Shreveport, Louisiana ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Shreveport, Louisiana, 9 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Shreveport, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 7.0 months. The average case processing time in Shreveport is 303 days.The Shreveport average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 34%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Shreveport ODAR office was last updated on 9/18/2014.

SSA, Shreveport ODAR Office
Louisiana Tower, Suite 700
401 Edwards Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101-6129
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Phone: (318) 676-3850 -- Fax: (318) 676-3889
eFile Fax: (877) 864-5923 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Shreveport 9 7.0 months 303 days 2.3 16% 34% 49%
Louisiana8.5 months321 days2.219%40%41%
National Average:12.5 months405 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 7.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.25
Average Processing Time 303 days
Cases Pending 3677
Dispositions 3224
New Cases 3977
Hearings In Person 58%
Video Hearings 42%

Comments about Judges at the Shreveport Louisiana ODAR office:

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Judge: Paul Greenberg
Date Posted: 10/21/2014 5:26:20 PM
Submited By: joseph d.



This Judge is a listener more than a talker.He gives a good impression of all Judges of LA.He,ll go along way in his profession. Thank you.

Judge: Paul Greenberg
Date Posted: 10/6/2014 3:13:24 PM
Submited By: Dave H.



He is a honest and fair A.L.J.,who decides on the evidence presented.All judges of nhc Baltimore can learn from him and each other. 10/06/14

Judge: Larry J. Butler
Date Posted: 9/5/2014 12:40:27 PM
Submited By: R



I went in front of this Judge and all he wanted to know was where I slept and nothing about my health !!!!!

Judge: Scott M Staller
Date Posted: 8/30/2014 7:04:27 AM
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Waste of time.. unless you have a lawyer...social security pays such lawyers a small fee and award your case JUST so they DONT have to pay so much back pay..its a corrupt racket!

Judge: Scott M Staller
Date Posted: 8/30/2014 6:55:28 AM
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Know it all! Makes decisions without all medical records...cocky ,doesn't care or listen. Just because he s a judge doesn't make him any more human than anyone else!! Some of us don't have the money to have a EASY government job...if we did no one would need social security!

Judge: Larry J. Butler
Date Posted: 8/27/2014 2:51:01 PM
Submited By: Linda Gersic



I was told by my attorney that Judge Butler takes Months and months to decide on disability cases. I went to see him on August 7, 2013...after already waiting 2 years to get my Hearing date with a Federal Judge. SO now I have waited 3 years. I broke my foot off my ankle in 2008. I have a plate and 6 screws holding it on. I have daily pain in my right ankle. It is tearing up my left knee that was operated on in 1996...I have a torn meniscus on my right knee and my right hip is getting worse the more I walk. I had a Nervous Breakdown in 2010 and Found out I am Manic Depressive and this whole thing with not being able to walk is driving me nuts. I have not worked...I can not work. My dyslexia is so bad I have had to back space and retype just to type this so you can read it. I want to make a Formal Complaint about Judge Larry Butler... How do I do that?

Judge: Elizabeth B Dunlap
Date Posted: 6/13/2014 8:29:59 AM
Submited By: Denied



Terrible person and a worse ALJ. Didn't consider the medical evidence at all, based her "judgement" on her opinions only! Horrible!

Judge: Mary Abbondondelo
Date Posted: 6/6/2014 4:31:09 AM
Submited By: Mike and Teresa Parker



Judge Mary Abbondondelo is a compassionate person. She is fair and a nice lady all around. She listen to both my wife and I. Whether we get approved or not, I have to believe that Judge Mary Abbondondelo looked at all the evidence objectively.

Judge: Mary E Johnson
Date Posted: 6/2/2014 4:24:55 PM
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HI my name is april curl my judge in the case for disability is judge Johnson. Have anyone let the judge decide and not have the hearing? what should I expect from judge Johnson. Right know I am suffering with bipolar depression very bad. I did not have a hearing because I feeling not myself. I have been fighting to get disability because my condition has woresen

Judge: Anne H Pate
Date Posted: 4/24/2014 2:20:19 PM
Submited By: Marshal Holiday



I believe that she is fair and really wants to help a person if they really need it she listens and puts a smile on her face she doesn't look all grumpy and mean she lets you know and feel that she also is human, And God has the last say. Thank you Judge Pate!! (smile)

Judge: Osly F. Deramus
Date Posted: 4/17/2014 1:26:10 PM
Submited By: Tony K



Judge Deramus was very professonal during the hearing asked me detail and fair question and listen to my answers carefully,very pleased with the whole process,He is very good conservative judge whom i respect. And very thankful for his timely and fair decision.FIVE STARS FOR THIS JUDGE.

Judge: Whitfield Haigler
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 8:27:21 AM
Submited By: Ardys Korstad



I am a Minnesota attorney with 25+ years of experience. First, a comment about the "low approval rate" at NHC in St. Louis. Their office is trying to help hearing offices around the country catch up on the huge backlog of claims. You can decline a video hearing and wait many more months for a hearing in person with a Minneapolis judge. Many attorneys tell me they always decline the video hearings because of these same statistics. What they don't understand is their actions may be the exact reason the statistics look so bad. The judges are much more likely to dismiss or deny a claim that does not have all the important evidence in or unprepared witnesses. An experienced attorney matters. My clients and I have appeared in front of Judge Haigler multiple times. You can tell he has always read the file carefully. (Not true of all judges.) Like appearing in front of the Supreme Court for oral arguments, he will tell the attorney at the beginning of the hearing the specific parts of the record he needs clarified or explained if we want to convince him of the severity of the medical problems. He is respectful and courteous questioning the claimant. He allows you to go past the usual one hour hearing time if you have a translator or essential witness.

Judge: Larry J. Butler
Date Posted: 4/12/2014 5:03:17 PM
Submited By: sharon



this judge made a decision on what he "believes" not what the evidence showed. this whole process has been a joke, legal people making medical decisions. the "Doctor" they sent me to checked my vitals, testes my reflexes all in about 5 minutes didnt even want to talk about why i was there. but this judge gave a great deal of weight to this quack who is just running a ss scam for money!! i dont qualify for a mental disability, but that was never my issue it was physical! what a joke. i want to know who he has approved and how long he has sat on other decisions.

Judge: Scott M Staller
Date Posted: 3/11/2014 10:54:00 AM
Submited By: Average claimant



He is awesome! That is all!

Judge: Kelley Day
Date Posted: 1/30/2014 2:32:06 PM
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GREAT Judge. Her hearings a laid back and she listens to everything. really a great experience.

Judge: Marty S Turner
Date Posted: 1/8/2014 7:46:54 PM
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I thought my hearing went well. I was told by social security office this judge found my case unfavorible. I am suffering from PTSD from an attack that also caused severe back and neck injuries. I do not understand how judge came to that conclusion. I also have suffered from agoraphobia for the pays few years. During my hearing VE said there were no jobs I can perform. I am very upset that this judge acted so compassionate then found my case unfavorable. I do plan on filing an appeal or reapplying. Just because this judge acts if he cares it is all an act. I hope the longer he deals with disability hearings he realizes how he is affecting people who are really disabled. There are so many people getting disabiliy that does not deserve it. I am so upset and don't even see how I can go on.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 11/15/2013 6:03:45 PM
Submited By: Dennis L Watkins Jr



I thought I'd back Mr. DeGregorio's statements. I've also had the "honor" of meeting this particular judge during my last hearing. He is so biased and judgmental that he refuses to look at the FACTS and EVIDENCE in front of him. He SHOULD NOT have the power to decide the fate and/or well being of a lab rat, let alone a human being.

Judge: Kelley Day
Date Posted: 8/16/2013 9:56:46 PM
Submited By: Jaydens Mommie



She was kind hearted and took all my son medical evidence into consideration she listen to every thing I had to say... She treated my case fairly... Thanks Judge Day....

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 8/16/2013 5:26:32 AM
Submited By: Joe DeGregorio



After having to deal with the particular ALJ twice now, I can confirm what most of the posters here have said. This man's action border on the criminal and hopefully someone within SSA will see this and conduct an investigation into Mr.Bundys actions. He does not accept what a claimant's Doctor's say nor does he consider any MRI reports as credible either. I wish there was a way to have this man removed and banned from ever serving in a legal position again. And Mr. Bundy, IF you happen to read this, you know how to contact me if you want to address my grievance.But be forewarned, I do have a few choice words for you that I will refrain from publicly posting. And if anyone else out there has had bad dealings with Judge Bundy, please post and maybe enough of us can get SSA's attention and get Mr.Bundy put to pasture where he belongs.

Judge: Mary E Johnson
Date Posted: 7/3/2013 4:11:54 PM
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I am very upset i just recieved my ss decision today.... denied! I served in army and ihave many issues...and cant work...she did twist alot of my words and left out parts of what i was saying...im appealing this.

Judge: Marilyn R Brand
Date Posted: 6/17/2013 6:36:44 AM
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Have had one hearing with this ALJ. She is pleasant and patient. She did not ask for an opening statement. She questioned the claimant generally for about 25 minutes. She did ask the VE a hypo based on less than full time sedentary work and the VE listed 3 sedentary jobs. I had to correct that on cross exam. She did not ask for closing argument. I had the impression this ALJ was fairly new to the bench. Her award rate is on the conservative side.

Judge: Larry J. Butler
Date Posted: 5/12/2013 9:40:14 AM
Submited By: Constance Guernieri



Judge Butler is a very excellent Judge. Very open minded and professional.

Judge: Mark Ferguson
Date Posted: 4/18/2013 2:02:18 AM
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I had my hearing in front of a younger guy he was in his late 30s to early 40s but i don't remember his name. He was very nice he asked me most of the questions looked at my evidence and asked my lawyer if he had anything to add. He said no he thought i had said everything i needed to so he want going to waste his time. It lasted maybe 15 minutes then asked me if i had a drivers license and said he was rolling my date back to the date of my car wreck. I don't know if i won or lost but my lawyer said he felt really good about it.

Judge: Mary E Johnson
Date Posted: 4/17/2013 9:10:07 AM
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a cherry picker. she looks to twist your words into what she thinks she can get them to mean. she did not explane a good reason for her judgement to me she needs all of her case's reviewed by the better higher ups.

Judge: Mary E Johnson
Date Posted: 4/17/2013 8:37:19 AM
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i was not payed a great deal of attention to only was heard to be unfavorable denied my social security benifits. i can tell when people don't liston and care "judge mary elizibeth johnson" should be fired for not doing people right it's ******* people to go thru the proscess and then to be carelessly judged against with silly old women resentfull like ideas she is discrimination material.people are not statistical numbers miss johnson is using people for her benifit. hopleyfull she will be gone fron ss soon.

Judge: Romona Scales
Date Posted: 4/9/2013 5:29:14 PM
Submited By: Attorney



Had 4 hearings with this judge, she asks hypotheticals that all over the place. Asked about 7 different hypos on each hearing. Hard to tell how she will rule. Asks a lot of questions herself, lets attorney have 15 minutes to discuss the medical conditions and limitations.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 2:38:49 PM
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This jerk is a nightmare. Fortunately, writes crap decisions that are frequently overturned. Shreveport gained and Alb. lost when this guy moved!

Judge: Mark Ferguson
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 1:51:30 PM
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I've had two hearings with this ALJ and my experience is consistent with other comments here. He's very easy going, pleasant to work with, non-confrontational. Like most ALJ's over the last couple years, if they had a high award rate they seem to have gotten pressured to come down in the 45-60% range.

Judge: Mark Ferguson
Date Posted: 3/27/2013 6:58:43 AM
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Pleasant, easy going. Questions claimant generally and then lets rep develop specifics. His award rate has come down over the last year.

Judge: David W Engel
Date Posted: 3/27/2013 6:56:35 AM
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This ALJ is thorough and methodical. Will ask for opening statement and do general questioning. Usually does one hypo based on DDS opinions of RFC and one based on FCE or client's testimony.

Judge: John Antonowicz
Date Posted: 2/12/2013 5:08:06 PM
Submited By: Tina Montgomery



Thank you sir for reviewing all the evidence so thoroughly. Your favorable decision has taken a great weight off my mind.

Judge: Elizabeth B Dunlap
Date Posted: 2/7/2013 7:11:33 AM
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Sweetest tater in the patch.

Judge: Elizabeth B Dunlap
Date Posted: 1/26/2013 11:04:12 AM
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She does know it all and you better be prepared or she will eat your lunch.

Judge: Marty S Turner
Date Posted: 1/17/2013 7:17:48 PM
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Very attentive, kind and compassionate. This goes a long way with people and they never forget. Thanks Judge Marty! You are truly one that cares and you are much appresciated.

Judge: Anne H Pate
Date Posted: 1/9/2013 5:34:30 PM
Submited By: Andrew Smith



Something needs to done about this woman seriously she gives the social security system a really bad name.

Judge: Mary E Johnson
Date Posted: 1/7/2013 3:35:55 PM
Submited By: Jese james



Rushed us through hearing. Given only 25 minutes for case to be heard, and then omitted parts of my testimony from actual hearing. My case was denied. I have a form of cognitive impairment that is Early Alzheimers, but because of my age (46), I am being asked to remain in the work force doing menial work where I will most likely get fired within my 90 day period because of my memory. I have an attorney. I still lost. If I were four years older, I would get a compassionate allowance, by that point I may not even be able to remember it's available.

Judge: Mark Ferguson
Date Posted: 1/6/2013 11:19:17 AM
Submited By: patricia



this was very good i was at ease with him.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 1/4/2013 2:29:51 PM
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Made a decision based on the testimony of the expert when the expert could not say how he got his info. said the claimant twisted his doctors arm to get a statement from him. cut off the claimant when testifying about the circumstances of his depression. UNFAIR.

Judge: Mark Ferguson
Date Posted: 12/18/2012 2:50:47 PM
Submited By: Jen



Seamed very down to earth. Spoke clearly and said to let him know if I did not understand the question so I felt better at ease. I did not fear him like I expected to 'fear the judge'. I felt like he was understanding of unusual circumstances, even though I did not receive a verdict that same day.

Judge: John Antonowicz
Date Posted: 12/16/2012 3:03:22 PM
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Thanks

Judge: L. J Rodriguez
Date Posted: 11/23/2012 5:59:47 PM
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I didn't have any luck with him, so good Luck!!!

Judge: Raymond F. Gollmitzer
Date Posted: 11/17/2012 3:12:09 PM
Submited By: Clementina Ross on behalf of my son, Ellis Wise



I am very grateful of your thorough review of my son's case. Words cannot express the depth of my gratitude. This has been a long journey, but I know my son and I have more to overcome. Thank you for your part in clearing the thicket of receiving support for my precious son, who has sickle cell disease and asthma.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 11/13/2012 1:17:28 PM
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He is cold hearted and a big producer. He decides more cases than 95% of the other nudges. He denies most. He is so fast he makes big mistakes so he is easy to appeal.

Judge: Marty S Turner
Date Posted: 10/24/2012 2:21:23 PM
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Really nice. Kind of cute, too.

Judge: Whitfield Haigler
Date Posted: 10/7/2012 10:49:54 AM
Submited By: jessie



Awesome warm hearted judge!!!!

Judge: Marty S Turner
Date Posted: 10/2/2012 7:12:47 AM
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Very nice compassionate and professional.This is a judge that listens

Judge: Marty S Turner
Date Posted: 10/2/2012 7:04:24 AM
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Very nice compassionate judge

Judge: David W Engel
Date Posted: 9/27/2012 6:27:50 AM
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Fair judge, but be ready to address unemployment, inconsistent statements in the file, or drug and alcohol issues. He does not overlook that kind of thing at his hearings but tends to be cool that hit those issues head on honestlyrather than try to cover them up as if they did not exist.

Judge: David W Engel
Date Posted: 9/17/2012 7:14:42 PM
Submited By: Bibin



With all these silly websites, such a great page keeps my interent hope alive.

Judge: Mary Abbondondelo
Date Posted: 9/14/2012 1:19:45 PM
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I fully agree. She is awesome!!

Judge: Mary Abbondondelo
Date Posted: 8/7/2012 10:54:46 AM
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one of the best ALJs!!!

Judge: Elizabeth B Dunlap
Date Posted: 7/25/2012 8:35:03 AM
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She is nice to the Claimant's which is most important but is extremely arrogant and think she knows it all.

Judge: Mary Abbondondelo
Date Posted: 7/14/2012 8:48:12 PM
Submited By: mp



a really nice lady and judge!

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 6/10/2012 6:50:31 PM
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ALJ Bundy is a biased ALJ. He has been for years and will continue as SSA has no power. He does not care about the Claimant. He is only there to protect the administration's supposed trust fund.

Judge: David W Engel
Date Posted: 6/9/2012 8:22:36 PM
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A lot nicer than wolfe but approves less cases. Pretty cool judge.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 6/7/2012 11:19:03 PM
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HE SEEM LIKE HE REALLY CARE.

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 4/11/2012 10:53:22 AM
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Worst judge of all time!

Judge: W. Thomas Bundy
Date Posted: 3/20/2012 10:38:22 AM
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The states from this ALJ match up with how he conducts his hearings which are a joke. He will close hearings without allowing cross examination of the vocational expert and doesn't pay much attention to testimoy.