Eugene, Oregon ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Eugene, Oregon, 9 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Eugene, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 15.0 months. The average case processing time in Eugene is 512 days.The Eugene average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 40%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Eugene ODAR office was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Eugene 9 15.0 months 512 days 2.2 20% 40% 41%
Oregon14.5 months503 days2.220%40%40%
National Average:14.9 months500 days2.120%42%38%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied

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Judge: M. J. Adams
2/23/2020 4:09:10 PM

I am 170% disabled and Unemployable thru the dept. of veterans affairs. I saw this judge in jan 2019 and was not only denied, he healed me of my ptsd. "he doesn't have ptsd", also depression which never came up. his doctor (in CA.) didn't remember the case and said he had bits and pieces of my records but was able to make an informed decision and take away my cane and allow me to walk 8 hours a day?. adams was also disrespectful in regards to my military service and I don't appreciate it one bit. BOTTOM LINE: he is a criminal acting without supervision or accountability. he belongs in prison. I would sue him if I could afford it. DO NOT USE ADAMS, you can request another judge, why my lawyer didn't is still baffling me after she told me he dont like veterans. why am I just now speaking out, I've been in pain. and can't work.

Jack Cooper
Judge: Moira Ausems
12/23/2019 6:21:22 PM

I found that Judge Ausems was very in tune and up to date with my case and the disability injuries that affect my life every day for the last 37 years. She was very empathetic to my daily struggles and made it a point to talk about them in detail on the record giving me time to tell my side of my disabilities that I suffer from daily. I found her to be very professional as well as prepared with the facts of my case she made me feel like I was being heard for the first time in my 37 years of dealing with my on the job injury that nearly took my life when I was just 20 years old. Judge Ausems made me feel comfortable and not rushed at all she made my 2-year wait seem worth it in her more than the favorable decision she made regarding my case and even made a point to come and share a fist bump and a quote she shared with me about something we both have had to deal with making me feel like she really does care and understand what we go through when we are no longer able to work because of our disabilities. Like the other single fathers that replied I have been told many different things by the agents that we contact when we have questions about our back pay. My hearing was in the middle of July I got my letter from the judge September 18th on what to expect on the back pay owed in that letter she says within 60 days i should be seeing some money from the payment center and when that never happen I called the number she told me to call to only get told many different things without any real reason why,no back pay yet and the payment center got the same info on september 18th as I did from the judge and they have already paid my lawyer his money and the amount that im suppose to recieve has been determined I even had the agents verify the amount with me so I know that they are just sitting on it against the judges ruling it has been five and a half months since I won my case yet they are still putting my life on hold when everything has been done for months. They say that they understand what we have gone through to get to this point and that they make it a priority to process these claims at this point of the process quickly ,but i have seen no evidence of that in my case,but rather quite the opisite and for them to offer many reasons why or to tell me different things when I call them is just wrong,however in no way do I blame Judge Ausems for flaws in social security ability to process her orders on my case in a timely fashion so I give Judge Ausems a big warm thumbs up in her part in all of this. Today is December 23rd, 2019 and I am still waiting for my award letter along with my sizeable back pay they owe me.

Lenore Carfora-Nye
Judge: Steven A De Monbreum
12/12/2019 6:03:14 PM

My husband finally had his hearing today and found Judge De Monbreum to be extremely fair, compassionate, and understanding. We are very pleased with the outcome.

Chris Landau
Judge: Katherine Weatherly
12/6/2019 4:01:17 PM

I deeply appreciate the help that ALJ Katherine Weatherly has given to helping the case for my wife. She read the medical history and approved the case. Thank you again. It has been more than a year from first submitting the claim.

Judge: John D Sullivan
10/16/2019 5:44:52 PM

This judge is extremely judgemental , and will ignore all of your medical evidence. I feel for any individual that goes before him.

Judge: John Michaelsen
9/8/2019 2:08:27 PM

I was originally scheduled to see another Judge and at the last minute, without notice I ended up walking into the courtroom and seeing this guy. This was and still is an extreme problem as I have been battling ptsd and anxiety revolving around men I do not know. This wasn't taken into account or added to the record, my problems were dismissed along with my witness statements, which had to be mailed in because I wasn't allowed to have my partner or mother in the courtroom as support and witnesses. It was disappointing, upsetting, and traumatizing. The only reason I'm able to post here now is because I finally found out his name, I couldn't remember his name because of how scared I was being in the courtroom alone with a male judge I didn't know and the court report who was also male. All around, he's just very dismissive of people's problems and won't take the individual applying for ssi or their witnesses statements into account and will only focus on medical records.

Judge: Rudolph Murgo
9/3/2019 2:40:39 PM

We found judge Rudolph Murago to be intelligent, thorough and very fair. He had an amazing balance and was patient in listening to the facts. Thank you judge for being there for us during this very challenging time.

Judge: Mark Triplett
5/26/2019 6:56:24 PM

Horrible judge. No understanding at all. Completely lied on the forms to which he denied my disability claim on. Said u did and can do things I cannot and have never done. I waited years no working and now I'm denied again and am ******. Worst human alive!

Judge: B Hobbs
3/23/2019 7:05:16 PM

She doesn't care about people. I felt she had made her decision before the hearing. What a waste of time and an effort that has landed me under a bridge with only a wet sleeping bag to keep me warm. I have been fired for my disability and haven't found a job since. The fact that ive been looking is why she denied me How am I supposed to survive

Judge: B Hobbs
3/22/2019 6:14:02 PM

Rushed through my hearing and didn't ask any questions of me or my lawyer. Acted as though we weren't there. After the vocational expert guy said I could still do house work while having several seizures per day, she said okay, "lets go to lunch" My lawyer looked baffled. He told me he had never had that happen before. I have been homeless in order to stay in oregon where I can get my seizure medication. I hope she gets hers someday. I don't mean lunch.

Judge: John Michaelsen
2/21/2019 9:39:59 PM

My sister is DEAD because of this Judge. She committed suicide upon receiving his decision. She did not feel that she could go on, and that there was no hope of her having a life. She could not work, they had lost their home and everything else. The next morning when her husband found her dead he shot himself in the head, he wrote he could not live without her. She had worked her whole life, and paid into a system that ultimately kicked her to the curb. This Judge kicked her to the curb. He did not allow much of her Medical History to be presented, nor did he care to. I remember how hard it physically was for her to go to his hearing and he had no compassion for her at all. To say this destroyed our entire family would be an understatement. I hope he is disabled or loses someone he loves to suicide, but that would be to kind. I sent him a letter telling him what he caused and never received a reply or condolences. I hope he **** ** **** where he belongs.

Judge: Marilyn S. Mauer
9/12/2018 8:25:01 AM

The Honorable Judge Mauer is thorough in her assessment of the case. She reads all reports and weighs all the facts of the case completely without bias. She is a quick study, fair, impartial, and tough. Her knowledge of hundreds of submitted documents spoke volumes about her dedicated preparation to make a determination in my case. I am thankful that she was the judge assigned to hear the appeal and honored to have come before her with an extremely complicated case.

Michele Koval
Judge: M. J. Adams
8/31/2018 3:01:24 PM

I have major depressive disorder ( suicidal idiolizations)- lack of interest in care for self and life. Major PTSD my therapist just told me on Tuesday- triggers easily , Social anxiety which turned into agrophobia - I don't leave my apt. Weeks on end ( it's my safe haven and I cannot be around crowds ) , Major anxiety disorder (I grind my teeth , I pick at my skin , I eat my dandruff), and I have borderline personify disorder . I have stage 3 chronic kidney disease, fibromyalgia I have had that since my early 20 but I didn't see doctor for pain until my 30 to get diagnosed , I have arthritis my knees ( and yes when I try to climb stairs or bend they want to give out on me - so screw the mild degenrative arthritis - I fell 2 time once when I was homeless living in a forest on my left knee and another time on cement got bruises . if walk to much which I hadly can't anymore because of constant pain ..I get bruises on my knee where ice fallen and on my other leg and adema .I have shouder arthrtis showed up in a bone scan I had like in 2012 or something like that . I have arthritis in my C6 C7 and C7 herniated disc . I get neck pain a lot. I have two bulging discs that the spine surgeon found in my upper spine .. I have two bulging discs in my lower spine and early degenerative disc disease . I have sciatica nerve pain down both legs my neurologist know this - I can't sit for long period not stand because of that pain . I have a combination of insomia and chronic fatigue ( where it feels like you have the flu ..and can't barely keep your eyes open ). I'm finally going to get that sleep study done so put off I have catacts effecting my near sight vidion. Not ready for that surgery he said until a year or two. Yeah yada yada more. I was denied by this judge ..but hey I was not calling or fitting . I have fricking depression . I could care less about myself . Yet ..I started therapy again .. because another part of me doesn't like living this way.. I'm always going to struggle .. I'm 42 years old ..he said I was 52 .. my doctors say I'm way to young to have all this ..I think well yeah..then tell me what is causing it. It is not because I am overweight or going through a divorce . Yeah life traumas may have contributed to things . Some are genetic mom had and my sister has depression .. My brother committed suicide ..yet they don't ask that crap in these cases . They don't ask to see videos of your life ..or how you can walk ..or if you can .. they just think you can work ..when you know you can't .. Don't you think I would give anything in my life to not have any of this .. i would .. and damn..trigger ptsd we go again.. So now I have to appeal ..wish me luck .

Judge: Steven A De Monbreum
8/29/2018 5:04:34 PM

Hearing was an hour late. There was no place to rest and I had to lie on the floor in the waiting room trying to help my pain. Very embarrassing. Finally get in to the hearing and he was very rude. I didn't want to be rude asking for a break because he was already way behind schedule, and there was nowhere to lie down anyway. I couldn't bare everyone watching me trying to get down and back up off of the floor. Was hard enough to do it in front of my lawyer.. When he asked me how I planned to make it through the hour long hearing I went blank. What are you supposed to do? I knew for the next two days this would take its toll on me, was already holding back tears, and all I could think about was getting out to the van to lie down. I mean what else can you do other than push though It? This SS office provided no place to take a break, and the few chairs they did have were hard and extremely uncomfortable. I'm pretty sure these judges are so overworked, and see so many people. They probably stop caring at a certain point. That's sure how it feels anyway.

Judge: John Michaelsen
8/22/2018 1:41:33 PM

Judge Michaelson is the worst. Pray you don't get him as your judge, because he will ignore all of your medical evidence no matter how much you have or legitimate your disabilities are. He was not at all personable and very unpleasant during my hearing and didn't seem to care that I have a team of medical specialists saying I'm disabled. Apparently having EDS, severe psychological disorders, and even cancer isn't enough for him. You must have to be a paraplegic or be missing all of your limbs to be disabled enough for this joke of a "judge." If you are assigned this judge for your SSDI hearing, just accept right now that you've already lost your case. I hope this guy becomes disabled himself and is denied. He deserves to be homeless and treated like the ******* human he is.

Judge: John Michaelsen
7/16/2018 5:05:33 AM

Judge Michaelson must have spent a considerable amount of time reviewing my extensive medical history. Judge Michaelson was professional, very detailed, and prompt in his writing his decision. I recommend that you be fully prepared and that you have medical evidence that supports your claim. My case was extremely well documented and I had professional representation. Thank you Judge Michealson.

Judge: M. J. Adams
5/15/2018 9:05:53 AM

Had a hearing with this judge and he was absolutely abusive. Abusive people have nothing I want. This is a typical case of a person manipulating vulnerable people. The problem is these judges operate above the law. Even the Social Security Administration can't do much to them. I'm reporting him for misconduct and I'll REFUSE anything from Social Security. I don't take things from abusers. You don't need to be a genius in math to look at his numbers and know something is seriously wrong. If he were an insurance company he'd be under investigation by the state for his claim-payment record.

William Cratch
Judge: Anthony J Johnson
5/11/2018 11:15:38 AM

Had a hearing with Judge Johnson. He was very engaged with the process. He really seemed to care about my case. He earned my respect. Really was a outstanding professional. Excellent understanding of the issues

Mark jackson
Judge: Katherine Weatherly
2/13/2018 5:06:56 PM

I felt that your honor listened very attentive to my case my doctors notes, and I felt like after 2 years I was finally being treated with respect, and true interest in my case. I feel my hearing went very well and hope to get a decision soon. Judge Weatherly was very good at asking informed questions and getting to the root of my problems quickly. I am very happy with her court manner and look forward to a decision. Good or bad, accepted or not. I like your honor and am pleased with the way my case was handled in a very stressful environment. Amazing and a great relief after such a long battle.

Judge: John Michaelsen
1/22/2018 12:58:26 PM

Judge Michealson needs to live in the real world. He made his decision in three weeks denying me. The VE said my skills where not transferable, there where no jobs I could do in the national economy. The judge gave the VE hypotheticals be said I could detail cars hospital housekeeper and mow lawns. Once my attorney questioned the VE changed his answer to no jobs that I could do. The judge said my Drs and I weren't credible. Where the he'll does he get off. He went by what SSD DRS said I've never even seen them. This judge doesn't care about anyone but himself.

Patty Weimer
Judge: Marilyn S. Mauer
8/3/2017 11:03:39 AM

Honorable Judge Mauer makes her decisions on the facts of the case! She even dismissed their Psychiatric evaluation due to absolute false statements! She is my Hero! Thank you ALJ Marilyn S Mauer!

Denied twice
Judge: John Michaelsen
8/2/2017 1:27:23 AM

Judge Michaelsen doesn't care about anyone but himself and his ratings. I had my hearing the beginning of July and was denied in three weeks. The VE said there where no jobs I could do in the national economy, I am over 55 and have had my three doctors say that I can't work. I have severe PTSD, anxiety and severe depression and have been close to suicide several times. I had worked up until March of 2013. I had a breakdown after my husband died of stage 4 terminal cancer. I grew up being sexually abused by family members and beaten daily from my mom growing up. I had work from 1980 until 2013 accept for October 2009 to October 2010 because I had to take care of my husband. I tried going back to work but, it was very difficult. I have horrible nightmares of my childhood being abused on a daily basis. I have wished several times I wish my mom would have killed me or that I had died and not my husband. I have tried to work after he died but I had a hard time so I went onto FMLA and ran out so I was fired. I tried working in a warehouse but than I messed up my back and kept getting yelled at I would have anxiety attacks and not be able to go back until I felt I could and my doctors approved me to. At my hearing the VE said there where no jobs in the national economy that I could do. I guess I'll be living in my car and homeless because I've lost everything. I'm tired of people who have never worked get SSI they run around and do whatever they want. They need to be re-evaluated and pay there dues just like everyone else. Judge Michaelsen needs to try to get SSDI I would sure deny him and let him become homeless. Maybe he would change his arrogant attitude towards others.

Judge: Steven A De Monbreum
7/31/2017 6:22:44 AM

I have asked my wife to post this comment..... I found Judge De Monbreum to very pleasant and reasonable in proceeding over my case. He took the time to ask many questions and listened to what was part of my case. Now the vocation rehab testimony was not very knowledge in my work history. She stated I could be a Manger which is not at all probable, due to the fact that if a person does not show up to work I would have to cover for them and do their job! and that would require me to do past my limitations... so it is not probable for me to do a job like that....I have tried to find employment previous to filing and no one would hire me due to all my limitations... So I hope that Judge De Monbreum see that in this case. Other than that I feel good about this judge - fair and understanding.

Michael Dietz
Judge: Elizabeth Watson
7/30/2017 3:17:09 AM

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Judge: Anthony J Johnson
7/24/2017 2:28:55 PM

If all judges were as professional, knowledgeable, kind, courteous, and compassionate like Judge Anthony J. Johnson, Jr., the world would be a much better place!....

Judge: Anthony J Johnson
7/19/2017 8:52:25 AM

I had my hearing in June 2017, with Judge Brown! Was a little nervous as to what to expect being that the attorney appointed to my case wasn't much help! Only spoke to her once briefly a couple of days before the hearing! Anyway, so much for that! However, Judge Brown was very personable, mannerable, great personality, although I was shocked when I first entered because he looked too young to be a Judge! He appeared to be a very fair Judge! He listen, asked question based on my medical reports, tests etc! Which he was very knowledgeable of! And even the questions he asked the Vocational Expert I felt was appropriate! For I know that is their (Judges) job is to ask questions to see if there is any jobs we can possibly do! Overall,I can only give the max of 5 stars! Judge Brown I feel is a GREAT & FAIR Judge! And I really feel as though he will make the right decisions in cases that is presented to him!!!

Judge: John D Sullivan
2/24/2017 11:12:33 AM

I have 3 servere disabilitys and am waiting for a court date it has been a very iong time my name in Christopher k neco phone #4093546716 could u forward any information to mr email account thank you

Judge: Katherine Weatherly
1/11/2017 11:00:54 PM

Ignored physician statements Left out key details during hypothetical Proceeded to then ignore said key details after they were brought to light by lawyer Mind appeared set before hearing even began

Judge: Rudolph Murgo
11/16/2016 3:50:45 PM

asked questions that were irrelevant to my case. Like what do you do on your smart phone? Do you look for sales on it? Is it safe to say you look for sales on it? Kept asking if I smoked pot or used street drugs to which I kept replying no.

Judge: Gary Elliott
11/14/2016 12:01:41 PM

Judge Gary Elliott should be depended, disbarred and thrown in jail. On my social security denial he decided that the testimony of my licensed Psychiatrist carried "little weight" because my Psychiatrist agreed with me. He totally disregarded the fact that I was having panic attacks, vomiting and getting diarrhea on the way to work because my anxiety was so bad. He implied that somehow I just made up the arthritis in my back, but x-rays don't lie. He does not believe that people with anxiety and depression can get substantially worse over the years. I used to be able to function somewhat at work but with much difficulty but stopped working because of panic attacks, crying, difficulty breathing, talking too fast, getting in trouble for behavior bring socially inappropriate

Judge: Edward H Hein
11/2/2016 5:32:28 PM

Very Humble Man made me feel comfortable in his court room was very passionate and fair.

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

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

Deborah Frisch
Judge: Elizabeth Watson
10/22/2016 1:45:29 AM

This judge brags on facebook that she majored in beer drinking at the UO. she has trampy pictures with visible nipples. She should be in prison for fraud and other crimes. What a stupid drunk tramp.

Judge: Katherine Weatherly
10/15/2016 9:53:06 PM

Best judge ever!!

Judge: M. J. Adams
9/30/2016 6:59:00 PM

judge adams is contemptuous and so blatantly incorrect in his findings that he needs removed from office and/or spend some time in jail for his mail fraud. I received his ruling and found so many mistakes that I am going to confer with my lawyer about charging him with mail fraud, he signed it, he should do the time! 0 stars

Judge: Michael Gilbert
9/19/2016 1:51:45 PM

I agree with VB, this judge should be investigated and taken off the bench. He belittles a person to the point that they would like to die. He hates veterans and could care less about their mental status. I will be writing my local senator about this judge and also have a appointment with DAV to file bias actions against him....if your a veteran and get this judge, do everything you can to not go before him!!

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

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

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

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

Judge: John D Sullivan
7/27/2016 10:08:04 PM

Very polite. He seems to be a fair judge he listened to everything from all parties. Said he would review all evidence and make a decision. Court went fast but not rushed

Judge: Marilyn S. Mauer
5/26/2016 12:50:55 PM

Judge Mauer is a tough taskmaster. It is my experience that no mistakes by attorneys or representatives will be overlooked or excuses accepted. This is a good thing. She is very tough on such matters, and I am a more cautious, careful representative because of it. I have not appeared in her court in some time, but I found her case decisions spot-on.

Judge: B Hobbs
5/10/2016 10:55:22 AM

Smart judge

Mark C Kriska
Judge: Rudolph Murgo
4/26/2016 8:25:22 AM

OMG years he has been screwing me,He just grills me about my Military.Said that there was no such thing as corporal's in the US ARMY in 1980.I have severe disabilities,one is PTSD severe.I have severe PTSD with this judge,I have been chopped open,fillet,1/3 of my gut, 5 life saving surgeries in the 4 years alone heart attacks with surgeries.RSD advancing. OMG get a different Judge if possible!

Judge: M. J. Adams
1/28/2016 10:06:28 PM

I was certain before we left the room he will disapprove me. I got the impression he is not keen toward veterans and never let me counter the false comments being made.

Cynthia garsa
Judge: John D Sullivan
1/26/2016 12:17:41 AM

Not a good judge not fair.he dosnt care too hurt the disable people feelings he put you down he dont care he has done a bad conduct i should report this judge for bee rude mean and not caring.i think he should bee sitting in ehere he dont desever too be judge i hope you lose next time

Judge: Cynthia D Rosa
12/31/2015 12:14:22 PM

This is my personal opinion of Cynthia D. Rosa Administrative Law Judge at the Tacoma ODAR. She is not honest, is not fair or impartial and needs to be bared from practicing law. It is my opinion she will change the facts in a case for the purpose of her ALJ decision. This is not fair to the other hard working ALJ's working at the Tacoma office that are fair, honest and do a very good job. Everyone that has had or believes that she has acted improper or biased need to report her for investigation.Claimants and their advocates or representatives may file a complaint against an ALJ if they believe the ALJ was biased or engaged in improper conduct.Individuals may submit written complaints to the Office of the Chief ALJ as well as regional offices RO) and hearing offices.ODAR receives complaints through a variety of other means, including the Appeals Council(AC),the Social Security administration’s(SSA) National 800 Telephone Number Network, the Office of the Inspector General’s(OIG) Hotline, and members of Congress on behalf of their constituents. According to SSA policy, ODAR will review, investigate, and respond to each public complaint against an ALJ. The Division of Quality Service DQS),within ODAR’s Office of Executive Operations and Human Resources reviews and resolves these complaints with the assistance of ODAR’s RO staff, as appropriate. Only state the facts and list how the judge was impartial or biiased. It does not good to complain unless you take the effort to report the conduct. It will be tracked and may help other claimants.

Judge: M. J. Adams
12/3/2015 6:34:31 PM

Had a hearing the other day, no decision yet. This ALJ was arrogant, rude, seemed closed-minded, and was very impatient with people. The irony is that the characteristics and unprofessional behavior of this guy were such that he would likely not keep a job in the private sector if this behavior was chronic which it seems to be based on other comments, ie has impairment in how he relates socially, yet he is the one looking down his nose from his self-constructed ivory tower judging others' impairments. Strange system we have.

Judge: M. J. Adams
12/2/2015 3:27:02 PM

Judge Adams was pleasant only until something benign irritated him, then his true colors showed. He was rude, unprofessional, and closed minded. He even said things that were incorrect, but in a contemptuous way, which further underscored why he is unfit for this job. As an attorney, I give respect and expect the same. Judge or not, he is also an attorney who should be professional and not disrespect himself by being so rude and unprofessional. He asked scant and slanted questions that seemed biased against the claimant.

Judge: Moira Ausems
11/26/2015 10:27:07 AM

I want to start with a thank you to judge Ausems for the full favorable decision.i waited for 2 long yrs for my hearing,at the hearing at the end judge Ausems said she would have her decision out in 30 day' has been over 60 days and I'm a single dad of 3 young children. i took what she said about the 30 days to heart and i have been living on barely anything for several yrs now ..i just wish that when they say something they would stick to it.i have talked to representatives and they all have different my opinion(which means nothing to them because they don't have to struggle)but if you win your case they should process it in a timely matter..

Judge: Moira Ausems
11/14/2015 10:53:51 PM

I want to thank Judge Ausems for the favorable decision,I waited for almost 2 years for my hearing..I'm also a single dad of 3 children.I was told by Judge Ausems that she would have the favorable decision in 30 days and in just a few days it will be 60 days...i hope after the lengthy wait for the hearing that this process will be alot faster.

Judge: John Michaelsen
11/2/2015 12:12:18 PM

Well as for myself and my 6 strokes and still being denied my SSD after paying in to it since 1980,never collecting unemployment always worked and now can not well I think you know my feelings.

Judge: Elizabeth Watson
9/26/2015 1:59:15 AM

Judge Watson is a good judge.

Judge: Cynthia D Rosa
9/10/2015 12:46:31 PM

COMPLETE NIGHTMARE OF A JUDGE. Did NOT take into account much if any of the testimony of myself and my attorney. She conveniently overlooked over TWO DOZENS documented issues and statements. She even went so far as to dismiss the occupational expert's final testimony that I am NOT able to hold ANY job in the US job market. I was medically retired from the Army and the VA rated me 100% disabled for PTSD and I'm considered housebound, which basically means I can't leave the house without having panic attacks. What does it take to get approved?

Judge: John Michaelsen
8/6/2015 10:53:38 AM

The judge made false statements in my decision, stating that there was a vocational expert present when in fact there was no vocational expert and court recordings will be able to verify that. He used my disability against me in his decision, stating his opinion that tardiness at a work assessment was due to"low motivation towards work goals" when the incident in question was a result of the symptoms I was experiencing. There are false and contradictory statements on every page of my decision letter. He gives no weight to any supporting evidence and based his decision solely on personal opinion of my character. The judge is neither impartial, nor unbiased. It's no wonder his rating of approval is so far out of line with his peers' ratings.

Judge: John Michaelsen
6/9/2015 9:27:54 PM


Judge: Cynthia D Rosa
5/30/2015 10:19:36 AM

I had the misfortune of being at a hearing in front of this judge. Her decision was plain and simple a hatchet job. Judges are supposed to be impartial but clearly this word does not exist in her vocabulary. She should be removed from being a judge. She is the most pathetic judge I have ever been exposed to and I have been to many different courts in many different venues. She should be removed from the BAR!

Judge: Marilyn S. Mauer
5/3/2015 5:32:00 PM

Another thing about this incompetent judge: She asked me about my PTSD. I said, "Well, it's fear and --" she CUT ME OFF. I told her I do better in therapy with a Christian pastor or therapist,and she twisted my words. She badgered me. She put me down. This woman has NO compassion. Again, I was told by Disability that I was get an "impartial" judge. I was even going to ask for just "supplemental" disability, but she wants me to go AGAIN to "their" psychs. just to be told "nothing's wrong with her." They are PAID to say nothing is wrong with me! I have cut my arms when I get depressed She saw PICTURES of my bloody arms! I even TOLD her at the end of the hearing that I "don't want to be like this. I WISH I could go put on my nice suits and kick butt and work, but I can't!" She just tsked her tongue and walked away. There is something wrong with this woman!! When I was working and an attorney would get verbally abusive, I had panic attacks,and one time the ambulance and cops had to come to the deposition! She accused me of not taking my meds, which is a flat-out lie! I even talked to the doctor who's treating me after the hearing and he said he didn't say that. Whatever! She's so nasty and just doesn't give a crap!

Darren Bradford
Judge: Edward H Hein
4/8/2015 9:10:32 PM

I felt very comfortable standing or sitting before ALJ, E.H.Hein. Thank ALJ, Hein. He deserves 7 ,Stars.

Kristina Sackett
Judge: Robert F Spaulding
2/5/2015 7:22:58 PM

The judge started out in a negative mood that shadowed the hearing. While I was approved, he removed 2 years off of my disability claim. The two years removed were the years that my Bipolar visor made it impossible for me to function. 2-4 days I could not get out of bed, days my husband stayed home from work because he was worried I would kill myself. The only conclusion I have is that This judge does not consider mental illness to be a real disease that can affect people's lives. From my work as an ER nurse, From working the Thurston Shooting, To raising a son diagnosed with Bipolar disorder at 13, and having to have him taken to the ER in police restraints because his violent outburst broke his father's nose and sprained my arm, I think I am very qualified to say that Bipolar disorder is a disease that is just as debilitating if not more that all of the blown out disc's in my back. Thank you for listening.

Judge: Steven A De Monbreum
12/3/2014 7:38:32 AM

I recently went in front of Judge De Monbreum and was granted an Approval on my case. He was NOT at all Rude as previously stated. My case was heard & denied by another Judge sometime ago, so I appealed that decision and Won the appeal. Next, my case came back for review in front of Judge De Monbreum, who actually took the time & looked at ALL of my Medical History after my surgeries, which the other Judge did NOT do. He made the right decision, which should have been done the first time, but it was well worth the wait! Thanks
Judge: Rudolph Murgo
10/30/2014 5:50:07 PM

this judge is an absolute disgrace to the bench he is totally a joke he is a racist at their worst he needs to be removed from the he thinks he is God Almighty he thinks he has all the answers he thinks he knows more than the doctors do who have been practicing medicine for half their lives I'm talking about doctors with degrees upon degrees and I'm quite sure he doesn't have that one degree in medicine so how is he going to tell a doctor what is nothing wrong with a person the man needs to have his head examined cuz he is truly out of the loop

Judge: John A Beall
10/19/2014 2:14:22 PM

I wish I would have known about this site before rescheduling my client-employer's hearing date due to a lack of legal representation. He now has been rescheduled with a different judge, which based on these ratings is bad news. All I can do is pray to God and reach out to family and friends support and additional advocacy. After being forced to abandon my previous life and career in exchange for a less important job at half the wage I am worth, and after years of persevering and advocating with all my heart for my client-employer's basic rights to dignity and independence, after all we have been through, I can only pray that whichever judge is assigned will be a judge of honor who is able to really take the time to hear our story and give us the chance to explain 6 years worth of evidence. I also pray that I am able to locate and retain and affordable attorney who is passionate enough about the ins and outs of my clients needs and the enormous challenges that have been wrongly inflicted on my client, my client's advocates and my client's family members. I pray the judge will be able to understand and sympathize with all the barriers to services that have been built by employees who don't even bother to read or understand the very rules that their entire careers are based on.

Judge: Michael Gilbert
9/24/2014 3:03:26 AM

The more "desirable" comments left below were obviously fabricated, most likely by Judge Gilbert himself. I've worked in close proximity to Mr. Gilbert on many occasions, and can attest to the fact that he is no longer competent enough to perform his duties. I feel bad for him but he is currently a danger to the community and should be evaluated immediately. If you're certain you've enough evidence for a favorable decision, I recommend contacting the Appeals Council directly upon receiving a denial from Judge Gilbert. They are aware of his conduct.

Not a lazy Autistic person
Judge: John J Madden
9/17/2014 11:48:24 AM

According to this judge Autism and it's various co-morbidity is, and I directly quote "that's just being lazy," and that "just doing what he wants to" Seriously and ALJ thinks Autism is just laziness, and nothing more! Besides if anyone actually knows this person, lazy is not a word they would use to describe this individual. Is there a negative 5 star option? Of course that's being Generous...

judge justice
Judge: M. J. Adams
9/9/2014 2:25:40 PM

Just so your clear reader who's reading this. You have a 0% chance of winning ssdi in king county if your mentally challenged, or any mental infliction. I'm extremely bi polar have committed suicide attempts regularly with 14 years of mental illness documentation. M.j. adams and kimberly boyce or any of these judges DO NOT CARE about any mental illness claims. At all. They will dismiss you after putting you through abusive interrogation. Just how they do. Federal is where you'll have a 55% chance of winning after 5 years. If your lucky. Washington state is broke, they hope your mental illness leads to death or homelessness skid row so you drop off and don't collect measily 750$ a month. Its darwinism, and washington state and olympia fat cats cut everything related to social well being first and foremost. Thats why your dshs is 197$ a month. Thats why texas state has better ssdi approval ratings (the redest state in america). Somethings wrong with the olympia government and washington state has the worst mental help offerings than any state in america. YOU want your ssdi granted? MOVE. And if you stay prey you don't get kimberly boyce as your judge. She's at a 15-19% approval rating and 0% for mental illness no matter the evidence.

Marguerite Brown
Judge: Anthony J Johnson
9/5/2014 9:32:35 PM

I was very nervous about my hearing. The closest I have ever been to a courtroom is watching Law and Order. Judge Johnson is an excellent listener. It is very hard to talk about a disease that you live with, plus most people don't want to hear about your struggles anyway. But Judge Johnson asked insightful questions, and really listened to my answers as evidenced by his follow up. He also was professional and had researched my very rare disease. I was grateful for this. His staff was also very pleasant to me.

Appeals Master
Judge: M. J. Adams
8/30/2014 10:53:56 AM

I'm sorry to hear that Judge Adams was harsh and didn't look at anyone's evidence. He did the same to me, he took one look at me and made up his mind before I said a word. He sat and smiled the entire time and I knew from the look on his face he wasn't going to approve me. But what Judge Adams didn't know was once I sink my teeth into something I don't let go, at any price. So I appealed it through a panel in Boston, they didn't even look at the evidence. My attorney said "you have a case" and got me another attorney that took my case into Federal Court. Thanks to the Federal Court Judge, Judge Adams verdict was overturned. If your case is good enough to go to Federal court and get overturned, I think you have a better chance of getting your SSI/SSDI. Good luck to everyone.

Judge: Gary Elliott
8/26/2014 1:23:54 AM

Hi, I want to say that the judge my mother had on 8/1/2014 was a blessing. Finally someone listened, and heard the cries of my mothers pain of all that has happened to her in life. Her anxiety,depression,PTSD,Abuse,and other health issues. My NANA went with her that day, and they just prayed for farines, being on the negative that was being said about judges not caring. Well my mother said the judge, and the staff treated them well, and that was a shock for her. My mother told me the judge listened to her, and showed he was a human being with care. My mother just prayed,and gave it to God. She said the lord knows the truth, and will be on her side. Her verse Psalms 7 she just kept saying it. My sister, and I feel a little better going off to college know. My mother wants to thank Judge Gary Elliott and staff for letting her speak, and her approval. She will never be the same, but a least this part of the system showed her they care about mental illness. The lord is watching over her, and my NaNa and PaPa. She is worried because she has to do another review in 2 yrs. Just keeps that anxiety on her. We understand. Thank you Judge Gary Elliott for hearing my mother. Daughters, Love... Mom RGK Psalms 102

Judge: Gary Elliott
7/16/2014 5:29:29 PM

Helping my mother with paper work. We needed location for address. She came across of some scary reviews that people wrote. They wasn't treated fairly, and was judge by them not caring. We came across one that said that one of the judges did care. To see her go in to anxiety attack again scared me. She has been a fighter all her life, and worked hard. My mom is not the same. We lost her years ago. She always kept putting the strong face on. My sister, and grandparents would hear her cry at night, and break down. I'm praying that the Judge is honest, and fair. My mother has been through a lot with sickness, and other health issues for years. This VA scandal with high ups not protecting people, and helping is sad. They end up hurting people, and they die. Mental illness is serious, anxiety, PTSD, Depression, being abuse, and other chronic medical issues. My mother worked hard in life, and did everything right. What happened to her in life still hunts her. People deserve their disability. Nobody understands until you have the issues. Mental issues is serious. My mom covered hers up for years when bad was being doing to her for us. Until you have a panic attack, anxiety, depression or see it happens to your love one. It's hard. God Bless, Have not seen judge yet. We are going by the good reviews my nana, and I read. For my mother Psalms 7 her verse

Disability Advocate
Judge: Anthony J Johnson
7/8/2014 10:52:11 PM

Judge Johnson is knowledgeable in this area of law and fair. He is polite and personable. He asks witnesses thoughtful and probing questions directly related to the case. He asks the vocational expert very good questions based on the evidence and testimony that will indicate whether there are jobs and the number of jobs in the U.S. related to the evidence presented. However, if the evidence does not support your claim, he will deny your appeal. What more can you ask than a judge who makes his/her decision based on the evidence and testimony.

Judge: Marilyn S. Mauer
7/8/2014 2:02:56 PM

Good luck with her! She's an absolute witch and is by far the most unreasonable ALJ in the entire country. She will do all she can to antagonize your client and criticize everyone at the hearing, including the vocational expert and the hearing reporter. She is a nightmare to work with and ODAR would do well to get rid of her.

Judge: Michael Gilbert
4/28/2014 7:43:17 PM

So some one out there please post what a person can do to file a complaint about this judge ? He lied on over half my claim, now my points will be up in September and I'm told a revue would be 15 to 18 months out !! Its so unfair that people like this can lie so much about you knowing theres nothing you can do to them ! Its really sad !! I hope your proud of yourself treating sick people the way you do Gilbert !

Judge: Michael Gilbert
4/24/2014 9:05:41 PM

Its really sad that these judges don't take more time to see just how bad a persons health really is. I had my hearing last October and just now got a letter. I've been trying to get on SSI disability for 4 years now. With letters from my doctors for the last 2 years. I have peripheral neuropathy from my nees down and in my wrists and hands. Copd, Asthma, sincopes, and type 2 diabetes uncontrollable. I take 22 pills a day ( 16 for pain alone ) 3 inhalors, 112 to 120 units of insulin a day. I can't sit or stand for very long without a lot of pain. Its hard to breath around a lot of things, I'm on oxygen at night for sleep apnea. First thing out of the judges mouth was I know your health is very bad that's why we don't have a doctor here with us today. But I'm sure there is some kind of job out there for you !! Well he kept me there for 2 hours trying to find a job for me with no luck. And now once again kicked aside from another worthless person ! I mean come on, if there is a job out there that will let me sit down and rest evry hour or two, pop my vicodin evry 4 hours, use my cane on bad days, Take your cape off, get your butt from behind that desk, and find me that job ! I worked my butt off all my life and my government took money from my pay check just in case I was to get sick like this to help me. So now I have to fight to pay my bills and put food on my table for my wife and me because YOU don't feel I'm to sick not to work now. Well its to bad I can't put your feet in my shoe's for a day to really see how I feel. I honestly feel that some one like you should not have the power you have to be able to abuse it the way you do. Good luck down the road because I'm a firm its going to come back to bite you in the butt !!!

Judge: Marilyn S. Mauer
3/29/2014 10:21:31 AM

Unfavorable for me but made mistakes, so lots of opportunity for an appeal and a reversal.

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

A very kind, caring and knowledgeable Judge.

Judge: M. J. Adams
1/31/2014 4:02:29 AM

I am still waiting for a decision from Judge M. J. Adams. I don't know what his decision will be, but I feel that I provided him with enough evidence to prove I am disabled. I didn't feel disrespected in any way and felt the court proceeding was very professional. I did have representation, but at the end of the day, I am still waiting for a decision. It's been over 60 days now and I must admit that I am a bit worried that the longer it takes that a denial is looming. Still, I wasn't made to feel that I was wasting his or the courts time and I was listened to. Just hoping for the best now.

Judge: M. J. Adams
1/21/2014 11:16:34 PM

I have to disagree with the other comments left on this page about Judge Adams. I found him to be professional and respectful. His final judgement is pending further information from my Doctor. Whether or not he decides to approve my benefits, I still believe he treated me kindly and fairly. He listened to what I had to say and was not harsh in his tone. I had representation with me, I am not sure if the others who commented did. Maybe that made a difference.

Judge: Michael Gilbert
1/15/2014 10:29:32 PM

Before my hearing last month, I made the mistake of coming on here and reading these reviews. My panic attacks started increasing the closer it got to my hearing date. After a childhood and life of being abused, I thought, I can't take one more person being cruel to me. I had a vision of a horrible person in my head. I was expecting the worse. I was shaking, scared of what I was about to have to talk about, and scared to death of this judge. But yet he was kind to me. I felt like he was genuinely interested in what I had experienced as a kid, and what it has left me dealing with on a day to day basis. Not one time did he make me feel bad, belittle me or do anything that is stated here. The first words he said to me where, "I can see you are really nervous, and I want you to know it's going to be okay." I won't ever forget that he said that to me. He did dig into my life big time, but I felt like he needed to, not only to understand me, but to understand what I have experienced and how it affects me each day. I honestly felt compassion from him, and maybe that's because I was horribly abused as a child, and he could connect with that somehow. I obviously don't know him personally, so I can only guess. But I had to come on here and say my piece, because I appreciated that he was kind to me. At one point, I broke down sobbing, and they even got me some water to drink. My honest opinion/feeling is that Judge Gilbert's no nonsense approach may be misinterpreted as meanness. All I can say is that my personal experience with him, I did not see this mean person that everyone has talked about here. I experienced a judge who had taken the time to read my case, and find out who I was and what had happened to me as a kid. I appreciated that in itself. I have not received my decision yet, and no matter what it is, I still stand by what my experience was. I also have a rule that I don't write bad reviews online about anyone. There's enough meanness in the world without me adding to it.

D Mac
Judge: M. J. Adams
12/22/2013 10:25:46 PM

His numbers speak for himself. I was denied with a large amount of evidence. I felt he was very rude and jaded. He failed to look at all my evidence and doctors reports. I felt my case was finished before it started. He was more interested in discrediting me and being mean he should be removed from the bench. It is pure hate that a person with his credentials to sit up their and treat people that have worked their whole life and when they need their benefit's are denied out of spite.

Judge: Cynthia D Rosa
12/18/2013 9:00:39 AM

she is being investigated because she hasnt done her job properly since transferring. she really messed up my wifes life but we got it finally. shes dirty and just denied or dismisses everyone without caring

Judge: Steven A De Monbreum
10/22/2013 5:43:23 PM

Appeared before him in a video hearing. Fair, reasoned, great judge. Allowed me to question claimant about possibly damaging information in some of the medical reports. Absolutely no complaints about Judge DeMonbreum; would like more ALJs to be as balanced and fair as he is and to run their hearings as well as he does his.

Judge: Anthony J Johnson
8/29/2013 1:05:09 PM

Really good manners at the bench --- personable, smiles and claimants feel comfortable around him. He seems fair and tends to know the record well. He seems a bit young, 40ish, but professional nonetheless and good personality. He does not pull that stereotypical "hard-***"act that most ALJs try pull because they feel like being Judge Judy. Good ALJ overall!

Judge: Steven A De Monbreum
4/24/2013 9:17:56 AM

He was very rude to me and had me in tears worse than my disability. I have worked all my life and deserve my benefits. I honestly felt I was at a trial for committing a crime. It was the worse experience of my life. Where is our justice system? Very shameful.

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

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

Judge: M. J. Adams
4/9/2013 2:57:10 PM

Very cold and unprofessional. Doesnt take the time to ask questions to compare to evidence. Very short, dont waste your time on him. Youll get denied. He acts like he doesnt even want to be there to give benefits to the people who need them. I had more than plently enough evidence that i couldnt work, but he had made his decision before i even walked in the room. After 2 years of fighting, i was denied in less then 10 minutes.

Judge: M. J. Adams
4/3/2013 7:49:27 PM

Judge Adams sometimes does not evaluate evidence correctly, even when the evidence of disability is overwhelming. See Echtinaw v. Astrue.

jessica jackson
Judge: MaryKay Rauenzahn
3/28/2013 5:51:17 AM

marykay is awesome at what she does. she was a good attorney and i bet a kick but judge she is down to earth, shes nice and shes a friendly and smart. she is about helping people and understanding what people go threw which is why she is good with what she does. she is the best.......

Judge: John J Madden
3/21/2013 12:04:34 AM

This Judge is totally biased. He didn't even look at the whole binder or case file. He blatantly ignored evidence which proves my disability. Social Security needs to out a stop to his abuse on the bench. I hope when he needs social security the judge will make him go through a;; the steps just like I am doing right now. Step 5: FEDERAL COURT! I have had to endure that which would try the patience of a Saint. I am fed up with the bs and I am tired of being beaten down by the Social Security Administration.

Judge: Rudolph Murgo
3/19/2013 4:55:34 PM

During my hearing, even though my lawyer discounted what was offered by the occupational expert, he never used it for his decision. She offered jobs i could potentially do, and my lawyer asked her questions in regards to my limitations and needs, which she then stated no I couldn't do it with those requirements, yet he still used her info saying I could. Also he seemed more concerned with getting to lunch on time rather then hearing from my witness I brought along, rather they wanted a written statement from her which he later called suspicious because she didn't mention a certain fact. I would argue that is why my lawyer needed to be able to question her. There is something wrong when they are pushed to blanket deny more then approve. I agree there are slim out there looking for nothing but a free ride, but when I have all the evidence that proves my case, and they still deny me based on false info, its hard to believe in the system. Even things such as reports I wan not doing the treatment I was told to. Well they just failed to mention that my health insurance doesn't cover those treatments, and supposedly they are not supposed to count that against you. Then again, I am on the state health program as well, go figure.

Angela L. Rotundo
Judge: MaryKay Rauenzahn
3/12/2013 11:30:37 PM

The representative who my law firm hired from my city was a waste, in my opinion. Mr. Gandy gave me the curtesy of less than 15 minutes to meet with me right before the hearing and I can say that the way he asked me questions that morning, I knew he did not read my file that was forwared to him from the actual law firm I had employed to represent me. I was very fortunate to have Judge Rauenzahn reside over my disability hearing. Walking in, I felt like I had already lost, but the Judge was warm and human by the way she introduced herself to me and how she related to the Recorder and Statistic Case worker. It amazed me all through the hearing how much she knew about my past health to present. Unlike the representitive I had been appointed, the Judge's thorough knowledge of me actually gave me a sense of validation. Thank you Judge Rauenzahn.

Judge: John Michaelsen
3/10/2013 4:18:09 AM

Judge Michaelsen was very thorough in his questioning of me. He considered all of my symptoms and their restrictions of my work activity. His decision letter was very precise and informative. I feel I had a very fair hearing. Thank you Judge Michaelsen.

Ula Staley
Judge: John J Madden
2/8/2013 1:02:06 PM

I will not give ANY stars for this person,He didn't follow directions of the courts in my case an 2 different times he Plainly stated "I don't even know why you are even here.

Judge: Michael Gilbert
2/3/2013 5:39:45 PM

Are there minus stars?

Judge: Michael Gilbert
1/30/2013 2:01:29 PM

I have been before Judge Michael Gilbert 2 times. I found he I believe purposely went outside the guidelines of Law several times with regards to the scope of his questions. I don't know whether to believe the statistics. however my experience has not conformed to the numbers be represented. the time it took to get my case before this judge was extreme. my case was even delayed further because judge Gilbert stated he had a conflict in his scheduling. I am a disabled veteran on state pension. I have to tumors in my liver and blindness in my left eye as well as degenerative disc disease in all but 1 disc in my neck I was sole provider for my 3 girls when I was injured on the job in nursing. that was March of 2005. I have yet to receive my hearing information. the last of the hearings was held September 18th 2012. it is now the last day of January 2013. I had to sue the last judge I sure hope this time is different. this is the worst system I have ever been exposed to in government

Judge: Michael Gilbert
1/18/2013 7:30:09 AM

Judge Gilbert is a hacket man; he does not follow the law. He is rude and insensitve. He acts as an advocate not as a judge. He is a prosecutor of anyone who believes he or she is disabled. He will tear you apart as a prosecutor and minimized any problem you may have. Every person appearing before him should contact their congressman and complain about his confusion. He prosecutes you for your impairments and highlights anything to destroy your credibility.

Judge: Edward H Hein
12/25/2012 3:04:52 AM

He is kind and very fair. Fully favorable on the spot.

Judge: Marilyn S. Mauer
12/5/2012 10:35:29 PM

Very efficient, kind. Granted my client a favorable OTR. However, I find the clerks in this ODAR a bit disorganized.

Judge: Moira Ausems
12/5/2012 10:32:36 PM

I flew to Spokane in the middle of winter to represent a client before Judge Ausems a few years ago. Unfortunately, the weather worsened and I was actually stranded at the Spokane airport in the middle of a blizzard. I called ODAR to inform the clerk and ALJ Ausems was very kind, understanding, and even arranged for me to participate in the hearing via phone from my hotel room.

Danny Stanks
Judge: Johnson
11/27/2012 9:01:22 AM

Judge Johnon Jr was a really nice judge. I thought the ADJ process was going to be intimidating but right away he explained how it was going to work and put me at ease. He asked me a lot of questions and fully eplained them to me if i didnt understand. I am so thankful for this Judge! THANK YOU!

Judge: John D Sullivan
10/16/2012 12:22:25 PM

Takes control of his Court and moves proceedings along swiftly, yet will allow an Appellant time to present ALL his/her evidence fully. Often questions the Government's Labor Classification Expert and sworn Appellant from the Bench.

Judge: Michael Gilbert
9/6/2012 4:38:51 PM

Judge Gilbert is an excellent judge, appointed to accurately and vigilantly analyze cases to serve the American public. Do not be fooled by argumentative and libelious comments submitted.

Judge: Rudolph Murgo
8/16/2012 6:25:05 PM


kevin johnson
Judge: Edward H Hein
8/2/2012 8:35:11 PM

I like this judge. He listened to me and i felt comfortable wit him despite i represented my self @ my hearing. Excellant judge

Judge: Michael Gilbert
7/13/2012 7:42:05 PM

Judge Gilbert was not a "good Judge." and I am using the politically correct terms in order to keep my temper. He was very unethical in terms about asking in the beginning of the proceedings about my marriage falling apart and if that had anything to do with my mental state, who was getting custody of my daughter in which there was complications that obviously he was aware of that not I nor my attorney was aware that he knew of, and a CPS investigation concerning my now ex-husband that was involving my divorce that was completely separate from my medical portion of my procedings. I am a disabled veteran. I felt attacked in every way, shape, and form. I suffer from PTSD, brain lesions, asthma, a pseduotumor that has made me 80% disabled with individual unemployability through the VA. He asked about my "stressors" and when it was told to him about my events overseas, his comments were less than favorable - "Is that it???" I have been in school before getting diagnosed with my psuedotumor and because of a misdiagnosis of migraines in which are now combined with the pseudotumor to date. He over-analysed everything and even asked for extra things such as letters from my instructors concerning the provisions that they had given me in order to stay in school to graduate so I wouldn't incur a debt to the VA and be successfull in graduating. According to his extenuating notes, he stated that I appeared, "normal" as if that I am supposed to be in some sort of state when I have made provisions to get better when my sight was going to go and much worse, being a single parent with two children to care for. He questioned my integrity as a parent, a female and a veteran. After all of this, I was not surprised that he denied my social security benefits for being honest and putting me through the worst 90 minutes that no one should have to endure. If my opinion, Judge Gilbert is a sniper when it comes to compassion and I have every right to file a formal complaint for the injustice that he had put upon me. Not for just his findings, but for how his process is. And hopefully, with my complaint on record, no matter what, it may help towards not having someone else go through this for them or their family.

Judge: Wynne O'Brien-Persons
6/27/2012 7:14:05 AM

When I went into my hearing with Judge Wynne O'brien Perdons I was happy to hear that I was going before a new judge. I have never in my life been before any type of judge or any law enforcement, so to hear she was new put me a little at ease, since this whole disability world is new to me. God knows, I would much rather be able to work then go through all of the chronic pain and suffering that I go through every single day and every night, as I am sure many other people out there who are truly disabled would agree. Looking back at the day of my hearing I was so nervous I couldn't think straight. For me; It was like going to a doctor and having so many questions for them, and wanting to tell them all of the things that I battled physically during the month, but my mind goes completly blank at that presice moment of course. When leaving my appointment all of the questions I wanted to ask comes back to me like a flood, and I would think to myself "I forgot to tell him/her this or that". Unfortuntely, my case was denied, I think because of my own testimony and other reasons. When my hearing was over and I walked out the door, all of things I wanted to tell her came back like a flood, and all I wanted to do was go back in there and cry out for mercy because the pain I am in all the time, and I know I cant work, but I didn't. After reading her desision all I did was cry for days. I felt her jugement of me was so unfair because things were taken out of content, and I truly have alot of pain, how can chronic pain even be measured? I have worked hard all of my life, until I finally had to admit to myself that I am disabled. This was a very hard thing for me to come to terms with. After reading some of the reviews regarding the other judges, I was glad that I went before Judge Wynne O'brien Persons. Best of luck to all of the people who are truly disabled, but were denied.

Wade Sanders
Judge: Moira Ausems
6/2/2012 2:27:06 PM

I received a denial for a hearing from Judge Ausems in 2010. In her denial Ausems wrote that I could request that she vacate or set aside her decision if I appealed to her within 10 days. I wrote to her and appealed to her to set aside her decision and submitted my request within the ten day period. I am still waiting to hear back from Judge Ausems. When my representatives went to the ODAR office in Spokane on my behalf to talk with Judge Ausems, Judge Ausems refused to speak with them and they were ordered out of the office at gunpoint by security.

Judge: John D Sullivan
5/15/2012 3:54:40 PM

Extremely polite and professional.

Judge: Steven A De Monbreum
3/19/2012 2:59:48 PM

I found Judge De Monbreum very rude and inconsiderate. He actually made the remark that I was morbidly obese (I am obese but not morbidly so) and if I lost weight all of my aches and pains would go away. Thanks, "dr." De Monbreum for letting me know that Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis, Stenosis, and chronic shingles are all caused by my weight! A weight, I might add, I have been at for the past 15 years ( 5'3"", 191 lbs)....

Judge: Janice E Shave
3/9/2012 7:05:07 AM

Judge Shave seems very nice. I do not approve of comments that she made about my case. She got information about me that when she blerted out a question about something I said to a Disability Psych. that did a interview with me was way not correct. I feel that she should not attack someone in that way. What was said is Depervation of Character and was way out of line. I would like to see that report and set the Record Straight. She took 3 different accurances and 3 different people and combined it into one incident with 1 person. Which leads me to believe that she was either fed the wrong information by someone that was not listening completely or she intentional did it. I would like to think she would not do that. She stated that she was not medicaly qualified to look at pictures that go with the report made by a Qualifed Phyician and Surgion who took the pictures of my insides, So my question would be how can you be qualified to do a Medical judgment as to if a person is truly in pain or disabled. I feel that judges that sit on this panel should have a medical background in order to get the right decision. Other wise this is a true injustice to the persons she or any other judge that has the authority to make the decision as to how much pain or the nature of the persons true disability.