Donald J Willy , Houston-Bissonnet, Texas ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2017 *fiscal year, Judge Donald J Willy has disposed 494 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Houston Bissonnet, Texas. Out of those 494 dispostions, 100 were dismissed, 222 were approved and 172 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Willy has approved in Houston Bissonnet for the 2017 fiscal year is 45%. The information below for Judge Donald J Willy was last updated on 9/7/2017.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Houston Downtown 2010 525 452 126 326 14%62%24%
Houston-Bissonnet 2012 543 412 191 221 24%41%35%
Houston-Bissonnet 2013 519 419 203 216 19%42%39%
Houston-Bissonnet 2014 515 395 174 221 23%43%34%
Houston-Bissonnet 2015 518 411 220 191 21%37%42%
Houston-Bissonnet 2016 551 423 216 207 23%38%39%
Houston-Bissonnet 2017 494 394 172 222 20%45%35%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
Judge Willy20%45%35%
All ALJs in Houston-Bissonnet Office 24% 36% 39%
All ALJs in Texas21%41%38%
All ALJs in the Nation21%45%34%
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Judge: Donald J Willy
10/31/2016 9:47:08 AM

This was a very long and tough process. I kept myself off of the street, but only because I was lucky enough to get housing and SNAP. But once the appeal hearing date arrived, everything started to move very fast. It is so discouraging going through this process, but I'll include dates with my review in case it helps you know things start to move rapidly once you get your day in court. Judge Willy was incredibly polite and respectful. The court's doctor couldn't read the information my doctor had submitted, so they couldn't agree with his diagnosis. Judge Willy could have easily declined my appeal and sent me on my way. Instead, he had my appeal hearing rescheduled (a couple months later) so I could get my doctor to send the court info they could read (I have no idea why Binder and Binder, my rep, never advised me this might be an issue since they actually reviewed my doctor's notes before submitting them to social security). My rescheduled appeal hearing was very easy and quick. The court's doctor said she agreed with my doctor's diagnosis and that was it. I was done in about 10 minutes. My appeal was Aug 22nd and I received the Judge's decision Oct 20th. It was for a concurrent SSI and SSDI claim, and I received a notice from SSI on Oct 22nd and I went to the SSI office on Dillard St Oct 27th. The meeting at SSI took about 30 minutes, including waiting. The waiting room was packed, but most were there for other issues. SSI said I should start receiving monthly payments in November and the 1st back pay withing 30 days. She also checked and saw SSDI was processing my payment, so it shouldn't take much longer. This also means I can start using medicaid benefits and finally go back to my doctor and take better meds. Keep you head up, particularly if you get Judge Willy. He will definitely be fair and treat you with respect. And, most importantly, allow you to present your case and your doctor's notes, to the ALJ directly, instead of simply being passed along (meaning denied each step of the claim process).

Judge: Donald J Willy
8/11/2015 11:25:40 PM

In my opinion he was very professional and interested in the facts at hand. He explained everything to me and with the scenario around my situation I think he is very fair. And I say that because he gave opportunity for me to explain certain things that were misunderstood with my case.

Judge: Donald J Willy
2/25/2014 7:01:40 AM

I felt the Judge was fair and listened to all the medical records and evaluated all the evidence. To anyone going to social security for a disability know the system is failing. It should not be a process of pain and long waits, We still have not gotten a letter of decision even though a great length of time has based. I do not feel it is the Judges fault, but a system failure.

Judge: Donald J Willy
4/1/2013 9:59:14 AM

My friend had her hearing on 1/28 and it's been over 60 days, still no written decision. She is really trying to be patient - but she said she had no idea it would take so much longer after a hearing to recieve a decision. She said Judge Willy was very inquisitive but seemed to show compassion. Hopefully, she will get a favorable decision and a letter is forthcoming; within the 90 day timeframe.

Judge: Donald J Willy
2/10/2013 8:13:05 PM

Judge Willy is a real judge. He is not a bureaucrat. He has compassion and follows the law. I was not represented by a lawyer, and he explained the law and rules to me. He suggested questions I might want to ask the government doctors. It has been a long wait for disability, and Judge Willy was the first voice that offered me some justice.

Judge: Donald J Willy
1/28/2013 10:54:29 AM

I believe that Judge Willy is a honourable and respectable Judge. He seems to be a very patient and fair Judge and that speaks volumes to me. He took the time to actually listen to my case, and I felt like his ear was the one that was meant to hear it. He asked questions of both myself and the Social Security doctors and made a point to understand from both sides. I haven't had a decision on my case yet and he advised that at my hearing, whatever the outcome I think that he was a fair Judge.

Judge: Donald J Willy
7/13/2012 7:17:27 AM

I finally got my disability hearing. I arrived early, but the hearing started about 30minutes late. When we went back to the courtroom, the judge explained that he had some earlier cases that went longer. However, he listened to me and the Social Security doctor for over an hour. So I got my time. Judge Willy was fair. He wanted to hear all the evidence. He told me upfront that he would not be making a decision at the hearing, but would send me a written decision later. He wanted to read all the evidence. At the hearing he asked some pretty hard questions, but he asked the Social Security doctor some very hard questions as well. At the end I thought he wanted to hear everything, and was interested in my case. He was very polite and a gentleman.

Judge: Donald J Willy
6/16/2012 12:31:08 AM

This Judge offered my friend an onset of her benefits if she would take it that day and sign off on it that he would approve her disability and then denied her after the fact. She signed the paper not knowing what it truly meant and she is mentally impaired so I believe this Judge and her attorney have taken advantage of her. When I received my benefits I signed an onset and received my benefits approval that day and this is unfair and unjust.

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