Nhc Albuquerque, New Mexico ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Nhc Albuquerque, New Mexico, 11 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Nhc Albuquerque, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 24.0 months. The average case processing time in Nhc Albuquerque is 715 days.The Nhc Albuquerque average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 33%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Nhc Albuquerque 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
Nhc Albuquerque 11 24.0 months 715 days 0.0 31% 33% 35%
New Mexico19.3 months616 days1.023%41%36%
National Average:17.3 months577 days1.921%43%36%
AVERAGE TIME
Hearing Wait Time: 24.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ
Average Processing Time 715 days
Cases Pending 3351
Dispositions 1657
New Cases 1770
Hearings In Person 0%
Video Hearings 100%

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Judge: John W Rolph
7/9/2018 3:08:24 PM






Judge: Myriam C Fernandez Rice
2/1/2018 9:34:06 PM



This judge made a horrible mistake in judging my case she just keeped going on about my tattoos and I was just thinking to myself we are not here to talk about tattoos I thought were here to talk about a disability and the reasons why I can’t work but she was really just hung up about the tattoo situation again I was thinking to my self yes lady I know I got tattoos get over it already she was also judgmental on my Personal appearance my age ect so all in all I took her Decision to federal court and was in my favor for an appeal 18 months later here I go again back to court again all over her Mistake she made and For wasting my time at the end of the day she didn’t do her job right if you get this judge for your case be careful on your appearance and also be very careful on what you say she is very Judgmental and well deny your case for any little reason she feels like in my Experience is the worst judge to have.

Bryce Joseph Backman
Judge: Myriam C Fernandez Rice
11/14/2017 2:49:30 AM



I am the single case approved by the Albuquerque Odar ALJ. Mariam C Fernandez Rice in the year of our Lord 2017. The processing office is forcing me to appeal the decision without my consent. In processing the protected application date of the approved title 16 before the approved title 2 is being denied by the processing office. And forcing me to blame the ALJ as being in error. When P.O.M.S. D.I.27515.020 new title 2 D.I.B. claim- title16 disability previously established. Clearly refers the processing office as the responsible entity in favoring the claimant in detail. Please review.


Judge: MaryAnn Lunderman
9/9/2017 12:47:52 PM



If you get this judge` you will be sorry! She is a total" B, and goes by if you are from another race! ¥


Judge: Mark R Dawson
4/26/2017 9:42:00 PM



Everything you would want in an objective finder of fact.


Judge: Mark R Dawson
3/13/2017 4:23:20 PM



This judge is a joke. Despite of what you tell him he seems to already have his mind set before you walk in the door. I wish he'd simply retire rather than toying with and destroying peoples lives. Those of us who are truly disabled need judges who truly understand their decision can cost us our lives. If I could give him negative stars I would. Thanks to this loser I'm homeless. May God have pity on him.


Judge: Mark R Dawson
11/10/2016 4:55:05 PM



Loser

Jerry Cooper
Judge: David J DeLaittre
10/27/2016 11:54:32 PM



Such a professional and trustworthy personality, you'll never meet someone who has a better sense of modesty and moderation. Someone with a life mission to fulfill, limitless to the growth and possibilities of what God has in store for another person.


Judge: David J DeLaittre
9/18/2016 1:00:13 AM



A great Judge with a wonderful sense of responsibility, collaboration and management.

Jessica Matthews
Judge: David J DeLaittre
9/8/2016 1:24:36 AM



He really seems quite honest and heartfelt. Very inspiring and likeable. I trust that he knows what he is doing.


Judge: Mark R Dawson
7/8/2016 2:05:39 PM



I GIVE HIM ONE SHOULD NOT GIVE HIM ONE I WENT TO COURT AND IN JUNE AND I JUST RECEIVED THE UNFAVORBLE LETTER AFTER THERE EDVIDENCE OF SEVERE BACK DISEASE HAVE TO GET FUSION BACK SURGERTY AND HE STILL SAYS I CAN WORK.ALSO EVIDENCE OF METAL PROBLEM AND IT'S STILL NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE.

J
Judge: Myriam C Fernandez Rice
4/25/2016 2:20:49 PM



I understand that this could be taken as "this person got turned down and is upset". I am indeed upset, but it is because I was turned down for completely false reasons. So beware of this Judge. She will use anything she can against you. I thought my rep and I had everything in order. My T's crossed and I's dotted. I was wrong! This judge acted as if my PCP's RFC paperwork didn't exist because one minor thing was not in my medical history. My PCP supports the fact that I am disabled. I also have two other doctors that stated I had MDI's that met the SSA guidelines for disability. She uses things in your medical report that are autofill parts from specialists. Like my wrist Ortho's ROS form that I now know he doesn't fill out except for the reason HE is seeing you. That being my wrist. So he didn't fill out that I have fibromyalgia, severe headaches, back pain, weakness, etc. And that was used against me in the decision letter. Even though it was never asked about at the hearing. This judge seems to discriminate based on your age and medical condition(Still a lot of judges that refuse to see the conditions I have as real). Even though my MDI's are listed in the SSA guidelines she chose to not consider them. There are so many errors in her decision letter that my rep said it will take a while to list them all. So I guess that's a good thing. Problem is that I have been trying to get the disability I deserve for 4 1/2 years now. My family and I are financially ruined. The appeals council will take 14-18 more months per my rep and then if Federal suit is needed, another year or more. My family will be on the streets by then. The SSA system drains everything you have worked hard for in your life and drags the process out over way too many years. Just to be turned down by someone who doesn't follow guidelines and makes wild assumptions with no facts.


Judge: Raul C Pardo
10/2/2015 5:22:00 PM



Pardo was very bias against me. Both in the video hearing and the final ruling that he gave. He misused information and only cherry picked words to fit what he wanted to say. He dismissed everything that MY doctors wrote and they had wrote plenty. He ONLY went by what the SSA doctor that they sent me to ONE time. He was outright unfair towards me. I have paid into the system for 25 plus years. Its not like I have never worked a day in my life.


Judge: John C Arkoosh
5/14/2015 9:55:39 AM



Great judge. He always tries to be fair and follow the law. I wish there were more like him. He is one of the best.

shawn
Judge: Patricia E Hartman
4/24/2015 6:17:27 PM



My wife had a hearing she denied me to be present during the hearing for absolutely no reason even my wife's attorney stated he had never seen this before. She discriminated against me from my occupation. Very sad a judge can be this petty.


Judge: Mark R Dawson
4/21/2015 3:36:01 PM



The Honorable Judge Dawson is a very fair and compassionate judge, taking time to research rare or lesser known disorders that may not be on the Social Security Administration's list of approved disabilities in order to hand down a fair and informed judgement.

James
Judge: Ben Willner
3/11/2015 8:10:36 PM



After suffering a mva and sustaining a TBI, the judge took all my evidence lightly, and denied my claim. This was even after my attorney asked the V.E. questions and she agreed that I would not be able to do the work. Poor judge, but makes him look good by saving money denying claims.

David
Judge: MaryAnn Lunderman
5/6/2014 11:14:14 AM



I want judge Lunderman to know that she has had a positive impact on many people's lives. Not many people take the time to thank someone who cared enough to really look at the facts...I will remember your name forever as a person who changed many lives...THANK YOU.

Brenda Mccormick
Judge: David J DeLaittre
2/27/2014 9:04:31 PM



A very kind, caring and knowledgeable Judge.


Judge: Raul C Pardo
2/20/2014 1:50:08 AM



Arrogant and unkind. From the beginning it was obvious he was not interested in what I had to say only what he had to say. He gets to live his wealthy life in his huge house while people like us who he denies suffer more and more.


Judge: Myriam C Fernandez Rice
12/27/2013 6:16:16 PM



This judge made a terrible mistake in judging me incorrectly. She had numerous errors throughout the lengthy denial letter I received, regarding her supposed review of my medical records. She claimed I didn't have proof of several diagnosis' in my records when there was clear cut proof in these records. My third party who was supposed to testify at my hearing was not allowed to do so, and She made allegations in her letter about me that are downright descriminatory and false. She didn't ask me about several things during the hearing but then made statements in her letter accusing me of things she never gave me a chance to confirm or deny. She claims I am still able to work despite the fact I have become so ill that I can't keep up with my own personal hygiene let alone work. I haven't even been able to keep most of my appointments with several of my specialists because I have been too sick to drive myself to them. I have several diagnosis' on the adult list of disabling conditions, and I hope she sees this and knows that she was cruel and wrong about me, and my life has been completely destroyed because of her. I will most likely have to live on the street soon because she denied me benefits I have desperately needed. God help you if you have to have this judge in charge of your hearing. She is irresponsible and descriminatory and shouldn't be allowed to judge with her own personal opinions on a person. She is mean and will destroy your character if she doesn't like the look of you. That is what happened to me. She will destroy your life if she doesn't like you. This judge ruined my life that was already in the toilet from years of suffering from a rare illness.

John Doe
Judge: Raul C Pardo
12/20/2013 5:51:06 PM



Not at all impartial. He was accusatory and didn't listen. Would spend his time with his head down writing unless he was trying to argue with something or make a point about how my condition couldn't be as bad as I claimed. Seemed he had his mind made up from the beginning.


Judge: Ben Willner
12/2/2013 4:22:05 PM



This judged denied my claim almost cut and paste his first judgement onto my appeal,did not take any of my DR's seriously that iv seen for years and took some one bone Dr advice on my mental wellbeing that i saw once.

Adam Boklage
Judge: John W Rolph
6/18/2013 9:40:17 AM



I'm an attorney who only practices Social Security disability law, and who routinely appears before judges from seven different ODARs (Portland, Eugene, Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane, Boise and Las Vegas - a total of 67 ALJs), and on occasion at virtually every ODAR across the country. I have seen it all, from wack-job judges who are truly insane -- pity anyone from Moreno Valley, CA or Billings, MT -- to judges on some sort of an agenda to deny (or approve!) as many people as possible. I can say without hesitation that Chief Judge Rolph is one of the most courteous, professional, thoughtful and genuinely compassionate judges that I have encountered. This is NOT the same thing as a high allowance rate. He only pays about 50/50, which means that he is denying a lot of cases who probably should be approved. However, I truly believe you get a fair shot with him. While he may not approve every claim, my experience is that he treats every claimant with respect as a human being. As bad as it is to have your claim denied, it is incredible how many judges insist on belittling people and treating them like crap. Judge Rolph never does this. The only time I have ever seen him lose patience, and even then it was slight, was when a claimant insisted on lying to him (and me) about current drug and alcohol use, was deceitful and very dishonest. Anyone who does that deserves a lot worse. Bottom line: I would love to win every one of my cases, but I would be more than happy if every one of my clients were assigned to Judge Rolph.


Judge: David J DeLaittre
4/12/2013 8:05:41 AM



Judge means well, however, in the end he still has no control over disability. They don't care what he does or says. Federal judges have the final say, I don't think so. Very disappointed, his failure to stand his ground or hold his authority, whatever, cost us everything.

guest
Judge: Paul Gaughen
4/2/2013 8:57:28 AM



as i said above, on 3/18 this judge seized upon my twice-weekly alcohol use, and called it "abuse". this led him to negate all my medical records, saying i could function without "alcohol abuse" (2 times weekly) if this guy wants to deny your claim to keep his NHC ratios in order, he will find a way.


Judge: Paul Gaughen
3/29/2013 8:11:36 AM



Very pleasant judge. Knows when he has to do a fully developed hearing and also when he doesn't. Likes to cut to the chase on clearly solid cases.


Judge: Paul Gaughen
3/18/2013 2:22:07 PM



i dont know how my hearing will be decided, but he was very even-tempered and unimposing. i was worried, but he seems very fair.

just me
Judge: Barry O'Melinn
1/24/2013 10:26:29 PM



Judge O'Melinn was a very exceptional judge. He was very educated in making decisions and took time to do his do diligence. I personally hate waiting but I appreciate the time he took to consider my case and make the decision that he felt was correct.


Judge: MaryAnn Lunderman
1/8/2013 11:22:46 AM



She is a bad judge with little care for anyone whom needs disability.I feel this judge should be debenched.


Judge: Ben Willner
1/7/2013 11:28:05 AM



BEN WILLNER- ALWAYS SEEMS NOT TO REVIEW ALL THE FACTS IN EVIDENCE. HE SEEMS TO SKIP OVER CRUCIAL EVIDENCE FACTS AND HARDLY LISTENS TO THE VOCATIONAL SPECIALISTS NO WONDER HE IS SUCH A LOSER..


Judge: Raul C Pardo
12/11/2012 9:45:25 AM



He was not at all neutral. It was a polite interrogation with out of context information chosen specifically to use against me. He argued with and dismissed most responses, especially when I was able to counter his accusations. The final report was equally as biased. His bias has ruined any chance I have to survive.

David Lillesand, Esq.
Judge: Salena D Bowman-Davis
11/18/2012 11:42:26 AM



The 30% figure of cases approved is totally misleading. Judge Bowman-Davis has been the chief judge. I believe that the large number of dismissals results from her reviewing cases before they are assigned to a hearing judge, so that individuals who filed their Request for Hearing past the deadline, and without good cause, were dismissed early and can then re-file the claim. This is an improvement over prior practice where you would wait a year or more to have a hearing, only to find out that the assigned hearing judge dismissed the case. Note that of the cases she did hear, she approved 145 and denied 32. That, to me, sounds more correct. She is always prepared, respectful of claimants and attorneys, and calls them as she sees them without trying to be the advocate for the administration. To me a good judge is one who lets you present your case, then makes a decision based on the facts, even if it is against you. She is a good judge - and a very nice and polite at the same time.

JC
Judge: Patricia E Hartman
7/24/2012 9:38:47 PM



I am a lawyer in Denver Colorado and I just had a hearing before her. Although I have not received the decision yet, I thought she handled the hearing more than appropriately. Her questions were thorough, she was polite, on top of the record and honed in on the appropriate records. At this time, I will give her a top rating.

Alex R.
Judge: Kathleen Scully-Hayes
6/29/2012 7:06:47 PM



Decent, hardworking, fair judge. Will do the right thing.


Judge: Ben Willner
6/22/2012 3:21:37 PM



ALJ Judge Ben Willner is ego motivated to deny as many claims as he can. It seems he takes pride in possessing one of the Highest Denial of Claims percentage for Albuquerque ALJs


Judge: Raul C Pardo
5/1/2012 3:53:21 PM



I truly understand Judge Pardo way of looking at the disabled and the not disabled..He try's very hard to distinguise between the two...Although, He was tough with me...I do understand, the logic, that He must pursue...Put yourself in their place...Judges should be honored and admired for their job! It truly must be something that keeps them up at night, and it has to take a Great deal of discernment...I can not believe I am writing this, but that is how I feel, after my Court date yesterday...I do understand!

die
Judge: Patricia E Hartman
4/19/2012 3:55:42 PM



she no good she is the reason that I am getting my affairs in order to die thank you for doing what you do

Lori CapobiancoLandis
Judge: Raul C Pardo
4/4/2012 6:57:49 PM



I found Judge Pardo to be compassionate, and he put me at ease during a difficult time in my life.