Springfield Mo, Missouri ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Springfield Mo, Missouri, 10 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Springfield Mo, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 15.5 months. The average case processing time in Springfield Mo is 492 days.The Springfield Mo average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 25%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Springfield Mo ODAR office was last updated on 9/7/2016.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Springfield Mo 10 15.5 months 492 days 1.7 23% 25% 52%
Missouri17.6 months521 days1.520%39%41%
National Average:16.8 months525 days1.920%44%36%
AVERAGE TIME
Hearing Wait Time: 15.50 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.71
Average Processing Time 492 days
Cases Pending 5785
Dispositions 3091
New Cases 4465
Hearings In Person 64%
Video Hearings 36%
LIST OF JUDGES / 18

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Anthony Plank
Judge: James F Gillet
12/10/2016 7:59:21 PM



Had my hearing on June 8th, & just got my denial letter. Very frustrating! Cannot work any longer due to back problems. Judge Gillet & all disability judges have a huge workload and I have a lot of respect for them. So I am not, nor would I ever, going to criticize him for his dicision. I will appeal & hope for the best, as I desperately need my benefits!!!!!

CPL felix
Judge: Thomas Cheffins
11/12/2016 3:32:29 PM



Had court last month and I'm a medically retired vet apparatus to him I can work because I tried to find a job Because I have 4 kids in o provide for which nobody would hire me!!! Started stating that I said certain things which I never said ... Twisted things I said in court to his favor to were it made it seem I wasn't disable. I serve my country I get fucked up and this is how he treats wounded veterans .. I can speak English well.. Oh he's not disable .. He has hearing loss but rt he has hearing aids he's not disable. I get migraines take medication everyday but yet don't see doctor everyday. Oh his problem has dissminish in his words. Wait till it happens to one of his kids or grand kids then they will really know how unfair the system is

SSRep
Judge: Linda Marshall
10/3/2016 6:36:05 PM



would like to hear from any reps who have had judge marshall before. what is she like as far as how she conducts her hearings, does she require opening statements, does she go first or let rep, etc. thank you for your feedback.


Judge: Perry L Franklin
5/2/2016 4:42:51 AM



The judge was very well pre-paired. Questions were very in-depth and to the point. The judge was very professional. Good to work with.

Mr. Gouge
Judge: Sherianne Laba
3/17/2016 12:22:16 PM



Best judge ever, fair, tough, doesnt put up with BS, but has a heart.


Judge: Patrick H Morrison
2/25/2016 1:06:20 PM



Had a hearing on January 2016 The judge was very fair and thorough. Just be honest with him and do not exaggerate symptoms. He is very well versed in the law and treated me with dignity and respect.

pamela j. webb
Judge: James F Gillet
9/16/2015 9:56:02 AM



He seemed very nice and was very detailed he was respectful. I just went today so no decision yet. He is sending me for more exrays


Judge: Perry L Franklin
5/12/2015 7:49:14 AM



I have a hearing with this judge so I will so know if he is a good judge or not. This will be my 2nd hearing on remanded so we shall see.


Judge: David K Fromme
9/29/2014 5:33:08 PM



Well like i said i would reply back with my decision he gave me he ruled unfavorable like i figured he would do let me say this when i had my hearing with fromme he did not pay attention to anything i had to say and would put words in my mouth i dident say i suffer from ptsd and depression and social anxiety and just because i represented myself at the hearing he used that against me this judge is curupt and and does not give you a fair chance at winning or even a case period and he even said good luck to me after the hearing i have been trying to get my ssi since 2011 and has had two hearings and let me say out of both of them he was the worst i even had very indetail eveidence from doctors that i could not work this judge is a dieing breed alreight a dieing breed that needs to die already he is heartless and will not give you the time of day and curupt just like alot of other judges in the system heres looking at you you piece of **** heartless idiot i hope you die of a horrible death so you may feel the the pain you cause others to have


Judge: David K Fromme
9/25/2014 9:34:48 PM



Well i had a hearing with fromme in may 2014 and am expected to be getting a decision before to long i will comment back to let ppl know what it was he told me good luck when i left so we will see if that meant anything

Army
Judge: Patrick H Morrison
6/24/2014 1:45:20 PM



On one hand Judge Morrison seems very knowledgeable and professional. I believe he is very well versed in the law. Having said that I do not feel he nor Social Security Disability treated my case as a veteran fairly. I provided stacks of medical records from doctors at the VA. I show a definite history and pattern of disability as defined by our government. Yet some how judge Morrison and Social Security both feel I can still work a part time job in food service with minimal interaction with people. It makes me ill that my country asks so much of its men and women In the armed forces and when we come to our own government with obvious problems and need help, we can't get it. I try to get help at the VA and it takes 2-3 years to get anywhere. I file claims with disability and they just get denied. Thanks judge and thanks SSD for really nothing. It has been over a year since You last heard my case. I still do not work and bills continue to mount up. I know, not your problem. For the record, on my case you were dead wrong. Pain rules my life. Fear controls my daily living. I am not the person I used to be. Shame on you for not doing your job.


Judge: Victor L Horton
4/8/2014 8:14:08 AM



It wasn't easy at first. He was very helpful. I didn't have an attorney..He wasn't able to help me as one. He listened to what I had to say and extended my approval/denial. So I may get my witness statements in. But trying to get a hold of him when he said I could talk to him if I needed anything else. Extension etc.. This is issue I am having right now. Not able to get a hold of him at all. That is hard very hard. I don't think anyone wants to patch me through to him. Or what.

Alan Baker
Judge: Mark A Clayton
11/4/2013 3:21:02 PM



we went to court but it doesn't seem like they do what the judge says

Amy
Judge: Patrick H Morrison
9/19/2013 1:52:28 PM



I found Judge Morrison to be a fair Judge. He read over all my records, all four inches of records and even did study on my disease which he had never heard of before my hearing. I can stress to you that you MUST have Medical Evidence and have your Dr write a letter stating why he feels you are disabled. If you do not have medical proof forget it. He is smart so just be honest with him and he also treated me with respect.

Jason
Judge: Jo Ann L Draper
9/6/2013 2:12:56 PM



Seemed very professional and to the point, without being over-bearing.


Judge: Sheila Walters
4/16/2013 5:33:01 PM



Pleasant to deal with. Willing to listen to a case, without advocating for Social Security. treats claimants like people


Judge: Linda Marshall
4/16/2013 5:31:59 PM



treats claimants with dignity and gives an honest fair hearing


Judge: Victor L Horton
4/16/2013 5:30:53 PM



could not be more obvious this person has spent his entire life living off the federal government in some capacity. Biased and foolish.


Judge: Robert A Lynch
4/16/2013 5:28:17 PM



Treats every claimant the same. has obviously prepared for every case. Conducts fair hearings.


Judge: Perry L Franklin
4/16/2013 5:26:58 PM



very well prepared and very fair. Win or lose he treats every claimant with respect.


Judge: James F Gillet
4/16/2013 5:24:13 PM



Has some quirks to which one must adjust, but has read the file from beginning to end and is very well prepared to adjudicate.


Judge: David K Fromme
4/16/2013 5:22:43 PM



Old school and fair. A dying breed in the federal government, someone with common sense and the tenacity to use it.


Judge: Victor L Horton
4/16/2013 5:20:46 PM



fundamentally insecure. Asks questions and points out inconsistencies in claimant statements, sometimes well below their intellectual capacity and at other times so obviously trivial. Then he looks to others in the room to react to what he has obtained from the claimant. Asks questions which would never be admissible if Social Security hired its own counsel and then relies on the information he elicits. If he is going to approve someone he will then advocate for Social Security and eliminate the claimant's back pay or a substantial portion of it.


Judge: Mark A Clayton
4/16/2013 5:15:47 PM



unfavorable to most cases. I agree he is pleasant, but he is content in knowing who pays his salary and doing what he is told. Not an adjudicator, but a government employee.


Judge: Patrick H Morrison
4/1/2013 11:38:42 AM



Judge Morrison appears to be a very knowledgeable person with respect to the social security disability cases. Very pleased!


Judge: Mark A Clayton
3/29/2013 8:04:34 AM



I've had one hearing with this judge by video. He was very pleasant, calm, professional. He asked for an opening statement and then he did a fairly thorough questioning of the claimant. He covered full range of hypos with VE. He is clearly on the conservative side with his award rate.


Judge: Robert A Lynch
3/22/2013 6:29:20 AM



Mr. Lynch really screwed up my workers comp[ case, he did not ever have even a paralegal, left me after 7 YEARS to go be a Judge in MI, had to find another attorney towrap up my case, do not understand why he got to be a Judge and i got nearly nothing, spinal cord injury, as is he, rude assistant in his office. Glad he left.


Judge: Patrick H Morrison
3/20/2013 10:05:33 AM



It was obvious based on his demeanor and questioning that "Judge" Morrison had made up his mind prior to my wife's hearing and his decision ignored the opinion of her primary treating doctor in favor of the doctor SS sent her to who in his report said there was no indication that my wife even has the disorder she is seeking disability for!

buhu
Judge: Thomas Cheffins
3/8/2013 11:01:12 PM



Today i went for 2 hearing and i was granted ssd :) so happy wish all the best to all


Judge: Jo Ann L Draper
2/8/2013 11:52:18 AM



Very easy-going, yet professional.


Judge: Thomas Cheffins
1/2/2013 2:39:29 AM



THE WORST JUDGE EVER GOOD LUCK ALL WITH HIM HE SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE COURT (JOB)


Judge: Thomas Cheffins
12/28/2012 4:44:08 PM



Agree with the previous comments. He is biased. ALJ routinely goes against treating source opinions even when they are consistent with the evidence as a whole. When multiple treating physicians and even consultating physicians are in agreement on limitations and the AlJ still goes against these opinions then you know something is up. why do certain ALJ's believe they can play medical doctor and God.


Judge: Victor L Horton
10/2/2012 2:13:51 PM



He'll act like he's listening, but he's not. Is mind is already made up before your hearing, he's just going through the motions. Then when you get your denial, you'll see that he only uses the evidence that benefits his decision and doesn't even acknowledge the evidence that supports a favorable decision.


Judge: Victor L Horton
8/8/2012 11:21:36 AM



Not a good judge. He doesn't want anyone to have any back pay. He'll try to cheat you out of benefits.


Judge: Thomas Cheffins
7/28/2012 6:53:33 AM



Nice smiley-puss who is pleasant in the hearing room and a nasty creep in his opinions. I really do not know how he sleeps at night. He has condemned many legitemately disabled people to lives of abject poverty. He has adopted a definition of disability different from the standard that is contained in the social security statutes and regulations. The protection we all pay for with our social security taxes is not available in his hearing room. He denies claims by ignoring treating opinion evidence and just making facts up out of whole cloth. And there is nothing we can do about it. Northern Arizona no longer has the benefit of the social security system that they paid into because of this creep and the others in this ****-hole of an office. My advice; if you are disabled and live in Northern Arizona: move. There is no fair hearing in this office, much less before this "judge."

Amra Domazet
Judge: Thomas Cheffins
7/27/2012 1:57:33 AM



He denied my disability after having two open hart surgeries ,2 strokes,two peacemaker and back problems i have contact senator John McCain and also he can not believe that i was not approved i did an appeal.So will see also have new diagnoses now ptsd and also seizures .Best luck to all with this Judge you will need it


Judge: Thomas Cheffins
6/19/2012 5:25:35 PM



He denied my disability.Many of the facts he listed in his decision were wrong. I feel he did not listen. One issue he got wrong was listing arthritus as a condition in my left leg when in fact my calf muscle and Achilles tendon were destroyed by gangrene.