Springfield Ma, Massachusetts ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Springfield Ma, Massachusetts, 7 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Springfield Ma, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 13.0 months. The average case processing time in Springfield Ma is 434 days.The Springfield Ma average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 41%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Springfield Ma ODAR office was last updated on 3/9/2018.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Springfield Ma 7 13.0 months 434 days 2.3 20% 41% 39%
Massachusetts13.3 months430 days2.120%41%38%
National Average:17.3 months577 days1.921%43%36%
AVERAGE TIME
Hearing Wait Time: 13.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.27
Average Processing Time 434 days
Cases Pending 2223
Dispositions 1016
New Cases 445
Hearings In Person 73%
Video Hearings 27%
LIST OF JUDGES / 18

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anonymous
Judge: Leonard J Cooperman
6/24/2018 11:31:34 AM



This man , is the most corrupt judge i ever seen. he handled my case in a unfair manner. to the point that he stated in the denial letter that i was not disable due depresion because i keeped a relationship with a girl years ago and i bring her out to eat. " since when a person suffering from depression is judged by having a partner? today when i still read that denial letter , i cannot believe it. * It is important to know that he does not like to disable people under 30 years old ( everyone who knows him know that ) * is very intelligent and will tell half truths to deny the case, especially if the SSA owe you a big retroactive * will look for anything from your health care providers notes to denied your case if he thinks you dont deserve your Disability. Good Luck if he taks your case


Judge: Penny Loucas
1/6/2018 7:33:29 AM



This judge acts like she's giving you the money. I've worked 30 yrs in the same field now my back, hips & legs are done. She says I can still work, doing what? Working a minimum wage job to care for myself & daughter. This system is flawed, ppl addicted to drugs & alcohol have no issue with being approved, hardworking ppl are subjected to having to fight for benefits. To say I'm displeased with her judgement is an understatement.

Mike
Judge: Brian LeCours
10/24/2017 6:16:38 PM



He was and ok Judge. It’s been 3 months and no decision yet. Very nerve wracking. Overall he was nice and let my attorney ask me questions.


Judge: Kim K Griswold
8/29/2017 3:57:35 PM



Stay away from this fraudulent judge. Former workers comp defense attorney, she will lie and misconstrue evidence to make sure you are not approved. Your odds are close to 0 with her. She forms a bias against you before you walk into your hearing. She will not care if you have 10 or all of the world’s leading experts treating you. She feels nothing for a person’s suffering. What a heartless, soulless woman.


Judge: Brian LeCours
7/25/2017 9:34:23 AM



Decision was definitely made prior to my hearing as it was listed as made the day after my hearing. All medical evidence provided, without a doubt proved my claim. Vocational expert essentially said I was unemployable. Questioned notes in my medical records several times and twisted the answer around to make it seem I was a liar. Unfavorable decision listed a myriad of reasons for the denial including dates, physical statements, and other such information seemingly made up out of thin air. Causing intense friction between myself and medical providers as I believed what he said was true. Now I am an unemployed disabled mother without benefits or the ability to care for my child or take care of myself.


Judge: Peter J Martinelli
3/13/2017 5:07:47 AM



I represented myself and found that this judge was very respectful. He did try to convince me to postpone until I get a lawyer but I waived my right to an attorney. He listened to everything I had to say and agreed with the vocational counselor and approved my case. Now I'm just waiting for the processing aspect of the case to go through.

Beth M Wescott
Judge: Addison C Masengill
1/4/2017 6:06:47 PM



Did u get approved from him?

Meghan
Judge: Michael P Breton
12/29/2016 8:38:37 PM



I haven't received my decision from my September 29, 2016 hearing yet, however I was told it is waiting to be signed off by Judge Breton. During my hearing I thought he was very kind and somewhat compassionate. My hearing was very short, maybe 20-25 min. I was representing myself and I felt this ALJ was patient and understanding with me. Of course, I hope for a positive outcome and to receive an approval but either way my opinion will not change on the attitude and demeanor of this ALJ.


Judge: Peter J Martinelli
8/2/2016 10:31:15 AM



I have been waiting since June 14th for this judge to finish editing my decision. Ugghh I can't wait any longer. How much more do I have to wait. Has anyone else had this happen?

Zack
Judge: Michael P Breton
7/13/2016 12:42:29 PM



I was seen by judge breton and afterwards when i recieved his decision he flat out disregarded the entire hearing he stated no listing of mdi was given when it was from the ssa medical witness, he stated i could return to work when the ssa vocational expert stated there are no jobs for me. And he stated my primary and my specialist docters (rheumatology, pain managment, and neurology) were all not creditable sources when ssa states the claiments doctors should hold the most weight. So this judge flat out lied to deny me. I have seceral chronic pain conditions and mental health issues and this guy sits there and denies even the ssa witnesses its rediculous and illeagle watch out if u get him.


Judge: Peter J Martinelli
4/7/2016 10:59:33 AM



This judge is scarey he was screaming at my lawyer for no reason I was afraid he was going to lunge on my lawyer it was a scarey scene. He anger management for sure he is a phsyco.


Judge: Brian LeCours
12/2/2015 2:48:37 PM



I thought he was kind, direct and to the point. I feel like I may not have provided all information to him that I wanted to. But overall I was content and don't honk someone else would have been better

Wendy Ruff
Judge: Addison C Masengill
7/27/2015 7:44:47 AM





Wendy Ruff
Judge: Addison C Masengill
7/27/2015 7:44:30 AM



direct but not Harsh, He took all my testimony into consideration let me say what I wanted to say,I was nervous but still felt comfortable to say what I needed to say.

homeless
Judge: Aaron M Morgan
3/17/2015 11:55:03 AM



hey its homeless again judge Moran I for give you for all the pain you have caused me the loss of my home which was my inhairantance which was from my mother.the back money from 2010 when i filed the claim and your unfair and wrong decision in 2012 and would also like to thank the appeals counsil for the poor job that they did in not looking at the new evidents which would have fixed the problem but you also did not do your jobs i sent new records that showed new proof of my disabilty and you say that you looked at them but when you sen the evadents you supposly looked at it was not there wonder were it went. thin air? So i had to refile in 2013 which took my work credits cause i had to refile so now i get ssi not ssd i fought my ass off to keep all my things and lost all of it my mother the house all the things in the house cloths pictures furnture family airlooms all my mothers stuff my stuff as people picked threw it on the side of the road and after all that you will not even do nothing to fix the mistake but i forgive its time to move on because there is one thing you could not take is my happiness and determnation and my spirit.

homeless
Judge: Aaron M Morgan
2/19/2015 12:25:10 PM



this judge should be removed from the bench. there doctors siad i was disabled my doctors said the same.my mom died jan 9 2012 his decision came jan 12 2012 denied could not make house payments lightbills food borrowed money to creamate her lost my my work credits lost my back pay and for what because he said i did not look disabled so i guss he just disregards top doctors in there field opinion.thing i lost the house everything but there is vendication i won my case feb 12 2015 in front of judge thompson who they say is the tuffest in florida and the second in the country he said i should have received it then and if he would have been the judge he would have given it to me. so with that being said i am homeless when it should not have happend i lost over half of my back pay and at least half of the monthly money so were justice for the working man there is none.p.s judge thompson was very fair and throw


Judge: Penny Loucas
10/3/2014 7:38:50 AM



BRILLIANT..Judge Loucus has figured out a way to determine the differences between..Educated Pain and Non.Educated Pain - Educated Mental Illness and Non.Educated Mental Illness - Educated Disabilities and Non. Educated Disabilities. BRAVO


Judge: Penny Loucas
10/2/2014 11:33:34 PM



Excellent skills in picking apart the information presented in order to make facts appear meaningless...Powerful


Judge: Aaron M Morgan
8/23/2014 1:05:55 PM



THIS JUDGE VERY NICE AND FAIR JUDGE l WENT 2 TIME IN COURT AND JUDGE DON'T MISS ANTHING HE LOOT ALL MY DR REPORT AND SECOND COURT HE TALL ME l WIN AND l JUST RECIVED MY DECICION LETTER YESTERDAY NOW L WAIT FOR MY BENEFECT THANK YOU JUDGE KEEP DOING GOD JOB


Judge: Penny Loucas
8/5/2014 12:21:28 PM



Judge Loucas is very knowledgeable about the law concerning disability. She looks and asks you about your complete work and medical histories. Your lawyer needs to be very prepared to countering and follow her logic of applying the laws to your case. If you can do ANY type of work, you will not prevail in her courtroom.


Judge: Penny Loucas
7/10/2014 2:21:50 PM



THIS JUDGE IS INSANE. IS THERE A WAY TO GIVE A NEGATIVE RATING? ARROGANT, DISHONEST, MISGUIDED


Judge: Aaron M Morgan
4/29/2014 10:45:53 AM



I went before this judge and the only thing he could use against me was that I smoke cig's lmao. This judge didn't even open my records. He would not stop about smoking. This judge needs banned fromk the bench.


Judge: Brian LeCours
1/30/2013 7:38:11 PM



Very dismissive! Rude and harsh. His mind is made up before the hearing.


Judge: Kim K Griswold
1/14/2013 10:13:40 AM



I do not care for Kim K. Griswald, as she does not care for me. Yes, I have used substances throughout the years, probably because of my condition. My only hope to make it in this world was social security income, and now that's shattered. She grilled me on my marijuana use, and honestly that stuff HELPS me, and I know this, because I'm me. It's 2013, and I just got my decision of unfavorable. Thanks Kim

Katie Sullivan
Judge: Aaron M Morgan
10/23/2012 4:39:48 PM



Tough but fair.

James Edwards
Judge: Aaron M Morgan
9/27/2012 4:34:32 PM



Arrogant little bully!

so sad
Judge: Aaron M Morgan
9/27/2012 4:32:12 PM



Completely disregards the concept that the hearing is the claimant's opportunity for a fair and impartial hearing. Selects certain non-favorable evidence to base his decision on and disregards the remaining record. Attempts to embarrass reps and claimants. Should be reported to chief ALJ.


Judge: Aaron M Morgan
9/9/2012 8:01:46 AM



HAD HIS DECISION MADE AGAINST ME BEFORE WE FINISHED HEARING, ARROGANT AND MAKES DECISION WITHOUT TWO YEARS OF MEDICAL SCREENING UP TO APPEARANCE BEFORE HIM, RATHER THAN REMANDING FOR FURTHER MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS WHERE CLAIMANTS HAVE NO MEDICAL INSURANCE OR FINANCIAL STABILITY TO SEE ANY MEDICAL DOCTORS AND REJECTS FAMILY PHYSICIAN REPORTS FROM DECADES OF BEING THE TREATING PHYSICIAN.

Asdrubel Martinez
Judge: Penny Loucas
9/7/2012 12:08:41 PM



Good luck

james mccarey
Judge: Leonard J Cooperman
4/4/2012 6:02:20 AM



this gental man was just that. very understanding tough but for the right reasons... judge cooperman went trew all the papaer work very inteligent and becouse of him i can start my new beging.


Judge: Peter J Martinelli
3/26/2012 6:21:51 PM