Thomas Merrill , Manchester, New Hampshire ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2019 *fiscal year, Judge Thomas Merrill has disposed 290 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Manchester, New Hampshire. Out of those 290 dispostions, 117 were dismissed, 50 were approved and 123 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Merrill has approved in Manchester for the 2019 fiscal year is 17%. The information below for Judge Thomas Merrill was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Manchester 2010 465 389 232 157 16%34%50%
Manchester 2011 531 424 274 150 20%28%52%
Manchester 2012 530 404 253 151 24%28%48%
Manchester 2013 514 381 263 118 26%23%51%
Manchester 2014 504 368 262 106 27%21%52%
Manchester 2015 437 309 233 76 29%17%53%
Manchester 2016 382 242 166 76 37%20%43%
Manchester 2017 340 234 169 65 31%19%50%
Manchester 2018 135 97 66 31 28%23%49%
Manchester 2019 290 173 123 50 40%17%42%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Thomas MerrillNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Manchester Office 30% 39% 31%
All ALJs in New Hampshire30%39%31%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Judge: Thomas Merrill
5/2/2019 3:45:15 PM

Judge Merrill does not pay attention to small details, such as the way a previous was employed is spelled, so of course he can't find information on a place he cannot spell correctly. Moreover, I was claiming PTSD, Bipolar 2, as well as IBS-D, he denied me and gave me an unfavorable decision based on "Depression and ADHD" which is not in ANY of my medical history nor a diagnose I have. So basically, he denied me on a diagnosis he made up with as a lie. He also stated since I can take care of my children, I am therefore not disabled. I get a lot of help in taking care of my children. He needs to be disbarred, he is nothing but an ableist and shouldn't be a judge.

Judge: Thomas Merrill
9/8/2016 8:24:12 PM

He needs to get off the bench. My case was remanded back to him 2 times. Totally screwing with my life. He needs to be removed.

Judge: Thomas Merrill
9/8/2016 8:23:56 PM

He needs to get off the bench. My case was remanded back to him 2 times. Totally screwing with my life. He needs to be removed.

Judge: Thomas Merrill
5/3/2016 7:38:19 AM

You have no empathy, no concern for the person, just twists everything in the hearing to be denied. Needless to say I was not impressed with this Judge nor his "Ortho MD expert." Wouldn't you know when they were spinning the dial, the dial ended up picking this Judge after waiting over a year for a hearing. I was warned before walking in I would more than likely be denied and will need to appeal. Judge Merrill of course didn't disappoint me. I felt he was rude, and referred to my late husband as if he was still living. To me, that mistake should of given me a favorable outcome. If you don't have to wait another year for a hearing, I'd find a way to cancel and reschedule your hearing if you find out you have this judge. I wish my lawyer had suggested that!! Now we appeal and still wait another year and half for another answer. I can't even give this judge ONE star.

Dee Pressed
Judge: Thomas Merrill
11/14/2013 1:28:37 PM

His record speaks for itself. He denies almost everyone - well above the standard percentage that is routinely denied. He does not thoroughly read the provided documentation, picks, chooses and twists data he does read and disregards the testimony of the claimant. Most attorneys in the area have filed complaints against him so if you are facing him in court, be prepared for an appeal.

Steve Presley
Judge: Thomas Merrill
6/25/2013 7:45:37 AM

Judge Merrill discriminates against people who have Neuropathy and he has NO idea of what Neuropathy is nor how painful it is to live with nor does he care how difficult it is to live with!!! Even with all of the evidence presented there before him and still having my drivers license permanently revoked because I have Neuropathy and still he decides to give me an unfavorable decision based on an "expert" from the career center instead of three medical doctors diagnosis and recommendations!!! I plan to appeal his decision and get a new trial with a new judge!!!

Lisa Chasan
Judge: Thomas Merrill
4/2/2013 3:18:52 PM

Judge Merrill discriminates against the mentally ill and has no real understanding of the realities that face them. He does not have the skills necessary to make judgements for or against the mentally ill and I feel should not be in this type of job. A skilled group of people, such as psychologists and psychiatrists, should be the ones to determine eligibility.

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