Fort Myers Fl, Florida ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Fort Myers Fl, Florida, 6 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Fort Myers Fl, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 12.0 months. The average case processing time in Fort Myers Fl is 441 days.The Fort Myers Fl average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 49%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Fort Myers Fl ODAR office was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Fort Myers Fl 6 12.0 months 441 days 2.4 16% 49% 35%
Florida15.1 months543 days2.220%44%36%
National Average:14.9 months500 days2.120%42%38%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied

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Judge: Mary Brennan
3/10/2020 4:48:47 PM

Hi, Yes it me again Ms. Hargrett and once again the Judge has took the law in her own hands and given me an unfavorable decision. For the second time I will be going to the Appeal Council on my own because these lawyers has to be working with her. Lord My life is almost over and this judge sit behind her desk and careless, her mind was made up before I walked in her court room. She needs to be disbarred

Judge: Mary Brennan
2/4/2020 3:45:48 AM

Hi, I've been fighting this system for years and even been before Mary Brennan which led my case before a Appeal Council who remanded it back to her because the facts did not add up. That was almost a year ago, I've been hospitalized and chain to beds like a dog in the streets because I have seizure and even through I do as my doctors ask it's still happens. I will be going to court soon but until then all I do is 🙏 that No one have to endure the pain, hurt and the mental problems with this system that supposed to be designed to help you when you like I am. I got a lawyer this time and even my doctors and specialists don't understand WHY the judge fighting against them and my medical records. I 🙏 far all if you can work do so and save your money for times like this. Please 🙏 for me. Thanks. Thank You

Louella Corrales
Judge: Maria C Northington
2/3/2020 10:00:58 PM

Last week my 10yr old child had a hearing with The Honorable Judge Northington and all I can say is NEVER in my life have I encountered a Judge that made you feel so comfortable and relaxed. I have worked as a caseworker for the Department of Children and Families (child protection unit). I have been in a courtroom more times than I can count to testify on behalf of abused and neglected children. From the moment we walked into the door of the hearing office we were greeted with kindness by the security guard who was also very funny, then the secretary who was so kind and helpful, to the Judge and her assistant that set such an atmosphere that it didn't feel like you were in a courtroom but more like a friendly meeting. Judge Northington listened to everything I had to say about my son from his daily life at home, at school, his doctors diagnoses, his treatment, his medical records and the reasons why I think he needs to stay on his SSI benefits. She never made the hearing feel rushed or anything like that instead she took her time and asked me questions, she asked my son questions, she understood that there was going to be more testing, probably medication, more medical records, and more evidence regarding his condition. Although we have not received a decision about his case yet I am confident that whatever she decides it will be a fair decision.

Michael Riggs
Judge: Eric Anschuetz
1/27/2020 10:40:09 AM

For me my judge like God is descion determines my fate. I have worked 31 years of my life never been fired, or never drawed any unemployment. Know that I haven't worked in 6 years I am scared for my life and future trying to get a benefit that I paid in all my life is the worse night mare I ever had homeless at one point home to home like a child in foster care I have multiple health issues and on top having hard time getting consistence care can't afford the meds or copays IAM waiting on my descion for SSI I only pray it's a favorable descion for if not I will not appeal I don't have any hope or energy to fight again or I will also no longer be a burden to my friends and family who has tried to support me best as they can as I tell people yes I pray for a reboot in life and more structured living if not it's my life and descion to not live going forward folks these illnus and last six years have drains my faith,money, house , car, and life. All the red tape you have to indure I wouldn't put on my worse enemy not the pain IAM in on a daily basis. I see people all the time that had SSI and IAM like how. Super scared and waiting.

Vicki Corkern
Judge: Michelle Thompson
12/27/2019 9:04:38 AM

The disability rules, law, I should of got my disability, but this judge denied me my disability. I am a very sick person, there is days I can barely walk, I honestly don't know if I am going to make it some days.. I have so much pain , so forgetful, the social security doctor said I was disable to work, because of my disease. She mention of me being obesity, and lack of education. It never stopped me working before. I have worked ever since I was 12 years old, worked hard for over 40 years. I have worked for everything I have, and now I am not able to work and about to lose everything I have ever worked for, because I am not able to work, and this Judge made this unfair and inhumane decision, on behalf I felt she is a prejudge Person. It is such a shame that a judge can make this kind of decision, because they don't like a person. What has our country become to. So sad that's it's become that such cases are treated like this. God be with us all.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/5/2019 9:14:57 AM

The facts don't lie, the medical records don't lie and the evidence of my condition doesn't lie. This judge is NOT a neutral party. His VE is NOT a neutral party.. If the VE were a neutral party he would not have testified against me. I have been singles out and targeted for political reasons. If I still lived in Massachusetts, I would have had the help I've begged for months ago. This judge doesn't care about facts. Only what he thinks and says is final. I have been forced to an appeals council of which is a waste of time and money. This unfavorable decision was made to hurt me even more than what I already am. Yet again; the medical evidence and doctors reports don't lie and are indeed reported in my favor. But to this judge, none of that matters.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/4/2019 9:24:53 AM

Because of this horrid judges decision, my health has become subpar. So I will be writing a letter naming those involved in this politically charged decision. When I die from complications my family will have a lawsuit against this over paid asshat, his lying VE, Mrs.Hall and Matt Harrison. Had he ruled in my favor (of which he should have) there would be no issue and I wouldn't be posting here numerous times a day. This decision is not only wrong but unethical. This judge had his decision made before the hearing even happened. He conspired with Nicholas Fidanza to ruin an already broken and ruined man. I am in need of these services and this judge didn't give a Fuck about real facts presented. I will not apologize for having a hearing on his many days off.. He and the aforementioned people are all over paid and do little to no work. They make decisions off of political affiliation and these won't stop until I die from the health complications He has made worse. Fuck you Johannes and Fuck all of you involved in this wrongful and spiteful decision.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/4/2019 8:16:02 AM

This judge and his VE are total Nazis. They don't care about facts that doctors report on, they don't care about people's conditions and don't care weather we actually need the help we are asking for. This judge has made my life a living hell since the hearing. The health insurance I have doesn't cover much at all, so the insurance that comes with disability would be the extra help I desperately need. I need 2 mras; one on my carotid artery and another on my cerebral artery. 2 cat scans of my brain, one with and one without contrast. My health and mental health need the help I asked for and I did not get the favorable decision of which should have been made. This judge should have ruled correctly and not out of spite and enjoyment. My life is already in shambles and I can't even see the doctors I need to because I don't have any money. I have been treated poorly by this judge and his office. How can a judge this evil sleep at night knowing he denied someone with legit issues that warrant a favorable decision. He abuses his power and Nicholas Fidanza does the same. Mr.Fidanza has no clue as to what I deal with and yet he testified against me acting as if he knows me and my struggles daily. Now I am forced to start all over again and to have a large lawyers Bill to add on to the extra stress.. After a year of waiting I would have had a nice retro check and now I have nothing. I was on disability before and have been made aware that it's easier to get back on than to orginally get accepted. This was much harder than my original claim years ago. They are doing this out of spite and personal attacking my disability. These people are fucking nazis, liars and evil. Signed, A legit victim of the dishonorable Johannes

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/3/2019 3:40:53 PM

Judge Johannes is not a doctor or specialist in the field. He is a judge that ruled against doctors findings and rules out of spite, politics and shear ignorance. He does not deserve to make decisions for people with disabilities. He is a loser, hack and an asshole for making the wrong decision.. He made this decision just to make my tough life even tougher. He gets off on these decisions and should be tried for perjury... Fuck this clown

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/3/2019 8:59:56 AM

These posts will not stop until I get the true ruling and nothing more. The ruling is indeed to be favorable and nothing more.. Until then, I shall keep posting against this poor excuse for a human being.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/3/2019 8:57:33 AM

This judge is terrible. His decision has had my ptsd, depression and anxiety at full throttle more so than usual. I've missed typos and the autocorrect in previous posts. This judge doesn't care about people's disabilities, doesn't care what you have to say, treats you like you're not disabled and makes his illegal decisions based on your political affiliation and spie. He has his buddy Nicholas Fidanza testify against you, his staff lies to you constantly, they lie about emails between the 2 parties and disregard the facts of mental health professionals. They all need to be fired and charged for the lies under oath. Judge Johannes doesn't allow you to state your case and doesn't care about medical conditions. I was prescribed celexa and it also caused me terrible side effects along with health complications. He didn't take any of the facts from that as truth and his people didn't even help with it. It took me calling a Ms.Warren in Tallahassee to get an earlier hearing, which was no problem with her. When I got the earlier hearing it was curtains for me with this terrible excuse of a person. His staff lied that there were no sooner hearings and Ms.Warren proved they lied in getting me a new/earlier hearing back in September. This was a cut and dry case. Favorable and yet he ruled unfavorably out of politics and spite just to hurt me and make an already unbearable life worse.... I hear about people killing themselves because of this stuff. I am not one of them. But someone else will. Judges like this is the exact reason why we see things like parkland, ohio, el paso, Newtown and other instances of the like happen. When someone needs help and have legit problems this judge ignores the professional reports and has his friend testify against you. You are only allowed yes or no answers and aren't allowed to state your case or cross examine the liar Nicholas Fidanza's purjurous testimony. I had allsup to help and they did nothing to help. I did all their work and they expected to get paid.. So I fired them and went at this myself. The case I have is strong and a favorable ruling. But this judge is so drunk with power, he doesn't give a Fuck about the facts. Just that what he says goes and that facts don't matter in his bullshit ruling. He is a menace and deserves cancer and als for his ignorant ruling. Fuck this judge and Fuck the people he has working for him.. And especially Fuck Nicholas Fidanza. He knows nothing of my daily struggles and has no clue about mental health

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/2/2019 7:31:05 PM

This poor excuse for abhilan being had his friend testify against me, didn't let me testify on my behalf, only allowed yes or no answers, denied me regardless of facts and denied me for being a registered Republican in Florida. He doesn't deserve to be a judge, down at care about anything other than hurting someone who needs help and had a debilitating disability. He ignores mental health professionals and their recommending me for acceptance and is a total Fucking Nazi with his his drunk with power attitude. He decided to deny me to get his rocks off and nothing more. His denial is unjust and illegal. The testimony by Nicholas Fidanza was all lies and the decision should be overruled asap. When a judge doesn't agree with the evidence he is presented, rules against legal reports in my favor and doesn't give a Fuck about the help I need it the condition I have, he deserves to lose his seat, job and get ALS.. Fuck you judge Johannes and Fuck your illegal spiteful decision.. I don't have 15-24 months to wait and I refuse to start all over again just because you're an asshat that loves to hurt people. THE REPORTS DIDNT LIE AND YOU CAN BURN IN HELL FOR THIS, YOU FUCKING LOSER!!!!!!

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/2/2019 10:21:05 AM

This judge is NOT a mental health professional and doesn't aknowledge the facts of such professionals. He is evil in his decisions and enjoys destroying someone in dire need of help. The reports don't lie! 2 state psychologists and a mental health councilor say the opposite of this ignorant dickhead's decision. He is a poor excuse of a judge and gives actual good ALI's a bad name. Anyone with a half a brain, empathy and understanding would make a better decision than what this Fucking clown has made. These comments won't stop until this asshat's purjurous decision is overturned and found in the correct ruling towards me. His ruling is wrong and a retarded field mouse could do a better job in his seat. He doesn't accept the evidence and rules the wrong way. The reports don't lie, but this judge sure does. Fuck this loser! The civil courts will see it my way and I WILL sue him for the emotional damages he has caused. I hope that one day he needs these services and gets treated worse than his egotistical ass has treated me... He deserves to be blackflagged and charged for making a false ruling and a ruling out of spite & political affiliation. This guy is a joke and is clearly under qualified to make the proper decisions

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/2/2019 5:37:22 AM

I will not waver on exposing this ignorant and sadistic judge. He only allowed me to answer yes or no to the questions, was intimidating, lies about his findings and had Nicholas Fidanza testify aginst me. Nicholas Fidanza doesn't know My struggles in life, yet had the balls to testify that I had nothing wrong with me. Fuck that clown! He knows nothing about me or what I deal with! He should be tried for perjury and charged for lying under oath. This judge doesn't care what you have to say, asked if I had insurance.. The insurance I do have doesn't have mental health (which means I can't see a regular doctor), doesn't help me with the tests I need to figure out the physical health problems I've been having and doesn't cover therapy appointments. I'm a rare case where I can't take pharmaceuticals because if I do, I will have a VERY bad reaction and Fucking die. But that doesn't matter to the judge. I need better health coverage but can't get it. This judge is a Fucking asshole that gets kickbacks for denials. The numbers on this judge are a lie. It is definitely 52% denial. Not approval!! This judges staff lied constantly and there were far too many coincidences to count. Lie after lie, I am sick of it. I asked for help and he denied it because he gets off on denying people in desperate need of help. He only used one report in his findings and non of the other reports that were written in my favor. I am without a home, a way to get treatment and having a nervous breakdown because of this piece of shit person and poor excuse of a judge. He only cares about democrats and illegals getting the world while someone with legit problems like myself, gets nothing for help. Matt Harrison lied about emails he received while I was in the phone with him, Mrs.Hall did the same thing. They all colluded together to conspire against me and this denial shows how much they respect my issues and the doctor their Fucking office sent me to see... AVP services wrote a favorable report and the judge disregarded said report. This ignorant Fuck has one of 2 options.. Reverse his bullshit ruling or be sued. The proof is all there in my favor. But he doesn't care or like facts that I needed these services. All the proof of the lies have been documented the last few months. I will not stop until the ruling is overturned and my retroactive money is issued. I am right, he is wrong and loves hurting people. Not to mention, his office sends the cops to partake in a "well being check" when one isn't needed. They do that So the cops kill us for sport. Talk about sick fucks that just want to get paid. Fuck you judge Johannes. I hope you get ALS, you poor excuse for a human!!!

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/1/2019 1:16:47 PM

I am now going to crusade against this so-called judge, Matt Harrison, Mrs.Hall, Nicholas Fidanza and anyone involved in this unethical ruling... They don't care about people and the help they desperately need. They lie, play the victim after lying and then lie some more. I will keep posting about these unethical people. They are scUM and don't care about evidence. The evidence is in my favor so there for I should be accepted and receive payments. Not be forced to wait 15-24 months at the appeals council level. They enjoy hurting people, sending the police to kill us and leave us homeless for the shear fact of feeling powerful. They are terrible humans and deserve to be treated as such. Fyi, you don't go to trial if you're a good person.. Only criminals have hearings like this. The proof is there and they denied me out of spite and made it personal. If anything I say is false, I would have a favorable decision... NOT this bullshit! Fuck you judge Johannes and your unethical ruling. In sure if you were a criminal court judge you would put innocent people behind bars because it gets you off.. Sick fuck

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/1/2019 12:13:01 PM

This judge doesn't want me to get the back pay from the last year. That's another reason why he denied me. Now an attorney I have spoken with says I should start all over from the beginning.. That is a lot of money to lose and I'll have none when he gets me accepted because of his fees. Judge Johannes is a piece of shit and a horrible person. Typical Democrat that helps only his own and hurts people like me.. I hope karma fucks you in the worst way imaginable.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/1/2019 10:28:36 AM

This so-called judge and his cronies are disgusting excuses for people. It's my right to file a federal lawsuit for an unjust ruling. This is a personal attack on me as a person and this office has it out for me. They have made an already unbearable life of living with my condition even worse. They forced me to go to the appeals council just to make my life harder than it already is. I am at the beginnings of a nervous breakdown because of this. They ruled wrongly out of spite, political affiliation and their own powerhungry attitudes. They give illegals everything while us Americans who need this help are left to suffer. I will keep posting until this decision is overturned and dulled in my favor. Like any court of this land, the evidence that shows is not how the dishonorable judge ruled. He needs to be blackflagged and charged with contempt and made an example of in such fashion. Favorable paperwork from 3 mental health professionals states a favorable decision.. So to rule unfavorably is unethical, wrong and a poor excuse for human beings. I won't go without a fight and I won't waver until the false ruling is overturned.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/1/2019 7:47:12 AM

Judge Johannes is a corrupt, unlawful and ignorant judge. I wasn't allowed to state my own case, cross examine Mr.Fidanza or explain my problems. The hearing lasted a half hour tops, and I don't even think it was that long. The only report this dishonorable judge used was that of a doctor who made the session political. Sean channel is a Democrat that didn't like that I said I would hypothetically vote for trump in "16". The dishonorable judge mentioned said report by quack Channel and disregarded the three reports by not only 2 state doctors used by disability services but also my councillor I have been attending. This judge is crooked, corrupt, dishonest, evil and doesn't care about people with disabilities. He made his decision political as I am a registered Republican. I waited over a year to be denied and lies to by his office. I called the head of hearing operations in Tallahassee to get a sooner hearing and not 2 hours later, I got a call back about a sooner hearing. I don't believe in coincidence and this was no coincidence that she got me a new and sooner hearing. I was constantly lied to, treated like I don't have a disability, treated like a criminal and treated like I'm financially well off with no need for the help. The insurance I have spent cover mental health, I can't pay for a doctor for such services and they acted as if I don't need any of this help.. The proof is there for me to need these services and his dishonor is a hack. He doesn't deserve to make these kinds of decisions. The 52% approval is a blatant lie. This judge wanted me to get a lawyer and denied me because of not having one to represent me too top it off... I don't deserve to be treated like a second rate citizen for needing help. I don't deserve to be treated like a scam artist when I have legit problems that need help. These people deserve to lose their jobs and NEVER practice administrative law ever again. They should be tried for purjury and treated like the criminals they truly are. I have been targeted and denied out of spite. These post will keep going until the wrongful decision is overturned and I am awarded what the hell I need for help. People like this deny vets that need help and this is why people like that kill themselves. I'm not saying I'm one to do that. But I am saying this is why people commit suicide after getting denied the help they desperately need.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
10/31/2019 2:02:44 PM

Judge Ryan Johannes has a civil suit coming. I was on disability prior to his unfavorable decision. The factors that I presented are in my favor. One of which was a state doctor dds sent me to back in April. This poor excuse for a judge runs a kangaroo court, didn't care to hear anything from my side and had a vocational hack by the name of Nicholas fidanza testify against me. Mr.Fidanza down at know me from a hole in the wall and had no right to say what I am able to do. He doesn't know My daily struggles with Ptsd and the paperwork doesn't lie. I was forced to the appeals council out of spit and political targeting. I will be going to the news next. I have spoken with my state rep. and filed a complaint against the ft.Myers hearing office with the inspector General's office. The only way for me to not file a suit is to reverse this egregious and evil decision. My advice for anyone whom gets this dishonorable judge; request a different judge that will listen to you and actually take in to consideration the 3 professionals that wrote reports in your favor. Be wary of Nicholas Fidanza. He is the judge's crony in denying people. Be wary of the liars Matt Harrison and Mrs.Hall, for they lie about everything and also have a hand in this political targeting. Mrs.Hall sent the cops to do a "well being check" when one wasn't needed when she knows these Nazis with badges just shoot and kill folks with mental problems like what I have. Worst office, people and treatment I have ever experienced.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
10/31/2019 7:33:01 AM

Be careful of this judge. If you are applying for disability, ask for a different judge. He denied my claim for ptsd, anxiety and depression. There were 3 reports of which were favorable to my condition. Judge Johannes denied my claim out of spite and political affiliation. This judge and his office are not to be trusted. Like I stated before; 3 reports state that I am in need of services and this horrible judge denied me

Robert johnson
Judge: Charles J Arnold
10/27/2019 4:32:46 PM

I had a hearing in April of 2019 and then in June got a letter that he wants to do a rehearing which is set for the middle of next month November 2019 No one i know has ever heard of this happening.i hope this is a good thing

Ruben E. Castillo
Judge: Eric Anschuetz
6/16/2019 9:33:24 AM

The Hon. Eric Anschuetz gave me the opportunity to discuss my deceased brother's disability application in detail, which is all I've wanted since Nov. 2014. The most important thing to our family was for my brother's story to be heard, not just listened to, but heard. I believe our hearing was fair, impartial, and allowed us to examine the full extent of my brother's workplace injuries, injuries which eventually led to his death. I could ask for nothing more: a administrative law judge willing to listen and hear, and a ruling consistent with law. I'm happy to have met Judge Anschuetz, albeit through video conferencing, because he's the 'integrity' of the adversarial system my brother's case was missing. Thanks for your service, and all else you do, Judge!

Judge: Eric Anschuetz
3/8/2019 2:55:35 AM

Because of my the color of my skin which is BLACK this judge treated me so bad the way he talk to me like I was his slave, I knew in his heart he hateted black people in even doe all my doctors said was completely disabled I NEW FROM THE BEGINNING he was denie me WHICH HE DID . ...............

Kim Croney
Judge: T. Whitaker
7/3/2018 1:44:32 PM

I like the way she listen to me am I feel like she was all about my grandson she have not made a decision but I honestly think she is really good being a judge due to her asking questions am wanting to know how the individual interaction with others I must say I like her vibe thank you for taking the time to hear me out I know it's your job but you could have passed it on to some other judge but you made time for me what ever her judgment is she do her homework I'm a working grandparent who have guardianship of my twin grandchildren an I do this by myself with no help from the government i will continue to work hard an be the best role model for them they are only 4 an been through a lot but with the help of myself an others that are in my circle every day they will be stronger than ever they will not fall short disabled an all thank you again Judge Whitaker

Bonita Hargrett
Judge: Mary Brennan
7/1/2018 8:03:52 AM

I'm so saddened that a justice system sit back and let Judge's take people life and safety in their hands like a joke. After my appeal this judge went against all medical evidence and got a medical doctor that was limited to all my medications and limited to all the findings in my case and use him as a witness. If a Doctor does not have all medical records and Never seen you how could he say or judge me on my disability. I don't need a attorney to speak for me, it common sense. I will not stand bye and be rail roaded by this system because that not right. I'll do anything to work if I could, but I will not put my life in danger or other just because this judge is trying to save money and lie. I am faithful and she might not like her judgement but all I ask is to be fair and Honest. Stop treating hard working people as if they trying to take from the system. But give to the one who never work because they don't have to pay back pay. Shameful and I'm going all the way if I have too Federal Court.

Bonita Hargrett
Judge: Mary Brennan
5/7/2018 11:11:30 AM

Hi, I really don't understand why the Judge's act more like their doctors instead of Judging you on facts. They find everything that has nothing to do with your case and truly letting people suffer and some are dying waiting on a decision. I watch a judge misuse her authority and denied a lady of a breathing treatment and this lady died. People don't give up and please don't go back to work and put other and your life in danger just because you are denied. You have rights, stick to them because if anybody gets hurt because you was not supposed to be working. You got to live with that. I can't really Rate this judge yet but I felt she was being more of a doctor than a judge.

Judge: Larry J. Butler
4/27/2018 4:27:13 PM

this judge is not for the people . he does not care about anyone. the public should be allowed to sue him personally. I do not think judges should be immune from accountability .

Jessica Perez
Judge: Charles J Arnold
4/19/2018 5:08:48 AM

Judge Arnold was very kind and seemed very understanding to my daughter situation. We’ve been fighting for social security for 3 years for my adopted daughter who is autistic. We are waiting for his descision but I am confident about how court went he seems fair. But we shall see.

Grace J. Gniazdowska
Judge: William G Reamon
1/18/2018 3:47:42 PM

I don't know why people say he is mean. He was the sweetest and most compassionate judge I have ever encountered. I was in court decades ago after a car accident (not caused by me) and if people think Judge Reamon is mean, they have not seen a mean judge. This judge at my hearing on Nov 30th 2017. was sweet, caring, very calming and very compassionate. I am glad I got Him. I have so many things wrong with me, from my head to my spinal cord and dropping things from my hands, my fingers painfully twisting when I try to close a button, or hold a fork, I am deaf in one ear from an impact to my head, I lose my balance, I walk holding onto walls because everything is spinning, the pain in my spine after standing or sitting for more than 10 minutes is so severe I feel like I am going to faint, I get horrible migraines daily from the trauma to my head, several per day, if one thing is not bothering me that day, another 10 are, many times when I stand just long enough to make a sandwich I can't feel my legs and it feels like they will give out on me, the pain shoots down from my lower spine, I am ashamed I am so useless, but I didn't ask for it and Judge Reamon seemed to know exactly how I feel. I would rather work, I think He saw in my eyes I have pride and would rather be a productive citizen. I tried so hard, made several attempts over the years to pay my bills and survive, but the pain is too excruciating and I lose jobs after a very short time "because I can't perform the tasks required", I was raised to be a productive citizen, All my years in school I had perfect attendance and perfect grades, I raised two beautiful boys to love our home, who fought in the line of fire for our wonderful US of America, they were each deployed twice. I married a man who hurt me physically, his favorite was pushing me down to the floor by my hair and kicking me all over with his steeel toe boots until I passed out, he abused me mentally, emotionally and verbally, when I was with him he never took me to the hospital because he was afraid of going to jail, I have severe PTSD and I couldn't afford to go to doctors after I ran, so my condition remained untreated for all those years. I was raised that "your marriage vows are sacred", but after 11 years, I finally made a decision to run and never look back. I was fine the first few years, I worked, hard, always took overtime, I was groomed and elegant and very professional, I walked into an office and got hired on the spot, but as my physical and mental damages started to kick in I just kept getting worse and worse. I would rather have a steady income and be independent, but life doesn't always turn out as you plan it, and the damage to my body and emotional state just gets worse every month after month, every year since the early 2000's. Besides all that, I have a cystic pineal gland, I was born with a heart defect and I also have Graves disease since I was a baby. My multiple conditions are deteriorating and progressive. I couldn't even remember or focus on everything that is wrong with me at the hearing. One side of my face slightly droops and the doctor at the free clinic said she suspects I had more than one mini strokes. I live on over the counter pain pills, migraine pills, pills for my back, I have no meds for my heart, I can't afford my meds for my graves disease and I go into a thyroid storm quite often, when I should be taking something every day, all the NSAD pain pills have side effects of their own. My stomach is completely destroyed. Thank you, your Honor, so very, very much, for treating me like a Human Being. May God Bless You every day for the rest of your life. I am so grateful You were my Judge. I left a review for the wrong person before because I couldn't remember. After several head injuries I have a horrible time remembering things. This review belongs to the most Humane Man you could get at your hearing.

Judge: McArthur Allen
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Judge: D. K Dugan
12/22/2017 5:41:13 PM

The Sweetest Compassionate Man ever, may God Bless Him. Thank you for saving my life your honor.

Judge: McArthur Allen
12/3/2017 5:32:03 AM

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Judge: McArthur Allen
12/3/2017 5:28:34 AM

Hello everyone am very happy today I just received my loan from one God fearing woman Mrs Alberta when all my hope was lost that I can never get a loan anymore because I have been scammed by many lenders but I just encourage my self and take a bold step and apply with this lender but very happy to say today that I just received my loan of $150,000,00 US DOLLARS I will advice you all In need of a loan to just simply contact him on his email: and get your loan today have a nice day to you all.. Thanks, Barbara

Jeff Brooks
Judge: Renee S Andrews - Turner
11/30/2017 4:26:29 PM

I had my hearing Nov 8 2017 and do not know the results yet,,Judge Andrews Turner was nice and did not make me feel uneasy at all. I am a 100% Disabled Vet, she ask a few questions and i never once got nervous from her,,She seemed like a fair judge to me so i will see how my results go from here,,,

irving kushner MD
Judge: Denise Pasvantis
10/26/2017 8:36:23 AM

This is Dr. Irving Kushner. I am a medical expert for rheumatology cases. I testified at a hearing for you on August 11th. I have not yet received a call order, without which I cannot submit an invoice. I have sent several e-mails to and left voice mail messages for my sole contact person in your office - Joann Myer - asking that this be looked into, but have not received a reply. I have tried to reach your operator, but have not succeeded. I get music. Can you help me? 216-751-5885 Claimant Trimarchi

Judge: Larry J. Butler
9/21/2017 9:41:58 AM

It has been over a year since I went before this Judge and he never made a decision. He wasn't concerned about my health and what my doctors had provided. Just kept wondering why a middle aged white woman wasn't working. I don't know why he is allowed to preside over these Hearings. He is biased and rude.

Suzette Sanborn
Judge: Charles J Arnold
9/15/2017 7:52:22 AM

NEED HELP! Last job 2007. Filed 2009. Multiple Incurable Illnesses. Long time still suffering!

Disabled Veteran
Judge: Denise Pasvantis
8/14/2017 8:35:09 PM

I am a disabled veteran (Viet Nam era), rated by the VA. I had the displeasure of having my hearing in front of Denise Pasvantis. This poor excuse for a human treated and talked to me like I was dirt; she disallowed me to call my witness, rudely told me to be quiet when I asked to present VA documents as evidence, and cross examine the "expert witnesses" (what a sham); I have never been treated so horribly by someone in an official capacity. How this person got to be a judge is beyond me, how can our government allow such prejudice, hatred and discrimination to exist in our courts?? A disability proceeding??? To help our disabled that need help?? I live on a fixed income, I fought for this country. These angry people such as this woman should be sent to Afghanistan to fight, or see our soldiers fighting; maybe then her unprofessional hate filled attitude would change. Sorry, but this is what I had to sit and see for 2 wasted hours. I hope no one else has to go thru what I did, I am going to yell as loud as I can to whomever will listen, this intentional bias should not be in our courts.

Judge: T. Whitaker
8/14/2017 6:36:42 AM

I am an attorney who successfully adjudicated a claim before this person over one year ago (August 2, 2016). I have not been paid my fee from ODAR or heard from her ever since despite all attempts at collecting. It is ridiculous!! Her assistant seems to be an *****. She says SSA does not have trained personnel...

Ricky malone
Judge: III Evans
7/28/2017 9:04:31 AM

My name is Ricky Malone and my case was approved by Mr Evans after being denied several times in the past. Mr Evans seen that I was unable to work and I am thankful because my mom has been paying my bills and her husband passed and now is unable to. My son has been taking care of my daily needs and I have exhausted all options of money. My utilities and water is about to be cut off and my car is down please help to speed up my pay my son and I have suffered long enough. Thank you Mr Evans for seeing what others didn't!!!

Judge: Renee S Andrews - Turner
7/6/2017 7:14:41 AM

I went before Judge Andrews-Turner in May 2016, I found her to very thoughtful and very prepared. She was very accommodation and made me feel very relaxed. If you have actual disabilities and your file is in order, your hearing will go very smoothly.

6/12/2017 5:48:04 PM

Judge Taylor is very understanding am glad he was my judge

Intimidated by Reviews
Judge: Frederick McGrath
2/21/2017 10:23:01 AM

After reading these mixed reviews, I feel intimidated

Judge: Larry J. Butler
1/31/2017 10:43:24 AM

Had a hearing in may 2016 and it's now February 2017 and U still have not heard anything. I'm not gonna be very happy if I've waited this long and racked up a bunch of debt trying to survive just to get a denial.

Judge: William G Reamon
1/16/2017 4:35:32 PM

Even though my case would be probably denied like the last time since i heard that when they do not tell you that you are awarded disability the same day of interview 80% of the times would be denied, i say he was a fair judge to me and very passive and never a jerk like some said, he knew most of my medical problems and i can say he read my medical records well, even the 15 medications that i take and knew that most of them were for pain and depression, what happen most of the time we get very nerves and do not know what to answer and our lawyer just say what they want to say, if i was not depressed as much as i am, i would fight and represent my case , probably present a good case since i know better that anyone including doctors how sick i am. give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar 5 stars (please do not share my e-mail,thanks)

Judge: Denise Pasvantis
10/29/2016 11:22:52 AM

This Judge has no compassion for really disabled claimants. She don't even take the time to try to understand your case.Just remember her approval and denial rates are already worked out in her head.Your just a number.

Joseph Saintelus
Judge: Mary Brennan
8/2/2016 1:20:08 PM

I am the mother of a 21years old young male who always had asthma heart murmur and developmental delays .Started school and has had an IEP since he was 3. At the age of 14 he went into cardiac arrest got a pacemaker at 15 and restrictive lungs and still has delays Joseph Saintelus takes 11pills a day not including his asthma pumps and he doesn't have the friends he used too he went into a shell therapy reports show Joseph has problems with depression you denied him without looking over his whole case he couldn't go to any heart specialist for three months no insurance and children and families wouldn't help because you already denied him without checking the new evidence. I am already on a fixed income paying 500 deductible for heart surgery it's sad when you live here and can't get proper help. For anyone going to court always have a lawyer or you will get screwed this is for Joseph Joey Saintelus i am your voice we been waiting months for Medicaid with no help

Judge: Renee S Andrews - Turner
6/27/2016 5:02:00 PM

I seen judge Andrew's on June 8th for my hearing she was very nice and understanding. I was not able to sit for the duration of the hearing due to my disabilities and she did not mind at all that I needed to stand. Thank you judge Andrew's for a pleasant hearing.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
3/15/2016 7:02:39 AM

ALJ McGrath went above and beyond recently, and by his efforts, allowed my client her hearing when there had been a serious miscommunication regarding my client's file (it had been sent to another hearing office by mistake, and the hearing cancelled - all without notice to myself or my client). Another ALJ might have shrugged their shoulders and said nothing could be done, so sorry; ALJ McGrath instead tracked the file down, had it sent back to North, and worked the hearing into his already scheduled docket. While we are still awaiting results, we are grateful to have been able to conduct the hearing as we had planned, especially since my client traveled from TN to Athens for the hearing. Thank you Judge McGrath!

Judge: Eric Anschuetz
3/4/2016 7:48:36 AM

This Judge made me feel like I was still important. He understood that I still wanted to work, but that I just cannot.He explained everything to me so I understood it and he genuinely cared about me and my health. He also made me feel safe and easy to talk to. He took his time and did not rush me.He also got his decision back to me in a very short time period. I want to thank him for his compassion and understanding. Great Judge!!!! Thank you Judge Anshuetz

Judge: Frederick McGrath
3/3/2016 8:52:02 AM

He is The hardest working ALJ in the Nation and that office!!!

Judge: Larry J. Butler
10/28/2015 9:01:45 AM

One of the most hateful, smart mouth judges I've ever witnessed in my life. I spent 6 yrs fighting this judge. Lost all disability credits and had to reapply for ssi. I was given a different ALJ and won my case. This man is the worst of the worst.

Bridgett Graham
10/18/2015 8:22:41 AM

My first time before a judge and I am glad it was Judge Taylor. I felt he was very fair, understanding, and truly listened.

Judge: Maria C Northington
10/1/2015 6:40:10 AM

I had the pleasure of being before Judge Northington on several cases. She was patient, kind, compassionate, empathetic and so on. She never cut a claimant off. She appeared genuinely concerned about knowing person and what it was like for them on a daily basis. She took onto consideration all medical records she had and made sure to note additional records that should be obtained to corroborate claimants' history and condition. She particularly seemed very empathic to those with depression, and could completely sympathize because of the vicious cycle of no treatment because no insurance, no insurance because waiting for 2 years for SS hearing to get insurance to get medicine and treatment. She appears to truly care. She is respectful to everyone in her courtroom.

Judge: Renee S Andrews - Turner
8/17/2015 5:01:02 PM

She strongly suspects that all claimants and their representatives are liars and cheats. She looks for anything in the record to support her speculation that a claimant is lying. She doesn't ask about any of her concerns during the hearing, when the Claimant could explain or the representative could point to clarifying evidence. Instead, she sandbags. She thinks she is smarter than medical doctors or Ph.D. psychologists. She does not hesitate to second-guess their opinions, even when opinions from multiple doctors are supported by substantial medical evidence in the record. She is a disaster and a nightmare. She makes up her mind before hearings.

7/6/2015 5:09:31 PM

judge taylor not fair,has spanish voc lady,

Judge: William G Reamon
5/24/2015 11:06:04 AM

Aggressive - he was nasty, cruel and went on and on about things that had nothing to do with the case. Whoever or whatever set him off that day was taken out on me. The lawyer, court reporter and other person in the room were very uncomfortable with his behavior, they could not look at either of us. Thankfully after a few months of deliberation, the finding was favorable. I don't wish what happened that day on anyone!

Martha M
Judge: Maria C Northington
5/22/2015 6:26:14 AM

I went before Judge Northington last week. I had so much anxiety built up I thought I would pop. How do you get someone to understand how much pain you are in every day? That is all I could think about and of course rejection again. To my suprise Judge Northington had carefully read my file and knew exactly how much pain I was in. I feel she is a very fair Judge I have so much respect for her. Judge Northington didn't treat me like I was a nobody she was kind and listened to everything I had to say.

Old Rep
Judge: M. D Evans
4/21/2015 12:04:30 PM

Terrible judge. Does not apply the rulings and regulations properly and ignores expert testimony. Relies on DDS consultants and rejects opinion evidence offered by treating doctors and consultants.

Judge: Renee S Andrews - Turner
2/26/2015 3:03:47 AM

Her demeanor told me at the door I had a tough fight on my hands. She is very cold. She was far from thorough as she just agreed with the previous decisions without considering or addressing ALL of the evidence. You'll need an overwhelming amount of agreements from your own doctors if you're going to win a fully favorable decision with her at the bench, not just a treatment history. She used my medical history of treatments against me. Get opinion evidence from as many of your doctors as possible who agree on your onset date or you'll be sorry when you get your backpay. If you even get a partially favorable, be glad, she's definitely a tough cookie.

Judge: M. D Evans
2/23/2015 4:31:53 PM

I went before Judge Evans today in Melbourne and therefore will not have a decision anytime soon according to my atty, 3-6 months. However I just wanted to say he seemed very nice and cared about my disability. I think the problem with denials is the use of DOT job descriptions. The vocation expert goes by a book that tells job descriptions according to title. What the VE was reading was no where near my job description but...... The judges have to rule by the book, just sayin!

Judge: T. Whitaker
1/27/2015 9:14:26 PM

Judge Whitaker was very interested in me during my hearing. Let me start out by saying she has not ruled in my case, but I was impressed with her ability to show some compassion while remaining very professional throughout the entire hearing. She asked numerous questions, and did not appear to have made up her mind prior to the hearing. She asked some important questions. Good Luck to all of you.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
10/8/2014 3:52:25 PM

Judge Frederick McGrath approved my case on yesterday. I believe he's a very witty, smart & compassionate guy....charming & interesting...I may add... My hearing was brief & to the point...The past 21 months of my life has been the most challenging time in my life...happy to know it will get better soon...very thankful I was approved.

Judge: Charles J Arnold
9/15/2014 3:46:19 PM

Guess he needs glasses or his competency level isnt there gives very little weight to dds drs but says my medical records indicate my limitations are more severe than dds drs say, then just finds me unfavorable. You need to retire rather than collecting pay from disability insurance just to deny people! I rate your approval rating a total thumbs down.

Judge: Larry J. Butler
9/5/2014 12:40:27 PM

I went in front of this Judge and all he wanted to know was where I slept and nothing about my health !!!!!

Social Security Disability Attorney
Judge: Frederick McGrath
8/27/2014 3:10:35 PM

As an attorney, I practice before several Social Security hearings offices and numerous judges throughout the Southeast. My experience with Judge McGrath has been consistently positive, and I have found him to be fair-minded and efficient in his handling of cases where I have appeared before him. While he takes a streamlined, no-nonsense approach to hearings, he appears to do this out of a sense of duty to move his cases efficiently and to minimize delay in resolving claims where claimants have already been required to wait months (or even years) without income leading up to finally getting their day in court.

Linda Gersic
Judge: Larry J. Butler
8/27/2014 2:51:01 PM

I was told by my attorney that Judge Butler takes Months and months to decide on disability cases. I went to see him on August 7, 2013...after already waiting 2 years to get my Hearing date with a Federal Judge. SO now I have waited 3 years. I broke my foot off my ankle in 2008. I have a plate and 6 screws holding it on. I have daily pain in my right ankle. It is tearing up my left knee that was operated on in 1996...I have a torn meniscus on my right knee and my right hip is getting worse the more I walk. I had a Nervous Breakdown in 2010 and Found out I am Manic Depressive and this whole thing with not being able to walk is driving me nuts. I have not worked...I can not work. My dyslexia is so bad I have had to back space and retype just to type this so you can read it. I want to make a Formal Complaint about Judge Larry Butler... How do I do that?

Judge: Maria C Northington
7/21/2014 5:51:46 AM

My Title II SSDI case went before Judge Northington last week after a two year wait. I had made every effort to insure the the court had all medical records and letters from my treating physicians, but I have to admit that I went into the hearing with more than a mild amount of anxiety. Denial or dismissal would mean much more than continued appeals for me and my family; we would be homeless with nowhere left to turn. Judge Northington was well-versed on my case, kind, compassionate, and seemed generally concerned about my health and well-being. After verifying some of the facts in my case and listening to the abbreviated findings of the VE she approved my claim. After a long and arduous journey through this process I've come to the conclusion that if your claim is legitimate and you present the facts in a coherent way, it all comes down to the compassion (or lack thereof)of a single individual. May you all be blessed with a hearing before someone with a kind heart and empathetic soul, as I was.

Judge: Ruben Rivera
7/8/2014 8:50:15 AM

After going in front of this Judge three diffrent times and him denining me all 3 times i finally won after 6 years of fighting this judge is one of the hardest in my opion to get a good decision out of

Judge: T. Whitaker
6/30/2014 12:14:26 PM

I have worked indirectly with ALJ Whitaker on numerous occasions. I have had many clients go in front of her for hearings and she is probably one of the more fair ALJs within Social Security. I worked with her when I was still with a practice in Indiana and I look forward to working with her more in the future upon her transfer to Ft. Myers. She is unbiased in her opinions and works off evidence, not off assumptions. Please notice when reviewing her that her numbers are one of the few ALJs whose numbers have stayed relatively consistent over time.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
6/4/2014 11:54:48 PM

This Judge knows his job. He gets straight to point and does not waste anytime or taxpayers money. He is well prepared. He has an idea of what his decision will be before the hearing. He shows concern about the claimant and takes everything into consideration. He does his job well without hesitation. He can see right through a person if they are full of BS. Great service for the people!

Judge: Michelle Thompson
5/28/2014 8:27:26 PM

I would like to just say she is a fair and just judge she truly listen and provide fair decisions based on the evidence if more judges were this unbiased and did everything on a case by case basis and not under any preconceived stereotype this world would be a better place

Judge: Michelle Thompson
5/19/2014 8:08:53 PM

She took the time to listen to me and was very caring.

Judge: Larry J. Butler
4/12/2014 5:03:17 PM

this judge made a decision on what he "believes" not what the evidence showed. this whole process has been a joke, legal people making medical decisions. the "Doctor" they sent me to checked my vitals, testes my reflexes all in about 5 minutes didnt even want to talk about why i was there. but this judge gave a great deal of weight to this quack who is just running a ss scam for money!! i dont qualify for a mental disability, but that was never my issue it was physical! what a joke. i want to know who he has approved and how long he has sat on other decisions.

Takyesha Allen
Judge: Duane D Young
3/17/2014 6:48:46 PM

I seen Judge Young on March 12 and I must say, he was very respectful and actually LISTENED!!!! He did not rush through my hearing and I feel he is a very fair Judge.I can say I was one of the blessed ones to have had a Judge that knows what he is doing!! Good luck to everyone on your hearings.

Judge: McArthur Allen
2/18/2014 6:47:54 AM

He is a joke for an ALJ!!!! I was denied on the grounds that the doctors that I was MADE to go to were not creditable!!?? Are you kidding me? They are licensed in our state and treating patients,performing surgeries,prescribing medications yet they are not creditable!!?? Wow!!

Judge: McArthur Allen
2/13/2014 9:30:14 AM

I've worked for a law firm that has done Social Security law for 20+ years and who won't take a claim unless he feels the person is disabled. He's had a 95% record of favorable decisions until Fayetteville ODAR opened up. What a train wreck! I really feel for the claimant's who desperately deserve to be on disability and are denied. They then go to the Appeals Council where they sit for another 12 - 18 months while the claimant's lose everything they've worked for.

Judge: M. D Evans
11/8/2013 4:16:16 PM

Denied my case with no witnesses and his whole summary said nothing about my medical problems. He stated my angry was not depression related but that I was an alcoholic! I quit drinking 20 years ago in my youth because I was working out and trying to live healthier. Never had a problem with alcohol so this seems like a libel suit. Also the rest of his dribble said nothing about me and he never said a word about my emphysema, left eye blind, no vision right eye, asthma, or anemia. I worked for 30 years and it was not easy but money went into ssd just in case I needed it. We need to get rid of these judges who get paid from this money that was suppose to be for us. How about they give me the money I put in back and we will call it even? Appeals court agreed with me and yesterday it went back to him. He had me see to doctors both paid for by ss and after checking there records, they both see 100 patients a month for ss and have a 99% record of saying people should be denied. At the hearing the judge hired a neor doctor in Texas to testify. I am in Florida. This guy has a 100% denial record. He also has no experience in Psychiatry and optometry yet he testified that I had no depression and could see fine! When my attorney tried to cross examine this guy evans cut him off and refused all his questions! He would not allow my attorney to question him and when he asked to have his testimony thrown out because of Evans denied it. My attorney said he does this to him all the time.

Judge: M. D Evans
10/13/2013 6:11:29 PM

I suffer from uncontrolled epileptic seizures, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, foot drop, severe nerve and muscle damage right leg, nerve damage left leg, and anxiety. Judge Evans denied my disability...I was shocked!..according to his 15 page denial letter, he did not take into consideration the notes from my neurologist, the denial letter stated I have fibromyalgia which I do not have, It was written I have seen doctors in Tampa ( I cannot drive due to seizures)but I live 2 hrs away, and it was shown I was admitted to a facility, when in fact I was not. Judge Evans based his decision upon all of my ER visits due to having grand mal seizures. All the ER doctors were baffled because they are not specialized in seizure disorders and do not realize that 2% of patients on medications still suffer seizures. I have appealed and the appeal was granted. Waiting on another hearing. My conditions have gotten worse. My life has been detrimentally affected due to his lack of investigation and proper research on the evidence that was presented by my attorney. Thumbs down to this judge. He was acting as if he was sitting on the right hand of God that day. Shame on him. I have worked all my life and my medical conditions prevent me from even being able to walk to the mailbox, and seizures several times a week. I feel really bad for the people that will have to go in front of him in the future, especially if you are Caucasian. I was in a prayer group before entering the courtroom. Might I suggest you pray that God will give Judge Evans compassion and pray that God will soften his heart...this denial has absolutely devastated my life, in all ways. Thank you for reading this.

Judge: Duane D Young
9/7/2013 12:01:21 AM

I haven't received my decision regarding my SSDI hearing yet, but I do want to say that Judge Duane Young is a pretty fair judge. I didn't see this page until after my hearing when I was told the judges have their approval ratings online, so I wanted to present a fair view of him now and how I feel regardless of how he rules. He's good when it comes to your records and will allow you to explain what's in your records. I was honest with him about my records and my physical limitations and he was respectful. He did ask me a couple of tricky yes or no questions that were hard to answer in my situation but he understood what I was talking about. I've heard about other judges and how they do things, but Judge Duane Young actually seems to be one of the more respectful judges. Plus there are a lot of people out there who hope for a judge that gives them a fair shake and they don't always get that, especially from the sound of some of the newspaper articles around the country talking about how the judges don't hear them out or pay attention to the medical evidence. My final 2 cents is that as long as you're honest with him and you try to answer his questions the best you can, he's fair and you'll feel comfortable.

SS Atty
Judge: T. Whitaker
8/5/2013 7:50:40 AM

ALJ Whitaker runs a fair hearing. She certainly is not a "giveaway" ALJ. Makes a decision based on the medical evidence and is flexible and willing to change her mind if the evidence is there. Does not appear to have an agenda as some ALJs do.

Constance Guernieri
Judge: Larry J. Butler
5/12/2013 9:40:14 AM

Judge Butler is a very excellent Judge. Very open minded and professional.

Steven Sanchez
Judge: Duane D Young
4/30/2013 10:34:42 PM

My husband just saw judge young the other day and he was very nice. He seemed to know what he was talking about! Prayers to all that are in the process!

Judge: Frederick McGrath
4/16/2013 2:06:29 PM

my first claim was DENIED by this alj, even though he stated in his decision that i did in fact have two severe impairments.. of course the AC kept his ruling intact and my atty filed in federal court. well here it is 6 1/2 yrs from initial filing and 3 yrs after it was denied at appeals council and taken to fdc, my claim was remanded due to ERROR by the alj for NOT giving my treating doctors RFC any weight and going by what the ssa med examiner (which i never saw to begin with)said at some point before my initial denial (which only took a few months to get) hearing was NOT that quick, and also we waited for at least 15-20 minutes before hearing started as the VE was LATE. mind you judge started without the VE, and he finally arrived about 10 minutes before my hearing was over..he heard me answer the last 2 question is all. yet the judge took his opinion that there were thousands of jobs in the national economy within our region that i could do?? i am like the rest of you, i believe he has his mind made up before you go in the door...well, he messed up on this one and now i get a new hearing and hopefully with another judge

Judge: Ronald S Robins
4/7/2013 10:36:46 AM

judge Robins, thank you again, I know your desision could have gone either way, but when I left your court room, I felt you listened. I knew either way it went , if I seen you again I would shake your hand an thank you .Your desision made such a impact on mylife , it gave me a chance to try to get close to what I lost because of my disability. I just wanted to tell you that A friend !!!!!! TM.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
3/28/2013 2:26:12 PM

Our office has had numerous hearings with Judge McGrath. He has a reputation for scheduling several hearings at the same time and taking them on a first come/first served basis; will start early if you get there early; does NOT like submission of medical records on the day of the hearing. Generally does not ask for opening; lets rep do most of questioning and just cuts in when he has a question. I think he often has a good idea of how he feels about a case and uses the hearing to see if it changes his mind. His award rate is not out of line, so he's not denying everything that comes through the room. (Claimants need to understand it isn't the number of pages of records you have, but how well the opinions are supported by clinical evidence, diagnositic testing and your own credibility).

Judge: T. Whitaker
3/18/2013 2:53:14 PM

Cant have hearings with any other judge the same day as this judge or you will get admonished by Whitaker.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
3/11/2013 7:35:08 AM

Yes he has mind made up before the hearing. He schedules way too many hearings on one given day and they are conducted to quick. Rarely uses a VE. The Jacksonville ODAR is filled with fairly negative ALJs.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
3/7/2013 7:45:47 PM

Judge Frederick McGrath claimed he could not read the RFC filled out by my doctor because "the doctor's handwriting was not completely legible and his signature was indistinguishable." There were approximately 30 cases he ruled on before he saw me the day of my hearing and it seemed like he had already made up his mind on each case before the people even entered the courtroom. He wrote about my mental health in his official ruling even though my claim was entirely a physical case with all of my mental health issues (depression because I am unable to work) being a direct result of my physical disability.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
3/7/2013 6:57:22 PM

I was denied even though I have more than 4,000 pages of medical records, dozens of doctors supporting my claim and submitting written statements, and the court-appointed vocational expert testified that there was not a job I was suitable to do. Mcgrath ruled against this suggestion and said I could do a job that did not require standing, sitting, working with my hands, concentration, memory, interaction with people, and would allow me to lie down for extended periods of time each hour. I also require a caretaker (who is writing this message as I am unable to do so) on a fulltime basis to feed, cloth, bathe, drive, make appointments and manage my dr. schedule, clean, cook, and take care of basically all of my needs/activities of daily living. He made the decision in less than 5 minutes and asked me less than 10 quick questions. His decision was overturned on appeal and has been sent back to be heard in court for a second time. I first applied for disability in 1999 and have spent the last 6 years appealing his ruling. I am going back to court in the next 6 months or so and will let you know who I get and the judgement.

Judge: M. D Evans
2/25/2013 5:00:07 PM

Received my long awaited decision, it wasn't fully favorable but that's because Judge Evans was fair to both sides. I believe his judgement was impressive because what I read in his findings was a judge that not only took my professional doctors words but also heard my personal battle with my disorders. He made the right decision, I told the complete truth an when he pushed for a answer I didn't think what was the right or wrong answer I gave him the honest one. If you go in front of him, tell him 100% what it is that's going on with your disability he listen, but remember he's very sharp : ) he wants to here the way it is an you show him respect an he returns that in his court room. God bless his decision, he tuff but fair. THOMAS

Judge: Mary Brennan
2/19/2013 1:03:02 PM

Total dishonest witch! They are uncareing POS!! Esp this one. She seems to think she is an expert on EVERYTHING!!

Judge: Ronald S Robins
2/13/2013 1:45:46 PM

Its been awhile since I heard back from his office, look forward to his decision in my case. I must say he returned the same respect I gave him, but didn't have a medical expert or a vocational expert at my hearing? How can I defend my position if I cannot cross examine the states withnesses. Otherwise he listened and made total since when answering my questions.

Judge: Denise Pasvantis
2/5/2013 9:10:37 AM

This ALJ does not believe that Bipolar Syndrome is a real medical impairment. If you are Bipolar and your hearing will be held in front of her you will have to file an appeal.

One of her FORMER victims!
Judge: Mary Brennan
1/19/2013 1:26:19 PM


1/9/2013 12:24:25 PM

He is very nice, understanding and caring. I have never met anyone like him!!

Judge: William G Reamon
12/8/2012 11:10:02 AM

Passive/aggressive. Most of the time,he is a ".. very nice guy," but the pressure of the job, on occasion, turns him into a real jerk. He decides cases on the basis of a good work record (favorable) or DAA (unfavorable). He does not follow the attending physician rule or the 20 CFR 404.1527(d) factors in weighing testimony

Judge: McArthur Allen
12/7/2012 2:18:13 PM

I've found Judge Allen to be smart, fair and patient.

Andrea Hebner
Judge: M. D Evans
9/28/2012 1:02:42 PM

I had mt disability hearing with Judge Evans..I have (epilepst)seizures,fibromyslgia,osteoarthritis,knee problems....I have tried to get many jobs..andnoone will hire me because of my seizure disorder.They say I would be a liability to their company..Judge Evans Denied my disablility..for my seizures I suppose,,I have been throught the Disability system for 5 years now,trying to get this so I can have a normal life and go to the dictors and get the medications that I need...I am very frustrated with our Disability system..and with Mr.Judge Evans for denying my disability,when I truly need it...thank you for listening...

Judge: McArthur Allen
9/17/2012 11:28:55 AM

This Judge Allen is a liar and a cheat!! He is extremely dishonest. His appointment should be reconsidered.

Judge: McArthur Allen
9/15/2012 11:05:30 PM

Bad Judge!!

Judge: Duane D Young
9/12/2012 9:35:56 AM

Ever notice how if approved, someone rates a judge great, but if denied, he is a devil? Just sayin'.

Judge: Frederick McGrath
9/7/2012 10:25:39 AM

What a hoot! Seems to have his mind made up by the time we sit down. Holds 6 minute hearings. Gives great weight to RFCs. Somewhat of a "Nero" approach, either thumbs up or thumbs down, without excessive narrative. Does not like substance use or middle aged women with mental health issues.

stacey meals
Judge: Duane D Young
8/28/2012 11:11:13 PM

Judge Young Alj odar is not fair and dont no the system of mental and psychical disability.He needs to be removed of bench.God dont like ugly you devil.

Judge: McArthur Allen
8/25/2012 7:34:59 PM

God will judge the wicked judge by Jesus. Judge Mcarthur Allen needs to accept Jesus Christ into his life or else he will finally get what he deserves.

Judge: Michelle Thompson
8/23/2012 5:03:21 PM

I dont think she took in to consideration what I have to go through everyday dealing with children that have ADHD and ODD have twins one approved other one keep being denied I wish she could walk in my shoes and see how it feels to get calls from school because your child cant stay in her seat or that the child is being suspended for fighting hope she one day look at the whole picture and not just her question she asked us

Judge: Michelle Thompson
8/23/2012 4:57:14 PM

I don't understand her decision I have twins one approved other denied several times never went to court one other twin but the oldest getting denied they both have the same medical history and they take med everyday which is five to be exact and hopefully when I appeal I will have some type of representation because why do one get approved and the other one keeps getting denied keep in mind they are only three mintues apart bug the oldest twin keep getting denied ever chance I apply

Judge: Charles J Arnold
8/17/2012 8:39:18 AM

i agree by the way he acted during my hearing i thought i would surely get approved then couple weeks later denied...should i even appeal or just start over

Judge: Charles J Arnold
8/16/2012 1:56:30 PM

he will make u feel right at home and you will leave thinking you did well. then a letter saying your denied. better be ready if you get this guy

KD Fritz
Judge: Ronald S Robins
8/4/2012 2:48:48 AM

I will have to say, Judge Robins really made me feel at ease. I went in to do one thing, tell the complete truth, obviously, as to my condition and why I am unable to work. I do not know the outcome at this point, but whatever it is, I fully believe that Judge Robins will make the best decision for me. I consider myself a very stoic person; however, when I had to explain the difficulty I had coming to grips with leaving my career behind, I tried extremely hard to not sound as though I was about to bawl! Just not being able to do what I loved to do for 22 years of my life. I hope that who ever reads this understands that these administrative law judges really do make decisions on what your best interest may be. We just might not be able to see it at the time.

Judge: Charles J Arnold
8/1/2012 2:39:26 PM

Very nice man seemed to listen not sure how my case will go but as a person he was very nice.

Stacey Meals
Judge: Duane D Young
7/12/2012 6:55:53 PM

Judge Duane young was the adminstrative law judge on my case July,11. He was very knowledgeable about my mental and physical disablity, Thank you for being a sincere judge. GOD bless....

Judge: McArthur Allen
7/5/2012 1:53:53 PM

I'm homeless now because of this judge and my doctor not nothing what the truth is about my disabilty. God will judge the both of you for what you have done to me.

Judge: Charles J Arnold
6/29/2012 8:18:06 AM

very nice judge, never once said a negative word to me. now its just a waiting game for the decision. I have plenty medical records to prove my case but i really believe that in alot of these cases people are in fact disabled but the judge just doesnt wanna hear it. which is wrong in so many ways.i mean when you look at some of these judges approval rates in the low 20% range you pretty much know your chance of getting it is over.

Judge: McArthur Allen
6/22/2012 11:43:43 AM

No.... This Judge don't support Veterans with PTSD

Judge: McArthur Allen
6/8/2012 1:15:06 PM

Apparently this ALJ is not willing to support veterans with PTSD. Client has over 650 pages of VA records supporting his severe impairment; this ALJ did not mention them in his decision.

Judge: Michelle Thompson
6/7/2012 4:49:36 PM

Hottest looking ALJ I've seen. Very cute french sounding accent and a nice demeanor as well.

Judge: Duane D Young
5/30/2012 10:28:37 PM

missed the star rating on my prior comment; 5x5 gold stars for Judge Duane Young

Judge: Duane D Young
5/30/2012 9:59:07 PM

I saw Judge Duane Young today. He was empathetic, knowledgeable about my case and handled my aged case in a way that I felt heard and understood unlike before. I feel providentially blessed that he was my judge

Brandon Fleming
Judge: Duane D Young
5/14/2012 1:17:22 PM

Judge Young recently saw my case. He was very nice and very thoughtful. He was extremely nice. I wish more people were like him. HE IS GREAT. God Bless you Judge.

Judge: Charles J Arnold
5/10/2012 10:37:08 AM

Very nice , respectable person. Thank u for ur time

Judge: Duane D Young
4/30/2012 2:22:05 PM

He was very patient,helpful,kind

Judge: Duane D Young
4/27/2012 11:39:15 AM

he was very nice

Judge: McArthur Allen
4/12/2012 9:26:43 PM

Judge: McArthur Allen
3/26/2012 3:04:35 PM

Yea, This judge is dishonest.

Judge: III Evans
3/21/2012 7:01:19 AM

tough but fair. knows the file better than most judges. be prepared if you go before him. not a bad looking guy either.

Judge: McArthur Allen
3/19/2012 2:40:45 PM