Brendan F Flanagan , Jacksonville, Florida ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2012 *fiscal year, Judge Brendan F Flanagan has disposed 445 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Jacksonville, Florida. Out of those 445 dispostions, 53 were dismissed, 69 were approved and 323 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Flanagan has approved in Jacksonville for the 2012 fiscal year is 16%. The information below for Judge Brendan F Flanagan was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Jacksonville 2011 526 443 313 130 16%25%60%
Atlanta Downtown 2012 22 17 14 3 23%14%64%
Jacksonville 2012 445 392 323 69 12%16%73%
Atlanta Downtown 2013 499 401 315 86 20%17%63%
Atlanta Downtown 2014 422 326 249 77 23%18%59%
Atlanta Downtown 2015 375 275 207 68 27%18%55%
Atlanta Downtown 2016 328 251 183 68 23%21%56%
Atlanta Downtown 2017 256 157 120 37 39%14%47%
Atlanta Downtown 2018 85 49 41 8 42%9%48%
Atlanta Downtown 2019 221 139 99 40 37%18%45%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Brendan F FlanaganNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Jacksonville Office 24% 39% 38%
All ALJs in Florida20%44%36%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
1/3/2020 3:37:12 PM

In my opinion this was the worst judge ever, I was told I was gonna die a few weeks after he decided I was not fit for Disabillity, With two pick lines in my arm I have been a unable to work for years. I have been in and out of hospitals and ICU often on with no ability to work at all. Not only that he would seriously roll his eyes

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
1/3/2020 3:36:05 PM

In my opinion this was the worst judge ever, I was told I was gonna die a few weeks after he decided I was not fit for Disabillity, With two pick lines in my arm I have been a unable to work for years. I have been in and out of hospitals and ICU often on with no ability to work at all. Not only that he would seriously roll his eyes as you’re telling him what’s going on to make you to where you cannot work. Unbelievable absolutely unbelievable

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
2/13/2019 10:50:19 PM

Mr. Brendan Flanagan is known and has proven to lie on federal documents. When presented with a testimony from a vocational expert he doesn't agree with, he has been known to remove said testimony and replace it with a fabrication of his own under a different name. In addition he alters information presented by medical professionals, takes medical statements that pre-date an injury or illness to "prove" the applicant recovered, and invents information of his own.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
12/5/2018 5:11:43 PM

so case was disapproved, every element was not allowed. wow the thought of some of the comments made and to think the defendant didn't even know how to say that the information that they were being asked was wrong or not something that they understood or knew about. WoW and what was the attorney doing but trying to help, and being told to stop. These aren't criminal cases they are disability cases. Judge them and sentence them to a life of no assistance, thats what you've done and contrary to the judges belief it's not his money that these people are receiving most have worked and or had parents or spouses that have worked and are eligible under them to assistance.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
10/7/2018 3:58:05 AM

This Judge has a job to do, you can bet he's going to do it. If he don't ask you questions, how's he suppose to render a just decision on your case. Was approved and didn't go in his courtroom to lie or play games.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
6/23/2018 6:39:12 PM

The problem here with this judge may be because he believes patients have the ability to work when they do not. To show up to work daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly, and work full time is difficult for many people who could appear only minorly disabled. Judges are not medical people. This is the single biggest flaw in the system. Judges do not have training, experience, knowledge in medical illnesses causing disabilities. To expect a judge to know when a persons disability will significantly interfere with work is ignorant. You must be able to understand the medical implications of the disability in the work placed and you cannot do this if you do not understand the illness and if you do not treat these patients over time and have experience in how patients are actually impacted with varying degrees of severity of the disorders and how different jobs are impacted over time. You really must be a physician to know the answers. Physicians can be biased but so can attorneys trying to get approvals and make money. Attorneys are not always ethical because they receive money based on the outcome of cases where physicians get paid for the treatment. This judge, if stats are correct, lacks wisdom and believes people can do more than they can without crumbling. And the high rate of denials are extreme and he is arrogant and wrong and people die from his arrogance. It is only with a few cases where the healthy and not disabled win disability. His extreme rates of denial are off the mark. He is not the only smart attorney. Most judges do a very good job.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
3/18/2018 4:07:54 PM

I have been waiting on my decision and I waited 3 years to get a court date and wondered if anyone knew how long he takes to issue a decision. I am broke and tired of waiting!

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
3/6/2018 8:01:14 PM

How social security continues to allow judges like this to operate is beyond me. They need to remove judges like this that clearly have an anti-clamant agenda. They also need to investigate the Las Vegas office as their approval rating is ridiculously low as well. To think that someone who is waiting 3 years and hasn't worked the entire time is somehow not disabled is beyond me.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
11/14/2017 12:06:13 AM

Did not read anything in my file but good things, I am so sorry I have had a good day once and a while. You are worthless and do not deserve to be a judge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Frazier
Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
12/16/2016 1:32:22 PM

This Judge does not go on the facts presented before him...He had already made a decision is his mind to deny me my benefits without even hearing the whole case out...Because I had went to college @GSU for one semester...Does he not know that people with mental disabilites can go to college with a lot of assistance...Do not want to go in front of him again...because he will deny me again...I pray for this my opinion, i feel that he was bias in my situation.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
7/29/2016 1:06:06 PM

To classify this guy as a Judge is an injustice to American society. His personal opinions out weighing medical facts, treatments and documentation ( by PHYSICIANS) which he is not, is an absolute disgrace. To simply put it, he is a waste of taxpayers money, whom I myself have paid . ALL of this idiots cases should be IMMEDIATELY reviewed by The Appeals Board and him REMOVED not only from the ALJ position, but disbarment from law practice FOREVER! If you're going to be arrogant and condescending, at least be Smart and fair!

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
5/18/2016 11:54:31 AM

I am appealing this man's decision. Not only did he fail to consider all medical records he makes false statements regarding testimony given. Hope the appeals council reviews my trial transcripts.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
11/16/2015 4:11:39 PM

I found Judge Flanagan to be very thorough, and his line of questioning was thoughtful and precise. He is clearly dedicated to only awarding SSDI benefits to those who are truly unable to work, which I personally find commendable. Yes, he does ask some questions several times after re-wording them, but as long as the applicant is being honest, the answers should always be the same, regardless of how the question is framed. Sadly, there are MANY people who apply for SSDI who are not truly disabled; Judge Flanagan makes every effort to ferret such people out and deny them benefits. While it is unfortunate that the general mindset toward SSDI applicants is that they are able-bodied until they prove themselves to be disabled beyond a shadow of a doubt, applicants can thank the MANY people who try to scam the system and obtain benefits when they are not truly disabled for this. In other words, Judge Flanagan is not "the bad guy" in this scenario. To the contrary, it is the lying deadbeats who stand before him and his colleagues claiming to be disabled when they are not who have made the journey to receiving SSDI benefits as tedious and demeaning as it is. I am giving Judge Flanagan four stars instead of five because I did not agree with his decision to award my counsel full legal fees. As he was aware, she made a number of serious mistakes/oversights in presenting my case, and was extremely unprofessional. When Judge Flanagan contacted me and asked for my input, I provided what I felt was a solid argument as to why my attorney did not deserve to be awarded full compensation. While I was disappointed with his decision to award her the full $6,000, I was otherwise quite pleased with his handling of my case. I realize there will be many people who disagree with my opinion - but it is just that: MY opinion, based on MY personal experience with Judge Flanagan. Clearly, people rush to post negative remarks about Judge Flanagan when they are not awarded benefits. My hope is that my positive experience with Judge Flanagan will balance things out a bit. If your SSDI hearing has been assigned to Judge Flanagan's calendar, I believe you will get a fair hearing. If you are truly disabled and provide a scrupulously honest testimony, you will likely receive a favorable ruling. Is it possible that Judge Flanagan sometimes makes a mistake and denies benefits to someone who is truly disabled? Of course - he is human. Judge Flanagan has a responsibility to all taxpayers to be as thorough as possible when hearing cases and rendering decisions, and I believe it is to his credit that he takes that responsibility very seriously.

wade kirkley
Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
10/25/2015 7:55:11 AM

I was in the 207 denied. He judged my personal life instead of medical thats wrong. I wake up all time thinking what i should have told him. My attorney suxs.when we first walked in the judgement room my atty daid judge i have another case in 45 mins judge said it wont take to long i was scared to day anything my atty advised me to say as little as possible. Now if i could work no one hire me im a liability. Ins cost to much. Im screwed thank judge for everything u didnt do. Now how am i going to support my family. I havent able to by christmas gifts for 2 years

Steven Kirks
Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
5/14/2015 12:13:04 PM

Judge Flanagan flat out lied to me. Then did not even have the decency to send me notice that he dismissed my appeal. I was told to wait until a decision was reached and finally called only to find out he had dismissed my case two months prior. Talk about ineptitude.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
4/29/2014 8:42:10 AM

Should be removed from the bench. He has an agenda. Denies approximately 90 percent of claims. I have had clients die shortly after he denied their claim. He has no business being a judge. A disgrace.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
2/19/2014 9:57:49 PM

SSA should remove this person from the bench before more deserving American citizens die because he illegally and improperly denied their claim. He does not understand the law or how to apply it. If you case is assigned to this judge, you should demand that your case be assigned to a different judge before your hearing is held.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
4/5/2013 7:54:14 AM

I wouldn't love him as a taxpayer either. He wastes money. Why don't we just save money by not having a hearing since he routinely goes with the agency opinion no matter what. Not to mention the waste of money from appealing it to the AC and then having it remanded only to go in front of this fool again.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
4/4/2013 1:06:31 PM

Interesting guy. Uber conservative. He asks the same question many times, then if any of the answers are not identical, concludes that the testimony is inconsistent. Plays "gotcha" with the evidence. Starts from an "unfavorable" vantage, and is rarely moved from it. Looks like he really enjoys the torment of the hearings process. Lulls the rep into a sense of complacency by posing favorable hypotheticals that he has absolutely no intention of ever considering. In his eyes, everyone is a faking cheat. As a taxpayer, I love him. Otherwise, not so much.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
9/12/2012 9:43:20 AM

This guy seems to think that all DDS decisions are correct. They why have ALJs? If this is acceptable performance, then let's go straight from DDS to civil court. Hope you lose your job, ALJ (i.e. not a real judge) Flanagan.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
5/15/2012 8:43:15 PM

His approval rating hs gone consistently down over the last couple of years. I think his decisions are poorly written. He comes across as an arrogant jerk.

Judge: Brendan F Flanagan
4/30/2012 5:20:14 AM

thank you disability pro you are 100 percent rite with what you have said we are in the market for a new laywer to represent us on our apeal if interested write eback and i will foward my info

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