Johnstown, Pennsylvania ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 10 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Johnstown, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 12.0 months. The average case processing time in Johnstown is 511 days.The Johnstown average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 34%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Johnstown ODAR office was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Johnstown 10 12.0 months 511 days 2.6 19% 34% 46%
Pennsylvania13.5 months515 days2.324%38%39%
National Average:14.9 months500 days2.120%42%38%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied

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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: April M Wexler
9/16/2019 7:12:50 AM

I'm a 42 which had me worried to begin with. I was quit pleased with Judge Wexler. She listen to what I had to say and treated me fairly. That's all that I ask. I believe she will make a fair ruling based on all the evidence.

Judge: Nelisbeth Ball
5/11/2019 11:47:30 AM

Wow, four reasonable cases all over 50 years of age. Not one single approval. Again, wow. Tells you all you need to know about this young ALJ.

Judge: Geoffrey S Casher
4/5/2018 8:34:34 AM

Hope you don’t get G. Casher. He thinks he’s a god as he sits high on his thrown. He does not give you a chance of telling your story. He just asks three or four questions. And doesn’t want to hear anymore from you. Waisted three years of my life. If I did not find God in those last 3 years. I would have killed myself. Why go on in such pain. But I have faith in Jesus Christ. Everything will be ok.

Judge: Joanna Papazekos
2/4/2018 9:45:02 PM

I am an Iraq combat veteran with a purple heart and a 100% disability rating from the VA for severe PTSD. I had several hearings before joanna papazekos and from the very first one, it was clear that she neither understood PTSD nor apparently believes it is a disability. When I returned from Iraq in 2006, I was diagnosed with severe PTSD by a private practice Psychiatrist in Pittsburgh and then began long-term treatment with a licensed Psychologist. When I had my first meeting with judge papazekos, I had been in continuous therapy for 11 years. At the hearing I presented written summaries from my original Psychiatrist, the Psychologist I saw for 11 years and a third Psychologist who I recently started seeing. In addition, I presented the Veterans Administration decision indicating I was 100% disabled from PTSD. I also presented evidence of being unable to work due to severe mood swings and evidence where I had tried to work part-time at a local Home Depot but had to quit due to triggered reactions I had at work. I had overwhelming evidence showing the severity of my disability problems, however, joanna papazekos did not take any of that evidence seriously. She denied my application for disability status. I can only conclude that she either 1. knows nothing about PTSD and its effects; or 2. harbors a resentment and/or feeling of discrimination against Veterans.

Judge: Joanna Papazekos
1/21/2018 11:54:36 PM

This judge was rude, and even insulting. dragged me through appeals for 5 years even after her first denial of me was remanded. Her vocational expert even told myattorney after a hearing that my case was in the bag, yet she still denied me. Gave no credibility to my dr's, Psychiatrist, numerous meds i'm on, or ER visits. I had to refile because of her. If I would get her again, I don't know what i'd do. This woman should be A prison guard, not someone supposed to judge fairly on poor health.

Judge: Kim Soo Nagle
11/21/2017 8:28:25 AM

Extremely fair judge with a pleasant demeanor. She gets right to the point and does not waste time with unnecessary questions. She is very respectful of the Claimant and can be interactive with counsel. She handles most of the questioning and the hearings last 30-45 minutes.

Judge: Mark Hockensmith
10/7/2017 4:39:17 PM

Judge: William H. Hauser
10/3/2017 11:40:25 AM

I was treated unfairly by him. He did not read my medical records. He said that I did not have a muscle disease, or that I had open wounds for three months on a hernia that is a foot by a foot. I have proof of all of this a the other six conditions I have. I had two hernia repairs and still got another one. I am deemed inoperable I have a lot of pain and the wounds keep bleeding through my clothes. I have seen people get disability for back pain or fibromyalgia that you can't prove. I have a ton of records to prove my health problems. He is a bad judge.

Judge: Geoffrey S Casher
10/2/2017 1:56:50 PM

I was wrong. This Judge is wrong. If you get this Judge be prepared to get denied.

Judge: Geoffrey S Casher
6/15/2017 8:00:30 PM

I read every review of this judge and all I can say about this man is that he is very thorough. I was asked just about every question imaginable so that he could get an accurate picture of my disabilities. I have yet to get the results and we are praying that he gets it right. Judge Casher was very professional. If you are really disabled don't worry. If you are faking I imagine you will be found out. If I get negative results I will be sure to report. Good luck everyone.

Judge: John B Langland
6/9/2017 6:31:42 PM

I cant believe this judge is actually a disability judge! He hasnt a clue about the not so common chronic illness and how it makes that person feel! There are a few not so common chronic illness that turns a persons life upside down in matters of minutes they hole life change. What ones was a active, working, outgoing person turned into a not active person, cant work person, not outgoing person because of all the limitations and bizzare symptoms this chronic illness has. Seems like this judge does not want to hear what the person with the not so common chronic illness has to go through each and every day the struggle, the fight, depression and the emotions and not to give up on life!! It is not just black and white with a not so common chronic illness at least what this judge could do try to do some research on not so common chronic illnesses so he might be able to have a better understanding of what people go through!!! Of course this judge dont walk in that persons shoes so he really doesnt know how their feel in the inside!! It is sad that a persons lifely hood lays in the hand of a judge that has no heart! He surley should not be a disability judge!!!!!

Judge: Geoffrey S Casher
6/5/2017 10:09:49 AM

My families welfare depended on this crooks last words, and he got it wrong but my family suffers badly, I can no longer stand to watch this it's my fault,I've become the anchor around their necks, if I was able to work I would love to, so it's my turn to check out and my bloods on cahers hands, if my back was broke in half he would not have cared, shame on a supposed judge,, may my spirit haunt him the days of his life, it's time for me to go now, goodbye cruel world goodbye, you were very wrong casher,so very so,

Judge: Mark Hockensmith
6/3/2017 9:34:12 AM

Judge: Geoffrey S Casher
4/4/2017 10:57:13 AM

I am a decorated veteran I was prepared to give of my life,if that is what's required of me to expose the likes of Jeff casher then it's a worthy cause if it'll keep him from hurting others,

Judge: Geoffrey S Casher
4/4/2017 10:21:08 AM

It's not the point my case was denied but the outritht lies and partial truths he used, and how he twisted it around,but he did put it in writing and signed it,so all I know. To do is file complaint with lcq and write letter to potus,which I intend to do,I mean outright lied and left out anything positive for my case!

Judge: Geoffrey S Casher
4/3/2017 5:47:59 PM

I made the mistake of using Freedom Disability and after close to 3 years, just got a denial from my hearing. The judge on the case Geoffrey Casher used lies and fabrications in his denial notice; which doesn’t surprise me when he has an approval rating of 25% compared to 60% for the Nation. I guess that is why his salary increased from $106K to $167K in the last 10 years. Just a couple of the ludicrous points the judge made: - Taking more importance from a med consult that lasted 4 minutes and was supposed to be for examining my migraines when he did not even mention the migraines, only my back problems. My back was hurting from sitting in a car 45 minutes being driven to Hinesville for this 4 minute appt. but was supposed to mainly be for the migraines from what the judge said at the hearing. He wrote out all kinds of stuff i supposedly can and cannot do, all based on a 4 minute appt. The judge took this as fact instead or the numerous doctors notes and appointments from my Neurologist and Psychiatrist and Coastal Harbor and Mayo Clinic. - He mentioned me not having medical records or on medicine in the last year. Well that is only because I could not afford to go to my doctors or get medicine without insurance or being on Disability. I went from $65K a year working at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System to being on Food Stamps. When I applied for Food Stamps I also applied for Medicaid but was turned down, they said I could reapply after getting Disability. I also tried ObamaCare… they told me I did not make any money so that would not apply for me either. So all i could do is wait these almost 3 years since applying for Disability, hoping to make it to the point i could go back to the doctor and get back on my medication. - He mentioned 3 scenarios during the hearing to the Vocational Expert, the 1st had the Expert give 3 jobs (Delivery driver- hard to do since I can not drive from my light sensitivity and migraines, Addresser and Marker- both of which would consist of reading and being in the light)… the 2nd and 3rd scenarios had the Expert say there was no job I could do at all. But mysteriously on the denial report, he fails to mention anything about the 2nd or 3rd scenarios, only the first one listed above. People are prosecuted for fraud, and judge casher deserves to be imprisoned for the fraud he is committing on disabled citizens.

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: William H. Hauser
1/8/2017 4:23:44 PM

Judge Hauser is awesome. He is very candid, and he is extremely compassionate. He knows his stuff, AND it is commendable that at his age he continues to work full-time in spite of the fact that in all honesty he is probably more "disabled" than half of the claimants.

L. Espinosa
Judge: Richard P Gartner
12/22/2016 8:51:28 AM

Judge Richard P. Gartner presided on 12-19-16 @ 11:am during my Disability Hearing via Video Teleconference. I, with God as my lawyer, was in the Miami, Florida (I have been a Miami resident for 57 years) ODAR office and the Judge was in St. Petersburg, Florida. My wait time for this hearing started on October 31st, 2014 until my receipt of the Notice of Hearing on November 21st, 2016 (2 years and 21 days plus the one year before the hearing starting on October 21st, 2013 when I applied). An excruciating, stress-filled three year period of my now 60 year old life, which I cannot wish on my worst enemy. The honorable Judge Gartner is truly HONORABLE in the full extension and meaning of the word. He and his staff ( Roxana, and the others I spoke with were Diana, Tania and Chad) are considerate, respectful and thoughtfully attentive. He asked many specific questions and explained many proceedings, rights and laws in detail. In addition, I had the extraordinary good fortune of having the presence of Ms. Cynthia Stephens (appointed by ODAR), from Professional Evaluations Plus, who gave her professional opinion as to my disabilities when asked by Judge Gartner. I am grateful to all mentioned. May good health, laughter and sincerity be theirs always! It is a very real pity that the exact OPPOSITE of my compliments and experience with the St. Petersburg, ODAR is true of the Miami Fl. ODAR receptionist, Duroy, and a man named, Claudio De Leon x 28315 listed as the Miami, Fl. ODAR contact for any questions on the SSA website regarding any questions about the upcoming court hearing. De Leon, answered as if angry that his slumber had been disturbed. He hung up on me after asking where I got his extension; I called him back and his excuse for being rude was that he was the Miami ODAR Operations System Administrator!!! He is an employee of SSA and he was listed as the contact by SSA on their website. SSA is HIS employer. There are no words other than just awful, but a MUST mention as part of my overall experience. I hope this helps others as to what to expect and have the good luck of having Judge Gartner preside at their hearing.

thomas bennethum
Judge: Marty R Pillion
9/26/2016 4:14:20 PM

i started my home improvement company in 1993 and usually had just one person working for me at a time and averaged slightly over a hundred thousand per year in gross income (not profit). in January 2002 i suffered a devastating accident while building a workshop on my property, the bracing that a 28' aluminum plank gave way i jumped off and the other guy leaned against the structure kicking the plank into both of my ankles causing bilateral pylon fractures. the fist surgery involved 2 -4.5" stainless plate and 16- stainless screws in each ankle each ankle , in physical therapy in July of that year two screws and the interior plate in the right ankle failed, meaning the bone on the inside of my right ankle was 1" out from where it was supposed to be. in Sept of 2002 both ankles were reconstructed a second time at Thomas Jefferson university in Philadelphia where they removed the 4 plates and 16 screws and went with 1 plate and 8 screws per ankle screwing both tibia and fibula together and shaving bone from my hips again to fill the voids that were left after removing all the dead bone and installing a bone growth stimulator in each leg. since i was going to be in a wheelchair thru another winter i asked the Dr. to sign a application for a placard, he instead filled out the form for a permanently disabled licence plate . after 15 months in a wheelchair two more years learning to walk again and 3 more years trying to save my business i called it quits that was Sept 2008. since then i have been living off an apartment i rent out on the second floor of my house for 700.00 per month which after property taxes and utility leaves me 100.00 a month to live on, i finally applied for ssi in June 2011 and was denied all the way to the federal level in 2014. i reapplied Oct 2014 and had a video hearing with judge Marty pillion on Feb 25 2016 where my lawyer this time presented forms from my ankle specialists stating that i am severely limited in amounts of time that i can stand and walk and i cannot bend crouch climb stairs or carry weight and the head of behavioral medicine saying that i have poor impulse control, anger depression complicated by severe chronic pain. judge pillon in his determination of not disabled under rules of the social security administration chose to ignore 3 separate ankle specialist and the head of the behavioral medicine dept and my primary care dr. and based his refusal on the 35 min examination by the doctor that the SSA sent me to for their examination whom incredibly said that i was able to walk with a normal gait could stand up out of the chair with no problem and was able to get dress without any help from others. while i was testifying about everything that i had gone through the wheelchair, learning how to walk again, losing over 200,000 dollars of my own money, the chronic pain i suffer from, the insomnia, the violent altercations that i went through which is the reason that i stopped working and became a shut in because if i hadn't i would have ended up dead or in prison, i was in tears he had asked me what i do during the day and i replied i sit in front of the tv or i go on the computer but i don't spend to much time on the computer because i have bad arthritis in my hands, that i cant use the mouse with my right hand because my fingers lock up i cant click on the mouse, he started screaming at me why wasn't there anything on any of the forms about arthritis in my hands, i replied because my hands aren't my problem that its my ankles that are ruining my life. then there vocational guy said that i could be a nut sorter, a file clerk or a parts counter guy. my lawyer cross examined him and with all my restrictions he eliminated all those jobs, much to my dismay he disregarded all of my doctors for the one that they sent me too. the video hearing started twenty minutes late because of the judge and when my lawyer was asking their specialist about my limitations the jack ass judge started yelling at my lawyer to hurry up this hearing is running over. HE WAS THE ASSHOLE THAT WAS LATE, I LOST THE HEARING BECAUSE HE WAS LATE AND HAVING A BAD MORNING.

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: Raymond J Zadzilko
3/28/2016 3:23:13 PM

Judge Zadzilko made me feel at ease and comfortable with his professional attitude, as I didn't want to be there in this disabled situation in the first place but. He listened to everything I was asked by all members involved and he treated me with dignity and respect and handed me fully favorable decision after all the facts and documents were reviewed. I Thank this honorable Judge very much.

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: Donald M Graffius
12/3/2015 10:08:11 AM

He acts like a typical Judge so I suppose he is professional. Has no clue about medical issues nor compassion, I am quite shocked reading the above positive comments. Problem, these Judges are supposed to be non-adversarial & he does not follow that standard. Seems to forgot we are suffering w/medical condition, not in his courtroom as a criminal.

Judge: Lawrence J Neary
8/7/2015 8:30:22 AM

This judge is a poor excuse of what our Judicial system is about! How is he allowed to go against evidence, from a Vocational Expert, a Social Security doctor and 2 other doctors that all said the same thing! He is a judge where did he get his medical degree? How can he judge someone's pain through a video? All my doctors agreed I was disabled, so how can he go against medical evidence! My opinion is that he seen I was almost out of work credits since fighting disability for 5 years so he did not even read my file and it was a lot easier to deny me knowing that I could not re-file! But the joke is on him cause now we are going to District Court, then Federal Court, not to mention I am turning him in for Judicial misconduct for not following the laws of irrefutable evidence! I have a right to a fair hearing, I have rights! In a criminal trial they have to follow rules of evidence, there is no way around professional witnesses! All attorneys are afraid of Judges because they have to stand in front of these Judges and these judges will deny all their clients, but this judge does not scare me because I am allowed to air my opinion!

Tiara D.
Judge: Richard P Gartner
7/28/2015 7:49:10 AM

My lawyer told me that Judge Gartner was a new judge so our attention was on high and we were hoping for the best but prepared for the worst. I'm in the hospital now as we speak and was unable to attend my hearing due to hospitalization and some haunting health impairments. I was able to get a letter from doctor by the skin of my teeth so that Judge Gartner wouldnt dismiss my case due to me being unable to physically appear. We sat by the phone waiting to see if he was going to postpone or dismiss. Surprisingly he approved my case without even speaking or seeing me. I was floored and excited!! My lawyer and I were amazed because I was told that something like this was rare and highly unlikely. I want to thank him for looking and observerving the evidence and realizing that I am in a position of health decline. I am honored to to be the first person from what I see to write a honorable report on Judge Gartner. This will be a huge burden taken off of my family and myself. I now can pay for my own medications and can pay out my tab at a few of my health appointment locations. I've read only a few reviews and I must say I believe I was assigned to the most favorable guy in the building!! Thank you Judge Gartner for everything and it would have been my honor and a pleasure if I was able to meet you in person.

Dr. Denise Richardson
Judge: Donald M Graffius
5/19/2015 9:58:49 AM

Thank you Judge Graffius. Your approval is greatly appreciated. Chronic, debilitating pain is difficult to assess. Your professionalism is palpable.

Judge: Geoffrey S Casher
4/24/2015 7:28:47 PM

Judge Mr. Casher was understanding . Mr. Casher made me feel very comfortable during my recent hearing . Also Judge Mr. Casher was VERY concerned and also VERY fair with his decision with my hearing case and files .

Judge: Joanna Papazekos
4/17/2015 11:00:29 AM

This judge cherry picked my disability case and I lost due to extremely unethical and irrelevant reasons. I am not only disappointed but disgusted.

Judge: April M Wexler
2/28/2015 8:35:37 PM

I sincerely feel bad for the other reviewer and hope that he/she has been approved or better yet, healed, I had a different experience. I am a 38 year old male with MRI's that show bad arthritis in multiple places, tile table was positive for severe orthostatic hypotension. BUT, the rest of my illness is an "invisible illness". I did not exaggerate anything, if anything I under-played my illness (stupid pride). Judge Wexler listened to everything I had to say and appeared attentive to my complex issues. I'm not yet sure if she ruled fully or partially favorable, I just received notice from my local SSA, not yet from ODAR. No matter what her decision, I believe she ruled fairly in my case at least. Now, I need to work on getting more tests and trying to find treatment that works so I can get OFF disability! I take off a star on the assumption that the previous commenter was indeed denied based SOLELY on ability to drive.

Judge: Marty R Pillion
11/25/2014 11:55:12 AM

I had a hearing with him in october of 2010, my doctor has had me fully disabled since january of 2007 and I still lost my decision. I'm now on disablity 2 years later. I presented the same case and won. he lied about everything he wrote, the guy must not have a heart to give me a unfavorable decision. because of me losing my case in 2010 I lost my pension that I was going to recieve. I wish there is a way to get him to read this and let him know how he ruined my life. I wish you would man up and admit you made a big mistake so I could get my onset date change so I could recieve my full pension

Judge: Lawrence J Neary
9/8/2014 3:07:15 PM

This man lied. That is all I will go into here. Applied due to Chronic Pain due to back issues, and Depression, General Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and Panic Attacks. He says specifically in his findings/judgement that I seemed to be comfortable at the hearing and DID NOT change positions. I asked, audibly in the hearing if I could adjust the mic so that I could stand at points in time as I can sit for more than 5 minutes at a time. That should have been recorded? My nephew (24 yr old vet) was there too, I stood SEVERAL times during the hearing. I was visibly shaken, sweating (I left the place with a wet shirt, essentially.) and I hurt extremely due to how long it took--even though I DID change positions AND stood/alternated. How is he allowed to lie? I mean, an OPINION on a finding is one thing. This man specifically said something that several people & mic recordings CONTRADICT.

Judge: Donald M Graffius
2/8/2014 6:41:31 AM

Goes by the facts, fair. Good judge God bless him

Judge: William H. Hauser
12/4/2013 9:15:36 PM

I have been a non-attorney Representative since the early 80's; Judge Hauser is a rarity in that he KNOWS the medical record of the Claimant. He prefers discussing each exhibit for medical substantiation of symptoms; such a pleasure to present a case to for deserving client to an ALJ that listens and understands the Representative's theory of the case.Great Judge!trying to give him five stars but does not seem to stay..but he is a fiver!!! If your Representative does not like him it is because when an attorney or representative does not know your case, it will be obvious!

Judge: Paula Wordsworth
11/9/2013 10:51:50 AM

Having medical professionals declare me perm disabled and in writing from them, she evidently has no compassion for truly disabled, I have now lost everything in my life , i have no home no vehicle, No income, I worked my whole life never took anything from anyone. I feel I was discriminated against by being a white male. Maybe if I was fat and lazy I would have been approved.

Judge: John B Langland
10/7/2013 10:39:29 PM

My hearing appointment took about 9 months. Judge Langland understood my situation and acknowledged that I had tried to resolve the overpayment thru the Wichita office and I then had to move on to see him to resolve the problem. I had tried and tried to resolve the issue thru the Wichita office but no one listened. The Judge recalculated my account and I had a partial favorable decision. Sadly, the powers now are not complying to his order or decision, and the Missouri office has written me 3 times in a month. Each letter indicates there is more than one person on my case, and so far out of the loop. But, no one signs the letters, so I do not have a name to complain. One letter states my W.C. does not affect my S.S. I have not been on W.C. since 2007. Judge Langland seemed fair in my case, the bad part is someone is not following or enforcing his decision. I do not know what to do now, trying to go back to see the judge. It is bad when the Judge makes a decision, and then the decision is not honored by the SSA staff in the Missouri office. I feel totally harassed by the staff in the office.

paul stancliffe
Judge: Barbara Artuso
9/25/2013 10:24:46 PM

she is what a judge should be and made me feel very comfortable and i have high anxiety and was calm and collect thanks to her professionalism.i won but win or loose she is a great person and thank the lord for people like her!!!!

Judge: Kim Soo Nagle
8/14/2013 3:59:59 PM

Reversed and remanded again! A judge cannot lie and claim evidence does not exist when it clearly does.

Tommy S. Carpenter
Judge: John B Langland
8/4/2013 11:34:14 AM

Judge Langland looked at what he wanted to see not at the evidence as a whole. Sure I made statements from time to time that I was doing ok. But those times are short lived. He gave more weight to a Psychologist who Ive never met than Dr.s who have treated me for 10+ years. He held it against me that I took my last dime to try and open and run a shop but failed to realize I left the shop because I couldn't handle the stress and **** near had a nervous breakdown over it. He commented that I had no periods of de-compensation which is a blatant falsehood. Anyone who knows me can tell you Ive been unemployed a lot more than employed. I have service related PTSD and Major reoccurring bouts of depression. My whole life is a total wreck. I want nothing more than to work and be normal but I fail at every attempt. I just want to run and hide away in dark places alone. I have stress disorder which makes my brain trigger fight or flight responses. I beg to be normal but Im not and ive faced that reality. Yes people do make positive statements to their Psychiatrists not because we are magically healed but because we have good days and bad. I try and try and want people to see me as ok but in the end Im not ok. My life has been one disaster after another. I hope he can sleep at night knowing he didn't even listen to his own vocational expert. Thanks Mr. Langland for seeing what you wanted to see not the whole story. Ill be filing an appeal immediately.

Judge: April M Wexler
6/26/2013 5:55:03 PM

Judge April M. Wexler is a Judge who is definitely not aware of the fact that many people who are applying for disability are actual people who have serious pre existing and continued long term medical issues and medical problems. I believe she looks at the actual person instead of the combined medical evidence, which includes narratives MRI's, and x-rays provided by the Medical Doctors. Furthermore I believe that Judge Wexler is biased with many of her rulings and decisions. In my case her words to me directly were " If you can drive then you are not DISABLE period regardless of your medical conditions"

Judge: James Harty
6/16/2013 12:16:21 PM

I felt Judge Harty was very fair and thorough and he gave me approval within 6 wks! He listened to all I had to say as well as my lawyer. I really appreciate what he did for me.

Judge: John B Langland
4/4/2013 5:50:54 PM

Just the type judge we need. Doing his part not to bankrupt the country. Im sure every case thinks they are justified. That not true!!!! Make an appeal if you dont like the outcome!!!! Thank God he is not just a rubber stamp. We need someone with backbone to say No!!!Keep up the good work!!!!

Judge: Charles Pankow
3/31/2013 1:00:21 PM

This judge uses fictious evidence and denies real evidence to come to a decision. Unlawful use of position..

Judge: John B Langland
3/21/2013 4:42:13 PM

This judge is so unfair and is denying disability to people that cannot posibly work. It is shocking, that this can happen in America. If their is any way to stop him, please do. He is a criminal judge, and should be in prison. He is creating _ injury to welfare system in kansas. Many are suffering, please help !

Judge: Kim Soo Nagle
3/20/2013 6:27:40 PM

Judge Nagle really seems to understand the disability process. I have appeared before dozens of ALJs in disability cases in Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia and I rank her among the top three. I look forward to having cases with her in the future.

Judge: Charles Pankow
3/17/2013 10:44:02 PM

very good judge and really cares about the person appyling also very respectful and nice to person applying

Judge: William H. Hauser
3/14/2013 5:46:08 PM

Unlike the comment above, Judge Hauser does NOT respect the Law, nor the Process! Judge William H. Hauser fabricated evidence, ignores the majority of the evidences submitted, made numerous mistakes, and was definitely NOT compassionate. He counted WATCHING TV against me, as activities that disproved my pain! I attempted to work but failed because of my disabilities. I worked only 40 hours in 3 months, and he stated this attempt disproved my pain! One of the greatest mistakes he made was this: He stated that I couldn't work my previous work, such as a Customer Service Job where I answered phones all day. Then he stated that I could work a job where I call out on phones all day. Wait, I cannot work a job where I answer phones all day, but I can work a job where I call out on phones all day? Do you think that's reasonable? When they say "fair," it's misleading. The only reason why they say that is because he will approve about 60% of his cases. They do not state what types of claims he approved. For example, if he denies 90% of his cases when the person is truly disabled, unable to work, and has more than enough evidence then that's not fair. For the record, they have a list of disabling conditions, known as the Social Security Administration's "Blue Book." If you have a condition that meets, or is equivalent to, the criteria in the SSA's "Blue Book," then they consider you disabled. The SSA's criteria is less severe than my condition, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome - The Hypermobility Type, and I was denied. My condition is easily 10-15 times more severe than what they have listed in their "Blue Book." Sadly, that is an under-estimation.

Judge: Kim Soo Nagle
3/8/2013 10:32:55 PM

Very fair judge. She is smart and knowledgeable about Social Security law.

Judge: Charles Pankow
2/19/2013 1:18:34 PM

Judge Pankow dismissed the majority of 6 years of medical evidence submitted by 5 different licensed professionals in the Health Care Field. This judge was biased, unfair, and is creating injustice in the court system. The United States of America, Please review this official's agenda and moral standards of Justice.

Kenya 7
Judge: James J Quigley
2/7/2013 6:37:05 PM

I really hope I receive this judge I have been suffering with Crohns disease and other health issues that make it hard to maintain nevertheless work any where. I have heard so many great things about him I really pray and hope he is my judge and really can understand the issues and pain and everyday frustration I have been through. Kenya 7

Judge: Marty R Pillion
11/12/2012 9:46:13 AM

He knows the law! He goes through very detailed questions with the Claimant and tries to make sure they understand everything. He's also good about questioning the vocational experts on their sources of information. His decisions clearly explain what he used to come to that decision, and he explains how much a claimant would really be expected to work. Claimants might not necessarily think he's a sweet, kind, and caring person, but they can be assured that he really considers the evidence and is trying to come to the right decision.

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: Barbara Artuso
9/13/2012 8:29:15 AM

She really goes out of her way to make the Claimant feel comfortable and as "in control" of the process as possible. She's very professional towards the Claimant, representative, and VE, and has an engaging delivery. She is genuinely interested in what the Claimant has to say.

Judge: Joanna Papazekos
9/12/2012 2:35:26 AM

Listens to evidence presented by the claimant knows not to be a judge like judge mills

Judge: Marty R Pillion
8/29/2012 7:45:20 AM

He does not look out for the disabled person.He looks out for his record,and looks for any reason to fine a unfavorable dicision.....

Judge: Raymond J Zadzilko
8/8/2012 5:50:41 PM

Extremely polite and professional. He is very good with Claimants. This would be a good judge for a new representative to have. I can't say enough good things about him!

Judge: James J Quigley
8/5/2012 11:27:47 PM

I rate him a 10 :) Mr./Judge Quigley is a very kind,well spoken and highly educated man. I know I had to have shown my complete nervousness but, after speaking and listening to him talk with kindness ,I felt relief. He was truly a great Judge even though I was denied and my case is almost at the three year point (from the first date I applied) which has deeply effected my overall health... I totally understand and more importantly respect his professional opinion and decision, I can only hope to have him review my very complex SSD case records.He is a patient man and I pray that Mr.Judge Quigly and the good Lord will render the right decision any day now, for this has been a very trying, exhausting,long and difficult journey for myself as well as my family. God Bless and best wishes..

Judge: William H. Hauser
7/28/2012 7:40:45 AM

He has great respect for the process and the law. Engages representatives in a thoughtful back and forth that helps clarify the issues in any given case. Rewards good arguments and solid preparation. He truly possesses all the traits of a superior judge: compassionate, even-handed and measured in his approach, and well versed in his review of every case. Every judge should apply the regulations as expertly and fairly as he does.

Judge: Donald M Graffius
7/2/2012 8:03:38 AM

He has a low approval rate, but has a professional demeanor during hearings, and is clearly familiar with the claimant's case.

Judge: James J Quigley
6/13/2012 8:44:39 PM

A wonderful person! So kind during the Hearing. A good ALJ for a new attorney to SSA.Want a fair hearing on an iffy case, he is you ALJ. Did I say NICE FELLOW...really.

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

Extremely polite and professional.