Jennie L. McLean , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2019 *fiscal year, Judge Jennie L Mclean has disposed 260 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Out of those 260 dispostions, 36 were dismissed, 112 were approved and 112 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge McLean has approved in Oklahoma City for the 2019 fiscal year is 43%. The information below for Judge Jennie L Mclean was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Oklahoma City 2010 238 211 114 97 11%41%48%
Oklahoma City 2011 283 241 170 71 15%25%60%
Oklahoma City 2012 293 251 191 60 14%20%65%
Oklahoma City 2013 313 260 186 74 17%24%59%
Oklahoma City 2014 289 215 135 80 26%28%47%
Oklahoma City 2015 263 159 98 61 40%23%37%
Oklahoma City 2016 291 209 133 76 28%26%46%
Oklahoma City 2017 282 212 132 80 25%28%47%
Oklahoma City 2018 114 83 48 35 27%31%42%
Oklahoma City 2019 260 224 112 112 14%43%43%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Jennie L McleanNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Oklahoma City Office 17% 49% 34%
All ALJs in Oklahoma17%49%34%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Judge: Jennie L. McLean
10/25/2019 9:24:30 AM

This judge treated every single person in her court room as garbage. It looks like she has been a judge for a long time. I don't know how she can keep treating people like this and get away with it. Plus, are they able to wear hearing aids in their court rooms? Does it mess with the electrical stuff? She kept repeating that she could not hear me even though I was talking as loud as I could.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
3/18/2019 7:59:11 AM

If u get this judge you should cut your losses, withdrawal your case, & start all over from the beginning and refile again. Alj shopping may not be good but in extreme cases such as with judge Jennie L. McLean, where u are dealing with a neurotic personality type who views empathy as a superfluous emotion which can only cloud ones judgement and so denies most all her casses, the choice is reasonable and obvious. Alj shopping is okay in this particular situation because we are not dealing with a totally sane person but someone who is obviously very troubled and creating a lot of collateral damage and suffering for other people. Don't allow yourself to be victimized by this judge. Withdrawal your case & refile. You have a right to have your case heard by a sane responsible person who has empathy for the suffering of other human beings. Refile.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
3/6/2019 1:06:53 PM

This judge is a complete *****! Has no regard for the client OR the representative! Why she is still able to hold court is beyond me. She has no respect for the people she is holding court for, and has no concern whatsoever about the lives she is affecting by her actions. She needs to be removed and barred from practicing "any" law. Sounds like she is one of those leftist, democratic snowflakes who whines, cries and complains when things don`t go her way. The "note" above says that the judge may see these comments if she views this page, so think before you post. Well I hope she does one day view this page, when she is not trying to degrade someone, and see what the public has to say about the way she is presenting herself. Personally I don`t think we have anything to worry about, as far as her viewing this page, because she can`t stop herself long enough from trying to dictate to others, to come here and view what is being said about her. This judge is a good example of why we have trouble with the judicial system now, and why people across this country have such a negative attitude about the judicial system in this country. She has definitely let her position go to her head, and thinks she is God`s gift to the judicial system. Below the comment section, it says to (rate this judge). Can`t rate this judge when there is no place to rate below a (1).

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
9/9/2017 9:35:06 AM

What I need to know is does she approve the second time or not my daughter is disabled and she denied her the first time we just went to court a week ago but I do say she is very rude she knew that we had three people but only had two chairs and was very rude to me. Worst judge ever I hope we get approved this time I could really use the money.

To Miles
Judge: Jennie L. McLean
5/28/2017 5:06:09 AM

You must be mistaken about "T" being Judge McLean. A knowledgeable judge would know that something slanderous is the uttering of a false report. Something that one considers a false written statement would be libelous. Then there is a little ole thing called The Bill of Rights, Amendment I, giving Americans the freedom of speech. Surely a judge would be familiar with The Constitution of the United States! : )

cause for removal from the bench?
Judge: Jennie L. McLean
5/9/2017 11:18:31 AM

If there is an obvious conflict of interest in a case, wouldn't it be ethical for a judge to remove one's self instead of punishing the disabled individual with an automatic denial? My rating for this judge is a negative 20.

Miles L. Mitzner
Judge: Jennie L. McLean
1/5/2017 5:38:09 PM

There are only 2 people who have left 5 stars for this ALJ and both comments condemn the other people commenting and this website. Is it you ALJ McLean? Who is T? Why hide behind a letter? Why can you not say who you are? Why can you/her not get one single person to give you any stars? This is Miles L. Mitzner and I have never posted on this site until now in contrast to your comments. I found it tonight doing research on yet another one of your denials for another law firm that will likely result in a remand. You make accusations about me trolling the internet, guessing that I made the comments, which I did not, but these comments about you make your fury turn toward me. Why? I stand behind my work I do not hide behind a letter for my posts like whomever you are. Only you would make these kinds of comments. Whomever you think is attacking you on this website is not me, I already did that in a Federal Lawsuit and now you cannot hear my cases because you deny due process to my clients. So, if it is you, own up. Show your face. Do not hide behind the internet. I do not do that. P.S. If you want to know what I think ask me. Anyone will tell you I will say it straight to your face. Miles L. Mitzner, Attorney at Law 31 years practicing Disability Law Over 30,000 hearings won Chair, Disability Section Oklahoma Bar Association Mitzner Disability Law Firm

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
10/25/2015 10:23:36 PM

I had a hearing before this alj. As I see it, she acted in a totally professional manner. Her questioning was direct, quick and mostly about my symptoms and impairments. All the medical evidence was right there for her to see. Her decision on my claim was Fully Favorable.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
8/24/2015 2:25:42 PM

All I can say is that I have had hearings with this ALJ since the day she came to the OKC ODAR. She has at times acted very odd during hearings (pounding the table, rolling her eyes, sighing very loudly, turning down all the lights in the room and running large fans to kill "the germs")......she has also at other times been acting in a perfectly normal way. However, regardless of how she acts, I still believe that it is improbable that any ALJ would be approving only 25-27% of the claims that come before her. If her opinions were "correct" then I highly doubt that she would be seeing the vast majority of her denials being reversed by the AC or the Fed Courts. And, by the way, she is part of a Union and has a life-time appointment. Anyone that has done any research will discover that it is extremely difficult to remove an ALJ. And yes, I too have filed complaints against this ALJ.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
7/11/2015 9:34:58 PM

Whoa, easy, dawgs!...ALJ shopping? Wish it were so easy to pick and choose...

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
7/1/2015 12:29:22 PM

I might also add that both Article 3 Judges and State District Court Judges are also public servants. The fact that Social Security ALJ's are public servants, just like every other judge and state or federal worker, does not extend free license to attack them.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
6/30/2015 11:47:50 AM

I can assure you that I am a member of the Legal Community Mr. Mitzner. And, you have tried cases with me in the past. I can also assure you that I understand the difference between slander, opinion and truth. Your statements on this site contain a little bit of all three. Whether or not they are actionable is not the question, the question is slandering and promoting forum/alj shopping to fit an agenda.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
6/29/2015 12:36:31 PM

As a practitioner, I have seen decisions from Judges all over the country. I do not believe this judge understands the law or the disability process. If you get this judge and your case is not an obvious one, prepare your client for an appeal. As to the commenter below complaining about what is posted here, I can only assume (hope) that you are not in the legal field. There is no liability for defamation when the statement is an opinion, or when it is true. An ALJ is a public servant. If she cannot do her job adequately then public comment is entirely appropriate.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
6/24/2015 2:00:48 PM

It is not appropriate for an attorney or other representative to post these types of statements on this site, or any other. I know of no other site which would allow such statements to be posted about a State or Federal District Court Judge with complete impunity. So why are they allowed for Federal ALJ's here? They are slanderous and should be removed. If I were this ALJ, I would sue the site and find out who is posting these things. I suspect I already know, and then sue them as well. You may not like a particular ALJ, you may not agree with his or her opinion or decision, but to come here and make wild accusations and assertions based upon your own personal bias is unethical and promotes forum/alj shopping.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
6/4/2015 5:20:25 PM

FYI: many attorneys in our area HAVE filed complaints against Judge McLean. The complaints fall on deaf ears. Nobody, from the regional office to the local chief ALJ, can do anything about her issues. A lot of us found out the hard way that our complaints are a waste of time. However, you SHOULD appear at your hearing -- do not lose your "day in court" just because your representative doesn't wish to appear before her. As long as your medical records support your complaints, you should be ok. We do win cases with her, but it's few and far between. She only approves when the claimant is SERIOUSLY injured or ill. So you take your chances at getting her if your condition is "middle of the road." Just tell her how you are unable to work on a FT basis. What keeps you from showing up to work, what causes your pain, how often do you have symptoms of depression, etc. That's all you can do. GET GOOD STATEMENTS from your treating doctor. She can't beat you on appeal if you have good statements from a good doctor. You can always withdraw your claim and start over, but you need to make sure you are still insured if you do this because if you file a new claim, you may not be insured anymore. You should look at her face and tell her the truth and just answer her mundane questions (what movements have you made in the last 2-3 years in any direction). So if she asks you how often you drive, don't say something like "not often." Say something like "2 times a week." She will then move on. Answer the question and hopefully she will move on. You can also get an audio of the hearing a few days after the hearing.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
5/21/2015 2:20:15 PM

my attorney told me about this judge and he is trying to get me another.. even the ppl whom answer his calls all tell me the same thing and she gave me a hearing like 3 years after i applied for ssdi... i keep wating and my stuff keeps getting worse

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
11/6/2014 9:12:29 AM

To all of the Attorney's that have had to go before this judge. Why are YOU not filing complaint's against this woman. 19 months may not be illegal, but it surely shows incompetency!

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
10/30/2014 3:38:58 PM

The last time we had a claimant that had a hearing before Judge McLean we waited...get this...19 months for her decision to be written! That's right. Unbelievable. And the poor soul was denied to boot. I personally wish her no ill will, but she needs to step down from her position. Her insensitivity toward others and her gross lack of competency fails to meet the qualifications of an administrative law judge. 19 months?! That should be illegal. Really.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
7/27/2014 9:20:43 AM

Hmm, If she has treated claimant's and their Attorney's in the manner people have described here, Why hasn't anyone ever filed a complaint against her. After all you have that right. I would think that after a few complaints filed against this ALJ, she would have been removed from her position! I will reserve my opinion here, As I also am waiting for a hearing date with this ALJ. I have informed my Attorney of this Website, and the comments directed at this particular ALJ. We will be prepared!

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
6/24/2014 11:16:14 AM

This judge has a long history of being an opponent to claimants. She worked (not much though) as a respondent attorney in the workers' comp court, defending insurance companies. None of the lawyers at that court could stand her. It is a joke that she is now a Social Security judge. She is a class act idiot. She intentionally lowers her voice so that she cannot be heard, but then she jumps YOUR a** if she can't hear YOU. Her clerks inform us that her voice "miraculously gets louder" as soon as the hearing is over and everyone else has left the room. She has one goal: to demean anyone in the room. That includes the lawyer, the claimant, the clerk, and the vocational expert. She throws her hands up in the air constantly throughout the hearing and acts like she doesn't have a clue what you're talking about. She really does NOT understand the law. She asks hypothetical questions to the vocational expert that are not designed to discover the "truth," but are intentionally phrased trap and confine the expert to an answer that will be detrimental to the claimant's case. If something happens during the hearing that is not "straight down the black & white path" that only SHE needs (other judges do not!), then she begins to hyperventilate, screech, wine, with flailing hands in the air, and the insults begin. All the while, she is looking at the clock and making you feel that YOU have a problem. This is definitely not what the legislature intended for a poor unemployed disabled claimant. I wish every person would complain to their congressman about her barbaric handling of people in hearings and how she makes a claimant WAIT for a hearing. Other judges up there cannot stand her. She is a burden on the entire ODAR office. She schedules LESS hearings than any other judge. She is incompetent and truly a joke. Even the security guards talk about her behind her back -- as do all the clerks in that office. How the world she was picked for a judgeship will remain a mystery to me until the day I die.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
12/18/2013 9:53:20 AM

I will be going before Judge McLean in August for my ssdi hearing. I have been waiting on a date since June 12, 2012 and I have to wait until 2014. I hope this Judge is not discriminating against me because of my age, but after hearing your comments I believe she is. I am one of the rare ones that truly is disabled and I hate all of the people that don't really need it because it gets taken out on people like me. I just found out from my attorney how much longer I have to wait, we thought I would get it soon. When I found out I wanted end my life, but then I read these comments and realized she would like nothing more, and I will not give her the satisfaction. I also thought, I was a Paramedic for many years and I was nasty mean like her after awhile because I always had to deal with trash. Its actually called burned out. So maybe everyone should be a public servant for awhile and then you would understand. However, I will probably be arrested in court because I will not put up being treated like crap, my mouth will get the best of me, maybe she needs to be put in her place guess i will bring some duct tape! You all do have me scared. But she has me severely depressed. I don't think I can go much longer without my money. I think she is making me this way because that's how she feels about herself. What comes around goes around.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
8/30/2013 3:30:54 PM

I know this judge; I worked with her in an appeals office (not Okla.). All the adjectives used to describe her in the comments so far are ones I've heard used about this judge and I probably used some in the day-to-day frustration of attempting to do the work of the office with this woman. As one post mentioned, I too don't understand how she passed muster to become an ALJ. The day she left our office was a day of rejoicing. Each and every one of you with personal experience in a hearing with her should write a description of the judge's behavior and words as quickly as possible after the hearing and send it to: 1. HOCALJ of her office, and, 2. Regional Chief Judge, and, 3. Office of General Counsel, and, 4. U.S. Social Security Commissioner. There likely are others to whom these letters should be sent; do some research. Yes, I understand that you may be fearful of retaliation. If so, send the letter anonymously and state that you fear retaliation. If enough pressure is put, someone somewhere will at least ask a few questions about this judge. Good luck.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
3/27/2013 7:20:14 AM

All the above are true. I have had two hearings with this ALJ and she seems to hate her job and everyone who walks in the room. She is rude to claimants and reps. She will start a hearing an hour late (taking 2 hours on prior case) and then tell you you have 45 minutes and if you need more there will be a supplemental hearing. She asks a standard set of background questions that are often redundant and time consuming involving thorough questioning on criminal history, drug/alcohol history and things like "How many times have you traveled more than 25 miles from your home in the last 3 years?" She does not appear the least bit objective or unbiased.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
3/19/2013 3:39:57 PM

Sadly, these comments are spot-on. She is a joke of a judge that needs to be smacked back real hard by the Appeals Council.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
12/20/2012 1:16:01 PM


Judge: Jennie L. McLean
12/18/2012 5:00:57 PM

She was asking questions irrelevant to my case. Made me tear up in regards to why I visited a near by town where a loved one was buried. She is very rude. I think visual taping she be taped because eating and drinking is not appropriate during a hearing. All around not a good representative of a Judge in my eyes.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
9/29/2012 2:38:42 PM

I waited three years to see her. I wish I would have looked her up before! Do not even go in front of her without a lawer! She has no idea what manual labor is like. She has no business being a disability judge. I think she should have to clean toilets until she is too old to do it and then get thrown out on the sidewalk with all the homeless she created! Instead of living in a mansion and having people clean her toilet and mow her yard! I have lost all faith in state and federal government in oklahoma.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
8/30/2012 7:21:08 PM

A bias and brutal ALJ and probably crazy. This previous statement was meant for ALJ Mclean not ALJ Levine who is fair. ALJ Mclean is a terrible ALJ who needs retraining.

past victim
Judge: Jennie L. McLean
8/1/2012 10:49:52 AM

she is a class *****

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
6/8/2012 1:33:49 PM

Coo Coo for coco puffs....thinks she's judge judy...

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
6/7/2012 7:39:15 AM

Well all the other comments are actually nice! She is without a doubt certifiable. I wish she would just contact me and let me file disability on her behalf as she would be approved. I always make a habit to point out her "eye rolls" or desk pounding while we are on the record. I can't figure out how she passed a background check.

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
5/21/2012 3:35:21 PM

thank god i didnt get this judge

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
4/30/2012 12:33:45 PM

Obsessive compulsive, irrational, paranoid about "airborne diseases, mean, rude, ignorant of the law, hateful to claimants, lazy, obtuse, mistreats everyone around her, even her own staffers joke about her behind her back, did I mention stupid?

Judge: Jennie L. McLean
3/21/2012 1:04:15 PM

The worst ALJ I have have ever been in front of. She is rude to everyone involved. VE's refuse to be around her. Court reporters file complaints. Claimants are very beat up by her.

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