Springfield Ma, Massachusetts ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Springfield Ma, Massachusetts, 6 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Springfield Ma, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 14.0 months. The average case processing time in Springfield Ma is 474 days.The Springfield Ma average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 41%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Springfield Ma ODAR office was last updated on 3/10/2017.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Springfield Ma 6 14.0 months 474 days 2.0 23% 41% 36%
Massachusetts14.0 months469 days1.922%45%34%
National Average:17.3 months559 days1.821%45%34%
Hearing Wait Time: 14.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.02
Average Processing Time 474 days
Cases Pending 3275
Dispositions 1132
New Cases 864
Hearings In Person 73%
Video Hearings 27%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Michael P Breton 21%40%39%
Judge Kim K Griswold 21%38%41%
Judge Todd S Holbrook 22%44%33%
Judge Peter J Martinelli 41%19%40%
Judge Addison C Masengill 22%44%35%
Judge Judith M Stolfo 22%45%34%

LATEST COMMENTS         to leave your own comment, select a judge from the list above and leave a comment on that judge's page

Judge: Peter J Martinelli
3/13/2017 5:07:47 AM

I represented myself and found that this judge was very respectful. He did try to convince me to postpone until I get a lawyer but I waived my right to an attorney. He listened to everything I had to say and agreed with the vocational counselor and approved my case. Now I'm just waiting for the processing aspect of the case to go through.

Beth M Wescott
Judge: Addison C Masengill
1/4/2017 6:06:47 PM

Did u get approved from him?

Judge: Michael P Breton
12/29/2016 8:38:37 PM

I haven't received my decision from my September 29, 2016 hearing yet, however I was told it is waiting to be signed off by Judge Breton. During my hearing I thought he was very kind and somewhat compassionate. My hearing was very short, maybe 20-25 min. I was representing myself and I felt this ALJ was patient and understanding with me. Of course, I hope for a positive outcome and to receive an approval but either way my opinion will not change on the attitude and demeanor of this ALJ.

Judge: Peter J Martinelli
8/2/2016 10:31:15 AM

I have been waiting since June 14th for this judge to finish editing my decision. Ugghh I can't wait any longer. How much more do I have to wait. Has anyone else had this happen?

Judge: Michael P Breton
7/13/2016 12:42:29 PM

I was seen by judge breton and afterwards when i recieved his decision he flat out disregarded the entire hearing he stated no listing of mdi was given when it was from the ssa medical witness, he stated i could return to work when the ssa vocational expert stated there are no jobs for me. And he stated my primary and my specialist docters (rheumatology, pain managment, and neurology) were all not creditable sources when ssa states the claiments doctors should hold the most weight. So this judge flat out lied to deny me. I have seceral chronic pain conditions and mental health issues and this guy sits there and denies even the ssa witnesses its rediculous and illeagle watch out if u get him.

Judge: Peter J Martinelli
4/7/2016 10:59:33 AM

This judge is scarey he was screaming at my lawyer for no reason I was afraid he was going to lunge on my lawyer it was a scarey scene. He anger management for sure he is a phsyco.

Judge: Brian LeCours
12/2/2015 2:48:37 PM

I thought he was kind, direct and to the point. I feel like I may not have provided all information to him that I wanted to. But overall I was content and don't honk someone else would have been better

Wendy Ruff
Judge: Addison C Masengill
7/27/2015 7:44:47 AM

Wendy Ruff
Judge: Addison C Masengill
7/27/2015 7:44:30 AM

direct but not Harsh, He took all my testimony into consideration let me say what I wanted to say,I was nervous but still felt comfortable to say what I needed to say.

Judge: Penny Loucas
10/3/2014 7:38:50 AM

BRILLIANT..Judge Loucus has figured out a way to determine the differences between..Educated Pain and Non.Educated Pain - Educated Mental Illness and Non.Educated Mental Illness - Educated Disabilities and Non. Educated Disabilities. BRAVO

Judge: Penny Loucas
10/2/2014 11:33:34 PM

Excellent skills in picking apart the information presented in order to make facts appear meaningless...Powerful

Judge: Penny Loucas
8/5/2014 12:21:28 PM

Judge Loucas is very knowledgeable about the law concerning disability. She looks and asks you about your complete work and medical histories. Your lawyer needs to be very prepared to countering and follow her logic of applying the laws to your case. If you can do ANY type of work, you will not prevail in her courtroom.

Judge: Penny Loucas
7/10/2014 2:21:50 PM


Judge: Brian LeCours
1/30/2013 7:38:11 PM

Very dismissive! Rude and harsh. His mind is made up before the hearing.

Judge: Kim K Griswold
1/14/2013 10:13:40 AM

I do not care for Kim K. Griswald, as she does not care for me. Yes, I have used substances throughout the years, probably because of my condition. My only hope to make it in this world was social security income, and now that's shattered. She grilled me on my marijuana use, and honestly that stuff HELPS me, and I know this, because I'm me. It's 2013, and I just got my decision of unfavorable. Thanks Kim

Asdrubel Martinez
Judge: Penny Loucas
9/7/2012 12:08:41 PM

Good luck

james mccarey
Judge: Leonard J Cooperman
4/4/2012 6:02:20 AM

this gental man was just that. very understanding tough but for the right reasons... judge cooperman went trew all the papaer work very inteligent and becouse of him i can start my new beging.

Judge: Peter J Martinelli
3/26/2012 6:21:51 PM