Fayetteville Nc, North Carolina ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Fayetteville Nc, North Carolina, 15 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Fayetteville Nc, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 26.0 months. The average case processing time in Fayetteville Nc is 701 days.The Fayetteville Nc average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 46%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Fayetteville Nc 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
Fayetteville Nc 15 26.0 months 701 days 2.1 18% 46% 36%
North Carolina22.1 months655 days1.917%48%35%
National Average:16.8 months525 days1.920%44%36%
AVERAGE TIME
Hearing Wait Time: 26.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.10
Average Processing Time 701 days
Cases Pending 7759
Dispositions 2193
New Cases 1459
Hearings In Person 96%
Video Hearings 4%

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Bernice Smith
Judge: Eric W Borda
12/4/2016 4:27:23 PM



my son's case was heard on Oct 6,2016, I am very anixious for him, he has had problems, is a long story, the only thing I kind'a have a problem with is the waiting period to be notified if they were approved or not. I am sure, the court / judges are somewhat aware how much stress and emotional roller coaster these people are experincing and their families. I pray every day for my son to at least hear the findings of the court. I am sure the Judhe will take all the evidence presented at the hearing into consideration in his decision, I just don't know how much more stress, pain and mental my son can endure, I pray the findings will come soon. Sincerely yours. Bernice Smith (919-773-7773) (mother of Kenneth Joshua Oakes)


Judge: Larry A Miller
11/27/2016 7:22:40 AM



I guess no judge will ever please everyone, in my opinion Judge Miller is professional and thorough. Obviously every person that has a hearing thinks they're deserving of disability but it's up to the judges to review the medical records and apply the law and come to a conclusion whether or not the person meets the requirements of eligibility. I have no idea what my outcome will be but I feel I had good representation and Judge Miller listened to our case.

Coy
Judge: Sara L Alston
11/21/2016 12:03:19 PM



She was so much nicer than I thought. She made the entire situation easier on me, even though I was having terrible anxiety attacks. And she had a great sense of humor and was very friendly and chill person.

Jody Hovland
Judge: Sara L Alston
11/6/2016 3:54:23 AM



I found Judge Alston very thorough. She had true compassion toward me. Most are quick to judge because of my age, 47. To which my usual response would be "you lay pavers, shovel limerock & carry heavy equipment for 10+ yrs, & contact me when your 47" Judge Alston did not do that. Instead she reviewed my medical records very thoroughly and asked pertinent questions related to my injuries how they can to be and limitations. I attended the hearing without an attorney, (fired them just weeks prior to hearing date notification). I had absolutely no idea what to expect, my anxiety was high & was in tears for the majority. She was amazing in keeping me calm & to focus. Her words soothing. When it's hard to even leave your home, physically & mentally it's a nice relief to find someone in her position that is able to make someone as I feel comfortable enough to control my tears & answer the questions she had. My decision has yet to come in,Whatever her decision, I am confident she will review all information submitted. Five 🌟⭐️✨💫🌟


Judge: Larry A Miller
10/4/2016 7:54:26 AM



I personally found Judge Miller very professional, I was scared to death to even be there and was super happy when it was over. Judge Miller is direct and to the point but I feel he's fair.

Bambi Collins
Judge: Lisa R Hall
9/27/2016 12:05:47 PM



I think she was very kind and listened to all points.

Jtaylor
Judge: Katherine D Wisz
9/20/2016 10:54:45 AM



Absolutely amazing Judge. Very caring, great eye contact, listens, and considered all factors in my son case.

Lynn Forbes
Judge: Randall D Huggins
9/6/2016 12:15:48 PM



This Judge listens and is extremely smart, very smart. Unfortunately, I did not have a decent attorney, which I was unable to speak with until less than 24 hours prior to my hearing. Upon my meeting with my attorney, he proceeded to advise me he did not have any of my medical records, which I had been faxing for over a year to his office and have the faxes and confirmation faxes. Even though, I have severe degenerative disc disease, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (take five plus shots a day of insulin), COPD, severe depression, disorder, RA and a few more issues, not to mention my age and normal health declines after 50 and I am pushing 60, my attorney and the vocational lady at my hearing seem to think I am fine and dandy, but the Honorable Randall D. Huggins was obviously the one that actually read my medical records and others. I am forever indebted and appreciative this Judge was on the bench the day of my hearing or I would probably no longer be living right now. This Judge is extremely observant, intelligent and does his homework prior to his case load. I just wish my attorney would have been more on the ball so I would have received more than one year back pay as to be able to save my home, but at least now I can buy toilet paper when I need to. Thank you so much Judge Huggins for your wise decision.

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.

The system works!
Judge: Randall D Huggins
8/16/2016 12:14:41 PM



Excellent judge had my hearing July 15 and had my approval in less than a week. From initial filing to hearing was 1 year wait and he made everything right.Fair and to the point! Thanks Judge Randal

Tiesha H
Judge: Margo Stone
8/16/2016 6:56:37 AM



She is a beautiful lady inside out. She listened to me and was very compassionate towards what I was going through. I would recommend her if I could but I know when it comes to the hearings you never know who you are going to get. She just made my hearing a bit lighter. It's hard doing something like that with all my mental illnesses in front of a judge. Margo Stone made it like we were just talking. Very kind and laid back judge. Rather she approve me or not she made my hearing better even with my tears and pain she helped me out mentally. Awesome lady just awesome! We had our hearing on 08/02/16.


Judge: David Benedict
8/12/2016 6:27:24 PM



Me and my daughter will continue to pray for you and your trespasses. I watched my daughter struggle from the time she was born with C.P. and now with PTSD because of 5 yrs of sexual abuse that she had before I got custody of her. Her Mother lost her Disability in 2000 of no fault of my daughters at age 7. I carried her til 2011 when I filed for her. We never claimed benefits for my daughter, the social worker did, shortly after she was born. even with a ackilles injury that never healed back in 2010 on top of her C.P. and now with her PTSD that was reported to the appeals council and still denied. Shes now 23 unable to work, been a shut-in the last 9 mos.of other female issues on top of all this. I retired in 2011 early to help her finish school and since lost our house last year and filing bankrupcy . Mr. Ill say this, The Real Judge Is A-coming and your not it. Get out while you can and repent. Did live in Newbern NC.

Larry Hester
Judge: Scott C Shimer
8/3/2016 1:41:26 PM



I had my meeting in front of Judge Shimer yesterday, and I will say he is the nicest and fairest ALJ, I had a meeting in front of Judge Kimmelman almost 2 years ago, and she was not as nice as Judge Shimer. I do not know if he will approve me, but my attorney told me I have a very good chance to get approved. I will rate him 5 stars, and recommend him as a very good Judge. He knows the law, and was very helpful with me, because of my severe arthritis that I have.


Judge: David Benedict
7/11/2016 6:02:06 PM



I think the judge is unfair and prejudiced.

ASW
Judge: James E Williams
7/9/2016 1:22:45 PM



Judge, sucks. Never let me talk except when a question was asked. I was not given a fair judhgement. He treated me like I was waisting his time. 7 years trying to get disability and I am tired. Maybe if I quit taking my medication, I would win.


Judge: James E Williams
7/5/2016 4:35:10 AM



Great Judge , after reading all these negative comments I was concerned . Judge Williams was just great and down to earth , very understanding of my financial problems and lack of medical documents . Had his decision in 45 min .

P.T.
Judge: Mason Hogan
5/26/2016 4:03:56 PM



His approval rating speaks for itself. He will nit-pick at facts and words used by the claimant to make it fit his depictions. Moreover, he is very rude and aggressive when it comes asking questions, with lots of eye-rolling. Lose the attitude!

Not Broken, you made me stronger!
Judge: Anne-Mar A Ofori-Acquaah
5/16/2016 11:23:47 AM



From the time I sat down, she was hostile!! She was worried more of what she "THOUGHT" I did for my 70 year old father that has dementia. He is not handicap & can do for himself. He just has memory issues!! It was all about what she "THOUHT" I was physically helping him!! I'm not physically able to help anyone!! It's had to do things for myself!!She is from the Fayetteville,NC office & should have stayed there! My lawyer & I were stunned by things she said in my "DENIAL DECESION"!!How can you deny a person, when there medical records speaks for itself. She has no heart or compassion for you. She kept cutting me off & not allowing me to finish what she asked me. I pray that she can sleep well at night knowing that you have done me wrong & others with lies, no heart nor compassion. I hate for whom ever has this devil in the black robe. You can expect a denial decision. Oh yea, she became a "DOCTOR" on my case as well. Long as I can breath, I will not give up, I'm a fighter. God's got my back!!

Angela edwards
Judge: Larry A Miller
4/5/2016 8:29:48 PM



Seeing these I'm scared I had him today. I have been fighting since 2010.. God is in control. Patiently waiting


Judge: Sara L Alston
2/5/2016 7:04:02 PM



I would rate this judge five stars because she looks at all the evidence before making decisions.Very happy!


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.


Judge: Scott C Shimer
8/17/2015 5:26:33 PM



Judge Shimer is courteous and prepared. If he has concerns about an issue, such as an alleged onset date of disability or about some evidence in the record, he raises his concerns during the hearing to give Claimants an opportunity to explain and to give representatives an opportunity to address his concerns. Unlike other ALJs, he doesn't sandbag. I may not agree with all his decisions, but I have not found him to respectful, which is not typical.

Z
Judge: Eric W Borda
8/10/2015 6:01:31 AM



I understand individuals are often disappointed by unfavorable outcomes. There is no way ALJ Borda denied a case because the claimant was black. If your mother were represented by a lawyer (even a black lawyer) that has appeared before him they would tell you there's no way he would deny a case because of the claimant's race.


Judge: Eric W Borda
7/21/2015 6:59:48 AM



eric borda is a racist! He sent my mother to 2 exams and both said she needed help medically, that it was extreme. He/she whatever he is sent her a denial letter. God has favored her, so this fake crooked being decision doesn't matter. I hope you do read this page. YOU denied my mother because she was black, did not have a lawyer, and did not want to pay her the back pay. That's why she didn't get a lawyer because you thought she was going to split the cost with your redneck friends. GO BACK TO JERSEY FAGOT! You are not gonna pull that crap off down here in the south. You knew my mother case was strong. You denied her because she was a BLACK, AFRICAN QUEEN and you could not take it. I know you can't live with yourself, you are a unprofessional, crooked liar. I hope someone opens up my record and see that you are a LIAR!!! Your mother and father failed and so did you! The ve fake, tacky expert julie sawyer the hell with her and the ugly court writer. GOD IS THE JUDGE and I AM FAVOR!!!!!

Josh bachand
Judge: Christopher Willis
7/11/2015 7:48:53 AM



Christopher Willis is a joke! Not only does he nit pick your medical record to fit a denial. He also CHANGES THE TESTIMONY GIVEN BY THE VOCATIONAL EXPERT,from unemployable to employable. I know if I was to do this in court I would be held in contempt and maybe thrown in jail. It's sad how the ones who uphold the law are crooked as all hell! If you get Christopher Willis REQUEST A NEW JUDGE!


Judge: Odell Grooms
7/5/2015 12:45:02 PM



I recently went before Judge Grooms and found him and his court personnel to be kind, gracious and courteous. This judge is every bit of what a judge should be the process was handeled in a strickly professional and straight foward judicious manner. I found him respectful specific and looking for the same kind of answers. I was to articulate my disability limitations and to give an explanation and example on each point. If anyone had problems with this judge I would suggest you look towards your attorney and not the judge. Every "I" must be dotted and "T" must be crossed your paperwork MUST be in order along with medical documention that matches up. As for Judge Odell Grooms he is NOT a prejudge man I did NOT sense for moment that he looked down on me in any way!


Judge: Odell Grooms
7/3/2015 7:21:39 PM



I'm posting this feedback BEFORE we've gotten a decision from this judge, so you'll know that my comments are not biased by his decision. I found Judge Grooms to be well-prepared, attentive and caring. He wanted to hear from the person with disabilities, not just the lawyer representing her. He was formal, but that's his job. He made sure that everything was on the record so that there would be complete information, should his ruling need to be reviewed. I'm optimistic that he heard what was said, so it will be interesting to see if he is able to find a ruling to match the requests. Regardless, I believe Judge Grooms will be a fair judge and appreciated his courtroom manner.


Judge: James E Williams
6/15/2015 9:52:47 AM



Judge Williams is a fair judge. He took the time to listen to my side and to consider all of the evidence in my case. Judge Williams is a great judge overall.

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: Sara L Alston
3/3/2015 2:01:50 PM



Five stars! Compassionate and knowledgable. She kind of rambles through the medical records, commenting on things she notices. As an attorney I hardly asked a single question. The hearing was fast, the result good (and fair!).

C. Clemons
Judge: Scott C Shimer
2/5/2015 8:48:27 PM



Judge shimer was extremely nice when I went to court last August and I thought I would win my case because the advocate told him along with my Drs that I could only work a few hrs a day but would have to sit a lot and lay down due to my back problems. I agreed with that then but apparently he didn't consider what would happen in the future. Now I'm having lots more issues and can't handle the 16 hrs I do work per week. I just got my denial letter today and I just want to cry because I don't know how much longer I will be able to hold out. I just pray he will change his mind when I appeal the decision.


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.


Judge: Edward Bowling
12/26/2014 11:35:19 PM



Judge Bowling was so kind and compassionate. He listened and never interrupted. I found him easy to talk to and I highly respect him. Whether or not I was approved for SSDI, it doesn't matter---bottom line---he is a great ALJ and I am so happy I had him for my hearing.

Vera
Judge: Wanda L Wright
12/16/2014 9:23:44 AM



I think it went well still waiting on dession but judge seem to be very Nice lady. Whatever outcome maybe I just put everything in god hands have a bless day everyone and merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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!

Traci
Judge: Scott C Shimer
10/7/2014 8:51:57 PM



Judge Shimer heard my case last week. I don't know the outcome. But, he was very nice and thorough. He was familiar with my case and asked few questions. He left impairment questions to my rep. He was also thorough with the VE, and was sure to gain her agreement that I would not be able to gain or keep a job. I did cry a lot. And he told me to get it together. It wasnt mean though. I just think he wanted me to get through it. All in all, I think Judge Shimer was fair and knowledgeable.

Joshua Jones
Judge: David Benedict
10/6/2014 8:19:58 AM



I am writing this before I even receive my decision letter I think that Judge Benedict is a very good and fair judge to go before. He takes out the time to make sure that he understands your case and have all the information that he needs

worried spouse
Judge: Roxanne Fuller
8/26/2014 12:04:27 PM



Hello. My wife had a hearing before an ALJ last week. She was told it would be 30-90 days or longer before a decision is made. This is a huge problem because she suffers from severe depression which is well documented by her treating doctor for over 2 years, a evaluation done by a psychologist working for the Dept. of Education here and a IME which she paid for. All of them say she has a variety of problems and cannot handle a work environment. She is 57. Now all she does is lie in bed and falls asleep while watching TV, wakes up again and goes back to sleep. This goes on 24 hours a day. She does not get out of bed except to go to the bathroom. She hardly eats anything. I am worried that she is going to get physically ill from this potentially very very long wait for a decision. She told me if she does not get SSDI she will kill herself because she cant work and wont have any money. She hasnt worked in 4 years after getting fired from job after job due to her inability to remember things and lack of concentration among other things. She finally sought help through our County health clinic and has been going there for 2 years. I make a little above minimum wage and it has been very difficult for us to live. Is there any way on earth to find out if she is going to be approved or disapproved in a short time? Any answers to this?

Goddson
Judge: Lisa R Hall
8/23/2014 1:41:49 PM



Judge Hall was very respectful, kind & understanding throughout my hearing. Thank you Judge Hall for granting me my SSDI.


Judge: Eric W Borda
6/12/2014 1:41:45 PM



ALJ Borda will be leaving this ODAR for another one. I will miss him. As an attorney, it has been a pleasure doing hearings before this excellent judge.


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
6/8/2014 4:13:15 PM



I have not heard one good thing from a lawyer on this judge. Most lawyers describe her as appalling and only got a seat as a judge to handle case load. Whoever wrote that positive response above must be a friend of hers, you dont get decisions back in five days.

vet
Judge: Michelle Thompson
5/28/2014 8:27:26 PM



I would like to just say she is a fair and just judge she truly listen and provide fair decisions based on the evidence if more judges were this unbiased and did everything on a case by case basis and not under any preconceived stereotype this world would be a better place


Judge: Michelle Thompson
5/19/2014 8:08:53 PM



She took the time to listen to me and was very caring.

kevin hall
Judge: Yvonne K Stam
4/21/2014 11:07:51 PM



the worst judge anybody could ever have and a lying judge at that, very unhelpful judge, very well known to hold grudges from other alj's decisions didnt even look at the real problem this judge is in an awful judge and should not be involved in the social security she has no heart no sympathy and no care for the claimants feelings or disabilities she is only out to care for herself! the worst judge anybody could have!


Judge: McArthur Allen
2/18/2014 6:47:54 AM



He is a joke for an ALJ!!!! I was denied on the grounds that the doctors that I was MADE to go to were not creditable!!?? Are you kidding me? They are licensed in our state and treating patients,performing surgeries,prescribing medications yet they are not creditable!!?? Wow!!

McNeill
Judge: McArthur Allen
2/13/2014 9:30:14 AM



I've worked for a law firm that has done Social Security law for 20+ years and who won't take a claim unless he feels the person is disabled. He's had a 95% record of favorable decisions until Fayetteville ODAR opened up. What a train wreck! I really feel for the claimant's who desperately deserve to be on disability and are denied. They then go to the Appeals Council where they sit for another 12 - 18 months while the claimant's lose everything they've worked for.

Kelly
Judge: Roxanne Fuller
9/12/2013 8:56:08 PM



She did not get it she failed to see my problem she did not read my records I had prove in my records.Unfair


Judge: Wanda L Wright
8/16/2013 8:16:36 AM



I think she was very sweet. Very honest very professional. She happens to go by the book and shows no favoritism. So you can't say I was denied BC I'm black or white. She is not like that at all. She listens and everything. She's also very attractive. My only complaint is she said I was denied its been 3 wks and I still haven't got my denile letter.


Judge: James G Myles
8/14/2013 3:00:34 PM



In re: 9/15/2012 comments concerning the VE finding jobs that were not available in your area thus you are disabled. I'm sorry but you are wrong. The standard you have to meet is that there are no jobs within the NATIONAL (not regional/ state/ local) economy. If such jobs exist in great numbers within the National economy and either you or representative are not able ot present evidence refuting the ability to perform said jobs than you are (per SSA guidelines) not disabled.


Judge: Diana Myrick
5/23/2013 4:52:11 PM



this judge needs to be in a old folks home she can not hear good and said that i said I went to baseball games and to the mall and church. I dont do these things nor did I say that I did. I have had 6 arm and hand surgerys and back surgery I can not sit or stand long. this woman is crazy


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
5/10/2013 4:54:07 PM



just got my ssi by a team of mds so fuller cost me 1700.oo back pay


Judge: Wanda L Wright
5/7/2013 9:17:38 PM



My only complaint is that it didn't feel personal because my hearing was done by video conference. I believe that a big part of detecting sincerity, or honesty is when you can look a person eye to eye..We couldn't see each other well. She did seem nice and even though I was so terribly nervous, she made me as comfortable as anyone else could..I have already gotten my denial by her, but I know it isn't her fault. She has to consider what input my drs. and the SSA drs. say. And they don't know me. What dr. really knows a person when you sit in the room waiting for an hour to see them, then you feel rushed. You aren't going to say, "Dr., I wish I was dead." They don't really care. Ms. Wright really did listen, but shucks, she didn't take my word.

kimberly crawford
Judge: Wanda L Wright
5/3/2013 1:24:09 PM



Very good judge she acted like she really cared..


Judge: Lisa R Hall
4/24/2013 11:53:11 AM



I believe this judge holds resentment toward some attorneys and that determines the outcome of your case, she throwa out RFC's,and medical evidence for reasons such as she believes doctors are "helping you out" or they "didnt do enough", all her personal nastiness, NOT THE LAW she is suppose to be following. Xrays, MRI's dont count for anything as well with her.


Judge: Odell Grooms
4/18/2013 10:14:34 PM



Very unfair! God will fix it! I was denied my benefits after putting more than 45 years into the work force. Disabled, denied, but not forgotten by God!

private
Judge: Larry A Miller
4/13/2013 3:03:04 PM



this is the worst judge and has no compassion for anybody i was denied and have several things wrong with me depression, major axiety, a neurological disorder that im now being evaluated by a doctor for and cant hardly walk sometimes or move my arms and i was denied by him hes no good for nothing and should be fired!


Judge: Eric W Borda
4/2/2013 7:58:34 PM



Hope I have this Timothy Mallory and o Grady was too mean

eharrell
Judge: Edward Bowling
3/19/2013 5:45:28 AM



What a disappointment to the league of ALJ! Avoid him like the plague!


Judge: Odell Grooms
3/13/2013 8:43:37 AM



Judge Odell Grooms aint **** he told me at my hearing that he agreed that I was disabled vut sent me out a disapproved but its alright wish I could have a white judge instead.

Angel
Judge: John A Thawley
3/4/2013 10:24:45 PM



Judge Thawley seems friendly but is the most nasty white devil I had evers Know. This heathen judge did his very best to provoke me to angry. The question he asked was smart questions, his ***** Melisa Stewart laugh at all of his negative questions adress to me.Then the devil used two doctors advice i had never seen before. Mr. Devil went back 10 years on my first injury to take my doctors advice, which is totally stupid. He honesty stated in his decision he didn't believe my doctors because both was African American, where in the world did this heathen come from. Judge heathen read all my notes which are medical evidience that are in my favor and he twisted the truth. My stundent loans are discharge and the same note the heathen have so does the United States of education. Therefore the US government verify I have a disability issue but not the Judge. If I could sue this Judge for not understanding his job i would.

Joe
Judge: John A Thawley
2/11/2013 9:37:50 PM



Judge Thawley seems friendly enough but after he issued an opinion that said I was disabled he then stated that the claim was denied. It made no sense and I truly have been disabled. Now I have to worry about homelessness. But since I am a White and American I should expect this punishment.


Judge: Katherine D Wisz
2/11/2013 2:43:05 PM



EXCELLENT.

Brett H
Judge: Yvonne K Stam
2/10/2013 3:15:11 PM



former atty for claimants now an intense, smart, egotistical, opinionated, biased, but very well prepared ALJ known to hold grudges. we had a claimant who had been denied by another ALJ but had since gotten worse and had new severe impairments (cervical DDD, lumbar DDD, depression) which we documented with 2 years worth of treatment and tests (MRIs, etc). At hearing and in decision denying claim, ALJ Stam ignored the new problems and acted like claimant made it up. ALJ interruppted questioning by me saying she had already covered that topic, but she had not really. [I was asking specific Qs about Claimant's trouble using her hands]Then stopped my Qs of VE on same topic. AC upheld her denial withou comment.


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
2/6/2013 2:51:24 PM



just talked to my lawyer he said he has not seen this bad a judge in 40 years my name should be brandee


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
2/4/2013 6:53:32 PM



she sucks


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
2/2/2013 4:20:43 PM



how did she get on the bench


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
2/2/2013 1:13:37 PM



you got that right ihad 5 dr say im disabled and she turned me down she is a joke i wonder how she got this job


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
2/1/2013 9:23:54 PM



thinks she knows more than doctors


Judge: Roxanne Fuller
2/1/2013 3:59:02 PM



bad judge

VTP
Judge: Yvonne K Stam
1/29/2013 9:32:58 AM



Very nice, very helpful, used a vocational expert half the time, but she is old school. Ask some questions but not in order, and does not ask all, you have to be on your toes.

Raleigh Rep
Judge: Katherine D Wisz
1/4/2013 12:44:34 PM



As a rep, my first encounter with her was horrible! I just knew she was like that all the time. But I've seen her many times since then, she's awesome actually. Pleasant, professional and she listens, she does not rudely cut people off, and lot of female judges are rough (look at percentages overall on this site), especially to female reps, she is not like that. She is intelligent as the review above said, she has a toughness too that I respect but I see compassion in her. She is fair and I do not think she denies claims lightly as some other judges in this office.


Judge: James G Myles
12/14/2012 6:41:04 PM



A very effective fact finder! Extremely nice.


Judge: Larry A Miller
12/8/2012 12:21:37 PM



he is the worst judge on the board he needs to be fired!


Judge: McArthur Allen
12/7/2012 2:18:13 PM



I've found Judge Allen to be smart, fair and patient.


Judge: Diana Myrick
11/14/2012 8:24:51 AM



The above poster is correct. Judge Myrick is very rude, hard headed, and thinks she has everything figured out before she enters the hearing room. She has the attitude that she is the brightest and most experienced person in the room even when it is painfully obvious that she is not. For those displeased with her, appeal her decisions, that is the only way to correct her poor behavior.


Judge: Wanda L Wright
11/8/2012 12:09:13 PM



Very Friendly and pleasant Judge who listens very well and allows you the opportunity to speak and who I believe genuinely cares about your situation. Had my hearing on 11/02/12 and awaiting my decision.

kadi
Judge: Christopher Willis
10/22/2012 4:03:15 PM



Judge Willis is professional, composted, fair and thorough. A terrific shining representation of the Judicial system. Thank you for your honesty and civil consideration in deciding the fate of my case.

Nancy Breck
Judge: Mason Hogan
9/24/2012 5:09:29 AM



Mr. Hogan when he was a lawyer with Kathleen Glancy law firm in Wilmington NC helped me get my disability. I found out 4 years later that I did not get the proper payout. I spent 4 years not getting the medical help I needed for my disability, scrubbing toilets and floors, eating meagerly, not socializing, selling jewelry, etc. Social Security reimbursed me the monies not paid to me and I just received a letter I no longer qualify for medicaid part D which will cost me $600 a month. I get enought from social security to pay for my home only. Any thing else I have to have a job for.....food, electric, utilities etc which is about a minimum of $800. I have been trying to do this against all odds. It is like I was in jail for a crime I did not commit. Glancy says that their firm had nothing to do with it. I have emails to the contrary and Mr. Hogan knows that the information he gave me was incorrect. I say as you sleep comfortable in you warm safe home at night to own up oand pay me for damages.


Judge: Larry A Miller
9/23/2012 6:19:54 PM



ENJOY THE GRAVY TRAIN MILLER BECAUSE ONE DAY IT'S GOING TO COME TO A SREECHING HALT, NOTHING LASTS FOREVER NOT EVEN THE DENIAL OF THE BENEFITS I HAVE WORED SO HARD TO PUT INTO THE SYSTEM ALL MY LIFE. YOU HAVE TO BE A DRUG ADDICT DRUNK HAVE TERMINAL CANCER OR SUFFER END PHASE RENAL DISEASE TO BE APPROVED BY THIS MAN.


Judge: Larry A Miller
9/22/2012 4:35:23 PM



ONE DAY THIS JUDICATOR IS GOING TO BE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY UNABLE TO DENY PEOPLE THE MONEY THAT THEY HAVE WORKED SO HARD FOR ALL THEIR LIVES. I PRAY WITHOUT CEASING THAT EVERYONE OF THEIR FACES HE SEES..


Judge: McArthur Allen
9/17/2012 11:28:55 AM



This Judge Allen is a liar and a cheat!! He is extremely dishonest. His appointment should be reconsidered.


Judge: McArthur Allen
9/15/2012 11:05:30 PM



Bad Judge!!

Jamie
Judge: James G Myles
9/15/2012 11:55:44 AM



He was a very nice judge. However he did not take all factors of my cases into consideration. The Vocational Rehab expert listed jobs that are not available in my area. Which by default makes me disabled. He denies more cases than he approves.


Judge: Wanda L Wright
9/13/2012 8:28:56 AM



She was very fair and knowledgeable as well as being very pleasant and accommodating to me my CL (I'm a non-atty Rep).


Judge: McArthur Allen
8/25/2012 7:34:59 PM



God will judge the wicked judge by Jesus. Judge Mcarthur Allen needs to accept Jesus Christ into his life or else he will finally get what he deserves.


Judge: Michelle Thompson
8/23/2012 5:03:21 PM



I dont think she took in to consideration what I have to go through everyday dealing with children that have ADHD and ODD have twins one approved other one keep being denied I wish she could walk in my shoes and see how it feels to get calls from school because your child cant stay in her seat or that the child is being suspended for fighting hope she one day look at the whole picture and not just her question she asked us


Judge: Michelle Thompson
8/23/2012 4:57:14 PM



I don't understand her decision I have twins one approved other denied several times never went to court one other twin but the oldest getting denied they both have the same medical history and they take med everyday which is five to be exact and hopefully when I appeal I will have some type of representation because why do one get approved and the other one keeps getting denied keep in mind they are only three mintues apart bug the oldest twin keep getting denied ever chance I apply

brandee
Judge: Roxanne Fuller
8/21/2012 12:47:24 PM



She was awesome! I could really tell she was giving my case her full attention, and asked questions. She was patient, as I was so scared, and never looked harsh or annoyed. She made her decision with speed, and did exactly what she said. In fact, my notice of decision came 5 days after the hearing. Hearing was on a Thursday, and I knew on Tuesday. She is fair, respectful, and considered all factors in my case


Judge: Wanda L Wright
8/17/2012 6:41:47 PM



Definitely agree with previous comments on attitude and mannerisms.


Judge: Katherine D Wisz
8/17/2012 6:36:12 AM



Judge Wisz is a very intelligent and professional judge. She is always well prepared and is courteous to the claimants and representatives. She is one of the best judges in the agency.


Judge: Larry A Miller
8/15/2012 5:22:06 PM



Judge Miller applies the law fairly and compassionately to all in the land.


Judge: Larry A Miller
8/13/2012 9:19:06 AM



This judge has one care, that is to lie and do whatever he can to deny benifits to people whom are disabled to the point of not being able to work and support themselves. I am one of his victims. In court he admitted there were no jobs avaiable that I could do, but in his report he stated there were many jobs I could do, but I have been evaluated by doctors and been to work centers, and there are no jobs I can do especially full time to make a living. So I will starve or have to steal to feed myself. I wonder whom the oppress should target? Look at this man's record through the years. He has continually had a carear goal of approving less aned less cases. This man is not fit to be doing this type of work. He has no care about his fellow human beaings and he is a demonic oppressor full of hate, lies and deceipt. He needs to be fired immediately before he kills more and more of our fellow citizens spreading his hate, and only concern for himself.


Judge: Mason Hogan
7/31/2012 8:19:28 AM



Its nice to have a Judge who will listen and understand and make decision on a case by case basis win or lose. He is fair and impartial and all around a great guy you would like to know in or off the bench!!!


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.


Judge: Diana Myrick
7/6/2012 4:41:08 PM



Diana Myrick is a very rude and senseless person!!!! She doesnt use good judgement or listen very well!! Be thankful if you never have to deal with her!!


Judge: McArthur Allen
7/5/2012 1:53:53 PM



I'm homeless now because of this judge and my doctor not nothing what the truth is about my disabilty. God will judge the both of you for what you have done to me.


Judge: McArthur Allen
6/22/2012 11:43:43 AM



No.... This Judge don't support Veterans with PTSD


Judge: Mason Hogan
6/13/2012 8:54:18 PM



Spent enough time on our side of the Bench that your client WILL have a fair Hearing.Good guy all around....but be prepared.

BL
Judge: McArthur Allen
6/8/2012 1:15:06 PM



Apparently this ALJ is not willing to support veterans with PTSD. Client has over 650 pages of VA records supporting his severe impairment; this ALJ did not mention them in his decision.


Judge: Michelle Thompson
6/7/2012 4:49:36 PM



Hottest looking ALJ I've seen. Very cute french sounding accent and a nice demeanor as well.


Judge: Diana Myrick
4/19/2012 2:02:18 PM



Well, the length of time for resolution should not be an issue since there are 5000 cases pending and 5000 new cases. I will be patient!


Judge: McArthur Allen
4/12/2012 9:26:43 PM






Judge: Diana Myrick
4/12/2012 10:13:35 AM



How do I see comments? We were not happy and have not heard since court date in Feb.


Judge: McArthur Allen
3/26/2012 3:04:35 PM



Yea, This judge is dishonest.


Judge: McArthur Allen
3/19/2012 2:40:45 PM






Judge: Robert Rideout
3/14/2012 7:34:04 PM



Every experience with Judge Robert Rideout has been a pleasure. He is extremely professional and consistent.


Judge: Wanda L Wright
3/14/2012 7:32:20 PM



Judge Wanda L Wright really needs to work on her attitude and mannerisms.