Ronald J Thomas , New Haven, Connecticut ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2019 *fiscal year, Judge Ronald J Thomas has disposed 317 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in New Haven, Connecticut. Out of those 317 dispostions, 74 were dismissed, 92 were approved and 151 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Thomas has approved in New Haven for the 2019 fiscal year is 29%. The information below for Judge Ronald J Thomas was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
New Haven 2010 564 520 202 318 8%56%36%
New Haven 2012 554 473 198 275 15%50%36%
New Haven 2013 498 428 172 256 14%51%35%
New Haven 2014 406 334 140 194 18%48%34%
New Haven 2015 421 333 162 171 21%41%38%
New Haven 2016 357 285 169 116 20%32%47%
New Haven 2017 430 356 202 154 17%36%47%
New Haven 2018 193 171 94 77 11%40%49%
New Haven 2019 317 243 151 92 23%29%48%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Ronald J ThomasNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in New Haven Office 21% 39% 40%
All ALJs in Connecticut21%36%43%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Judge: Ronald J Thomas
3/20/2020 5:42:30 AM

Judge Thomas ran a very tight ship during my hearing in December of 2019. He is down to business, doesn't like to be off schedule, and is by the book. I can understand people misinterpreting his coldness because he is firm, but I found him fair. I asked my attorney afterwards "Is he Usually that tough" and my lawyer who has gone before him 100's of times said (in a joking manor) "that's him in a good mood." Point is I wanted to double check my perspective. So 3 months later he did award full benefits for debilitating Mental Health Issues supported by 30 years of Therapy....Judge Thomas I believe would have ruled against me if I did not have Substantial Proof and/or sensed I was trying to "Game the System" - Believe me $700/month is not easy to Survive on. If he had denied me, I would not have left a negative review as his Conduct is what I am reviewing not the reward.

Rafael Ramirez
Judge: Ronald J Thomas
12/1/2016 8:51:53 PM

I had my hearing on Nov 21 2016 . after waiting 3 years and 4 months.The honable judge was business like but courtesous and polite.Asked questions that were I guess reason able. Hope I hear something soon.lost my home and wife with this social security process. God bless him.

Chris Peterson
Judge: Ronald J Thomas
7/22/2015 6:17:46 PM

I found Judge Thomas to be fair-he wasn't cold at all, he ran a tight hearing, asked all the questions to the Vocational Expert with various hypothetical situations, listened to my and my lawyers hypothetical scenarios in response. I was confused as to why he asked if I went to the casino (??)and if I had a Facebook-but I guess maybe that was to see if I socialized at all. I was easily able to prove I almost never go out-the most recent outing I had was my son's high school graduation which was only possible because the school made some accommodations for me like a golf cart to bring me to the field and back, better parking etc. The VE agreed to no work possible on both our hypotheticals for my sleep disorder and no work possible on my back disorder on my lawyer's hypothetical which was based on past work write ups etc. Just doing the waiting game now.....

Judge: Ronald J Thomas
12/8/2014 9:32:35 AM

Don't understand the comment about Judge Thomas being colder to claimants and worse to reps. He ran a logically organized hearing, he allowed the claimant to add a final closing comment, he asked me about where I lived (firm I work for was not local). In short, he seemed to be one of the good ALJs, the kind I like to appear before. Business-like, courteous, rational. Definitely not cold.

Judge: Ronald J Thomas
1/24/2013 2:37:28 PM

cold to claimants; worse to attorneys

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