Francine L Applewhite , Baltimore, Maryland ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2016 *fiscal year, Judge Francine L Applewhite has disposed 71 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Baltimore, Maryland. Out of those 71 dispostions, 14 were dismissed, 19 were approved and 38 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Applewhite has approved in Baltimore for the 2016 fiscal year is 27%. The information below for Judge Francine L Applewhite was last updated on 3/9/2018.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Shreveport 2012 9 7 4 3 22%33%44%
Baltimore 2013 251 171 118 53 32%21%47%
Shreveport 2013 158 139 114 25 12%16%72%
Baltimore 2014 509 343 214 129 33%25%42%
Baltimore 2015 421 281 185 96 33%23%44%
Baltimore 2016 71 57 38 19 20%27%54%
Washington 2016 297 194 140 54 35%18%47%
Washington 2017 328 207 143 64 37%20%44%
Washington 2018 135 98 80 18 27%13%59%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Judge Applewhite27%13%59%
All ALJs in Baltimore Office 21% 47% 32%
All ALJs in Maryland23%45%32%
All ALJs in the Nation21%43%36%
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Thomas J Pidgeon
Judge: Francine L Applewhite
2/6/2017 12:53:56 PM

Dear Judge, I am commenting, because I think that this needs to be addressed. Shawna Kaye Krause, who lives at 2523 Princeton, Butte Montana, 59701, has a case pending, and, let me tell you, she is a troublemaker, she does not have as many problems as she would like you to believe, she is Lazy, and has molested a 15 year old boy, which she has had her name dropped from the registry, and she just does not want to work. A Psychiatrist at Southwest Montana Mental health, has informed her, he does not think she has Multiple Personality Disorders, and has taken her off the Medicine for that problem. She told me this, on January 17th, 2017. She doesn't have as many problems as you think. She just doesn't want to work. She has worked, as I have seen her, under the table. I was married to her, and I know a lot about her. She can do a lot of things. She just likes to have other people around, to do them for her, as she is lazy. She likes to Sue people, and has been working, under the table since we were married, and divorced, in April of 2014. Don't let her lazy behind fool you. I know you will do the right thing, and pass this onto the other judges. Thank You. Sincerely, Thomas J Pidgeon.

Judge: Francine L Applewhite
11/4/2016 8:04:47 AM

I have known this Judge for several years now, first when she was in Baltimore and now that they are in DC. The only good thing about Judge Applewhite is that she appears to do few hearings. If you are unfortunate enough to be in front of her be aware of the following. 1) Judge Applewhite is extremely unprofessional both to attorney's and to claimants. When I first went in front of her when she was in Baltimore I in normal course waived reading of the issues. She completely lost her mind at this and started ranting that she was the Judge and she does not accept my waiver and then proceeded to go through the entire issue process. During my closing at that hearing I argued a listing and she again started ranting that she was the Judge and would decide if a listing was met. I told her I know that and this is just my argument during the closing. She did not seem to understand this and kept stating that SHE was the JUDGE and would decide the case not me. 2) Judge Applewhite does not understand the medical records. Her ignorance in this regard is startling. When arguing a listing in front of her (a fairly common listing at that) during a recent hearing, it was clear she did not understand the medical terms involved. At one point she misread an imaging study, and at another she stated that a listing required an extra element that it did not require. When I tried to explain the terms involved she told me to "move on" and that she "would not hear anymore on this matter." I wish this was an anomaly but it is pretty standard for her. It is not terribly uncommon for a Judge to not be medical experts on every issue, but to also refuse to hear an explanation of the existing medical documentation is absolutely ridiculous and something that so far has been unique to Judge Applewhite. 3) Judge Applewhite approves few cases. Statistically she is pretty low and from what I can tell she is one of those Judge's who actively dislikes representatives being in cases. The fact that Judge Applewhite is an ALJ is probably the strongest argument currently existing for a change up in ALJ accountability.

Sara Khaki
Judge: Francine L Applewhite
9/9/2016 4:11:26 AM

She doesn't read her cases. She mixes information up about the people she is seeing and does not listen to what is told to her. Mixed up case information causing immense suffering both financial and emotional. Should honestly be removed from this position. Bad judge.

Judge: Francine L Applewhite
3/29/2016 8:37:26 AM

Does not even read cases and goes against expert opinions in the name of reputation. Mixed up case information causing immense suffering both financial and emotional. Should honestly be removed from this position.

Mark Herbert
Judge: Francine L Applewhite
3/25/2016 3:30:22 PM

She doesn't read her cases. She mixes information up about the people she is seeing and does not listen to what is told to her. Bad judge.

Randell chase
Judge: Francine L Applewhite
7/17/2015 7:15:13 AM

I went before judge applewhite my attorney said she was tough and to keep quite I spoke my mine and was approved she is a tough judge

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