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  1. Danielle Jacobowitz says:

    This judge cherry-picked everything in my records. I had records from multiple therapists (including my current one), my psychiatrist, and a comprehensive evaluation done by a psychologist – they all said that I was unable to work and that I was not likely to recover from my personality disorder. The judge said that because my records were self-report (duh, therapy?) and because I lied about being available to work in order to receive unemployment, I wasn’t trustworthy. How was I supposed to live otherwise? I would have been on the street! The system gives us *zero* options. No one pays your rent for you UNLESS YOU HAVE DISABILITY. That is literally why I’m applying.

    Because I finished an undergraduate and masters program, this judge decided that I can work. And I didn’t, actually, because my undergrad program *didn’t* award me a teaching degree, but by a lucky accident, the state messed up because they didn’t realize that I could graduate but not receive my certificate, so the state awarded me the certificate. For my graduate program, I had to switch majors to write a thesis instead of do the internship for my program because *The school kicked me out of my internship program after the school I was working at told me not to come back.* This was after 2.5 years of course work and being on warn status for the majority of it due to social issues, having nearly constant meetings to talk about how I was fucking up socially and professionally. How is this indication of an ability to sustain work?!

    The vocational expert even said that it was her opinion that I could not sustain a job of any sort.

    In her findings, the judge commented on my ability to *speak well*. What does that have to do with debilitating mental illness?! My social issues arise when at a job where I have coworkers and supervisors. Is there a job where those things don’t exist? And what does speaking well have to do with those things?

    My attorney said the medical records were, hands down, enough to approve me. She quit after the judge denied me, because even though she thought the judge made the wrong decision, she didn’t think that I had a chance of winning if a judge was going to cherry pick my records.

    I had testimonies from a best friend and a partner. Those people are no longer in my life because I cannot sustain even personal relationships. It is so, so obvious that I am just getting worse, despite plenty of therapy and psychiatric medication.

    She said that I could be a cleaner or work another job with limited interaction with the public and supervisors. …huh? Limited interaction with supervisors? Do you know of a job with limited interaction with supervisors? Also, the public is not the problem! I never said that was the problem. My problem is *long-term relationships*. Like.. 3 weeks to 3 months into a job, things spiral fast. Public interaction has nothing to do with that.

    I’m just beside myself. I am at a loss at what I need to do to prove that I cannot sustain a job. I have tried for *10 years* and failed.

    This judge dismissed every single piece of medical evidence I had that unequivically supported an approval. It frankly didn’t seem legal. Does she know how hard it is to admit that you can’t work? How demeaning it is, how shameful? As Tenee said, not everyone is trying to game the system.

    I’m at a loss. I have no idea what to do.

  2. Tenee says:

    I give Judge Robinson a negative 15 if there was a rating for it. She overlooked and took out her own SSDI’s vocational rehabilitation and psychiatric evaluation which agreed with my own counselor’s recommendation that I am not able to work. I have PTSD, Fibromyalgia, psuedotumor cerebri (false brain tumor), chronic pain, IBS, and brain lesions. I am 100% T&P disabled, and my civilian job as a Federal employee granted my medical retirement. I don’t know what this woman wants me to do? What die? Forget that I support my children on my own. I guess it was my fault continuing my education and getting my MBA ONLINE where she zeroed in on as if people who are disabled are uneducated and stupid. It’s insulting to say that I would have light lifting and asking a veteran with documented extreme anxiety and PTSD to be a cashier since it “won’t be around too many people…” SERIOUSLY??? I knew this judge was going to give me grief and I don’t want her biased ass again. Period. 2nd worst judge along with Michael Gilbert who deny people In need and comb through irrelevant and condescending crap. Washington State, do better. Not everyone is trying to game the system. Smdh.

  3. Evon Genice Stevenson Walker says:

    I had a hearing on September the 9th 2019, and I’ve been disabled since 2008 and became totally disabled in 2012 and inspite of the medical evidence and the conclusions of the employment specialist that stated that I could not work even on a menial job Miss Virginia Robinson took it upon her ownself to remove evidence from the record and set aside the judgement and therefore took it upon herself to deny my claim. I feel that she is a perjuice impartial biased racist person who has no compassion aand or forethought for anyone she feels as if she is the, jury and executioner. I’m really wondering how many people she’s actually done this too this judge needs to be investigated and a complaint brought before the ethics and judicial committee. I for one will proceed as such bc she clue of what my daily life or routine is like nor does know the pain and difficulty that I’ve had to deal with since I have been deemed disabled. If anyone else has had issues with this judge please email me so that we can file a class action lawsuit against her with respect to her unwarranted actions and unnecessary decisions made even when medical professionals and the evidence has back such claim.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Judge Robinson is statistically the worst judge in WA. My original attorney quit when she found out who the hearing judge would be. All these lawyers play the odds. They have to win a certain percentage of cases and collect their maximum fee out of it to make it worth their while. My attorney, and others I’ve heard about, don’t see the odds in their favor in Judge Robinson’s court room so they quit the case. In my case one of the factors in my disability stems from a back condition called kyphosis. In exaggerated cases it’s what’s known as a hunchback. The condition causes me a lot of pain and mobility problems. The employment specialist at the hearing decided I could work as an industrial cleaner and Judge Robinson bought that statement hook line and sinker. Seriously? An industrial cleaner? Do these idiots have any idea what that job entails? It’s usually a hard physical labor job. Maybe Judge Robinson would have better stats if she weren’t an idiot.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I went before this judge today and she seemed to be a very nice woman. I can only just pray that she sees the truth and rules in my favor. I am a broken man from head to toe and I can only hope the system works the way it’s supposed to. After all these years I’ve been working full-time so hard on my body since my early teens. I Won’t Give Up if she rules against me I will appeal and continue this fight. It’s been a long few years and I hope this social security legal stuff that weighs so heavy on me goes away and I can focus on my deteariating health. Im always in pain. Everyone, please say a prayer for me I need it. Thank you

  6. Anonymous says:

    On January 15, 2014 I had a hearing with this woman. First thing out of her mouth was ” I see you are a dog breeder”. I am going to make a long story short. I had gone in front of Judge Adams who brought it up because of an old face book page (had one litter). He denied me, and we refiled a new claim that was not suppose to be used, but she used it anyway. So when those words came out of her mouth, my Attorney’s jaw dropped. So we finished up with the vocational woman saying that I could be a waitress. ( 10 lb weight limit, can’t walk more that 10 minutes without a lot of pain). Then again back to the old case, and she said that I was 49 when I started this process, I am going to be 55 this year. She did this on purpose. My attorney filed for an appeal which should be coming up soon. He said that she committed reversible error by going outside the period at issueand cites testimony and documentary evidence from the previous decision to buttress the current decision, completing ignoring black letter law of res judicata and thereby committing reversible error. This is just a couple of things that happened, there is about 6 in total that she messed up. I have stated nothing but the truth in this statement, and have records to prove it. I see people on judge judy all the time on SSDI and they get it for the stupidest things! I have many issues and it’s just not right.

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