Carmen Graves , Memphis, Tennessee ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2018 *fiscal year, Judge Carmen Graves has disposed 181 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Memphis, Tennessee. Out of those 181 dispostions, 52 were dismissed, 65 were approved and 64 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Graves has approved in Memphis for the 2018 fiscal year is 36%. The information below for Judge Carmen Graves was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Memphis 2010 617 527 238 289 15%47%39%
Memphis 2011 575 500 247 253 13%44%43%
Memphis 2012 660 569 301 268 14%41%46%
Memphis 2013 607 491 280 211 19%35%46%
Memphis 2014 536 426 280 146 21%27%52%
Memphis 2015 508 414 230 184 19%36%45%
Memphis 2016 264 195 107 88 26%33%41%
Memphis 2017 375 286 151 135 24%36%40%
Memphis 2018 181 129 64 65 29%36%35%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Carmen GravesNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Memphis Office 19% 48% 34%
All ALJs in Tennessee17%47%37%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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John Doe
Judge: Carmen Graves
8/19/2017 4:16:17 AM

This judge is biased and does not consider mental illness as a disability. If she denies you and you appeal it and if it goes back to her she's 100 percent going to deny you a second time it seems like she does not read nor goes through the medical records. She has no compassion for people with hardships or who have suffered through traumatic experiences. She's very rude and will interrupt you and/or your representative whenever you're responding to her questions. Some of her questioning has nothing to do with the case. From the moment I met this judge I got a bad vibe from her it seems like she already made her mind up by just looking at me. I know I'm not the only one she's treated unfairly. I hope anyone else who has also been mistreated by this judge please file a complaint. A judge like her should not be in power.

Judge: Carmen Graves
3/27/2017 4:54:56 AM

I'm 100 Disabled vet and she's denied me twice. It seems like she doesn't even read your records she asks questions that you've already answered. If you aren't physically disabled or if you aren't a certain age she WILL deny you and that's a fact and it seems like she does not believe that people have mental issues that affect their ability to work. I'm not even basing my opinion off her approval rating or anything to that matter I'm stating my opinion after meeting with her twice. She's rude seems like she doesn't want to be there and that you're wasting her time even after the job expert guy said there is no work that I can perform due to my disabilities I was still denied. Good luck if you get this judge and are claiming mental illness most likely she'll deny you your benefits.

Judge: Carmen Graves
10/22/2016 5:40:22 AM

She's very strict and asks sometimes inappropriate questions. She does listen to what you have to say and she's very through I'm sure she can pick up on the fakers and weeds them out which is a very good thing. The only issue I have is even if you have proof that you are disabled and you definitely cannot work she will find a way to deny you. Also she doesn't introduce herself or anything she's very to the point. Overall I think she's a fair judge but she does kind of come of as being a Judge Judy she even has a New York accent. I'm not basing this off her approval or denials. She's an O.K. judge in my book.

Judge: Carmen Graves
2/20/2015 3:01:35 AM

I haven't received my decision letter yet but I liked her she's not rude she's doing her job. Lord knows if she didn't stop me I'd told her my life story and 50 others that weren't to do with this case haha I trust her decision will be in my best interest if not there's a good reason I'm sure. But if not I'll be back to fight it.

Judge: Carmen Graves
12/2/2013 5:43:06 PM

Seemed to be very knowledgeable and fair with hearing process.

Judge: Carmen Graves
4/7/2013 12:49:14 PM

Sounds like this Judge roots out the fakers. Too many claim they are diabled but are seen driving around in a corvette. GET A JOB Learn to spell

Judge: Carmen Graves
3/13/2013 2:31:55 PM

Sounds like this Judge roots out the fakers. Too many claim they are diabled but are seen driving around in a corvette. GET A JOB

Judge: Carmen Graves
12/10/2012 6:37:01 PM

Spits on due process. Not fit to adjudicate.

Judge: Carmen Graves
11/25/2012 11:52:09 AM

Absolutely rude and obnoxious. As previous poster stated, she did not introduce herself to claimant or lend any formality to the hearing. Seemed like she was upset or annoyed. Very terse with her questioning and cut off claimant/attorney more than a few times. Her behavior was very Judge Judy-ish.

Judge: Carmen Graves
10/3/2012 1:41:25 AM

Negative ALJ

Judge: Carmen Graves
8/22/2012 6:24:25 AM

Bases Fact against fiction, gives a very fair hearing and listens well. Direct questions and reviews the cases with diligence.

Judge: Carmen Graves
6/25/2012 1:15:49 PM

Video Hearing. POOR quality video and audio. Each time after claimant and I spoke there was a weird "feedback". She sets 4 hearings at the same time and expects claimants and representatives to wait. You may wait a long time even if your hearing notice says 8:30 AM. ALJ went on the record and swore claimant in. She never introduced herself to the claimant. No review of exhibits and if there were any objections to the exhibits. No VE. Seems to be looking for a way to deny claimants instaed of giving a fair and balanced hearing.

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