Donald B Fishman , Savannah, Georgia ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2019 *fiscal year, Judge Donald B Fishman has disposed 139 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Savannah, Georgia. Out of those 139 dispostions, 36 were dismissed, 45 were approved and 58 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Fishman has approved in Savannah for the 2019 fiscal year is 32%. The information below for Judge Donald B Fishman was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Savannah 2010 514 467 221 246 9%48%43%
Savannah 2011 518 445 224 221 14%43%43%
Savannah 2012 509 424 244 180 17%35%48%
Savannah 2013 506 391 221 170 23%34%44%
Savannah 2014 508 371 186 185 27%36%37%
Savannah 2015 144 127 93 34 12%24%65%
Savannah 2016 168 122 55 67 27%40%33%
Savannah 2017 179 137 64 73 23%41%36%
Savannah 2018 95 78 36 42 18%44%38%
Savannah 2019 139 103 58 45 26%32%42%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Donald B FishmanNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Savannah Office 19% 44% 37%
All ALJs in Georgia20%43%36%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Matthew Flournoy
Judge: Donald B Fishman
2/28/2020 11:40:42 PM

I’ve had the extreme displeasure of having him as my judge as well. I’ve had two hearings with him. The first hearing I poured out my soul to him In vain. He denied me and my case was remanded back to him. At the second hearing he actually said he didn’t want to hear any testimony and berated my lawyer for the case being remanded in the first place. The only smile he gave was asking me if I was on drugs, and when I stated that I didn’t believe he would give me a fair hearing. He seemed to revel in the fact that he was causing me pain. I even had to be put under suicide watch for 10 hours after meeting with him, which was also submitted as evidence. It’s unfortunate for me that the second hearing wasn’t on video to capture his facial expressions. There’s no doubt in my mind that I was discriminated against by this man. Two weeks after my second hearing I received my unfavorable ruling yet again. His empathy meter is nonexistent. My heart goes out to all those who share my experience. And to anyone looking at this to find out the character of this judge; just know that if your a minority then it’s probably a 96% chance that the appeals council is your only hope to a hopefully fair decision.

Judge: Donald B Fishman
9/4/2018 1:57:27 PM

I agree with other reviews of this judge . he makes things up and puts his opinions above evidence. He actually wrote in his denial that not only was my personal Drs. Lying but also 3 of the Drs social security sent me to for review were lying and the hospital who treated me for 2 heart attacks within a month. Which resulted in 2 stents and plans for more . very bullying mentality about this man. He must be Republican.

Judge: Donald B Fishman
11/26/2013 12:58:35 PM

I agree with everyone else, he dismissed my case before I even sat down I think. As the others said he is a bully, who wants to confuse you. But you can win a appeal against him but if you win your appeal you have to go right back to the same judge. Yes someone please move this judge to drug cases.

The guy that Mrs Fishman was the judge for
Judge: Donald B Fishman
12/6/2012 3:06:10 AM

Fishman is a horrible judge. I agree with many of the negative comments that I read about this judge. I know that there is no way that he reviewed all of my evidence correctly. He even lied and put words in my mouth stating that I denied failing a drug test. There was so much that I wanted to get out and say but I froze up after I realized how much of a jerk that this guy was. That is exactly what is wrong with our society today. We are not looked at as equal and no one cares anymore. My brother went over seas and almost got killed fighting for Judge Fishmans freedom and this is how he treats me? Dear Mr Fishman. You are not better than nobody.

Judge: Donald B Fishman
11/5/2012 3:39:35 PM

This is a very mean spirited Judge. He calls people liars, tries to make them look like they are lying, he bullies people, he yells at people, and makes you feel as if you are worthless. He definitely feels that he is much better than those that have to be in his court.He does Not care who he attacks: man, woman, or child. He should be removed.

Judge: Donald B Fishman
9/18/2012 7:15:59 PM

very much a bully and does not respect you at all discriminates very much on his own personal opinions and must hate women who are heart broken

Judge: Donald B Fishman
9/7/2012 10:58:35 AM

My hearing was 2 1/2 hours. Unnecessary. He badgered and actually attempted to confuse, quick to pounce on perceived inconsistencies rather than to seek clarification. Bully.

Judge: Donald B Fishman
8/15/2012 11:47:07 AM

Agree with previous comments. He is a very negative ALJ. His questions are borderline badgering.

diane sheely
Judge: Donald B Fishman
5/25/2012 9:44:06 AM

i think judge Donald Fishman to dismissed from his jurdisdiction..... he is not understanding at all not considerate... he is to quick to a case:::: he practically denies all: the case: without really looking all the evidence.... in the matter what is the case n reference... to .... he always get picked to be a judge in all case... no he is not a good ALJ... some one else should be appointed as a judge;;;;

Judge: Donald B Fishman
4/24/2012 5:01:41 PM

Not impressed by this ALJ. He gets a kick out of badgering Claimant's and holds long hearings

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