Mark C Ziercher , Indianapolis, Indiana ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2014 *fiscal year, Judge Mark C Ziercher has disposed 264 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Out of those 264 dispostions, 40 were dismissed, 89 were approved and 135 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Ziercher has approved in Indianapolis for the 2014 fiscal year is 34%. The information below for Judge Mark C Ziercher was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Indianapolis 2012 494 435 296 139 12%28%60%
Indianapolis 2013 351 301 187 114 14%32%53%
Fayetteville Nc 2014 70 58 33 25 17%36%47%
Indianapolis 2014 264 224 135 89 15%34%51%
Fayetteville Nc 2015 256 215 149 66 16%26%58%
Fayetteville Nc 2016 260 216 149 67 17%26%57%
 Totals:1695144994950015%29%56%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Mark C ZiercherNo Stats for FY 2017
All ALJs in Indianapolis Office 17% 51% 32%
All ALJs in Indiana17%47%36%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%36%
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Middle-aged Recipient
Judge: Mark C Ziercher
8/25/2016 8:20:41 AM



Judge Ziercher is very intimidating and his record should frighten you. I had to have two hearings with him, but in the second he approved me. I'm middle-aged and didn't at the time have very clear-cut diagnoses. But this man does his due diligence and honestly, you want this. It was because he is so thorough that I was approved. My advice to all: 1) HIRE A LAWYER. This is your life and there's no price on this. I paid the max to my lawyer, $6000. Could I have used this money? Of course. But you do not want to go into any of these hearings without a lawyer. They file documents that you and I cannot write ourselves. Plus, you're proving how serious you are to your judge about your case. And 2) BE COMPLIANT, with your lawyer and your doctors. Don't doctor jump if you can help it. Finally, answer the judge clearly and HONESTLY. You may not know it when he's questioning you, but most of the time he knows the answers already. He's testing your honesty. And judging you...that's his job. But you can get through it. Good luck to all.


Judge: Mark C Ziercher
10/28/2015 7:09:15 PM



Terrible, horrible, AWFUL judge. Knows all the tricks to get away with denying good claims and have his decisions upheld by the Appeals Council, BUT I have won a remand on every single case I have ever appealed at the district court level where he was the judge. If your claimant is denied by Ziercher, expect to have an appealable issue for the district court and make sure you appeal (or refer the case out if you don't do appeals) so that his name is known by the upper levels of SSA as a judge that costs the government a lot of money in EAJA fees. And somebody please tell him that he can't pull off a bow tie.

Heather
Judge: Mark C Ziercher
4/12/2015 8:16:18 PM



I am due to see this judge in a few months and I am absolutely terrified. I do not have a lawyer or any other representative. Are there any representatives the will help me for free?? I am scared based on his record. But having a lawyer is not going to make me any more incapable of working. I am failing at even maintaining a life itself.....


Judge: Mark C Ziercher
12/29/2014 1:31:00 PM



Very officious in running his hearings. Pleasant enough during the hearing but expect to lose unless you have a very, very good case.

Trully Disabled
Judge: Mark C Ziercher
11/9/2014 6:10:59 PM



I saw this Judge this past week and was approved during the hearing. I think this Judge is very just and fair. He weighed the facts,the diagnosis and the doctor's recommendations as far as what disability I met. I had been denied by another Judge several years before, so this had been a long battle to get benefits! Me and my lawyer perhaps made mistakes with the previous Judge-possibly by not having the right tests and diagnosis from my doctors. The previous Judge was, however, very condescending, doubted my credibility and was very unfriendly! Judge Ziercher was fair, respectful, nice and no non-sense in his approach. He is just that, a Judge, and he believed in me and the doctors and data. In my opinion, if you are truly disabled, this is the Judge to have. If you are a faker-like so many-you had better not even show up! Good luck to those who are truly disabled!


Judge: Mark C Ziercher
7/7/2012 10:39:23 AM



I think this judge wants to go down in History as having the most denials. His record speaks volumes. I wish I had any other judge. In the denial letter of 26 pages he stated things that were not true. He has no empathy or compassion. I feel sorry for anyone who is assigned this man.



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