Norwalk, California ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Norwalk, California, 5 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Norwalk, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 17.0 months. The average case processing time in Norwalk is 581 days.The Norwalk average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 45%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Norwalk ODAR office was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Norwalk 5 17.0 months 581 days 2.1 19% 45% 36%
California17.1 months562 days2.220%45%35%
National Average:14.9 months500 days2.120%42%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 17.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.13
Average Processing Time 581 days
Cases Pending 2651
Dispositions 1667
New Cases 638
Hearings In Person 100%
Video Hearings 0%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied
Judge James Carberry 15%36%48%
Judge Paul Coulter 24%46%30%
Judge Cynthia A Minter 13%68%19%
Judge James P Nguyen 22%46%32%
Judge Michael D Radensky 21%37%41%

LATEST COMMENTS         to leave your own comment, select a judge from the list above and leave a comment on that judge's page
Michael Walker
Judge: Michael D Radensky
9/13/2019 2:14:56 PM

How do we all get together and start a class action lawsuit against this guy?

Michael Walker
Judge: Michael D Radensky
9/11/2019 6:24:58 PM

Just look at his numbers to see how poorly he does his job, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been denied by any other judge. His prejudice obviously plays a role in his decisions. He omitted things in his report about my condition to deny me,... there’s no legitimate reason I should have been denied.

Elizabeth eakins
Judge: James Carberry
3/13/2019 1:33:49 PM

I loved this judge. I do not know if I am approved yet but the general concern for my welfare felt like I was heard by this judge. I am blessed to have met him for that short time judge carberry thank u for making me feel heard. I didn't feel like I was a loser for being disabled. It's hard all around to be disabled and to wait for so long and worry about the outcome but this judge was a pleasant surprise. Thanks again .

Judge: Dean Yanohira
7/23/2018 12:46:44 PM

beyoung bad this judge ignored much of my medical report./

Judge: Dean Yanohira
7/23/2018 12:43:29 PM

This is the worst ssi judge ever he denied my case ignored medical records

Judge: Dean Yanohira
2/12/2018 9:04:27 AM

This a awful. awful judge he said he got the facts wrongon my medical records sent me to antoher test dismissed the frist test if this is your judge ask for another because ui don't want another person to got hrough starting over on their case/

Judge: Michael D Radensky
9/14/2017 2:15:49 PM

This judge is awesome!!!!! Whoever says otherwise probably didn't have proper documentation or didn't have enough medical evidence...we were given a fully favorable decision on a child's ssi benifits and child's cases are often more complicated...He was very very nice and understanding towards my sons inability to remain still and was very professional and handled my sons case very well!!! after reading comments from previous claimants making it seem like he was a horrible person I can honestly say that those reviews are wrong! There had to be a reason he didn't approve it and only you know why...if you are really disabled this judge isn't going to question it he is very honest in his decision making!! Way to go judge Radensky!!!!

One Person
Judge: Michael D Radensky
3/27/2017 11:13:16 AM

Judge Radensky reviewed my case in 2008. I too have been through the "medical nightmare" that life puts us all in - seven spine surgeries, one shoulder surgery, countless medicines and thearapy. While I feel that my hearing may have been stacked to illicit reactions from me, the reviewed, it was nothing but fair. That's not to say others in need won't be denied. Mistakes happen, not a single being is capable of being perfect. However, I feel with 100% certainty that Judge Radensky is completely honest in his assessment of us and his attempt to do his job - judging us, the people. Sometimes people need some proof of the claims of others. Here's the proof I can give you. I leave my property, which is owned 100% by me in Priest River Idaho, where my parents have resided for the last 20 years at my expense. I paid for it while I was healthy, with legitimate funds, to ensure my parents would have a place to lay their heads as they travel through the "golden years". This week, the week of March 27, 2017, My father, whom I hate and love, like and dislike, want to hug and kick at the same time, is in need of a new heart. He has needed it since the early 80's. If we as a medical society have progressed to a point where its possible to give him said heart, I will leave 100% of said property (14-15 acres in the beautiful, and I mean BEAUTIFUL, Priest River Idaho in the hands of Judge Michael Radensky to pay for the cost of said procedure. Note that it is a prime piece of land all would envy. Love One Person

Judge: Cynthia A Minter
2/15/2017 5:49:38 PM

She was very nice and did a tremendous Job on my case Thank You So Much.

Judge: Dean Yanohira
12/12/2016 4:24:50 PM

horrible juge

Judge: Cynthia A Minter
11/4/2015 11:24:15 AM

This judge is very nice, pleasant, and professional.

Lillie J. Wilson
Judge: David G Marcus
12/4/2014 5:28:41 PM

Judge David G.Marcus is a Very fair & compassionate Judge. Anyone would be as Fortunate as myself to have had him a their Judge .

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
5/19/2014 2:09:19 PM

IF you want a fair Judge that listens and ask the best questions about your case, she reads and understands, i been threw alot but i kept on because i have worked, and this judge is differant than the other one i had. shes a great judge i will tell anybody that. thank u judge NANCY FOR YOUR FAVORABLE DECISION ON MY CASE. ITS BEEN A LONG AND HARD ROAD FOR ME.

karla l felix calderas
Judge: James P Nguyen
12/20/2013 1:10:52 PM

with so many people in the world i always know that when a jugge is present I couldnt ask for no one smarter to decide my case with all igot i am doing all i can on behalf of my life.Iam still feeling suicidal but i thank you judge james nguygen for giving me oppurtunity.I hold close your words and i am doing what you said even though i shake every second trying to do what i need to ,I know i have to take my medication and anyway thank you karla lani felix

Bob Smith
Judge: Michael D Radensky
6/16/2013 7:12:20 AM

Not enough room here to state all of Radensky's blatant lies! Never even reviewed my medical records because they're "older" and I have no medical or income, so I CANNOT afford to see a Dr. Mountains of evidence MORE than proving several severe health issues easily amounting to a disability. He made ALL kinds of false statements and assumptions instead of asking me questions. He gave NO WEIGHT to the opinion of the physician I saw most recently because he's ONLY a PA, even though he works under the direct supervision of a Dr. This man is an IMBECILE who's apparently only concerned with maintaining the HIGHEST DENIAL RATE ANYWHERE of 61%! Almost DOUBLE that of ALL OTHER ALJ's in the entire nation!The average in CA. is ONLY 34% and his own office is ONLY 49%!

Judge: Christine Long
3/14/2013 4:06:00 PM

Very professional and compassionate.

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
2/20/2013 9:45:55 AM

I find her to be respectful to the claimant and the representative. She may not approve many cases but she is professional.

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
2/6/2013 8:06:05 PM

Low-class. Should be disbarred. She is disgusting.

Judge: Michael D Radensky
2/2/2013 1:08:53 PM

I have more than enough medical evidence to back up my claim. Stated things in his ruling that i never said. So now thanks to degenerative disc disease and Judge Radensky we will loose the last thing our family has our home I wonder how you can sleep at night after sitting and listening and watching a so blatently broken person in every way possible and then deny them. Now my family and i will be homeless thanks for that. I hope god has mercy on your soul !!!!

Judge: Ken H Chau
1/7/2013 6:08:19 PM

RACIST! discriminating! Denied me because im white. Called me a liar! Absolute unfair!

Judge: Ken H Chau
12/30/2012 12:13:37 PM

Very professional.

Judge: Robert S Eisman
12/7/2012 1:59:42 PM

This guy is a jerk. The guy at the front desk is great though, he is very knowledgable and a pleasure to talk to.

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
11/8/2012 8:17:32 PM

Brash, rude, and condescending. She has decided the case before you even walk through the door. Disgrace.

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
9/7/2012 12:58:35 PM

Conducts a quick hearing. Lets the representative do most of the questioning. However, she will find any loophole to deny; especially D & A.

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
8/2/2012 2:44:02 PM

Looks for the legal ways to deny - disregards the person.

Judge: David G Marcus
7/25/2012 9:13:06 PM

He is really nice guy and will let you make an argument for your case. Doesnt require an opening or closing but will sometimes ask questions regarding the records.

Judge: David G Marcus
7/25/2012 9:13:00 PM

He is really nice guy and will let you make an argument for your case. Doesnt require an opening or closing but will sometimes ask questions regarding the records.

Judge: Robert S Eisman
6/13/2012 8:56:53 PM

Place the blame right here...RUDE ODAR OFFICE PERSONNEL...RUDE RUDE RUDE

Judge: Nancy Lisewski
3/13/2012 1:08:16 PM

Appears to know the file well. Does not request opening statement.