Mark C Ziercher
Administrative Law Judge

Indianapolis, Indiana ODAR Office

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 5/19/2016.

Judge Ziercher14%26%60%
All ALJs in Indianapolis Office 16% 50% 34%
All ALJs in Indiana17%46%37%
All ALJs in the Nation20%44%37%

SSA, Indianapolis ODAR Office
Market Square Center, Suite 400
151 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2510

Phone: (866) 931-4820 -- Fax: (317) 226-5827
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Comments about Judge Mark C Ziercher

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

Judge: Mark C Ziercher
Date Posted: 4/12/2015 8:16:18 PM
Submited By: Heather

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
Date Posted: 12/29/2014 1:31:00 PM
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Very officious in running his hearings. Pleasant enough during the hearing but expect to lose unless you have a very, very good case.

Judge: Mark C Ziercher
Date Posted: 11/9/2014 6:10:59 PM
Submited By: Trully Disabled

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
Date Posted: 7/7/2012 10:39:23 AM
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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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Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Indianapolis 2011 317 287 79 2089%66%25%
Indianapolis 2012 494 435 296 13912%28%60%
Indianapolis 2013 351 301 187 11414%32%53%
Fayetteville Nc 2014 70 58 33 2517%36%47%
Indianapolis 2014 264 224 135 8915%34%51%
Fayetteville Nc 2015 256 215 149 6616%26%58%
Fayetteville Nc 2016 182 157 110 4714%26%60%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.