Whitfield Haigler Jr, Nhc St Louis, Missouri ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2015 *fiscal year, Judge Whitfield Haigler Jr has disposed 74 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Nhc St Louis, Missouri. Out of those 74 dispostions, 3 were dismissed, 41 were approved and 30 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Haigler has approved in Nhc St Louis for the 2015 fiscal year is 55%. The information below for Judge Whitfield Haigler Jr was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Shreveport 2010 693 612 272 340 12%49%39%
Nhc St Louis 2011 567 485 209 276 14%49%37%
Shreveport 2011 138 125 91 34 9%25%66%
Nhc St Louis 2012 673 596 160 436 11%65%24%
Nhc St Louis 2013 548 461 165 296 16%54%30%
Nhc St Louis 2014 555 460 152 308 17%55%27%
Dallas North 2015 359 296 81 215 18%60%23%
Nhc St Louis 2015 74 71 30 41 4%55%41%
Dallas North 2016 390 324 91 233 17%60%23%
Dallas North 2017 480 378 69 309 21%64%14%
Dallas North 2018 187 158 37 121 16%65%20%
Dallas North 2019 397 316 53 263 20%66%13%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Whitfield Haigler JrNo Stats for FY 2020
All ALJs in Nhc St Louis Office 22% 37% 41%
All ALJs in Missouri22%37%42%
All ALJs in the Nation20%42%38%
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Judge: Whitfield Haigler
5/18/2020 3:20:37 PM

Judge Haigler was so compassionate, and treated me with respect. The hearing lasted less then an hour. While my lawyer and he talked about codes, and stuff that I didn't understand, I felt comforted by him and his staff. He pretty much agreed with my lawyer and gave me a favorable decision. I got my official letter about 6 weeks after my hearing. If you get Judge Haigler, as your ALJ, count your blessings. You're in good hands!

Janice Akers
Judge: Whitfield Haigler
7/13/2018 11:58:03 AM

It's been a while since I was approved for Disability but I wanted to report that the honorable Judge: Whitfield Haigler, was easy to be in front of when I went for my hearing. I was terrified of what would happen, but he and all the other people who were there made me feel at ease and I was able to answer their questions and present my case for disability. I am glad I won't have to go through that again. I waited 2 1/2 years to be approved for disability and by not being able to work, I went bankrupt and lost all my assets. I feel that the Social Security Administration should not be so difficult to convince when someone applies for their Social Security. I started working at the age of 16 and worked until the age of 60. After spending years to build up my credit and assets, I lost everything I had due to becoming unable to work, then applying for disability and getting denied three times before being approved. I had to sell everything I owned just to live for those 2 1/2 years with no income at all. Now I am 65 and have a small Social Security income, but I have no assets, and my credit rating is shot to pieces. I will never be prosperous again as long as I live. At this time, I am staying with family, waiting for a low-income apartment to become available for me. I do thank God that this Judge finally approved my disability because if he hadn't, I don't know what would have happened to me.

Judge: Whitfield Haigler
8/7/2017 8:42:04 PM

I went before Judge Whitfield Haigler and must say that he is a very polite and respectful Judge. He explains the process, before the Hearing begins and asks if there is anything that you do not understand. He is a fair Judge and tries to make the process more comfortable. I won't know thd decision for a few months; however, I felt that Judge Haigler is a great Judge and I was treated with complete respect. I felt like he saw me as a human and nothe just some case number. The waiting begins.

Judge: Whitfield Haigler
2/16/2017 1:01:26 AM

i just went in front of this judge. he was respectful and not mean. i wont get a decision for a while my attorney says but at least this judge made me comfortorable.

Judge: Whitfield Haigler
8/10/2015 11:47:00 PM

I would like to say that I went before this judge and my experince with him was all right and if I can say so fair as well. I have not got my decesion but when I was face to face he seem like I would be approved. Well now the waiting game begins.

Judge: Whitfield Haigler
4/3/2015 11:19:27 AM

Judge Haigler was previously in Shreveport for a couple of years and was always very fair. You would be hard pressed to find a better ALJ.

Ardys Korstad
Judge: Whitfield Haigler
4/14/2014 8:27:21 AM

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: Whitfield Haigler
10/7/2012 10:49:54 AM

Awesome warm hearted judge!!!!

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