Robin R Palenske , Atlanta Downtown, Georgia ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2019 *fiscal year, Judge Robin R Palenske has disposed 246 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Atlanta Downtown, Georgia. Out of those 246 dispostions, 59 were dismissed, 112 were approved and 75 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Palenske has approved in Atlanta Downtown for the 2019 fiscal year is 46%. The information below for Judge Robin R Palenske was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Atlanta Downtown 2010 467 417 134 283 11%61%29%
Greensboro 2010 39 38 13 25 3%64%33%
Atlanta Downtown 2011 511 428 221 207 16%41%43%
Atlanta Downtown 2012 478 407 183 224 15%47%38%
Atlanta Downtown 2013 503 404 200 204 20%41%40%
Atlanta Downtown 2014 469 373 192 181 20%39%41%
Atlanta Downtown 2015 369 282 114 168 24%46%31%
Atlanta Downtown 2016 393 298 130 168 24%43%33%
Atlanta Downtown 2017 361 265 115 150 27%42%32%
Atlanta Downtown 2018 186 142 51 91 24%49%27%
Atlanta Downtown 2019 246 187 75 112 24%46%30%
Atlanta North 2019 17 10 0 10 41%59%0%
Ft Lauderdale 2019 2 1 1 0 50%0%50%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Robin R PalenskeNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Atlanta Downtown Office 27% 45% 28%
All ALJs in Georgia20%43%36%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Judge: Robin R Palenske
9/23/2016 8:05:13 AM

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Paul L. Jenkins, Esq.
Judge: Robin R Palenske
9/4/2016 2:19:17 PM

Judge Palenske has been the recipient of some incredibly false and ridiculous critiques on this board. Firstly, her award rate is in line with the national average, which would itself indicate that she is applying the law faithfully and fairly. As a highly successful SSDI attorney, I have appeared before her many times. She rightly expects lawyers to fully and thoroughly present their cases. She listens more than she talks, and many of her colleagues on the Bench could learn from the thoughtful way in which she conducts her hearings. She is always respectful and courteous to each and every claimant, and always arrives at well reasoned legal conclusions regardless of whether the outcome is an award or a denial. If you have a good lawyer who follows Judge Palenske's specific pre-hearing instructions, and takes the time to carefully develop your testimony in court, this judge will award your case, provided that the medical evidence supports the severity of your allegations. By all standards of judicial fairness, temperament, and preparation, Judge Palenske is a model ALJ.

John Ward
Judge: Robin R Palenske
7/24/2016 8:16:43 AM

She made me feel very comfortable considering my health issues. I have a problem staying focused and communicating to people. I'm waiting for her decision and pray that it is favorable. This was written for me by Gwen Ward my wife.

l gilchrease
Judge: Robin R Palenske
3/28/2016 8:38:48 PM

She fabricates, cherry-picks, and manipulates evidence to conform to a predetermined decision. Does not know the meaning of "Judge" and does not deserve the title.

Atlanta Advocate
Judge: Robin R Palenske
1/26/2015 12:12:17 PM

One of the worst judges in this office. Doesn't use vocational experts. Forgets to swear in witnesses. Sits on denials for months at a time. Will find the dumbest reasons to hold the record open in cases. For people that have waited years to have their cases heard, be prepared to wait even longer to hear back from her. Poor doesn't properly describe the job that she does. Taxpayers definitely deserve more.

Happy and blessed!
Judge: Robin R Palenske
11/15/2013 3:17:42 AM

She was very good the evidence spoke for its self! Fully favorable!

Judge: Robin R Palenske
2/12/2013 11:45:21 AM

Judge Palenske is horrendously unfair. She shot us down on a very solid case, but didn't just deny it. She sat on it for over six months before issuing the denial. Absolutely unacceptable.

Sandra Benton
Judge: Robin R Palenske
9/30/2012 12:12:10 PM

very few questions.Let the lawyer who knew very little about me ask the questions. not very happy.

Judge: Robin R Palenske
9/12/2012 4:22:13 PM

Her conservative personality should have nothing to do with how she decides claims. She is to appy the rule of law and to take a fresh look at each individual claim.

Judge: Robin R Palenske
9/7/2012 10:30:04 AM

Space Cadet. Which Judge Palenske will show on a given day? On bad days, she has sworn in witnesses more than once. Asks very few questions in general. While I tend to share her conservative philosophy, she is not an easy judge.

Judge: Robin R Palenske
7/10/2012 6:01:00 PM

If you don't have representation, you don't stand a chance with Judge Palenske. She and the sytem work against those of us who cannot afford an attorney due to the length of time waiting to be heard. Beware!

Judge: Robin R Palenske
6/28/2012 5:28:12 PM

Obviously trying to be "THE" tough ALJ. "Trying" for sure.

Judge: Robin R Palenske
5/23/2012 2:09:32 PM


Judge: Robin R Palenske
4/20/2012 2:22:00 PM

Frighteningly poor.

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