Dana E McDonald , Moreno Valley, California ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2017 *fiscal year, Judge Dana E Mcdonald has disposed 82 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Moreno Valley, California. Out of those 82 dispostions, 13 were dismissed, 51 were approved and 18 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge McDonald has approved in Moreno Valley for the 2017 fiscal year is 62%. The information below for Judge Dana E Mcdonald was last updated on 2/7/2017.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Atlanta North 2010 436 386 90 296 11%68%21%
Atlanta North 2011 421 378 114 264 10%63%27%
Atlanta North 2012 533 469 179 290 12%54%34%
Atlanta North 2013 450 368 148 220 18%49%33%
Atlanta North 2014 467 388 165 223 17%48%35%
Atlanta North 2015 2 2 1 1 0%50%50%
Moreno Valley 2015 374 294 118 176 21%47%32%
Moreno Valley 2016 367 311 123 188 15%51%34%
Moreno Valley 2017 82 69 18 51 16%62%22%
 Totals:31322665956170915%55%31%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Mcdonald16%62%22%
All ALJs in Moreno Valley Office 21% 44% 35%
All ALJs in California21%45%33%
All ALJs in the Nation21%44%34%
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chris b woods
Judge: Dana E McDonald
3/20/2017 3:14:46 AM



HE WAS A VERY NICE MAN AND SEEM VERY FAIR I HAVE LIVING HIV AND AIDS SINCE 1989 I FOUND OUT WHEN A DAY PLAYER ON ONE LIFE TO LIVE AND VERY UPSET BECAUISE MY OLDER BROTHER DIE OF AIDS AND DIDNOT THINK IO LIOVE THIS LONG BUT I HAVE THANMKS TO DAP SORRY I DONNOT TYPE RIGHT I A BAD HAND THAT I NEEED TO GO BACK TO PHICAL THERGY AND I CANNNOT READ OR WRITE RIGHT WELL BECAUSE I WAS GAY BASHED AT THE AGE OF 15 YEARS OLD ION TAMPA FLA BY 5 GUYS WITH BASDEBALL BATS I WENT OF MY HEARING ON FEB 6 AND STILL WAITING FOR THE AMSWER I HAVE BEEN ON APPEALS HEARING WAS ON FEB 6 2017 FOR 6 YEASRS AND I SOLD SOLD EVERYUTHING I OWN TO SURVBASIL SO I HOPE HE MAKE A DESIONS SOON IF WANT TO LOOK UP MY ACTING CREITES GO TO IMDB.COM CHRIS VILLA 1 BEST CHRIS B WOODS GOD BLESS THE WORLD AND THE HOMELESS WHICH I AM TRYING TO FEED BECAUSE THAT WHAT GOD PUT ON THIS EARTTH TO DO HELP AND BE OF SERVICE TO OTHERS LIFE IS SHORT I SHOULD KNOW I ALMOST LOST MINE AT THE AGE OF 15 YEARS OLD I HOPE HE MAKE UP HIS MIONE SOON I AM EATING OUT OF THE TRASH WHAT HAS THE USA HAS COME TO I CANNOT ASNWER THAT MAYBE THERE AGAIONED GAY GUY WHO IS HANDSOME HOLLYWOOD WAS SHITTER TO ME THE WHOLE 27 YEARS I LIVE THERE THATS WHEN GAY WAS NOT IN BUT I HAVE MORE THAN ALL I HAVE GOD AND MOTHER MARY MARCH 20- 2017 3:14 AM CANNOT SLEEP WORRIED ABOUT M,Y BILLS

SSDesq
Judge: Dana E McDonald
5/3/2016 4:43:24 PM



As an SSDI attorney representative, I echo the praise and endorsement of Judge McDonald. In my experience before this Judge, he is thoroughly familiar with the record, focused, and knows all the nuances and key pivotal issues within a claimant's record and smoothly directs the inquiry towards those issues. Throughout the hearing, he is exceptionally courteous, compassionate and treats everyone with the utmost respect and dignity.

PLJ
Judge: Dana E McDonald
4/26/2014 9:33:22 PM



As a very successful SSDI attorney, who has been before this judge many times, I want to assure every claimant that Judge McDonald is the consummate professional. He is well-prepared, very fair, and invariably courteous. If the Social Security Administration were smart, they would consider him a model for other ALJs to emulate. He's central casting in every way. Unlike other judges, he never gives the impression that he's already made up his mind. He also never cuts off attorneys or claimants, and does everything possible to put all parties at ease. That said, he rightly expects attorneys to know the file as thoroughly as he does, and to present their best theory of a case, even when the evidence is shaky. To the above poster, the vocational expert would have been asked more than the one question whose answer you liked. I'm guessing your decision was unfavorable because Judge McDonald adopted the Vocational Expert's response to ANOTHER question that assumed LESS than disabling physical and/or mental limitations. With more conservative limitations, there would still be jobs you could theoretically perform. In deciding your case, the judge would have assumed restrictions compatible with work activity (vs. disabling restrictions) because your doctors apparently failed to establish the legal severity of your allegations. This judge is neither pro-claimant nor anti-claimant. He simply applies complex federal regulations with honesty, precision and integrity. That said, quality representation is essential at any SSDI hearing. It's unwise to have poor representation, and absolutely foolish for a claimant to represent him or herself.

Rob
Judge: Dana E McDonald
3/14/2013 3:15:15 PM



The vocational expert when asked by this judge if there was any job that I would be able to do? The expert stated "NO your honor, there is no job that I know of that he would be able to do". But in my decision letter it states that the expert stated that there were several jobs that I would be able to do. Now why is something that was not stated in court, in my decision letter and their for leading to me being denied or as the letter states "Notice of Decision-Unfavorable"



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