Brendan F Flanagan , Atlanta Downtown, Georgia ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2017 *fiscal year, Judge Brendan F Flanagan has disposed 256 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Atlanta Downtown, Georgia. Out of those 256 dispostions, 99 were dismissed, 37 were approved and 120 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Flanagan has approved in Atlanta Downtown for the 2017 fiscal year is 14%. The information below for Judge Brendan F Flanagan was last updated on 9/7/2017.

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%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Brendan F FlanaganNo Stats for FY 2018
All ALJs in Atlanta Downtown Office 26% 47% 27%
All ALJs in Georgia22%48%30%
All ALJs in the Nation21%45%34%
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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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