Christopher Ambrose , Lansing, Michigan ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2018 *fiscal year, Judge Christopher Ambrose has disposed 214 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Lansing, Michigan. Out of those 214 dispostions, 27 were dismissed, 142 were approved and 45 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Ambrose has approved in Lansing for the 2018 fiscal year is 66%. The information below for Judge Christopher Ambrose was last updated on 3/9/2018.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Lansing 2011 461 411 149 262 11%57%32%
Lansing 2012 613 519 182 337 15%55%30%
Lansing 2013 592 510 240 270 14%46%41%
Lansing 2014 573 499 200 299 13%52%35%
Lansing 2015 502 431 179 252 14%50%36%
Lansing 2016 465 381 142 239 18%51%31%
Lansing 2017 464 391 137 254 16%55%30%
Lansing 2018 214 187 45 142 13%66%21%
 Totals:388433291274205514%53%33%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Ambrose13%66%21%
All ALJs in Lansing Office 16% 48% 36%
All ALJs in Michigan20%47%33%
All ALJs in the Nation21%43%36%
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Jennifer
Judge: Christopher Ambrose
3/17/2018 10:18:35 AM



When I went to my hearing I was a nervous reck. I couldn’t believe how easy he made this for me. He told me he reviewed my case for 2+ hours the days before. I didn’t have to answer alot of question. I guess my medical records spoke for me. He was so kind at the end and told me he is approving me. All I could do is cry knowing that he was not going to make me have to wait any longer on the outcome. Thank you

Tora
Judge: Christopher Ambrose
9/6/2016 3:17:48 PM



Friendly, easygoing, straightforward, and--most importantly--tries his best to calm anxious claimants. I'm sure the SSA would clone him and staff all their offices with those clones if they could!

Jim
Judge: Christopher Ambrose
11/6/2015 9:34:17 AM



I appeared before Judge Ambrose yesterday. I do not yet know the outcome of the case- but the Judge was helpful, fair, compassionate, and made me feel like my family's case really mattered. He asked very pertinent questions, and I felt he did an outstanding job. I do not know if we will get a favorable or unfavorable ruling, but I felt like he really listened, and will apply the law fairly. I am thankful our case was assigned to him.


Judge: Christopher Ambrose
12/2/2013 6:54:01 AM



Judge Ambrose is one of the most thoughtful and fair judges out there. I've gone before him many times and he is always prepared, knows the record, is kind to my clients, and has well-reasoned decisions.

D MICHAEL DUDLEY
Judge: Christopher Ambrose
2/27/2013 9:22:38 AM



I HAVE APPEARED BEFORE JUDGE AMBROSE ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS BOTH WHEN HE WAS A MAGISTRATE OF WORKERS COMPENSATION AND AS AN ALJ DECIDING SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIM. HAVING REPRESENTED DISABLED INDIVIDUALS SINCE 1975, IN MY OPINION JUDGE AMBROSE IS EXTREMELY FAIR IN HIS DECISIONS AND IS A TRULY EXCELLENT JUDGE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM BE ANYTHING BUT KIND TO CLAIMANTS EVEN IF ULTIMATELY HE COULD NOT AWARD BENEFITS TO THEM. HE HAS A TOUGH JOB TO DO AND DOES IT FAIRLY. UNFORTUNATELY NOT EVERYONE CAN WIN.

Zoey
Judge: Christopher Ambrose
1/30/2013 3:22:08 PM



Christopher Ambrose was supervisor of MI workers comp judges. He seemed to lack control of them. They ruled against law, lied on litigants etc... He himself contacted litigants personally without going through their attorney, I guess to intimidate them. I have a letter but will use it in another venue.


Judge: Christopher Ambrose
7/30/2012 5:50:22 PM



this is in response to rose's comment. i don't believe for a second alj ambrose swore at anyone. also he can't order anyone to have surgery. also a younger person (under 50) has to prove he can't do his past work, and all other work. so, whatever happened, i would like to see the written decision. it can't say what you claim.

Rose
Judge: Christopher Ambrose
7/27/2012 1:51:35 AM



I have a question for you, if a younger man comes before you with a bad back but has worked since he's been 14years old, not desk jobs lifting and such. Is it right for a disability just to swear at him and order that he has back surgery?



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