Tulsa, Oklahoma ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 14 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Tulsa, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 14.0 months. The average case processing time in Tulsa is 467 days.The Tulsa average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 54%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Tulsa ODAR office was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Tulsa 14 14.0 months 467 days 2.5 17% 54% 29%
Oklahoma14.5 months463 days2.417%49%34%
National Average:14.9 months500 days2.120%42%38%
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LIST OF JUDGES / 18
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied

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Natalie
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: John W Belcher
12/20/2019 5:41:08 PM



This guy is a nut and a lying fool. He's not fair at all. I will be glad when he's no longer.... He made an agreement to approve my case but failed to do so. In his written opinion he insulted me badly.

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.

TW
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..

Zy
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

Cd
Judge: Wendell C Fowler
10/8/2019 8:56:34 AM



I just had my case heard by judge Fowler. Took all of 30 minutes. I've been told o won. The vocational expert was present via phone. And when asked she provided.. My attorney told me verbally that I won outside in the lobby... great listener. Amazing judge.

Bunch
Judge: Lantz McClain
9/20/2019 1:11:35 PM



He was bee nice. Asked questions. He never acted as if he wasn't interested. I had hearing. Approved or not this was my experience.

Angela
Judge: Lantz McClain
9/17/2019 6:24:15 AM



I don't have my approval.or denial but he was kind and just to the point. Appreciate and hope I get all he needs to prove my case


Judge: B. D Crutchfield
9/15/2019 8:24:40 PM



This judge discrimination against male, disabled veterans. She has a proven record of denying benefits to qualified claimants, who receive VA Disability, Unemployable (per VA Determination); and are male.

Adelina Tantau
Judge: Wendell C Fowler
8/27/2019 1:03:15 PM



Very good listener very understanding haven't received my decision yet but Lord knows i need help my health is really bad all I need is help I don't ask for nothing but help I pray he sees my need and help honestly speaking very good judge weather I'm approved or not Lord bless him and his family ...


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".

Cd
Judge: Wendell C Fowler
7/9/2019 5:49:20 PM



I go in front of this guy in October I see his approval ratings are good. I pray he sees my need for it as well. Anyone with advice?


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 care....so 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.


Judge: Michael S Hertzig
2/21/2019 11:38:31 AM



I applied in 2011, 2016,2017, and appealed in 2018. I was DENIED, by this *******. It is documented I can not hold a job because of my medical issues, and written by several of my doctors for me NOT TO WORK. I am diagnosed with Bipolar, PTSD, Stockholm's, Carpal Tunnel, Raynaud's, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Arthritis, Trauma from Sexual Abuse, and DOmestic Violence, Panic and Anxiety attacks, Social anxiety, Migraines, Eating Disorder, Chronic Fatigue, Add, Asthma. I CAN NOT WORK. HAVE BEEN HOMELESS ( COUCH HOPING FOR 5 YEARS) NO INCOME, AND LOSING FRIENDS ALONG THE WAY. I HAVE BEEN FALSELY ACCUSED OF CRIMES BY MY ABUSERS SO I WOULDN'T BE ALE TO SEE MY CHILDREN, AND DESPERATELY TRYING TO STAY POSITIVE. I HAVE SOUGHT SHELTER ANYWHERE I COULD, IN THE MOST DESPERATE TIMES, AND IT TURNED OUT HORRIBLY. THE JUDGE, JUDGED ME WRONG, AND FALSELY ACCUSED ME OF DOING DRUGS WHEN I HAD NOT. I'M NOT THE TYPICAL HOMELESS. I DON'T DO DRUGS. I'M NOT AN ALCOHOLIC. I'M COLLEGE EDUCATED. IT'S NOT MY FAULT, I FELL VICTIM TO ABUSE, AND CAN NOT RECOVER. HE IS MAKING IT WORSE FOR ME!!


Judge: Michael S Hertzig
3/14/2018 1:23:25 PM



He seem a nice judge waiting for the outcome


Judge: Lantz McClain
1/4/2018 3:28:42 PM



This Judge should be removed because he fails to read the case presented to him, denies a claim and in his explanation claims the person doesn’t meet criteria that they do meet in disability law. Judges decisions are based of judgment in this case because the person is younger than he feels should be eligible. Psoriatic arthritis with pustular psoriasis on the hands and feet is only about 2% of cases worldwide. Flares lasting 3 to 8 months. Affecting not only two extremities but all 4 at one time. Not just lesions but joint pain and swelling. How is someone suppose to hold down a job. No employer will allow for the amount of leave or call ins necessary to monitor and treat this condition. He has no compassion or any idea what it’s like to deal with a lifetime disability and should change professions if he can’t at least educate himself about a case before making a decision.


Judge: Jeffrey S Wolfe
11/28/2017 5:01:19 PM



This Judge is to the point, straight forward and fair.


Judge: Christopher Hunt
11/16/2017 3:13:08 AM



Lord have mercy on Ricelawoffice and ALJ Hunt

Doug
Judge: Harry L Williams
9/13/2017 9:52:11 AM



I am not giving him 5 stars because he approved mine, but because I think he is totally fair and never made me feel uncomfortable in the entire process of the hearing. He listens and he cares about people, that is my feeling.

Disabled
Judge: John W Belcher
8/24/2017 7:34:23 PM



A disgrace to the bench. A capricious, heartless SOB

Rusty
Judge: Luke Liter
8/13/2017 8:47:20 PM



This is one of the sorriest judges out there. If you get Liter look out I've waited three years and he denied me again even though I've been through 2 years of chemo my back is destroyed but according to this piece of work I can work 6 hours a day no problem. What a DumbA**! I wish he could live in my body one day the he may think twice. Also he doesn't give a shit that your about to be homeless. I've worked since I was 14 I'm now 57 but I guess I'm not deserving. I wish to god there were a way to sue the judge.

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.

Tammy
Judge: Mark Ferguson
6/27/2017 10:38:23 AM



I had my hearing this morning with honorable judge Mark Ferguson. He was very kind and listened to my answers very closely. He spoke very clearly and made me feel comfortable. I give this judge 5 stars.

Ken Blackburn
Judge: Monica J Anderson
6/27/2017 10:00:43 AM



If judge Anderson cannot or will not reign in Gary J Suttles , she is as bad as Suttles. Tell her to keep sitting on her hands and let him do anything.


Judge: B. D Crutchfield
6/21/2017 1:07:24 AM



Even if i had been totally denied, this judge is fair, compassionate, and willing to listen.I believe she is capable and ready to render a true decision to individual case. I didn't get a fully favorable decision, however, I did receive a fair decision.

Russ mangum
Judge: Jeffrey S Wolfe
3/29/2017 6:14:12 AM



a Gentleman

under oath
Judge: Belinda D Crutchfield
3/3/2017 1:58:33 PM



Her permanent record (decision rational) of my client stated a history of criminal charges to include 3 felonies, alcohol abuse, non-compliance with pain medication, 2 positives drug screens for marijuana, taking vacations when my client cannot drive, fraud, was referenced as the opposite gender, and threatened to falsify court records. Upon review, all is false. Crutchfield did falsify records. My clients history has none of this. As well as no relevance to our social security hearing, we were denied a chance to correct any of it. All of this was falsely documented and redundant in her "partially favorable" decision. Wow! Belinda D. Crutchfield is a liar! I am supposed to hold her in the highest regard for her authority? I do not. Hearing was June 30, 2016 via monitor from Enid Ok. I hope her friends and enemies see this. She has several issues of her own to include insecurity, infidelity, prescription drug use, male pattern baldness and being a liar.


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.

Damon D Wells
Judge: Jeffrey S Wolfe
12/27/2016 10:27:55 AM



I am check on my disability award latter

Damon wells
Judge: Jeffrey S Wolfe
12/19/2016 12:00:52 PM



Check on my suff

Judy
Judge: B. D Crutchfield
7/15/2016 12:08:39 PM



Great judge! Very nice and compassionate. Seemed like she was really concerned! Gave me a favorable decision!

Kat Thompson
Judge: James Stewart
6/23/2016 12:37:58 PM



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Judge: B. D Crutchfield
5/3/2016 12:14:26 PM



We had this judge and she was not compassion. With many documentation towards our favor . She denied my family member. The professional on SS side stated my family member could not do the previous job. Which was 35, 00 yearly and had college. The judge stated my family can do fast food. Much doc stated my family would miss work a week at a time or more due to the illness. The voc person stated in the hearing most employers would not hire someone like that. Due to the age , college and skills my family can change to a fast food setting easily but needs supervision.


Judge: Christopher Hunt
2/17/2016 8:53:44 AM



Why must my factual messages be erased?

Carol Rice
Judge: Christopher Hunt
1/31/2016 12:56:15 AM



Interesting relationship with attorney in Oklahoma.

Dan Rice
Judge: Christopher Hunt
1/8/2016 4:47:01 PM



good job

JLC
Judge: Harry L Williams
1/7/2016 2:06:31 PM



I don't know the decision on my case. This Judge seems nice. I really have no idea what to expect. I do know I am tired and I am tired of seeing doctors and going around and around. this processs is long and sometimes it makes you tired, because they don't always listen. My therapist


Judge: Jeffrey S Wolfe
12/17/2015 7:06:56 PM



The best mean old ALJ going!

Jackquine Thomas
Judge: Michael S Hertzig
12/1/2015 5:04:52 PM



I think judge hertzig was very nice

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.


Judge: Christopher Hunt
8/30/2015 1:59:25 PM



(social security atty) and judge hunt are very good friends. They have nothing but good things to say about each other. You could venture to say they are partners in crime.


Judge: Harry L Williams
8/21/2015 7:45:49 PM



I was just denied by Judge Williams. He took account from my Tri-County rep, Which never talked to my family. It was my family that told me to seek help, because I was so angry at the world. Then because I have slight COPD and he noticed a pack of cigarettes in my pocket but never said anything about my electronic cigarette that was next to my real cigarettes. and he states that because I can drive I am not disabled, but It is hard for me to drive very far. I only put 50,000 miles on my truck in 4 years. I wish someone would listen to my 90 year old grandma or my aunt who wanted me to get help. Then maybe Tri - County would think twice about saying I am Malingering.

AA
Judge: Jeffrey S Wolfe
7/11/2015 9:51:57 PM



Abrasive and blunt. However, he will do anything to make sure that a claimant finds representation before disability is determined, plus he also makes extensive use of consultative examinations. He can get pretty upset at representatives for not coming to hearing with a clear theory of the case, so be prepared answer at what stage of the 5 step process a claimant is disabled. One can stand up to him, but do so respectfully. He does everything he can to ensure every claimant he evaluates has a full range of testing done for alleged impairments and does not seem to mind putting cases on hold for CE exams. If the rep has had the case a long time, though, he may grill the rep on why one was not requested. Really, he is pretty fair. His big schtick is credibilty, and if anyone tries to fib to him, he will be on it like a ticjk on a hound. Be truthful.

Denise
Judge: Wendell C Fowler
5/15/2015 9:45:30 AM



I have not received my decision in the mail yet, but he was a very good listener and made me feel very comfortable. I pray that I am approved because lord knows I need my benefits. I am so stressed.

Richard
Judge: John W Belcher
4/13/2015 10:37:29 PM



Hey was a pretty nice guy strait forward though

Tantekupkarw
Judge: B. D Crutchfield
3/29/2015 11:39:16 PM



Exhibited genuine care & concern, sensitivity, humor, fairness, & professionalism.

Marlene
Judge: Jeffrey S Wolfe
1/29/2015 5:34:10 PM



Judge Wolfe is an honest and fair Judge that is a no nonsense type of person. he seems to be very effective in weeding out the bull. From what i see he is just in all his decisions.


Judge: John W Belcher
9/9/2014 3:57:13 PM



This judge said on the record he would grant benefits. The decision arrived unfavorable.

Randy Bland
Judge: Monica J Anderson
7/25/2014 9:21:08 AM



I think Judge Anderson is a very smart and fair person and our government needs more just like her.


Judge: Michael S Hertzig
7/8/2014 2:06:17 PM



This guy is a nightmare to work with, so good luck. He's completely unreasonable and will soon be facing a number of formal complaints filed with the Agency.

Kaliyah Star
Judge: Wendell C Fowler
4/17/2014 12:51:40 AM



He was a very good listener , he really seemed to care about others

Kim
Judge: Wendell C Fowler
3/22/2014 4:41:42 AM



He is very understanding


Judge: Deborah L Rose
4/24/2013 1:39:31 PM



Have had several hearings with Judge Rose. She typically will ask for an opening statement, then she will question the claimant regarding past work experience and then will turn it over to the rep to cover the medical/impairment issues. Rarely asks any follow up questions, and then goes to VE. She likes to keep her hearings in the 30-40 min range.


Judge: Mark Ferguson
4/18/2013 2:02:18 AM



I had my hearing in front of a younger guy he was in his late 30s to early 40s but i don't remember his name. He was very nice he asked me most of the questions looked at my evidence and asked my lawyer if he had anything to add. He said no he thought i had said everything i needed to so he want going to waste his time. It lasted maybe 15 minutes then asked me if i had a drivers license and said he was rolling my date back to the date of my car wreck. I don't know if i won or lost but my lawyer said he felt really good about it.


Judge: Belinda D Crutchfield
4/9/2013 5:52:01 AM



I've had about four hearings with this judge so far. She is very fair, very well prepared and very efficient. She will tell you up front she is a stickler for certain details. For example, if there is any post onset income in the form of short term or long term disability, wages, work comp, etc. you will need to have documentation showing where the money came from and what it was for. If you don't have it a the hearing you'll get 24 hrs to get it in. Also, make sure your AOD is at least the day after the claimant last worked as opposed to the last day worked. She will ask for rep's theory of the case and then she will question the claimant. Often she will propose going right to the VE for hypos and will afford the rep an opportunity to question afterwards if necessary.


Judge: Luke Liter
4/9/2013 5:51:34 AM



This judge is pleasant and professional. He will ask the rep what the impairments are and theory of the case and will then question the claimant first. He seems very well prepared and works efficiently.


Judge: Christopher Hunt
3/29/2013 7:47:26 AM



I've had one hearing with ALJ Hunt. He is younger, newer to the bench I believe and he treated me and my client very well. It was a well run, fair hearing. Based on his award rate I think he's a very reasonable judge.


Judge: Mark Ferguson
3/28/2013 1:51:30 PM



I've had two hearings with this ALJ and my experience is consistent with other comments here. He's very easy going, pleasant to work with, non-confrontational. Like most ALJ's over the last couple years, if they had a high award rate they seem to have gotten pressured to come down in the 45-60% range.


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: Lantz McClain
3/27/2013 7:10:57 AM



This ALJ is pleasant, calm, professional. Likes to do 30-40 minute hearings. You should be well prepared and brief in your presentation. Usually asks for an opening statement, does brief background questions and then turns over to rep. Will usually give one hypo based on DDS and one based on claimant's inability to do coninuous work. Will allow closing argument. Award rate is conservative.


Judge: Gene M Kelly
3/27/2013 7:07:32 AM



I have had this judge on 2 different occasions and he was like two different people. His award rate has dropped significantly over the last couple of years. I felt his hypotheticals were extremely unrealistic based on the evidence. Be prepared to argue your case as he can take a very skeptical stand in the face of strong evidence for your client.


Judge: Richard J Kallsnick
3/27/2013 7:03:30 AM



This judge has a very pleasant demeanor. Does want documented opinion on RFC from treating Dr and wants a copy to give to VE (very few ALJs request this and now that we don't know the ALJ until the day of the hearing it's hard to anticipate this). Wants documentation on any income after onset. He really appreciates narrative reports from treating physicians.


Judge: Mark Ferguson
3/27/2013 6:58:43 AM



Pleasant, easy going. Questions claimant generally and then lets rep develop specifics. His award rate has come down over the last year.


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: John W Belcher
3/27/2013 6:53:52 AM



In my experience this judge tends to be good natured, pleasant, upbeat. Gives very clear definitions to the terms he uses (i.e. what he means by "drug abuse"). Usually just has rep develop disabilty/impairment related issues in the case. Always covers smoking, drinking, criminal background. If claimant has anyone else in household who is receiving SSD or SSI expect a full exploration of that situation. He will award cases with merit and he's tough on weak cases.


Judge: Jeffrey S Wolfe
3/27/2013 6:49:10 AM



Tends to be very serious, humorless and can be insulting and condescending to claimants and reps. Usually starts hearings asking you to provide your theory of the case,list of impairments, which vocational guidelines or listings apply, key exhibits etc. He will ask some background questions, then let rep question, but he continuously interrupts and sidetracks the line of questioning, often to rather irrelevant matters. If claimant testifies in any way inconsistent with prior statements he will say to the rep, "Your client's credibility is dwindling dangerously..." or something to that effect.

misty ragsdale
Judge: Belinda D Crutchfield
2/13/2013 12:57:37 PM



She heard my case on Jan 31st she was very understanding and made me feel very comfortable like talking to ur aunt very down to earth but was also very aware of evidence in Odar file she looked. At every exhibit she's very fair with you she made me change onsite date due to unemployment I collected but that's fair i sure she approved me even after I broke dowñ in court room I really liked her alot very fair respectful nice lady


Judge: Belinda D Crutchfield
2/7/2013 11:10:33 AM



Her hearings are quick and often don't require a lot of testimony. However be thorough with your listings, grid rules and theories of disability. She only really does two VE hypotheticals. So far her approval percentage is high so I would say she is very fair and concise.


Judge: Deborah L Rose
2/6/2013 10:15:24 PM



I like Judge Rose as she is nice to the claimant, but she has a bad habit of completely ignoring any Remand Order findings. She often seems to be unable to grasp a complex case and instead just denies it and hopes the AC or Feds will fix it for her, which they rarely ever will.At least she does approve more than she denies, which is excellent considering some of the other ALJ's in Tulsa.

patricia
Judge: Mark Ferguson
1/6/2013 11:19:17 AM



this was very good i was at ease with him.

Jen
Judge: Mark Ferguson
12/18/2012 2:50:47 PM



Seamed very down to earth. Spoke clearly and said to let him know if I did not understand the question so I felt better at ease. I did not fear him like I expected to 'fear the judge'. I felt like he was understanding of unusual circumstances, even though I did not receive a verdict that same day.


Judge: John W Belcher
11/26/2012 9:27:22 PM



This man has some issues and need to be locked up in the nut house asap....


Judge: Michael S Hertzig
11/26/2012 4:53:52 PM



My hearing lasted almost an hour and a half in front of this judge. My attorney presented medical evidence from my medical records proving I was diagnosed with PTSD and Bipolar disorder. The vocational expert testified that I could get a job but not maintain it. After waiting 2 months he is requested a supplemental hearing and is now ordering that a medical expert be present and another vocation expert! It's already proven that I am disabled according to SSA guidelines yet he is still requesting another hearing when nothing has changed.


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.

Bibin
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.


Judge: John W Belcher
7/10/2012 9:51:45 AM



A real PR man...and that does not stand for public relations!


Judge: John W Belcher
7/6/2012 7:13:45 AM



Another black eye and embarrassment for the administration.


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



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


Judge: Jeffrey S Wolfe
6/8/2012 1:30:47 PM



Very rude and obnoxious but cool about favorable decisions and very fair in determining disability. Very intelligent and thorough. If you can stand a whole hearing with him and tell him the truth, you will probably win with good medical evidence.


Judge: John W Belcher
6/7/2012 2:06:02 PM



One word....nuts

Micheal
Judge: Richard J Kallsnick
5/10/2012 12:42:52 PM



Very kind and understanding judge. Get residual functional Capacity forms for mental and medical health. You can get free rfc forms on google. This judge gives a lot of weight to treating physicians opinions. I felt he was thorough and kind. Also he was not concerned that I was drawing unemployment and applying for ssdi

Anna Lee Shaheen
Judge: John W Belcher
4/23/2012 1:49:09 PM



A.L. Shaheen of Texas agrees.


Judge: John W Belcher
4/20/2012 7:09:50 AM



ALJ is hostile and will make up reasons to deny claims even those that are supported by evidence in the file.