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 480 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 9/7/2017.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Average
Processing Time
Dispositions
Per Day Per ALJ
Cases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Springfield Ma 6 14.0 months 480 days 2.2 22% 41% 37%
Massachusetts14.7 months484 days2.021%45%35%
National Average:18.0 months582 days1.921%45%34%
AVERAGE TIME
Hearing Wait Time: 14.00 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.16
Average Processing Time 480 days
Cases Pending 2731
Dispositions 2795
New Cases 1983
Hearings In Person 74%
Video Hearings 26%
LIST OF JUDGES / 18
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied
Judge Michael P Breton 21%41%39%
Judge Kim K Griswold 19%33%48%
Judge Todd S Holbrook 20%42%38%
Judge Peter J Martinelli 29%30%40%
Judge Addison C Masengill 22%43%34%
Judge Judith M Stolfo 24%48%28%

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

Judge: Kim K Griswold
8/29/2017 3:57:35 PM



Stay away from this fraudulent judge. Former workers comp defense attorney, she will lie and misconstrue evidence to make sure you are not approved. Your odds are close to 0 with her. She forms a bias against you before you walk into your hearing. She will not care if you have 10 or all of the world’s leading experts treating you. She feels nothing for a person’s suffering. What a heartless, soulless woman.


Judge: Brian LeCours
7/25/2017 9:34:23 AM



Decision was definitely made prior to my hearing as it was listed as made the day after my hearing. All medical evidence provided, without a doubt proved my claim. Vocational expert essentially said I was unemployable. Questioned notes in my medical records several times and twisted the answer around to make it seem I was a liar. Unfavorable decision listed a myriad of reasons for the denial including dates, physical statements, and other such information seemingly made up out of thin air. Causing intense friction between myself and medical providers as I believed what he said was true. Now I am an unemployed disabled mother without benefits or the ability to care for my child or take care of myself.


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?

Meghan
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?

Zack
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



THIS JUDGE IS INSANE. IS THERE A WAY TO GIVE A NEGATIVE RATING? ARROGANT, DISHONEST, MISGUIDED


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