about him since you all are trying to bash him. I just want you to know Judge jones i think you a great Judge and did a fair job no matter what others say

  6. Anonymous says:

    judge jones does a scathing cross of claimants, he cant stand laziness and dishonesty. If those factors aren’t present, i believe u do get a fair hearing. After all, sympathy is NOT a basis for eligibility. His tough detailed questioning is to try to expose fraud, if its there. there were cases i was sorry to lose, but frankly, i agreed with the guy! dont we all know some of this psych stuff is hot air and pity parties? SSA benefits are awarded based on functional deficits, NOT diagnosis or sympathy! yes his manner can be rough, but he’s SUPPOSED to guard our tax $! If u get this judge, be ready to explain how/why u cant function. He will get into every detail. if u are honestly disabled, just answer the man.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Best judge I’ve ever encountered. Fair, intelligent and sincere about being a good steward of public funds.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I knew going in front of a judge was going to be hard, but I don’t think it could have been any worse. Judge Jones was so pompis, rude, intimating and arrogant that I felt sick after leaving. He has certainly took his power as an ego trip. I have absolutely no hope after going in front of him.

  9. Anonymous says:

    This man seems to feel that his job is to inflict as much pain on the disabled as is humanly possible. He smiles and comes across as a nice guy, but he’s not. His questioning of clients about their sex lives borders on being prurient. He clearly is denying benefits to deserving claimants. When the sheep are separated from the goats, he is going to have to answer for the hurt he has inflicted on the least among us.

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