Roger E Winkelman , Santa Barbara, California ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2019 *fiscal year, Judge Roger E Winkelman has disposed 343 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Santa Barbara, California. Out of those 343 dispostions, 64 were dismissed, 133 were approved and 146 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Winkelman has approved in Santa Barbara for the 2019 fiscal year is 39%. The information below for Judge Roger E Winkelman was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Milwaukee 2012 17 10 3 7 41%41%18%
Milwaukee 2013 427 343 223 120 20%28%52%
Milwaukee 2014 314 237 149 88 25%28%47%
Santa Barbara 2014 16 16 10 6 0%38%62%
Santa Barbara 2015 411 320 170 150 22%36%41%
Santa Barbara 2016 286 237 130 107 17%37%45%
Santa Barbara 2017 380 304 135 169 20%44%36%
Santa Barbara 2018 131 108 52 56 18%43%40%
Santa Barbara 2019 343 279 146 133 19%39%43%
 Totals:23251854101883620%36%44%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Roger E WinkelmanNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Santa Barbara Office 20% 40% 40%
All ALJs in California20%45%35%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Zila Hawkins
Judge: Roger E Winkelman
6/20/2019 11:49:00 AM



Judge Winkelman was prepared for my case and already knew how he would rule because I had the evidence required to show that I was qualified.. Luckily I was very early for my appointment and was done half an hour before I was even supposed to be there. I did not have any issues with him at all. He seemed to be a nice man and was very professional.

Narccissist Slayer
Judge: Roger E Winkelman
3/19/2019 6:42:37 PM



Roger Winkleman treated me without professionalism, courtesy, or even an ounce of kindness. When asking questions that were not a simple yes or no, things that needed some explanation, he would interrupt me aggressively and demand a yes or a no. He asked me if I ever tried committing suicide, I said that I experience suicide ideation on a daily basis, he again violently interrupted and demanded a yes or a no. He asked about pretty irrelevant things like if I’m on Facebook or other social media(of which I’m not)how much time I spend on the internet and how much time I watch TV, how many friends do I have? None of those questions were listed on the paperwork sent about my hearing. I was triggered by his toxic masculinity and was moved to tears of despair, fear, panic and upset. When taking literally no more than 5 seconds to collect myself, he rushed me to answer him and said,” if you can’t collect yourself I’m happy to give you a later date to come back here.” I said no! I’ve waited over a year for this hearing, we are doing this today. At the end of it all, he asked if I had anything I’d like to say, to which I replied yes I have a written statement that I’d like to read on the record. He said ok. I got 2 words out and he again forcefully interrupted me and said that he didn’t want to hear it and that he’d take the paper and put it in my file. I said no, I want to read my statement! He said give it to me now, is there anything else you’d like to say? I said ( for the 3rd time)I’d like to read my statement. He denied me that right and that time which was for me, my disability hearing. My life depends on this! Roger E Winkelman is a ****** and **** man, he’s part of the white male privilege club. He makes over $170,000 annually and I’d be happy with $12,000 per year. ***** on him! There should be judges that oversee physical disability, and judges that only deal with mental disability. Roger has no idea about mental illness or PTSD. I’m sure he’s never imagined what it’s like to be be violently attacked and to have his physical and mental health deteriorate. I’m sure he’s never been fired from a job as a result of that circumstance either! We need humanity and compassion. This man has neither. Thumbs down Winkelman ****


Judge: Roger E Winkelman
9/20/2018 10:48:34 AM



This man is a heartless individual. Needs to be disbarred to say the least. Would prefer something much more physical but for him to get brought down to planet earth would be a start. Made my wife cry by bringing up all the activities she used to be able to do before she got so bad and continued to rub it in for 15 minutes. Ask if she needed to reschedule because he would love to continue these questions on a later date. What a waste of a chair. We need to do something about this heartless individual. Treating people like this is not what we want with our judicial system. Unexcusable. Please help us with this mission. People with ailments don’t need to be slammed, made fun of, disrespected, discarded, interrupted when trying to answer the question because they suffer from thinking fiction problems due to medication side effects. Your a heartless highly unqualified judge. Please quit before you mess with a family member of some one who won’t be so humble like me. When the majority of the people are begging for a change it’s a no brainer


Judge: Roger E Winkelman
9/20/2018 10:48:26 AM



This man is a heartless individual. Needs to be disbarred to say the least. Would prefer something much more physical but for him to get brought down to planet earth would be a start. Made my wife cry by bringing up all the activities she used to be able to do before she got so bad and continued to rub it in for 15 minutes. Ask if she needed to reschedule because he would love to continue these questions on a later date. What a waste of a chair. We need to do something about this heartless individual. Treating people like this is not what we want with our judicial system. Unexcusable. Please help us with this mission. People with ailments don’t need to be slammed, made fun of, disrespected, discarded, interrupted when trying to answer the question because they suffer from thinking fiction problems due to medication side effects. Your a heartless highly unqualified judge. Please quit before you mess with a family member of some one who won’t be so humble like me. When the majority of the people are begging for a change it’s a no brainer

BWG
Judge: Roger E Winkelman
7/25/2018 1:03:22 PM



It was almost a 3 year process but I understand the protocol. Judge Winkleman was tough but fair. I know he has a job to do within guidelines. He sent me to his physicians to be examined. I received a favorable judgement. I had nothing to hide, I had all my medical records for past 10 years, etc....


Judge: Roger E Winkelman
7/16/2017 3:10:24 PM



Is it possible or adviseable to file a complaint to the Governor or State Senate if the judge does not allow you the opportunity to explain how your condition affects your ability to function despite years of medical evidence provided by surgeons and physicians?

Lori Reedy
Judge: Roger E Winkelman
9/30/2016 8:57:50 AM



It had been a long journey. I was denied disability. I found out a few months ago after 3+ yrs of waiting. I lie here this morning wondering why & what I could have done differently. My conclusion is I couldn't do anything differently. I was honest & did my best despite how hard it was for me to be at my hearing. Judge Winkleman seems to be a good judge but the problem is he is not a medical specialist & when one has an uncommon & complicated condition, (one which he can't possibly have any understanding of) it's unfair for him to decide if you're "worthy" to be compensated for your disability. I was declared disabled by 2 medical Drs (specialists) & the occupational Specialist assisting at the hearing. Judge Winkleman appeared as intelligent, understanding, & compassionate as the hearing began. Things changed quickly. He became assertive, disbelieving, & assuming. He wanted yes or no answers with no explanation-unless he specifically asked for one. I felt defeated-it's so hard to try to give explanations as to how I feel or how I get through my days living with the chronic pain & other symptoms I've lived with for many years. I don't even understand my disease how could Judge Winkleman even begin to understand. He asked questions such as; Are you able to dress yourself? Are you able to bathe yourself? Etc. I am able to do this & other things-doesn't mean I'm able to hold a job. He asked about Facebook & how many friends I have. I had commented earlier in the hearing that I had no friends. Anyone who's suffers with a disability knows that the FB connection is just another crutch to help ourselves to feel like a valued human being. Judge Winkleman denied my case & with that he denied me in so ways. He denied medical care (can't afford treatment that may help), He denied me trust (trust in the system), he denied me security (abandoned by the system), he denied me self esteem (He didn't believe me), he denied me equal status (feel like less of a person & extremely guilty), he denied me financial help (can't work-my husband bears the load), he denied me peace (wondering what I did wrong), he denied me hope (I'm never going to get better). I believe that Judge Winkleman is a good judge & able to give good judgement awards in clear-cut cases such as disabilities dealing with Cancer, Stroke, Heart disease, etc. When disability cases are associated with invisible diseases, however, there has to be a better understanding & a much better system. I continue to struggle through my days. I really wish Judge Hinkleman was right & that I wasn't disabled. I would give almost anything to live Without this burden & to be able To work & do the things he probably takes for granted. ( For anyone going through this process, I wish you all the luck in the world! Just as a word of precaution-you may want to delete or make private your FB account. Judge Winkleman seemed way to concerned about it. He asked multiple question pertaining to it. I believe wholeheartedly that he checked mine before my case, although this is forbidden. It is also unethical in my opinion. )


Judge: Roger E Winkelman
8/16/2016 12:01:16 PM



Homeless and mentally disabled and find out he is my judge. SSI has taken so many year's and just to know by stats that I have a judge that shouldn't be on the bench from Milwaukee to here, great I'm screwed and found out he has my case with the dire need letter. All doctor's say no i cant butt he will deny me. New fiscal year is October, been woundering why i have no date, be the first denial on his next year. Heartless and ruthless is his track record. I don't cate what people say about him just the stats and his decisions. He don't even really care. The one's he gives out he has to. Cant be 100 percent denial of every claim. Have be lucky. Sad time we live in with people like this who have power over you're life and give a rat's behind.


Judge: Roger E Winkelman
8/16/2016 11:14:58 AM



This judge discriminates abd don't care. There are dire need letter he will get ahold of it to make you wait longer. He don't care about what you say and you can work. Have 100 doctors say you can't buy he will deny you, how is thus allowed? Why do we have puppets for judge's? He's one of them like 90 percent are. Sad


Judge: Roger E Winkelman
6/28/2016 7:02:50 AM



Judge Roger E. Winkelman has a reputation for being rather cold and unsympathetic, it appears he "cherry picked" on my medical records instead of concentrating on the latest x-rays and doctor notes. I feel very sorry for Judge Winkelman, his life seems to be a pitiful one.


Judge: Roger E Winkelman
6/19/2016 12:28:25 PM



Worst human being I have ever met. He kept getting my case mixed up with another one. He wouldn't let me answer the questions. With medicine, it is not always a yes or no answer. How dare he treat me the way he did. A real piece of work! I accept the decision he made in the case, but I do not respect it or him. He should not be on the bench!

bethany
Judge: Roger E Winkelman
9/14/2015 10:19:11 AM



This Judge is unfair he does not take the correct amount of time to hear you in the hearing room I was rushed out and got a denial letter shorlty after he is rude he is the worst judge out there very unsympathetic and RUDE!!! he does not deserve that position not exactly sure how he got it ...


Judge: Roger E Winkelman
7/2/2014 1:52:11 PM



Judge Winkelman is a fair judge. He puts the time in to review your case and make the correct decision. He spent over 45 minutes with me during hearing, asking me questions about my condition and confirming what was already noted by all my doctors. He is smart and compassionate. My feeling is... Judge Winkelman's knowledge on different disabilities is great! And if you are truly disabled he can identify through your Dr. notes and by the questions he asks during hearing.


Judge: Roger E Winkelman
7/1/2014 12:25:57 PM



This man should not be on the bench. See State of Michigan complaints.



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