Lanier Williams , Hattiesburg, Mississippi ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2019 *fiscal year, Judge Lanier Williams has disposed 377 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Out of those 377 dispostions, 95 were dismissed, 64 were approved and 218 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Williams has approved in Hattiesburg for the 2019 fiscal year is 17%. The information below for Judge Lanier Williams was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Hattiesburg 2010 552 483 196 287 12%52%36%
Hattiesburg 2012 601 518 287 231 14%38%48%
Hattiesburg 2013 562 471 274 197 16%35%49%
Hattiesburg 2014 572 479 293 186 16%33%51%
Hattiesburg 2015 515 426 244 182 17%35%47%
Hattiesburg 2016 503 390 279 111 22%22%55%
Hattiesburg 2017 446 332 211 121 26%27%47%
Hattiesburg 2018 186 151 114 37 19%20%61%
Hattiesburg 2019 377 282 218 64 25%17%58%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Lanier WilliamsNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Hattiesburg Office 18% 35% 47%
All ALJs in Mississippi17%37%46%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Judge: Lanier Williams
2/9/2018 10:41:39 PM

I found judge Lanier Williams to be a fair judge. He is well prepared he knows the law and had knowledge of my case. And after my attorney explained my medical records back and forth with him for about an hour he approved my case from the bench and I was out of there.

Judge: Lanier Williams
2/24/2016 3:02:16 PM

He didn't consider any written documentation from my doctor of over 8 years nor the Psychiatrist statements. He yelled and screamed over the mic as if I was being tried for murder. He makes you feel guilty for having a disability. He should be removed permanently with his horrible bench manners.

Judge: Lanier Williams
2/18/2016 5:09:26 PM


Judge: Lanier Williams
1/13/2016 12:16:19 PM

I found this judge to be a very prepared and smart judge. As previously stated be prepared to argue your point and know social security rules and guidelines because he is up on it. I founded him to be a very fair judge!! This was my first time having this judge and after arguing my points, he approved the case. We need more judges like him.

Judge: Lanier Williams
6/29/2013 9:51:36 PM

Williams is not a fair Judge at all. He was going to hear my case on Sept 29, 2010 and just one day before the hearing I was arrested for things I did not say . After I got out of jail Judge Williams denied my case. I had to file another Claim and the new one was approved but this one with Williams had to go to FED Court and back to the ODAR office. I don't know why he is even a Judge... Very Bad !!!!

Judge: Lanier Williams
3/27/2013 7:32:40 AM

I have had a number of hearings with Judge Williams. They always start with him going down the list of things he has concerns about. He tells you right up front what he considers to be the weaknesses in your case and enjoys having you argue your case and convince him you have the evidence to support your position. He is not inflexible and will come around on a solid argument. You should prepare your client for this little debate and tell them to listen because what he outlines is the stuff you're going to have to address. He demeanor can come across as condescendingly skeptical at times and he does like to challenge claimants on inconsistencies in testimony and statments made to doctors, for example. Credibility is front and center with this judge.

Judge: Lanier Williams
8/14/2012 2:01:59 PM

Generally a fair Judge, but unfortunately he is increasingly beginning to browbeat and belittle the Claimants who appear before him, sometimes to an extent which goes beyond what a Judge should do. It doesn't cost anything to be polite and courteous to Claimants as well as their representatives.

Judge: Lanier Williams
7/9/2012 4:34:55 PM

Lanier Williams is a very unfair judge and is a disgrace to the legal system

Judge: Lanier Williams
4/27/2012 4:27:23 PM

As a Representative, I really think Judge Williams is the fairest Judge we have. You better have your case together and know what you are fighting for. Be prepared to do alot of arguing but trust me he will come around after about an hour... I really like this Judge and he approves most all of my cases. Make sure you know what you are talking about before you walk in the Hearing office.

Judge: Lanier Williams
3/20/2012 9:46:20 AM

A fair ALJ, but know your case and be prepared to argue with him to support it.

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