Ronald Sweeda , Charleston Sc, South Carolina ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2017 *fiscal year, Judge Ronald Sweeda has disposed 455 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Charleston Sc, South Carolina. Out of those 455 dispostions, 98 were dismissed, 178 were approved and 179 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Sweeda has approved in Charleston Sc for the 2017 fiscal year is 39%. The information below for Judge Ronald Sweeda was last updated on 9/7/2017.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Wilkes Barre 2010 639 560 249 311 12%49%39%
Wilkes Barre 2011 655 552 283 269 16%41%43%
Charleston Sc 2012 298 176 90 86 41%29%30%
Wilkes Barre 2012 491 371 224 147 24%30%46%
Charleston Sc 2013 757 590 360 230 22%30%48%
Charleston Sc 2014 598 480 290 190 20%32%48%
Charleston Sc 2015 523 409 257 152 22%29%49%
Charleston Sc 2016 538 436 255 181 19%34%47%
Charleston Sc 2017 455 357 179 178 22%39%39%
 Totals:495439312187174421%35%44%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Sweeda22%39%39%
All ALJs in Charleston Sc Office 25% 39% 36%
All ALJs in South Carolina21%43%35%
All ALJs in the Nation21%45%34%
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Derrick Randall
Judge: Ronald Sweeda
2/9/2017 8:04:32 AM



I had my hearing with judge Sweeda yesterday and found him to be a very serious and stern which I have no problem with. He was very curteyous and made sure I understood totally what he was saying and doing. Judge Sweeda treated me with respect and dignity through out the whole process; I applaud his leadership!

George Yarbrough
Judge: Ronald Sweeda
7/17/2015 2:50:20 PM



I had my hearing today before Judge Sweeda. although I do not think I will win my case,I feel he conducted himself as a professional. I appreciated that I was treated with respect,dignity and compassion.

Katherine Clark
Judge: Ronald Sweeda
9/17/2014 7:28:09 PM



I went in front of this judge on March of 2014. He came in with obvious bias about my disability from the beginning and nothing was going to change his mind. He focused on questions that had nothing to do with my disability. He was very rude, intimidating, and condescending. Many of the things he said in the hearing were incorrect, but I did not get a proper chance to defend them. He dismissed everything that I said, my doctors said, and even the vocational expert in his denial letter to me. There were so many false statements in the denial letter that I cannot even count them. He gave very limited weight to all of the people I mentioned above except for doctors on the Disability Determination Board who never even saw me. He even listed doctors in my denial letter saying they had seen me, but I never even heard of them. I was advised by my attorney that there was no use appealing because it would take over a year and probably just go back to him. Since his opinion was the only one that mattered in my case, even above my doctors, why would he ever change his mind. My attorney said there would have to be legal errors to even be considered for appeal, and that appeals rarely win. I was told it was better to file an entirely new claim after three years since my first claim so as not to wait a year to be denied an appeal, just to have to file again then anyway. My doctor even had to write a rather scathing letter to Judge Sweeda, as his comments about my doctor were so incorrect and liable. It was the most awful experience I have ever had. I am going to new attorneys because I do have a good case I have been told to have my closed file reopened for General Bias, among many other things including provable mistakes by my medical records and the hearing transcript itself. I just warn you to beware of these things if you get him as your judge. Good luck!

Ashley D. Lloyd
Judge: Ronald Sweeda
12/5/2013 6:55:02 PM



I received my hearing date letter in the mail today. I am very hopeful. I probably should not have read these reviews because they are frightening. I will have judge Sweeda and I have read both good and bad reviews. He has one of the highest denial rates listed on this page however I feel if I am truthful and show him how my RA really affects my life that he will approve my case. I was born with this disease and always said I would never go on disability but that is not always was God has planned for us I guess. Good Luck to those of you going through the same things and I pray that Judge Sweeda truly hears me and is understanding. I am nervous but ready to speak my case and hope for the best.


Judge: Ronald Sweeda
11/22/2012 6:27:13 AM



I had my hearing on Oct.19,2012 with Judge Sweeda.He was very professional.He made sure that I understood everything that was said.That was 5 weeks ago and I am still waiting for a decision.


Judge: Ronald Sweeda
11/7/2012 10:23:33 AM



Very firm,serious, and Professional. He took everything in account for my disability at 58 years old. Awarded me my SSDI in 15 minutes!


Judge: Ronald Sweeda
8/17/2012 7:32:56 AM



Has he transfered to the North Charleston,SC ODAR ? Hope not..He sounds like a real JERK

Jennifer Scales
Judge: Ronald Sweeda
6/15/2012 12:17:26 AM



I went in front of this judge on may 11th of this year 2012. I felt very intimidated by him from the minute i walked in the door. I felt he was rude and fake. I also felt it was inappropriate of him to say to me "so I hear you are in a new relationship" and "are you on the internet" and are you on facebook?" i felt very violated to say the least. i felt those questions were too personal. I also feel that he overlooked alot of aspects in my case. such as the fact that i failed my psychiatric examination. I feel that he did not give that enough consideration. I filed for my second appeal and i hope to NOT have him as a judge again.



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