Richard A Opp , Chattanooga, Tennessee ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2015 *fiscal year, Judge Richard A Opp has disposed 361 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Out of those 361 dispostions, 41 were dismissed, 230 were approved and 90 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Opp has approved in Chattanooga for the 2015 fiscal year is 64%. The information below for Judge Richard A Opp was last updated on 3/9/2018.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Chattanooga 2010 624 551 80 471 12%75%13%
Chattanooga 2011 602 546 85 461 9%77%14%
Chattanooga 2012 578 530 89 441 8%76%15%
Chattanooga 2013 565 484 118 366 14%65%21%
Chattanooga 2014 530 447 110 337 16%64%21%
Billings 2015 104 90 29 61 13%59%28%
Chattanooga 2015 361 320 90 230 11%64%25%
Billings 2016 379 304 100 204 20%54%26%
Billings 2017 401 318 108 210 21%52%27%
Billings 2018 177 141 57 84 20%47%32%
 Totals:43213731866286514%66%20%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Opp20%47%32%
All ALJs in Chattanooga Office 17% 54% 28%
All ALJs in Tennessee17%51%32%
All ALJs in the Nation21%43%36%
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Rachel Y.
Judge: Richard A Opp
10/21/2016 6:10:17 PM



Honorable Judge Richard Opp, I can not tell you how wonderful it was to go to court in front of you and see you not only listened to me but you read the medical evidence you looked at everything and was familiar with my record before I walked in the door. You treated me like I was a real person. After years and years of fighting for any help or disability and believing in my heart again I would not get it because of how the last law judge treated me. Like I was dirt and worthless and a lair. Without even concitering any of my medical and throwing out anything that did prove I am disabled. You Sir were a god-sent to be in front of. You were very professional and took my fears away even through my body pain sitting there that day was great. You Sir understood and read the MRI reports and the rest of the evidence. You Sir I can not thank you enough for treating me like I wasn't garbage to be sitting in front of you. I wish more judges ( like you did ) would take the time to read the record and not just say I don't want to be bothered.

service connected disabled veteran usmc
Judge: Richard A Opp
10/4/2016 9:50:24 AM



Honorable Judge Richard Opp is absolutely honorable and very deserving of that title, he is very fair, if you have a legitimate case and the evidence to back it up he will decide in your favor, you cant ask for anything more. My disability lawyer Casey Cox of dovedisability.com of Camas WA, is an awesome disability lawyer and if you want a disability lawyer that will actually work for you and fight for you, he is it. Casey was aggressive, wouldnt take no for an answer, kept right on fighting even after some denials and that is key, dont let SSDI deny you and try and make you think you cant win because you can if you have a legitimate case, consistency is key, attack, attack, attack and we won because of GOD's divine help of course. May GOD bless these honorable gentlemen. service connected disabled veteran usmc

Dana Cook
Judge: Richard A Opp
11/20/2014 12:20:36 PM



Very fair judge. He was very polite and very professional. It was obvious that he and the vocational expert had reviewed my medical records beforehand. After almost 3 yrs of fighting and waiting due to my age, he approved my case on the spot. Very grateful.

pattty
Judge: Richard A Opp
4/2/2013 10:59:44 AM



It is very important, to have your Primary Care Provider to complete the Residual Functional Capacity(RFC) forms for you. The Judge needs evidence of your total impairment(s) and limitations. The Judge must adhere to the federal guidelines. Your work history will speak for you. If you are 55 or older, and have the appropriate medical evidence and your documents are well organized by you or your representative, this is a plus. Answer all questions honestly, and make sure your paper work is up-to-date. Be prepared to answer questions concerning your Daily Activities. Visit youtube.com and search for "Social Security Disability Hearings", the videos are very helpful. The Lawyers provides helpful information.


Judge: Richard A Opp
3/18/2013 8:00:59 AM



He seems to be biased towards intelligent men. Somehow, he does not think they are suffering from major depression unless they break verbs and fit into his limited scope of what a depressed man should look like and how they should articulate.

tena brooks
Judge: Richard A Opp
2/6/2013 6:37:46 PM



VERY FAIR, EVIDENTLY READS YOUR FILE CASE CAREFULLY BEFORE HEARING.ASK FAIR QUESTIONS AND IS VERY POLITE AND WELL MANNERED WHILE SPEAKING TO YOU. BUT, ALSO SEEMS TO BE "all business" which if your truly disabled shouldn't be a problem. got me approval letter within 10 days.

Rep
Judge: Richard A Opp
8/17/2012 1:46:07 PM



It was evident that he had reviewed the record extensively prior to the hearing (unlike most judges out there). He was respectful and extremely fair.


Judge: Richard A Opp
4/25/2012 1:45:31 PM



MAY GOD BLESS THIS ALG. I AM A DISABLED VETERAN WHO SERVED MY COUNTRY. I BECAME DISABLED IN 2005. I HAVE APPLIED FOR SSD BENEFITS FOR 6 YEARS, I AM HOMELESS, LOST MY RETIRED MILITARY WIFE, WHO SERVED THIS COUNTRY BEFORE PASSING AWAY.WORKED EVERY SINCE I WAS 15 YEARS OLD. THE SSA DENIED ALL MY REQUESTS, OTHER JUDGES DENIED MY REQUEST. BUT, JUDGE OPP FINALLY APPROVED IT. HAVING BEEN BORN IN HARD TIMES, SUFFERING WAS NOT NEW TO ME. THE MONEY WAS NOT AN ISSUE TO ME. JUST BEING AWARDED SOMETHING THAT I EARNED, AND, IN MY WORSE OF THE WORSE TIME, NEEDED. THIS ONE JUDGE READ ALL THE DOCUMENTS, AND SAW THAT FOR 6 YEARS, I WAS UNFAIRLY DENIED MY BENEFITS. HE WILL BE TRULY BLESSED WHEN HE LEAVES THIS WORLD. AND, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM FOR SEEKING THE TRUTH.


Judge: Richard A Opp
3/5/2012 9:46:47 AM



My husband had a hearing in Rome Ga a few weeks ago over a tv. He really liked him and said that he seemed to be really nice. Just want to say thank you for hearing his case. God bless.



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