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The 50 Social Security Administrative Law Judges With The Worst Grant Rates in 2012

I have written here before about the impact a randomly chosen Administrative Law Judge can have on a claimant’s Social Security Disability case.

You would think that most judges would have about the same ratio of favorable to unfavorable decisions. In other words, it seems logical that all judges would find about the same percentage of cases deserve benefits to be awarded. But that’s not true at all. There is a huge disparity among the judges around the country and even within the same office.

Florida attorney Nick Ortiz has compiled a list of the country’s 50 Administrative Law Judges with the lowest ratio of favorable decisions — the judges who deny benefits to the most claimants who appear before them.

Dallas has the unfortunate distinction of having four of the “worst” 15 judges in the country. That’s really bad news for our clients, and makes our law firm work much harder on our cases in order to win.

You can see the details on the study here.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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