John P Giannikas , Valparaiso In, Indiana ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2013 *fiscal year, Judge John P Giannikas has disposed 367 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Valparaiso In, Indiana. Out of those 367 dispostions, 35 were dismissed, 220 were approved and 112 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Giannikas has approved in Valparaiso In for the 2013 fiscal year is 60%. The information below for Judge John P Giannikas was last updated on 6/14/2017.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Valparaiso In 2012 45 38 6 32 16%71%13%
Long Beach 2013 39 37 8 29 5%74%21%
Valparaiso In 2013 367 332 112 220 10%60%31%
Long Beach 2014 434 372 124 248 14%57%29%
Long Beach 2015 414 336 103 233 19%56%25%
Long Beach 2016 156 135 51 84 13%54%33%
Los Angeles West 2016 164 116 38 78 29%48%23%
Los Angeles West 2017 300 227 77 150 24%50%26%
 Totals:19191593519107417%56%27%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Giannikas24%50%26%
All ALJs in Valparaiso In Office 19% 48% 33%
All ALJs in Indiana19%50%31%
All ALJs in the Nation21%45%34%
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Dee
Judge: John P Giannikas
12/7/2016 10:57:52 AM



I attended a hearing at the ODAR with my daughter, who has PTSD and specific phobias. My daughter was assaulted at school and we were treated very abusively by our local school district. They were relentless in engaging in an attack on my daughters and myself, because they lost the litigation that they filed against my family. Yes, school districts litigate against families. This judge does not know that. He knows nothing about the Office of Administrative Hearings Special Education division, due process, or educational assessments. He told me that schools don't sue parents. I have two binders of transcripts that prove otherwise. He also was belligérant to me and my daughter. She had an anxiety attack at the hearing and he told her to stop crying. Thanks to him, she is re-traumatized. The judge also has no understanding that some disabities has a genetic connection, so it is entirely possible that three people in the same family can have related disabilities at the same judge. The inmput of the Vocational Rehab Specialist was also completely ignored. I guess this judge had to seem tough so he took it out on the minority family, because you know that we are all schemers according to the make America great again folks. Lose the quotas and make real decisions. This judge was rude, abrasive, overtalked me, my daughter, and her attorney. He had a made up mind before he heard one word of testimony. Judges should be knowledgeable regarding all aspects of disability rights, including the IDEA. This judge is not.

Kenny
Judge: John P Giannikas
6/23/2016 1:21:23 AM



After waiting over 2 1/2 years from my initial SSDI case being filed and the wait for the ALJ hearing, I just received my Notice of Decision - Unfavorable from this "Judge" regarding my PTSD, fragments of shrapnel from a gun shot wound that I nearly died from, and IBS during my active duty time in the service. I'm currently receiving 100% Service Connected from VA Compensation & Pension disability benefit from these disabilities mentioned, but this "Judge" stated that "After careful consideration of all the evidence, the undersigned (Judge) concludes the claimant (Me) was not under a disability" according to their SSA definition. Give me a break "Judge," even a blind person can recognize when someone is disabled based on the overwhelming evidence that I've submitted. This "Judge" seems to made a decision on my case before it even started. His own Vocational Rehabilitation counselor told him at the hearing (which was recorded) that there was no substantial gain of employment for panic attacks from my anxiety disorder/PTSD. I believe the true reason why my case was denied was because this "Judge" didn't want to award me the $48,000 retro pay for making me wait 33 months, along with the additional $1,500 per month for SSDI. I'm a bit disappointed, but not mad at all because I'm still getting VA benefits and will reapply for SSDI very soon because I know I have a very strong case and just need the right person to get me that favorable approval. It just does not make any sense to me on why I was not approved, but another fellow veteran with the same exact disability is getting SSA and 100% SC C&P. Please get a very good Lawyer for ALJ hearings, especially when dealing with this "Judge."

Nancy
Judge: John P Giannikas
11/26/2012 3:51:08 PM



Judge Giannikas spent a lot of time listening. I had to return after the first hearing for a supplemental hearing. He changed my onset date twice but ruled in my favor. After reading the negative comments about several of the judges in Valparaiso, I think I was fortunate to have my case reviewed by someone who was paying attention.



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