Springfield Mo, Missouri ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Springfield Mo, Missouri, 8 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 11.0 months. The average case processing time in Springfield Mo is 368 days.The Springfield Mo average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 29%. 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 8/7/2014.

SSA, Springfield Mo ODAR Office
2143 East Primrose Avenue, Suite C
Springfield, Missouri 65807
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Phone: (888) 472-2404 -- Fax: (417) 890-9746
eFile Fax: 877-389-4215 (For sending evidence)

OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Springfield Mo 8 11.0 months 368 days 1.8 17% 29% 54%
Missouri12.8 months431 days1.619%40%40%
National Average:12.4 months402 days2.018%44%38%
Hearing Wait Time: 11.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.81
Average Processing Time 368 days
Cases Pending 4588
Dispositions 2858
New Cases 3476
Hearings In Person 71%
Video Hearings 29%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Mark A Clayton 28%25%47%
Judge Perry L Franklin 15%35%51%
Judge David K Fromme 13%35%52%
Judge James F Gillet 17%24%60%
Judge Victor L Horton 16%21%63%
Judge Robert A Lynch 16%43%41%
Judge Linda Marshall 15%40%45%
Judge Sheila Walters 17%14%69%

Comments about Judges at the Springfield Mo Missouri ODAR office:

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

Judge: Mark A Clayton
Date Posted: 11/4/2013 3:21:02 PM
Submited By: Alan Baker

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

Judge: Sheila Walters
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 5:33:01 PM
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Pleasant to deal with. Willing to listen to a case, without advocating for Social Security. treats claimants like people

Judge: Linda Marshall
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 5:31:59 PM
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treats claimants with dignity and gives an honest fair hearing

Judge: Victor L Horton
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 5:30:53 PM
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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
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 5:28:17 PM
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Treats every claimant the same. has obviously prepared for every case. Conducts fair hearings.

Judge: Perry L Franklin
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 5:26:58 PM
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very well prepared and very fair. Win or lose he treats every claimant with respect.

Judge: James F Gillet
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 5:24:13 PM
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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
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 5:22:43 PM
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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
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 5:20:46 PM
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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
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 5:15:47 PM
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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: Mark A Clayton
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 8:04:34 AM
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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
Date Posted: 3/22/2013 6:29:20 AM
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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: Victor L Horton
Date Posted: 10/2/2012 2:13:51 PM
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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
Date Posted: 8/8/2012 11:21:36 AM
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Not a good judge. He doesn't want anyone to have any back pay. He'll try to cheat you out of benefits.