Michael C Blanton , Tacoma, Washington ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2017 *fiscal year, Judge Michael C Blanton has disposed 386 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Tacoma, Washington. Out of those 386 dispostions, 54 were dismissed, 310 were approved and 22 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Blanton has approved in Tacoma for the 2017 fiscal year is 80%. The information below for Judge Michael C Blanton was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Toledo Oh 2011 273 243 27 216 11%79%10%
Tacoma 2012 745 677 68 609 9%82%9%
Toledo Oh 2012 6 6 4 2 0%33%67%
Tacoma 2013 704 645 43 602 8%86%6%
Tacoma 2014 589 533 48 485 10%82%8%
Tacoma 2015 401 339 45 294 15%73%11%
Tacoma 2016 369 320 26 294 13%80%7%
Seattle 2017 19 15 2 13 21%68%11%
Tacoma 2017 386 332 22 310 14%80%6%
Seattle 2018 154 107 7 100 31%65%5%
Seattle 2019 330 262 15 247 21%75%5%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Michael C BlantonNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Tacoma Office 25% 33% 42%
All ALJs in Washington22%41%37%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Judge: Michael C Blanton
12/28/2019 12:32:55 AM

All judges with a low approval rate (40% or below) should take tips/notes from this judge. He is nice, caring, and compassionate.

Judge: Michael C Blanton
2/10/2018 4:59:46 PM

Hello I wanted to know how kind did it take for you to get a decision letter from him .. please respond .

Judge: Michael C Blanton
6/14/2017 8:48:37 AM

My hearing went before ALJ Blanton one week ago and I found him to be very kind. As I was getting settled, he even made a couple of witty jokes that helped me calm down and see him as a man instead of a prosecutor. It also seemed apparent the Judge Blanton reviewed my file ahead of time, based on the questions he asked me and what he asked the employment expert. Overall, my experience was good. ALJ Blanton showed everyone in the room kindness and respect. Most importantly, he demonstrated what and why the bailiff calls out, "The HONORABLE judge...".

Judge: Michael C Blanton
3/30/2016 9:06:51 PM

What a day, anxiety was high and emotional is an understatement. Mr. Blanton was truly understanding and gave me time to compose myself after the tears, anxiety and emotional outburst. He was very understanding and patient with me. I wait to hear my decision via mail but I felt he was very fair and had compassion.

Judge: Michael C Blanton
6/25/2014 8:03:35 PM

He was very understanding and nice. Allowed me to enter the court room with my husband and got straight to the point so we were not in there for ever. Almost like he took his time reviewing the case file before hand and already had his decision made.

Judge: Michael C Blanton
5/10/2012 8:07:58 AM

This is an excellent ALJ. I'm sure his denial rate will go up at some point a little but he will show compassion and treat everyone fairly.

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