Mcalester, Oklahoma ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Mcalester, Oklahoma, 3 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Mcalester, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 19.0 months. The average case processing time in Mcalester is 483 days.The Mcalester average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 31%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Mcalester ODAR office was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Mcalester 3 19.0 months 483 days 2.4 15% 31% 54%
Oklahoma14.5 months463 days2.417%49%34%
National Average:14.9 months500 days2.120%42%38%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied

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Judge: Glenn A Neel
2/7/2020 8:17:29 AM

Took a while but he saw what nobody else which lead to my approval. Over 5 years of fighting, two hearings and I’m done fighting, thanks to Judge Neel! I thank God for him and his sight.

Judge: Bernard Porter
12/28/2019 2:50:57 PM

It took 5 years to get approved. My case was remanded to judge Porter. He is very thorough. He ask a lot of question as long as you tell the truth you will be fine. First judge Teresa McGarry totally disregarded all the medical evidence which was her last year and so many people has said she was lazy and didn't approve anyone under 50. I am glad judge porter went on the truth and medical evidence. now ive been waiting on the payment center to process my SSDI it has been 4 months since I was approved .

James Fitch
Judge: David W Engel
12/20/2019 12:17:20 PM

A real piece of work for a Judge, doesn't care if you've stopped using drugs or not, if it's in you're record that you've used in your past you will be judged for it and denied unfairly without regard. Kinda makes a person wish they were dishonest about using in the first place, so while over half the population at the homeless shelter in Tulsa get free room and board all the drugs and alchohol they want they can collect for being disabled but let someone apply who actually is disabled but has a "history" of marijuana use and they get denied.. doesn't make ANY SENSE. So by this judge's actions i give him one star by my standards one star is too much have a great day.

Judge: David R Gutierrez
12/1/2019 12:12:08 PM

Mr. Gutierrez is a crook and a first class LIAR! He denied my case and the appeal, despite having over 20 active medical issues, many of which are severe and/or potentially fatal. He copied and pasted numerous sentences from various parts of my medical; and, when he made reference to my records in the denial letter, he distorted the fact of the matter. So really, the multiple times that he perjured himself in manner, he threw the standard Straw Man garbage into a poorly concocted report which made no sense at all. A grade schooler could have done better, as even GUTierrez's grammar was abysmally poor. I have been told this guy is extremely racist against White males, makes his decision before the hearing even starts. Though having access to your medical records, he does not read them. This rogue judge needs to be removed from his position.

Judge: Trace Baldwin
11/22/2019 12:56:34 AM

Thank you so so so much Judge(Sir) Baldwin, You are definitely a God Send. I have worked my entire life, until I absolutely could Not! I've always supported myself somehow, someway, One Day, My Body just Gave up! It's definitely been a downhill slide since, Finally 11/21, he granted me disability. I'm just lost for words and all I have is a Huge Thank you! For all you bashing him, Shame! He's the nicest person I've ever been around, A Real Human! So if you were denied, did you have God #1 documentation #2 & a good lawyer #3! I'll forever be going to Drs because what I have just is not going away there's no cure, I've been going and will continue in hopes, one day, I will get told there is a cure! So if you are trying for disability, open your Bible, go to the Dr and demand your health be taken seriously! And find a good lawyer! I fought for 7 years, so don't give up, especially if you have Documentation!

Judge: Glenn A Neel
10/31/2019 4:32:01 PM

People wait years just to still get a no after even seeing a judge. People who absolutely need the money who are actually disabled to still get a NO. People who get approved that have no disabilities ruin it for the ones who are. Headaches or anxiety I guess is what we need to get a yes. I've had 2 hips replaced back surgery and still need another back surgery waited over 6 years to see the judge yet again and still waiting to get a decision. I saw there dr that they wanted me to see who said I'm 100 percent disabled but yet it means nothing to them. Everyone who is still waiting claim migraines and just anxiety you'll get approved in 3 months. Good luck to everyone who has applied and actually are disabled not for the ones who lie and fake there's..

Judge: Glenn A Neel
10/24/2019 10:09:58 AM

Had my hearing in June of this year and still haven't heard anything back. It's like the law (Code of Federal Regulations) telling you that the judge is suppose to issue a decision within 90 days doesn't even exist! America. Smh

Judge: Michael Mannes
10/22/2019 3:45:56 PM

This has to be the very bottom of the cesspool of the administration. The reason that the system is so flawed is the claimant cannot get past such arrogance, The world of karma always seems to come back around. I cannot wait.

J Hubbard
Judge: James Bentley
8/12/2019 10:02:47 AM

Even though I was denied disability by judge Bentley I have to say he made me feel comfortable didn't rush me when giving my testimony never once was he rude to me he was very polite to me which I was also to him give him respect and he will will respect you God bless you all

Judge: Glenn A Neel
7/30/2019 2:59:45 PM

I agree with the two other comments posted. I had my hearing in September of last year. Hear it is August of 2019, he's had all that he requested sense April 've lost everything and everyone. There is no excuse for this. I think you have taken your power too far. You should have to live the life you force us to live while you take your time with it for just one day. I bet you would feel something then. SHAME ON YOU! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU FOR LACK OF DUE PROCESS. THAT INCLUDES MY LAWYER TOO! HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED LAST YEAR ALONE WAITING FOR A SIMPLE YES OR NO!!?? LIKE 2000? AND I WONDER.... HOW MANY WERE SUICIDES? It will be four years in October for me. I worked all my life....... Now I'm all alone because I've become a burden on those I cared about most. But hey, "Make sure you keep your percentages consistent Mr Neel".

Judge: Glenn A Neel
3/12/2019 6:22:42 PM

I went before Judge Neel. I had a lawyer, medical documents, mri, specialists, surgeries, diagnosis, etc. He asked me why I did not get a fusion in my back after one doctor suggested it "might" help. I had already undergone a lumbar laminectomy with no help. I told him that I feared the fusion because it had the potential to paralyze me permanently. He told me that he didn't see that in the doctor's notes.....well of course a doctor isn't going to write that in a medical document! So after sitting in the chair that was very uncomfortable and having to stand 3-4 times in the middle of court to keep my back from spasming, he tells me that he wants to wait to make a decision until 2 records that had not came in yet were in. I told him after finding out which two records it was that they were consultations for referral to other doctors that he already had records for. He didn't now I'm on 2 months of who knows how long to wait to see if he returns a decision. I have had several friends and family elsewhere go through SSA cases and be done with them that filed after I had filed. This is a huge joke and nobody in social security considers the people that used to work that have real bills. They just hand out checks to **** ****** that never worked and would have never worked anyways.

Warren Goulden
Judge: Kim D. Parrish
12/6/2018 6:07:47 PM

This judge saw my wife January 30th 2018. On April 20. 2018 she suffered a stroke. We tried to let this so called judge know this and was told can't take any new information. On May 8th 2 days after she gotten out of the hospital. We got a denial letter from this judge. Based on a doctor report from 2012. Said her doctor information did not matter he lent little weight to his opinion. My wife passed away on November 18 2018. I hope you sleep good at night . You seen my wife and you should have been able to see that she needed help.

Jennifer Lynn
Judge: James Bentley
5/25/2018 5:26:43 PM

Judge Bentley is a really nice guy. Seemed genuine and helpful. I liked that he didn't act intimidating but more compassionate. He let me explain my case in detail and not rush me or cut me off. I wish all judged were like him.

Judge: Kim D. Parrish
3/8/2018 9:59:08 AM

Seamed to be very nice man I saw that he was really concerned for my well being than anyone I have met in 41 yrs very well spoken an honest. I judge no one. I just need the help to live an have a life outside my nightmare bipolar skitso an boarder line personality disorder thanks an god bless

Judge: Kim D. Parrish
12/22/2017 1:18:16 PM

He denied my case based on someone else medical records that were mixed up with mine. The vocational expert said there were no jobs that I could do. Parrish wrote my denial usIng someone else's medical injury I did not have. He asked me if I had that injury and I said no. He was looking at someone else's files. Their doctor said they could go back to work. He denied my case. After 1 year, my State Senator asked the review board to speed up the process. They immediately clos d my case. This took almost 5 years and now I do not have enough work credits to reapply because I cannot work. I have lost everything and can't pay living expenses much less receive the medical help I desperately need. Kim Parrish is an incompetent disgrace to the court system.

Johanna Kaser
Judge: James Linehan
11/10/2017 10:27:58 AM

This just stuns me! I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Linehan many years ago over my then husbands Federal Workers Comp claim and I couldn't believe how great he was. Fast, knowledgeable, friendly. So I have to go with my experiences with him as a FWC attorney.

Judge: Daniel Curran
10/30/2017 9:33:36 AM

Very very fair if you approach the situation in the right way you’ll get approved but if not you’ll get denied. I went in there with no medical records and no attorney and got approved!!!!! Thanks Judge Curran.

Judge: James Bentley
9/10/2017 1:39:06 PM

NO Ethics,Dishonst ,Missleadind ,Fraudulant. Not afraid to say it.

Georgia Steinberg
Judge: Deirdre O Dexter
7/26/2017 12:08:05 PM

I had my hearing before this judge. I liked her and thought that she did a very good job at following the process. I do not know her decision yet, but I believe that she will do her job according to the evidence presented whether I am approved or not.

Judge: Kim D. Parrish
7/13/2017 7:11:09 AM

2 time loser. After a federal judge approves case Parrish for second time denies. I was pressured to make a decision within a 3 min. window with attorney via Judge Perish to accept his watered down deal which guaranteed approval but would have to take half of the time of entitled , who does that....I wonder does he think my creditors/hospitals/doctors want half their money from the last 6 to 8 yrs. What is worse is he has the attorney convinced this a good deal. Im thoroughly outraged and disgusted at how the court system mistreats its citizens. How can a judge say he/she will approve a claimant for half their entitled time then not approve any benefits. Something very untoward about this process...

Judge: Trace Baldwin
6/16/2017 9:41:13 AM

Judge Baldwin was very good to me and treated me with respect not something the local office or anyone else did . He could tell I was having a hard time with the hearing and he was very patient and helped me calm down and he got onto my lawyer for not speaking in a respectfuly way to me when I didn't speak loud enough and my lawyer took an attitude with me during the hearing. I would give him more stars but there are only 5.

Judge: Daniel Curran
5/13/2017 10:01:59 AM

When we walked in the room he was already mad. He didn't look at any of the information on my case prior to my hearing. He was mad because an exhibit had a page 2 and his assistant Fred knew it was a blank page and didn't note that in my file. He was mad because my file was a paper file not digital. He was mad because my attorney didn't know all the exibit numbers that corresponded to the documents because it wasn't made available until the day of the hearing. He postponed the hearing for a third time. I would not recommend him for a Judge on a dog show. He needs to retire or be evaluated for Biopolor disorder. I'll be 60 in a few months I guess he's waiting until I reach retirement age.

laughed at
Judge: James Linehan
4/21/2017 11:02:40 PM

This judge laughed about SSA Paperwork being lost! Years ago when he was a lawyer representing claimants he stated online in a blog (I have a printout) that SSA commonly loses paperwork! Today, after over a year I finally get a copy of the audio recording of the hearing. The main ODAR office has been blocking me getting it! Very obvious of why after listening to it. This judge demonstrated a nasty habit of interrupting me while I was trying to answer a question by asking another question. Unbelievable! Thank goodness I have an attorney now. By the way, the medical and healthcare professionals that regularly see me prior to the hearing and to this day were appalled at his decision and flat out said that his reasoning did not make any sense to them - one even pulls up records they sent and it was obvious they were completely ignored! Going in with anything less than an attorney with this ALJ will likely result in a swift denial. I went in with a representative, but as they had already found and attorney's I have spoken to and since retained one, have all said that to them it appears that "this Judge gets messy; even though he knows better; when the claimant is not represented or represented by a non-attorney representative". They seem to believe he does this because he knows that a non-attorney representative will drop out at this point and it is very hard to get an attorney to come in at the Appeals Council stage. So, you have been warned!

Judge: Trace Baldwin
4/5/2017 2:52:39 PM

Mr. Baldwin was very professional. I appreciated that. R.

Judge: Glenn A Neel
1/16/2017 8:39:28 PM

My mom went before this judge Nov 2015. Took him until Oct 2016 to make a decision, took his office until Jan 2017 to write up the decision. A denial. From what all the medical records agreed (including the doctors the social security sent her to) that she had a disability. But according to him and his office she's not. I think they all should have to answer to someone for why it takes 14 months to let someone know a denial, she could have already started her appeal to a higher court. Must be nice to sit there and get paid a nice paycheck while your taking your time. People's lives are on hold, squeaking by on bills just for a man to decide on your future. His office is a joke!!!!! But you can get out of prison and within 3 months you can draw a SSI check without ever paying anything in. If you work for 25 years and your job finally takes a tole on you and you are forever disabled don't think you will be taken care of, instead be lazy, obese and a convict and your good to go.

Judge: II Gabbard
12/11/2016 3:49:41 PM

I appealed my first hearing denial from Judge Gabbard. Appeal went to VA then federal appeal. I was awarded a new hearing on remand from VA and Federal court. New hearing g was on Oct 6 2016. My lawyer and I was arguing for a closed period of disability as I was able to return to work after my disabilty. Judge Gabbard was really great. He put me at ease with his questions. I received on Dec 5 2016 an fully favorable decision.

Judge: Daniel Curran
12/7/2016 2:06:02 PM

Judge Daniel Curran was fair. If you have the facts and required documentation he will rule in your favor. If you do not then he won't. My husband worked for 30 years at the same job before he became disabled. I believe that was taken into account as well. Its good to know that Judge Curran follows the guidelines and rules fairly based on the evidence that is presented to him. Its up to you to do your homework............................

Judge: Bernard Porter
11/3/2016 11:08:17 AM


Judge: Bernard Porter
11/3/2016 11:06:34 AM


Judge: Kim D. Parrish
9/29/2016 7:30:07 PM

I tried to erase my previous comment, knowing parrish could not know dr Horton's treatment of me. sorry judge parrish, I hope no one else who has gone through what I have makes this mistake. It was Horton not parrish, who did an awful thing to me. my lawyer not parrish who let it be hidden, to their benefit.

cowboy down and hurting
Judge: Kim D. Parrish
9/28/2016 7:04:13 PM

dr Donald d Horton,used him like a tool .he is not smart enough to see through this.should this kind of ignorance be a judge? Horton told me would do this and sure enough parrish fell for it . because we can not make our argument in court and our lawyers will not in fear of drs and judges feeling towards them and their money.

Judge: Douglas S. Stults
9/11/2016 3:09:11 PM

The first time I saw him, it was very unpleasant. I have been taking lisinopril 5mg ever since. However, I had a 3rd court appearance on August 30th 2016, it was totally different. I guess God entered Judge Stilts cause the first appearance he was was full of demons. He treated my son and I like humans. This has been a very long fight since 2012, along with 3 court appearances, I DONT understand why it takes such a long time. Sometimes, I just wanna turn back the hands of time but I know God makes no mistakes and I would only repeat it again. I DONT wish this on anybody, I tell you, bills on top of bills.

Judge: Trace Baldwin
9/8/2016 12:37:02 PM

I saw this judge twice. I was frustrated with the entire process, and was irritated that I had a second hearing. He made me comfortable (love his ink and hair, I kinda missed it the second time). He spoke calmly, listened, and treated me with respect. Not your common look of a judge, but I found it very cool and relaxing. He even apologized for everything I went through, and helped me with future resources and treatment plans. Thank you Judge Baldwin!

Judge: Trace Baldwin
8/17/2016 7:30:56 AM

A Hack he is not.

Judge: Trace Baldwin
8/15/2016 6:40:00 AM

The Judge is incompetent. Your Lawyer is incompetent. Maybe you just have a bad case and lost on merit. He is one of the most liberal ALJ's up there and pays the largest number of cases compared to any other ALJ.

Judge: Trace Baldwin
8/13/2016 9:48:49 PM

Had this judge. He seemed to be a good judge until I got the decision! I had to give up working and pretty much all of my hobbies to include my favorite thing in life GOLF! Yet this judge after numerous times stating I had to give up golf and sold all of my gear at a huge loss and can't stand for more than 15-20 minutes at a time said in his decision that because I PLAY Golf, I show full range of movement and therefore am not disabled! If I lie in court I can go to Jail for perjury but if a judge lies in his decision, I just have to deal with it?!? This is completely unjust and I have asked the appeals panel to review all transcripts and if they find I never said that I actually play golf anymore, I will be suing the heck out of this hack of a judge! Also neither this judge nor my former lawyer could get the VA to release the results of my Traumatic Brain Injury or the name of the doctor that diagnosed it. However I got it within 30 minutes at the federal building VA office?!? This was also used to state My TBI was not proven because they didn't have the doctors report?!? I had my face crushed in 1992 and was knocked out for approximately 20-30 minutes. That is the basic definition of a TBI! This judge is completely incompetent and so is my lawyer Colbert, Cooper, Hill in OKC.

Judge: James Linehan
7/21/2016 5:44:22 AM

I agree with a previous post regarding not accepting a Video Hearing from ALJ Linehan. You must have a good attorney to deal with this Judge. I have been told by two different attorney's already that in their experience his decisions are way off base if you either do not have a lawyer as a representative. If you go in with a non-attorney representative (or worse no representative) he knows that you will have difficulty obtaining representation to effectively appeal as a non-attorney representative WILL drop your case following an ALJ Hearing. It would be a good idea also to have your United States Congressman's office inquire about your claim. He does appear to be particularly biased against Mental Health claims. Two different attorney's that have dealt with him have told me this.

Judge: James Linehan
6/26/2016 10:49:54 PM

My experience with this Judge was horrible. He rushes through the hearing, will not let you finish answering a question when you are obviously confused with what he is asking. He will cherry pick anything in your records that he can twist around. And frankly, reading his decision was unbelievable. In several cases this Judge just outright lies. If he doesn't just blatantly lie in his decision rationale he lies like the Devil by omitting overwhelming records contrary. SHAME on this Judge. He should be removed. Yes I am appealing. Meet with new attorney today! In my opinion this Judge makes his decision before you ever go before him. He does not show any interest in fact gathering that does not meet the opinion he already has made. In my decision he took 1 doctors observation that I saw one time (not even for condition I applied for disability and not a specialist) while ignoring 5+ others (specialists) that saw me regularly and all reported the same thing. Nevermind, that the Doctor opinion he cited negatively in my favor is who gave the referral for me to see specialist. Oh the list goes on and on. Oh, and he thinks that when your medication is changed because you stopped taking it because it didn't work or had side effects that you can not handle that you are non-compliant in taking medication.

Sure Pennsylvania is glad to be rid of him
Judge: James Linehan
6/12/2016 4:06:51 AM

Do NOT accept a video hearing from Judge JAMES LINEHAN! Repeat do NOT accept a video hearing from this judge! He does not pay attention. Be prepared to have the majority of what you say be turned around by him. He is age biased and biased against Mental Health claims. If you have already been victim of Judge JAMES LINEHAN report him to: Division of Quality Service One Skyline Tower 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1605 Falls Church, VA 22041 Include as many details as possible in your letter to aid DQS in its investigation. Note that filing a complaint with DQS does not constitute an appeal of your denial or partially favorable decision.

Judge: Douglas S. Stults
5/15/2016 12:16:27 PM

Very rude and disrespectful. Ive NEVER been talked to so horrible. After leaving him, my blood pressure was 147/97. EVIL

Judge: Trace Baldwin
5/15/2016 12:14:11 PM

The day I went to see this Judge I was nervous but he treated me like a human and not a animal like Judge Stults. My case was supposed to go back in front of him. I wish it would have seeing that i was talked to like an animal from Stults( the devil in a robe, very evil).

Judge: Douglas S. Stults
5/5/2016 3:20:59 PM

He is a very rude judge with no respect at all. He didn't allow my witness to talk and I had to contact th District Parks Saunders Judge because I've never been so humiliated. I was treated with way more respect from my original Judge Baldwin. I worked all my life and he has a problem because I'm unable now..really!!!

Deborah Adams
Judge: Douglas S. Stults
4/22/2016 11:49:39 PM

I felt completely comfortable around this great Judge.. He gave me information and allowed me to decide what I needed to do. I appreciate his kindness and direct approach. He was great and sharing information I might need. I would highly recommend him no matter what he decides on my case.. He made it easier for me. Thank you Judge Stults !

Lacrecia Franklin
Judge: James Linehan
3/23/2016 10:06:48 AM

Its fair to say that you will be treated as a person and not a number, ,,,what he asked me I could tell he had read the file.Im sorry for those who deserve a fair chance to tell their story and happen to get a abusive judge, that, he is not. ,Even though it was quick ,I didn't feel rushed. Very consise and to the point.

Judge: Trace Baldwin
2/17/2016 12:58:36 PM

Has since cut his hair, but has added more ink, it appears. Still a good judge.

Lena franklin
Judge: Trace Baldwin
12/20/2015 4:54:00 AM

I hope you work in okc too. Oh yes I have had a stroke symptoms of mini strokes respiratory failure almost I see you the stroke gave me rheumatoid arthritis in my neck and spine fibromyalgia fifth stage of the rest of my body and degenerative disc disease - but I also have to take six breathing treatment today and several inhalers I sure hope it you don't mind but I have text you it's just been such a long time and I don't want to lose anything else I've already lost houses cars my pride my body I really really need help thank you so much for your time

Local rep
Judge: Deirdre O Dexter
11/17/2015 12:32:16 PM

This alj is very new. Her stats are actually much lower than posted. She comes off as friendly but she has a definite burr in her saddle. 20% or lower actual approval rate. Great cases are getting denied every day. Prepare to appeal.

Alfred T-Max and Maima L. D.
Judge: Osly F. Deramus
11/13/2015 8:58:08 PM

Judge Osly Deramus exemplified a level of professionalism that reflected his experience and knowledge in our deliberations. At the onset of the hearing, he explained in detail the procedure and our rights under the law. His questions were clear and concise. He allowed enough time for responses to his questions. We were extremely pleased with the manner and dexterity with which he handled the hearings. Judge Deramus is a "FIVE STAR" Judge and comes recommended with our highest esteem. Thanks for your dedication to a call of duty.

Judge: Kim D. Parrish
8/17/2015 7:06:45 PM

terrible JUDGE. medical info wrong. denial was so off, wrong diagnoses and omitted very important criteria like med effects,psyc evals,mentioned surgeries never said it was one of the worst denials he had ever seen.a three sentence judges rfc with no credible don't walk,from him.a very myopic man.

Judge: Trace Baldwin
8/10/2015 1:16:28 PM

Had my hearing with this judge. At first I was very scared because of his appearance. He doesn't look like any other judge ive seen. He has long hair a scary tattoo on his arm, and he didn't wear a tie. but he was the kindest person I have ever met. I was having a panic attack when we came into the room, and he stopped everything and focused on me. He calmed me down and breate with me until I could go on. then, he paid my case. Thank you judge Baldwin. god sent you to me and my family.

Judge: David R Gutierrez
8/4/2015 12:26:36 PM

My husband just went to court with Judge Gutierrez. I am very unhappy with the outcome. Mr. Gutierrez (Judge) denied my husband on a questionnaire that we filled out 4 years ago. We were honest on the questionnaire as of today my husband cannot do what he did back then. Letters from all his Doctors say that. If we didn't deserve back pay that is fine but my husband should have never been denied completely. We are so close to loosing our home we can't even put a full meal on the table for dinner. I work 2 jobs just to try to make it. My husband can't work. I am so upset with this outcome, I can't believe this happened.

Bill Allison
Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
6/11/2015 4:32:54 PM

These comments are interesting. A few people actually like him and think he does a good job (the winners). Then there are the "worst judge ever" and "biased and judgmental" (the losers). I have appeared before Judge Bundy several times. I haven't always won, but I usually do. My take on him is that if the claimant is deserving, and his representative does a good job of representing him and is prepared for the hearing, he will award benefits. He doesn't always get it right, but who does? All in all - if you are a SS disability client - don't go to a hearing unrepresented. If you do get representation, get referrals from lawyers or other people who have been through the process. If you find a competent SS representative and you truly fit the SS definition of disabled, you will get a fair hearing from this judge, in my experience.

Frank Reno
Judge: Bernard Porter
6/6/2015 12:27:01 PM

I recently appeared before Judge Porter after fighting for disability for 3 years. I found Judge Porter to be very methodical, touching every point of my request. He seemed very professional and was more than fair to me. Although I was concerned about his decision, especially after having my case rejected twice by state workers, in his decision he described in detail every factor considered. It also detailed what to do in case I wanted to appeal the decision. Overall I was impressed by Judge Porter and his professionalism. If you're trying to scam or don't have a legitimate case I would suggest another judge, this one digs for details and finds them.

Judge: Trace Baldwin
5/6/2015 5:55:18 AM

32 month journey,,,,Date of disability..10-04-2012 (surgery for hip replaced) Date of Application 10-23-2012 Date of First Denial 4-08-2013 request for hearing 4-17-2013 (hired lawyer) notice of hearing 1-16-2015 (21 months) Date of hearing 2-19-2015 (best judge) Date of approval 4-27-2015(actually saw online the 24) Date back pay received 5-04-2015 (paper check) Above is a quick account to the journey some will go through to get Disabilty. If you have sever impairments and documentation. Be patient , get a good lawyer and wait, tay and wait some more.I know its so hard

helpless in okc
Judge: Kim D. Parrish
3/8/2015 1:56:11 PM

judge parrish got almost everything wrong ,gender, surgery, releasing drs name,opined surgical dr who i changed right after said it was one of the worst denial letters she had ever seen.he ignored mental and medication effects. ignored his own occupational expert.lazy lazy lazy!

Judge: Trace Baldwin
2/19/2015 5:28:00 PM

Its fair to say that you will be treated as a person and not a number, ,,,what he asked me I could tell he had read the file.Im sorry for those who deserve a fair chance to tell their story and happen to get a abusive judge, that, he is not. ,Even though it was quick ,I didn't feel rushed. Very consise and to the point.

Judge: Trace Baldwin
2/19/2015 2:29:32 PM

He was a legal services lawyer for a long time representing the poor. He is a good judge and a good person in general. He isn't simply just another ALJ, he is the Union Representative for the ALJs in Okc. In other words, he speaks for all the ALJs in that office and represents them in disputes with the social security. He has a powerful position in the agency, but you would never know by just meeting him. He has a high approval rate because he studies every case. He also uses extensive post hearing testing to make sure each person is evaluated essentially from head to toe.

Judge: Trace Baldwin
2/19/2015 11:42:00 AM


Judge: Trace Baldwin
2/19/2015 11:36:48 AM

Judge Baldwin, Is a very good Judge, real cool, Made me feel comfortable, swore me in and started asking questions about me in general and the specific questions pertaining to my case. I waited 683 days from request for hearing to this date.(22 months) My lawyer stated that the VE couldn't come up with any jobs that I could she felt as if I won. The hearing was only 30 min. long . The tone of the meeting was not adversarial or confrontational.......Strong points of my case :::::work History , 31 and a half years at one job...multi impairments , total hip replacement,,30 percent loss of vision due to mini-stroke suffered while recouping from hip surgery, High blood pressure, and Bi-Polar. I hit the "grid" square in the middle. The luck of the "draw" caused me to be assigned to Mr. Baldwin. It was a "God send". To all the people waiting to see an ALJ. Just hold on and don't give up. If you have medical documentation, you should be fine. Tell the truth and trust that they will see it your way. Biggest point ,,,my lawyer had been in front of this Judge and the VE also, so the fact that she had "worked" them before is HUGE. The judge also asked me about some income after my onset date, I explained to him that I used some sick leave that I had earned over the years , and He said that he would NOT hold it against me and that the onset date would be the date I had put down on my application ,,what a great day in court,,,,,, absolute brilliant....Thank you Judge Baldwin. I cant believe with his approval rate that NO ONE has came here to SAY THANK YOU ,,,YOU CAN FEEL GREAT IN KNOWING YOU WERE HEARD FAIR AND SQUAREj, or at least thanking him,,,because if you get THIS Judge ,,,you Have just been assigned to the best ALJ in the state of Oklahoma none

used to like
Judge: Kim D. Parrish
2/17/2015 11:44:33 PM

as a lawyer i just read the last post on judge parrish.i could not agree more!!!!!

cowboy down
Judge: Kim D. Parrish
2/17/2015 11:34:19 PM

gave very very quick was a little over 6 pages start to finish.called me a her and she three times ,i am male.said i claimed surgeries i never had. said i claimed no problem with meds ,i take 350 mg soma, 10 mg norco ,1.0 mg zanax ,100 mg linsopril,dulera twice a day and chronic sinus infection meds medical information wrong at least 5 times.said i was not credible,who was the real inept one[s] here?real lazy judge horrible info and effort writing denial.i see his denials are rising fast,is he on a qouta?a real idiot.

Judge: Daniel Curran
1/3/2015 12:45:09 PM

I received a partial judgment from Curran and one can see from his decision he will hunt and peck what ever evidence he wishes to deny a favorable decision to a high income earner. He used my age as the main reason to give me a partial decision and not my disabilities I suffered when I first applied for back almost two years ago that made me unable to work anymore. ****** my lawyer and myself to no end. Whoever else comes into this man's court room come very prepared and make sure you have your RFC filled out and in your records. Have all your "i's" dotted and your "t's" crossed. You'll need to beat this guy at the game. He will listen more to the "vocational expert" than you.

Judge: Douglas S. Stults
11/20/2014 10:06:26 AM

I feel so fortunate to have been in the courtroom with this judge. He is very fair and knowledgeable about Social Security Disability. He listened to me and made me feel very comfortable in the hearing. He is a great example of a truly professional and intelligent federal judge!!

Judge: Douglas S. Stults
11/19/2014 12:46:00 PM

Judge Stults is a brilliant Administrative Law Judge. You could tell right away that he was prepared and knew the Social Security laws and regulations. He listens and is sympathetic to the sensitivities of others. He was very professional and caring. I'm so thankful to have had Judge Stults he has changed my life. What a blessing this man is to the Social Security Administration.

Judge: Bernard Porter
7/17/2014 10:07:06 PM

After two years of fight for what I paid in you send me a denial you have the lowest approval ratings there I gave you tons of medical records,doctors statements, even a state handicap tag you say I can work how when I can't even walk much less drive like I told you well I will appeal and shen they overturn my case you will see how wrong this was of you I ses you give drug addicts, fat lazy people that don't want to work etc disability everyday when a real disabled person like me suffer we pay you with our taxes to do nothing you sit behind a desk if I had a job like yours I'm sure I could work buf when you had a bone taken out of your spine it hard to do anything your way out of line on this one I contacted mu congressman and more federal government people along with the press your a jerk and I may have to do without cause of you longer but I hope by the end of this you have no job and I know alot of people that love to see your sorry butt gone

Judge: Bernard Porter
6/18/2014 7:32:53 AM

Call my lawer yesterday to find out my case is still in unassigned writing after 5 months it not moved is there anyone else out there having this same problem I just can't understand why it not moving when people that had court the same day as me got there case done months ago am I being pushed to the side please anyone out there let me know some information it does no good to call them or the lawer as they all act like they have no clue why

Judge: Bernard Porter
6/10/2014 11:43:35 AM

As of today it been over six months since court and still nothing I'm going on two years now this is not right there no way I can work and if I call this odar center I'm told to call my lawer which is pointless cause he can't give me any information I'm out of money for a doctor etc I need this money and judge porter it your job to see I'm disabled and need this money for medical care so I'm calling my government offices there no need to make people that need there disability badly wait and most the time it to deny them so they have to wait even more years fighting for what is right fully there money I hope the lord forgives your sins of doing people this way then you can beg like we all have done you make a large pay check off of us just to deny our claims or make us wait after we waited for years also the staff is rude there we pay you so be nice I'm done running my mouth I'll just sit here and wait as always and I pray you and your staff have to wait years on something one day and learn to feel for people and not be so evil

Daniel Waters
Judge: Daniel Curran
6/3/2014 12:55:55 PM

Daniel Curran Unlawfully and willfully (Judicial Temperament)denied me my witness (Friends, family, Doctors and their reports/lab work/evidence/medical records)and asked me if I needed any one subpoenaed and when I said yes, he didn't make any of them show up for testimony. At one point his clerk looked at me and said "You don't need to be subpoenaing anyone, including your mother!" This is all illegal, including coercion by Daniel Curran toward me to try and force me to agree with what he is doing by unlawfully controlling the court room with no due process at all and not allowing me to have a fair trial and Daniel Curran is falsifying documents by filing reports and saying I have no evidence, and bringing in his friends and his own Doctors who have never met me or treated me or even talked to me before about my illness instead of my witness and Doctors to testify on my behalf to my court hearing. This guy needs to be looked at before "We the People" investigate him!

Judge: Bernard Porter
6/3/2014 5:21:57 AM

In his decision for my SSDI he stated I am inconsistent and not quite believable. So basically I am a liar. This is what I waited 2 years for. No job, no insurance and now no benefits (to which I have paid in). This judge also has a disability so maybe because he can work he thinks others can as well. That could explain his high denial rate.

Judge: Bernard Porter
5/28/2014 12:54:13 PM

Judge Porter was very nice and extremely thorough in his questioning. I do hope someone will post here on how long it took them to get their hearing decision in the mail and whether it was approved or not. I have been waiting four and a half months for my decision and I am also worried due to his approval percentage. Seems he made his decision fairly quickly in my case since it has been sitting in writing for over 2 months. Of course, the Judge has no control over this step. Good luck to everyone who is still waiting!

Judge: Bernard Porter
5/23/2014 7:11:38 AM

Four months after he closed mu case still no letter I've called and was told it was at writer then last time I called I told to call my lawer after seeing he only approved 63 cases this year I hope I'm one he have the lowest rate of approval of all judges here well guess I'll keep waiting wish someone could help me out

Tony K
Judge: Osly F. Deramus
4/17/2014 1:26:10 PM

Judge Deramus was very professonal during the hearing asked me detail and fair question and listen to my answers carefully,very pleased with the whole process,He is very good conservative judge whom i respect. And very thankful for his timely and fair decision.FIVE STARS FOR THIS JUDGE.

Judge: Bernard Porter
4/14/2014 11:27:40 AM

Had hearing back in December was just told friday I need more surgery done but my lawer telling me it sitting at a decision writer judge porter is very nice I hope he did appove my case I've been fighting since 2012 I hope I hear something soon cause my doctor want me at the doctor that did my surgery asap I need the medical or I'm going to be in a wheelchair

Brent Corey McBride
Judge: Bernard Porter
4/8/2014 2:56:54 PM

He was actually very nice and conservative he doesn't ramble on allot like most judges seem to do very respectful of a person needs and disabilities just went to my hearing in front of him and he seems very nice and respect full

Allison L Wall
Judge: Daniel Curran
2/23/2014 7:33:31 PM

I felt that it was only right to update everyone after my previous post. My husband Wendell Lynn Wall 45 yrs old, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many passed away after fighting for 3+ years multiple illnesses and system shut downs. He went to be with God on February 8, 2014. He always said he would never live to see his disability approved. Congradulations Judge Curran another win under the belt.

Allison L Wall
Judge: Daniel Curran
12/31/2013 8:44:21 PM

After waiting 7 months for your judgement, we get it on the same day the doctors tell us that my husbands time is limited. He is on continuous o2 now and is unable to get out of bed even on somedays, leaves the house only for MD appts or hospital. So here the last day of 2013 all I can say is I WILL PRAY FOR YOU. We started this 3 Years ago and God willing we will see it to the end. DISAPPROVED, WE WILL TAKE YOUR ADVISE AND APPEAL WITH A LAWYER.

Dennis L Watkins Jr
Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
11/15/2013 6:03:45 PM

I thought I'd back Mr. DeGregorio's statements. I've also had the "honor" of meeting this particular judge during my last hearing. He is so biased and judgmental that he refuses to look at the FACTS and EVIDENCE in front of him. He SHOULD NOT have the power to decide the fate and/or well being of a lab rat, let alone a human being.

Judge: Kim D. Parrish
10/21/2013 5:45:29 PM

Judge Parrish is extremely prepared for his hearings. He works to listen carefully to issues related in the cases. I wish all our Judges who represent our courts were as dedicated and sincere as Judge Parrish.

Judge: Kim D. Parrish
9/20/2013 1:47:32 PM

Arrogant and very narcissistic, not competent to hold such a position . He treats disabled very unfairly. Needs to be reported to federal social security officials about the way he treats disabled individuals and how he makes them feel.

Joe DeGregorio
Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
8/16/2013 5:26:32 AM

After having to deal with the particular ALJ twice now, I can confirm what most of the posters here have said. This man's action border on the criminal and hopefully someone within SSA will see this and conduct an investigation into Mr.Bundys actions. He does not accept what a claimant's Doctor's say nor does he consider any MRI reports as credible either. I wish there was a way to have this man removed and banned from ever serving in a legal position again. And Mr. Bundy, IF you happen to read this, you know how to contact me if you want to address my grievance.But be forewarned, I do have a few choice words for you that I will refrain from publicly posting. And if anyone else out there has had bad dealings with Judge Bundy, please post and maybe enough of us can get SSA's attention and get Mr.Bundy put to pasture where he belongs.

Judge: Kim D. Parrish
6/28/2013 10:58:56 AM

I have had a couple of hearings with Judge Parrish. He appears to be in his 60's. Has a very pleasant, low key demeanor. He is thoughtful and clear in his questions. I believe his normal practice is to ask one hypo based on DDS RFC and one based on treating doc's or client's testimony. He does use ME's, although sometimes their specialty is not related to the client's impairments. In my most recent hearing the ME was trying to be an advocate against the claimant and offered a number of speculative opinions.

Trish Coker
Judge: II Gabbard
5/17/2013 11:46:11 AM

Well I got my decision today and it was unfavorable. We will be appealing.. Judge Gabbard followed the 5 steps.. But said I had severe disabilities but listed 3 jobs I could do.. None are located within 100 miles of me! Gabbard denies most of his cases. We have a chance of getting decision remanded or overturned because of the jobs are not plentiful here.. Gabbard does need to me replaced on the bench!

Judge: James Bentley
4/16/2013 10:06:22 AM

Love this guy,he will do his best to help you.

Judge: II Gabbard
4/4/2013 9:47:43 PM

I had my hearing on March 21 with Judge Gabbard. I am awaiting the decision but after reading his low approval rating I am scared to death even though my attorney assures me everything went very well. I liked Judge Gabbard he is a very nice man and was very intelligent in the questions he asked.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
3/28/2013 2:38:49 PM

This jerk is a nightmare. Fortunately, writes crap decisions that are frequently overturned. Shreveport gained and Alb. lost when this guy moved!

Judge: Edmund C Werre
3/27/2013 7:15:22 AM

ALJ's name is pronounced like "Weary". Knows the file very well. Is relaxed and informal. Will ask rep for theory of case and expects you to be able to cite exhibits and page numbers in support of your allegations regarding RFC. Also, if a doctor expresses an opinion about RFC it should include the doctor's opinion about how long that RFC has existed. Does not like when claimants receive unemployment so be prepared to amend your onset to date after receipt of UE benefits.

Judge: David W Engel
3/27/2013 6:56:35 AM

This ALJ is thorough and methodical. Will ask for opening statement and do general questioning. Usually does one hypo based on DDS opinions of RFC and one based on FCE or client's testimony.

Judge: Daniel Curran
3/11/2013 11:16:18 AM

A bias joke of an ALJ who likes to play GOD and thinks he is a ME and VE.

Judge: Bernard Porter
1/31/2013 5:46:11 PM

Nice enough but does not seem to understand how treating source opinions are to be treated and he tends to still go through entire VE testimony even if an ME has testified that claimant meets a listing.

Judge: Michael A Kirkpatrick
1/30/2013 6:50:42 AM

whatever the 4 star was not what I gave.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
1/4/2013 2:29:51 PM

Made a decision based on the testimony of the expert when the expert could not say how he got his info. said the claimant twisted his doctors arm to get a statement from him. cut off the claimant when testifying about the circumstances of his depression. UNFAIR.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
11/13/2012 1:17:28 PM

He is cold hearted and a big producer. He decides more cases than 95% of the other nudges. He denies most. He is so fast he makes big mistakes so he is easy to appeal.

Judge: Daniel Curran
10/30/2012 2:04:39 PM

The man is unstable. Behavior totally inappropriate. Denies African-Americans no matter how severe their medical conditions. So sad that after waiting so long, he was uninterested and dismissive. He must be stopped!

Judge: David W Engel
9/27/2012 6:27:50 AM

Fair judge, but be ready to address unemployment, inconsistent statements in the file, or drug and alcohol issues. He does not overlook that kind of thing at his hearings but tends to be cool that hit those issues head on honestlyrather than try to cover them up as if they did not exist.

Judge: Daniel Curran
9/24/2012 1:33:02 PM

Curran I could say a lot of cuse words about his decision on my wifes case.This would'nt help at all and I would get upset futher more,but I can say tho.He does not read what is important.If you need all this information to prove your case then why in the heck is it all not read ??? If you did'nt have it then they would say why dont you have it &^%$#@#$%^&* My wife had a great job and pay was forced to leave because of a botched back operation,the doctor Kevin Teal did and he still works on people. Justice there is none.If you get it praise the lord and run with it.

Judge: David W Engel
9/17/2012 7:14:42 PM

With all these silly websites, such a great page keeps my interent hope alive.

Frustrated in east Texas
Judge: Daniel Curran
9/12/2012 5:01:56 PM

There should be no stars at all for this judge. I hand delivered evidence yet his assistant pulled only what she wanted him to see. She did not pull my financial records for which I had my SSA 1099s and bank statements to back me up. I had a letter of proof for reporting work but it did not use the word work so he would not even allow me to show it to him. There are major discrepancies in my case money wise but he would not allow that either because he was not aware of it. My case is three combined in to one. One took place years ago and I have a letter that proves I did not owe. Yet the monies were taken from me 5 years later without 60 days notice. I requested a waiver after receiving the notice yet the money was taken a few days later even though the letter stated they would take $50 a month out. I requested a waiver which was approved and made no difference. Did the judge know about that? No he did not because his assistant did not pull those papers and like I said he did not know it was three cases rolled into one. A social security worker took it upon himself to write a letter that stated I was being re-evaluated medically, I never reported workers comp. and I never reported my marriage. I have proof for all three which makes him a liar. Did the judge allow that? No he did not because his assistant did not pull those records to put with his files. My husband was no where around when these incidents occurred with exception of our marriage. We went to the social security office three times and they made a copy of our license. The license had an error on it and had to be corrected. We went before our marriage, after our marriage and when the license was corrected. How in the world was I able to get a new social security card and a new Medicare card and use them the next month after our marriage if I had never reported my marriage? Get real. Part of the monies have been paid back either by my agreeing to pay back $100 or $200 a month and by money being withheld without my knowledge or agreement. Those monies have not all been applied to the monies supposedly owed. Did the judge know that? No he did not because his assistant did not pull those records from my files and add to his. My attorneys filed for an appeal and a waiver the same month i received the letter of overpayment on one case. The local office lost those papers. That attorney no longer works social security cases for the Texas legal Hotline for Seniors so therefore he could not take my case back. The other attorney no longer works for Texas Legal Hotline for Seniors. Did the judge know that? No he did not because his assistant did not pull those papers from my files to add to his. Did he go over my files with a fine tooth comb as he stated? NO HE DID NOT. Why? His assistant did not pull those pertinent papers and therefore he did NOT have those pertinent papers to go over with a fine tooth comb. I have 90 days from the date of that hearing to come up with why my husband who was no where around during these incidents save the marriage...why we cannot afford to pay it back. We are both senior citizens and this is all so asinine. If you are working with a Vocational Rehabilitation Service your benefits continue. Then why did mine end?

Judge: Michael A Kirkpatrick
8/30/2012 7:28:02 PM

someone should "retire" this looser !!!!

m.e. ross
Judge: Michael A Kirkpatrick
8/30/2012 7:18:30 PM

this judge should be retired he is to old to understand,what is said to him

Judge: Daniel Curran
8/23/2012 12:00:21 PM

Oh Danny boy Curran This judge is way out of touch with reality if you get him fold in your cards he is pure dog paste.He is on a sandy foundation on his decisions,dont take in medical statements,FROM A DOCTOR THAT YOU HAVE TO GO TO ,TO SHOW WHATS WRONG, THE DOCTORS DONT WRITE LIES,THERE JOB WOULD BE ON THE LINE. He is heartless and dont give a darn MAYBE IF I AM LUCKY ONE DAY HE WILL HAVE TO HAVE BACK SURGERY AND LET IT BE A BOTCHED JOB AND LET HIM SUFFER !!!!!!

Judge: II Gabbard
6/18/2012 12:24:28 PM

Very cool

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
6/10/2012 6:50:31 PM

ALJ Bundy is a biased ALJ. He has been for years and will continue as SSA has no power. He does not care about the Claimant. He is only there to protect the administration's supposed trust fund.

Judge: David W Engel
6/9/2012 8:22:36 PM

A lot nicer than wolfe but approves less cases. Pretty cool judge.

Judge: David Gutierrez
6/8/2012 1:40:24 PM

Very nice and professional. You will win with good evidence and a good representative.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
6/7/2012 11:19:03 PM


Judge: Daniel Curran
4/15/2012 8:35:36 PM

This Judge seems to be an idiot. He not only disregards professional reports on one's disability, but he appears disinterested in the whole hearing process. He can't wait to get it over with and deny the poor soul's fate. Someone really needs to review him and make sure he doesn't affect anyone's life ever again. This is serious. He has no idea how devestating his decision is to a disabled person. Get him out of here.

Judge: Daniel Curran
4/13/2012 7:39:27 AM

To the individual who thought Judge Curran's decision was fair. You were lucky and fortunate not like the many others who were denied without justification

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
4/11/2012 10:53:22 AM

Worst judge of all time!

eugenia c gleason
Judge: Daniel Curran
3/27/2012 8:16:30 AM

Judge Curran knows how to elecit information needed to make a thorough assessment of a case. I found his decision to be fair and did not feel as if he were trying to trip me up on testimony I provided. Very impressed!!!

Judge: Daniel Curran
3/26/2012 2:57:24 PM

Another negative ALJ out of this office. Look for him to try and trip up Claimant's in regard to their testimony. His decisions appear poorly written as well.

Judge: Michael A Kirkpatrick
3/23/2012 5:37:31 PM

I have been at home laying in much, much pain not knowing what to do. My court date with judge Kirkpatrick was unfair. Obviously he see's my disease written down on paper (fibromyalgia) and has no clue what it is nor the Monster list of what it causes. My 2 boy's do not understand how this injustice could happen while they see me unable to move almost ever day and that the sickness it causes has left me to lose down to 89 lbs and my Dr. Is unable to stop the pain with the exaggerated benefit of Lyrica. 13 injections at one visit into my muscles have had no benefit as well. Judge Kirkpatrick judged on what he does not know. Get info on fibromyalgia and then know it is a disease ok? My children suffer and is in poverty because of him.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
3/20/2012 10:38:22 AM

The states from this ALJ match up with how he conducts his hearings which are a joke. He will close hearings without allowing cross examination of the vocational expert and doesn't pay much attention to testimoy.