Wayne L Ritter , Milwaukee, Wisconsin ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2019 *fiscal year, Judge Wayne L Ritter has disposed 318 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Out of those 318 dispostions, 56 were dismissed, 73 were approved and 189 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Ritter has approved in Milwaukee for the 2019 fiscal year is 23%. The information below for Judge Wayne L Ritter was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Milwaukee 2010 490 387 307 80 21%16%63%
Milwaukee 2011 520 415 320 95 20%18%62%
Milwaukee 2012 505 388 298 90 23%18%59%
Milwaukee 2013 502 406 319 87 19%17%64%
Milwaukee 2014 500 366 243 123 27%25%49%
Milwaukee 2015 457 343 245 98 25%21%54%
Milwaukee 2016 298 213 144 69 29%23%48%
Milwaukee 2017 345 257 165 92 26%27%48%
Milwaukee 2018 116 85 64 21 27%18%55%
Milwaukee 2019 318 262 189 73 18%23%59%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Wayne L RitterNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Milwaukee Office 16% 36% 47%
All ALJs in Wisconsin16%43%41%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Judge: Wayne L Ritter
3/27/2018 5:26:20 AM

My lawyer said that as long as we don't get Ritter, we should be fine. The 1st judge I had for the first 2 hearings was about 2% or so lower in approval rate - whom moved into WI for my 1st hearing - the very day that my case was heard and left after my 2nd hearing denial.. Just my luck. THEN, for the 3rd remand I hear we're getting Ritter. I KNEW that was going to happen because that's just my luck - period. However I heard that Ritter was much nicer than the 1st guy, so that at least made me feel slightly better - as the 1st guy was an absolutely wretched human being. When judges get that jaded and crabby and try to find every possible goofy thing to deny a case, they simply should NOT be allowed to hear cases anymore. So I was still surprised that Ritter did actually seem more reasonable than the 1st guy. To my sheer utter disbelief and astonishment, I got a fully favorable decision in record time - even more amazing, due to an invisible disability. But I don't know if that was because the appeals council decimated absolutely EVERYthing that Judge King Crabby had in his first two ridiculous decisions. Still, overall, when there is so much disparity between the judges with high approval ratings and those with low approval ratings - I don't know how that situation is allowed to continue without any intervention from some sort of 'Internal Affairs' type of oversight... That really needs to change! People's lives are on the line, both literally and figuratively - for upwards of 8 years.

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
1/9/2017 8:31:23 PM

This guy is a disgrace. He made me have two people take off work and drive 250 miles round-trip, and he didn't even take their testimony. He probably hates the military because he was tossed off the Tailhook case for "a legal impropriety." Just google his name and dig a little for the story. No wonder people think that the system is rigged! . '

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
10/29/2016 7:05:36 PM

I know Judge Ritter from back when he was in the Navy. Yes, I need all you vets that he is screwing over to know that he was in the military himself. He should have more compassion. However, even when I knew him (at the time we went to the same church) he had little compassion for people who didn't meet his ideas of who matters. He is a big reason that I went crazy, ended up in a mental hospital and left Christianity. He believes he knows best for EVERYONE. I suggest to those of you who can to leave WI and move to a more liberal state. Remember though he IS a veteran.

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
6/7/2016 10:49:40 PM

I am a veteran and had congressional interest. It took FOREVER. To get an answer. I actually called the offices in Mlwke and found out Ritter was on a leave of absence. I was told he would be back the following week and I should have a answer soon. Like the two judges b4 him it was a NO. The state of WI disability judges have a serious problem with the VA. They will do everything to discredit everything the doctors say at the VA. My conditions continue to get worse. In the past year my wife has left me. My kids no longer talk to me. I am alone in a house I am going to loose. No wonder 22 veterans take their own lives a day. I have tried various ways to get help and I can not get help. If there is a hell- I hope u and the 2 judges b4 u go there. I mean who do u and your back office people think you are. I look at other states and it is so easy for a veteran to get benifits thru social security if you are rated at just 90%. I have one rating at 100% alone for just one condition.

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
1/12/2015 11:47:52 AM

I have to say if you get Judge Ritter you will need to have all your ducks in a row and I mean make sure you go through your case and make sure its solid. This judge finds anyway to deny you everytime. I did not realize how bad it really was until i had to go through the process. At one time I even was looking at getting a different lawyer. I thought if i had one from Wisconsin it maybe better...NOPE I looked into over 5 different lawyers as soon as the Heard Judge Ritter they told me right out they will not take my case because he will just continue to deny you over and over. And these were all first contact phone calls so these lawyers didn't even look at any of my records or anything. I am in the appeals process now and my only hope is that they remand it and not send it back to him because if they do we already know it will be denial.

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
11/4/2014 5:48:10 AM

The person who postedo on Judge Ritter on 11/2/2014. When was your hearing? I had mine 09/03/14 still waiting on a decision.Thanks.

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
11/2/2014 5:37:28 PM

Judge Ritter is a very fair judge I dont know why these people said such horrible things about him yes in deed he changed my life for better I'm so greatful for this man he's wonderful understanding and down to earth!!!

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
4/4/2013 12:18:06 PM

I had an 8 inch stint put in my main artery besides possible MS and he still denied me. Im not a bad or evil person but I hope Karma pays him a visit...

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
3/21/2013 11:15:17 AM

I would like to know how much this judge makes off a case he denied that clearly should have been aproved..

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
12/9/2012 1:41:54 PM

Judge Ritter had statements in the Notice of Decision letter that were not accurate and I will be contacting someone about that. If to do nothing else than to clear my testimony as true and not "inconsistent statements undermine her credibility" as he writes. Ritter also states that he "gives little weight to the opinion of treating provider Dr. _____; my psychiatrist and that he also "gives little weight to the multiple opinions of treating provider Dr ______; my psychologist. The day of the hearing my attorney felt he needed to let me know that Judge Ritter denies 80% of the cases that come in front of him. How is it that this one judge would get so many cases that do not warrant disability benefits?

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
12/9/2012 9:30:09 AM

He weighed the "observations" of two people who spent a whopping 15 minutes each with me more heavily then those of my OWN doctor, someone who observed the worsening of my condition. My lawyer warned me that it was a crap shoot having him and that's NOT something that should be predictable. You should not be able to look at the judge's name and say "Oh, you don't stand a chance with him." as this just shows how unfair his decisions really are. I'm left with no choice but to try and appeal now and who KNOWS what's going to happen.

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
11/23/2012 9:44:39 AM

the guy steps on our rights as americans to recieve disabilty benefits, i have 3 qualifying physical health and 4 qualifying mental health and 54yrs old very uncompassionate and fair, im sure he ate well off the taxpayers, sure he enjoys his socialist health care plan payed for by tax dollars. most of us have work history and payed taxes and into the social security system, yet he denies us a meager income and health care, which those with disorders and conditions need. makes you wonder about his patriotismto our country

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
10/30/2012 8:41:10 PM

He ruin my case this year did not look at all my medical history Ian very mad not a good judge

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
8/30/2012 6:31:16 AM

I feel sorry for you if you get him. He ruined my family's life. I don't know how he sleeps at night.

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
7/25/2012 9:22:05 AM

Worst possible judge means that he is in the 1st percentile nationally with regard to approval rates. The federal courts are beginning to catch on to his bizarre interpretation of the law. Lawyers who work for SSA have know this for some time.

Judge: Wayne L Ritter
3/21/2012 5:53:05 AM

this is the worst possible judge you could get to hear your disability case!

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