Donald G Smith , Ft Lauderdale, Florida ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2010 *fiscal year, Judge Donald G Smith has disposed 19 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Out of those 19 dispostions, 3 were dismissed, 11 were approved and 5 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Smith has approved in Ft Lauderdale for the 2010 fiscal year is 58%. The information below for Judge Donald G Smith was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Cincinnati 2010 449 414 74 340 8%76%16%
Ft Lauderdale 2010 19 16 5 11 16%58%26%
St Petersburg Fl 2010 38 25 0 25 34%66%0%
St Petersburg Fl 2011 527 451 164 287 14%54%31%
St Petersburg Fl 2012 540 447 211 236 17%44%39%
St Petersburg Fl 2013 594 481 189 292 19%49%32%
St Petersburg Fl 2014 558 449 183 266 20%48%33%
St Petersburg Fl 2015 533 417 161 256 22%48%30%
St Petersburg Fl 2016 459 363 157 206 21%45%34%
St Petersburg Fl 2017 444 336 136 200 24%45%31%
St Petersburg Fl 2018 273 205 72 133 25%49%26%
St Petersburg Fl 2019 442 372 177 195 16%44%40%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Donald G SmithNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Ft Lauderdale Office 20% 45% 35%
All ALJs in Florida20%44%36%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Judge: Donald G Smith
2/16/2020 9:42:11 PM

if you come to his home and be a layer guess what. You are dipping your grave, because everything is on ink and paper. If you are a Veteran ,he will said THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE with eye contact. also your medical record and medical expert report its in the front of HONORABLE JUDGE. Every case are different . you must convince your self if you are DISABLE before you go to that HEARING and no make any excuse like: i do not speak english. HONORABLE JUDGE SMITH . THANK YOU SIR < THANK YOU YOUR HONOR and YOUR STAFF REAL PROFECIONAL

Judge: Donald G Smith
2/19/2019 3:24:10 PM

Judge Smith was nodding off during my entire hearing! How this man is a judge is beyond me. I’m opening an investigation into his misconduct & I hope others will come forward. There is no way he’s qualified to determine someone’s financial future when he can’t even stay awake for 30 minutes! These courtrooms have cameras on us, it’s high time they start recording the judges as well!

Phillip W
Judge: Donald G Smith
1/18/2018 6:53:13 AM

1/8/2018 Very fair and professional in mannerisms. Put me at ease and made answering questions less stressful. Whole staff courteous and polite.

Phillip W
Judge: Donald G Smith
1/18/2018 6:51:08 AM

1/8/2018 Very fair and professional in mannerisms. Kentucky charm made put me at ease and made answering questions less stressful. Whole staff courteous and polite.

Holly M.
Judge: Donald G Smith
12/6/2017 3:15:54 PM

I had a great experience with Judge Smith! I waited 7 years to get my disability and just happened to have he hardest judge the first time. With Smith he listened to me very intently and he was Curtious and fair. He approved me right there but did not want to step on the previous judges toes so he gave me 32 months backpay with full benefits. He’s ranked right in the middle of being a fair judge and that he is! Thank you Judge Smith for everything. I know your job is hard and I appreciate how you handled my case. People you better have your doctors on top of all of their paperwork and you better have a darn good reason for coming to see him for disability.

Judge: Donald G Smith
3/15/2013 4:36:47 PM

He scares me, but I trust him at the same time. I just Hope he doesn't believe what the medical expert wrote in my interrogratoy! The medicaid doctors at the beginning thought i was crazy, and i became very upset when one of them said I was just looking for drugs, I cursed at her and said no i want to go back to work so i can support my family! With a few F words, so of course the medical expert blew that up out of proportion.

Judge: Donald G Smith
7/19/2012 6:19:27 AM

I concur. He seems to have a problem accepting VA opinions. Will often send out interrogatories and ask questions like- does claimant's impairment meet a listing. If they did meet a listing , most cases would not be at ODAR.

Judge: Donald G Smith
6/8/2012 1:30:29 PM

Comes from somewhere in Kentucky (I think)- has the cutest Southern accent and he's sweet as pie. Don't be fooled: he'll deny for reasons completely foreign to me. He almost always send claimant to pre-hearing consultative exams, or send for medical interrogs. Sometimes he uses them; sometimes he doesn't. I have not seen any particular M.O. with him. Just watch out....

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