William F Pope , Columbia Sc, South Carolina ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2014 *fiscal year, Judge William F Pope has disposed 176 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Columbia Sc, South Carolina. Out of those 176 dispostions, 17 were dismissed, 59 were approved and 100 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Pope has approved in Columbia Sc for the 2014 fiscal year is 34%. The information below for Judge William F Pope was last updated on 9/7/2017.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Columbia Sc 2010 572 490 202 288 14%50%35%
Columbia Sc 2011 501 396 193 203 21%41%39%
Columbia Sc 2012 535 412 235 177 23%33%44%
Columbia Sc 2013 556 449 247 202 19%36%44%
Columbia Sc 2014 176 159 100 59 10%34%57%
 Totals:2340190697792919%40%42%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
William F PopeNo Stats for FY 2017
All ALJs in Columbia Sc Office 20% 49% 31%
All ALJs in South Carolina21%43%35%
All ALJs in the Nation21%45%34%
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Judge: William F Pope
2/13/2013 9:49:30 AM



Had a hearing with this judge. He immediately began nit-picking dates and diagnosis information submitted by my attorney. Wasn't sure where he was going with this but the attorney knew to play along and not get irritated. Turns out it was his way of "negotiating" onset of disability. He took a few pot-shots at my medical history, including my weight which was irrelevant, but attorney had warned me not to take any of it personally. When I was finally asked questions, I answered as briefly and as specifically as possible. Attorney advised me that this judge cannot stand vague words & answers. He thanked me each time I answered a question and did not attack me personally in any way. He did not "approve" my case but led the attorney to believe that with a few technical corrections, he would. Fingers crossed!


Judge: William F Pope
2/2/2013 10:17:36 PM



Very sarcastic, and ridiculed my mother into crying. He smirked they entire time and stayed off topic. He was very unprofessional and didn't even do an oath. He couldn't even tell me his name.


Judge: William F Pope
2/2/2013 10:16:26 PM



Very sarcastic, and ridiculed my mother into crying. He smirked they entire time and stayed off topic. He was very unprofessional and didn't even do an oath. He couldn't even tell me his name.


Judge: William F Pope
2/2/2013 10:15:12 PM



Very sarcastic, and ridiculed my mother into crying. He smirked they entire time and stayed off topic. He was very unprofessional and didn't even do an oath. I hope he rots. He couldn't even tell me his name.


Judge: William F Pope
9/17/2012 3:30:31 PM



Truly, he's a good judge- believe it or not-- just wants the reps to earn their money and to make sure the truth is being testified and brought forth during the hearing. Credibility goes a long way with this judge. As far as treatment of claimants-- no words to describe. Sadly, even seeing these comments above in print will have no effect. I just wish some of the raw edges could be smoothed and the abrasiveness put to rest.


Judge: William F Pope
9/7/2012 10:30:15 AM



Bullied my client into an emotional breakdown. Rude to the extreme. I know my cases forwards and backwards and I still come away feeling like a terrible lawyer. Went so far as to pick on the WAY my client filled out routine paperwork.


Judge: William F Pope
9/4/2012 12:45:36 PM



Be ready for 45 minutes of torture.


Judge: William F Pope
7/30/2012 2:17:09 PM



Pope is not the worst judge ever. Believe me, with a 44% approval rating, that's better than some whose approval rating is as low as 10%. Pope's attitude is a good candidate for the worst ever. He is profoundly rude to claimants, but in my experience will not take liberties with a well prepared representative. If he knows that the representative knows the case backwards and forwards, he quickly goes from "Insult" Mode to "Let's Make a Deal" mode. He'll typically throw out a ridiculous proposal to amend the onset. You must then be ready to give him a good counter-offer based on the evidence, which still ensures you get paid! If you do, he will likely accept the representative's proposed amended onset. Knowing how to deal with Pope is more than half the battle. . .... . . . .


Judge: William F Pope
7/30/2012 2:16:07 PM



Bad man wont let you talk

Robert Coleman
Judge: William F Pope
7/28/2012 7:16:54 AM



I agree nasty attitude It must be the robe Anywhere else he would get his clock cleaned Bet he doesn't talk to people outside like that I am disabled, back gone, fighting prostate cancer at 62 Doctors form said I can work 2 hrs Should be a no-brainer I will report results in 30 days


Judge: William F Pope
6/26/2012 9:02:08 AM



Wins my vote for ALJ with the worst Napoleonic Complex. Why do some people think that wearing a black robe gives one license to be rude to people? Also, be warned that this ODAR (and the clerks and security guard) is one of the poorly organized (and some clerks are lazy) in the nation? The security guard actually makes you remove your shoes, then scans the BOTTOMS of your feet for bombs (I kid you not!!). LOL. This office is straight from Central Casting for the Beverly Hillbillies meets Deliverance!! Perhaps this explains Pope's nastiness. After working there every day for years....


Judge: William F Pope
4/11/2012 2:09:47 PM



Pope is not the worst judge ever. Believe me, with a 44% approval rating, that's better than some whose approval rating is as low as 10%. Pope's attitude is a good candidate for the worst ever. He is profoundly rude to claimants, but in my experience will not take liberties with a well prepared representative. If he knows that the representative knows the case backwards and forwards, he quickly goes from "Insult" Mode to "Let's Make a Deal" mode. He'll typically throw out a ridiculous proposal to amend the onset. You must then be ready to give him a good counter-offer based on the evidence, which still ensures you get paid! If you do, he will likely accept the representative's proposed amended onset. Knowing how to deal with Pope is more than half the battle.


Judge: William F Pope
3/13/2012 4:54:15 PM



Worst. Judge. Ever.



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