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The Chicago, Illinois Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) has 12 different administrative law judges (ALJ) who conduct hearings.

  • In Chicago The average case processing time is 378 days.
  • In Chicago average for winning a Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability hearing is 45%.

The links below display detailed information on each Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) assigned to the Anchorage hearing office.

Updated on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.


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Office Judges Average Processing Time Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Chicago, IL
12 378 days 2.02 21% 45% 34%
Illinois 390 days 1.93 19% 42% 39%
National Average 419 days 2.02 20% 43% 37%
Hearing Wait Time 11 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.02
Average Processing Time 378 days
Cases Pending 4249
Dispositions 30
Hearings In Person 93%
Video Hearings 7%
Full name Dismissed Approved Denied
Judge Armstrong, Paul R 24% 35% 41%
Judge Barezky, Bonny S 24% 67% 9%
Judge Garelick, Jordan 26% 37% 37%
Judge Grippo, Theodore W 23% 26% 51%
Judge Kramzyk, Henry 20% 32% 48%
Judge Laskaris, Bill 21% 32% 47%
Judge Martin, Denise M 23% 41% 36%
Judge Martin, John 22% 48% 30%
Judge Mellman, Nathan 16% 32% 52%
Judge Parkhurst, Beverly S 25% 44% 31%
Judge Poulose, Mary Ann 17% 28% 55%
Judge Saame, Brian 15% 59% 26%
Judge Sanzi, Thomas J 27% 18% 55%
Judge Sharrard, Anne 26% 37% 37%
Judge Skidmore, David 21% 43% 36%
Judge Sokolski, Deanna L 33% 31% 36%
Judge Suffi, Carla 23% 49% 28%
Judge Wardell, Laurie 15% 38% 47%
Judge Wenzel, William 17% 64% 19%
Judge Woltering, Luke 22% 46% 32%
Judge King, Jr, William J 24% 49% 27%
Judge Gaffaney, George 27% 33% 40%
Judge Logan, Michael 29% 47% 24%
Judge Valkavich, Helen 21% 34% 45%
Judge Carey, Margaret A 24% 46% 30%
Reviews about Judges at the CHICAGO hearing office:
To leave your own comment, select a judge from the list above and leave a comment on that judge's page.
Michael S Maram
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 11:54 am
Candace Hickman
*****
I wonder how many people have committed suicide because of this judge?
Joseph Liken
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 3:51 pm
Frederick Boner
*****
Fair judge
Joseph Shortill
Thursday, August 13, 2015, 3:58 pm
Tim Wells
*****
I am truly amazed that the Honorable Judge Anne Sharrard is still allowed to decide the fate of the disabled especially since in my case she never at one time even appeared to be paying attention to what was going on. She had me sitting thru the hearing when I was in so much pain I stood for about the entire hearing. She had an employment specialist , that could have been her mom or just a faceless friend, whose jobs I were given, when googled did not even exist. The same fake jobs that I was told during the hearing were so plentiful there were over 10000 of these fake jobs available. I don't understand and will never understand why these currupt Judges like he Honorable Judge Anne Sharrard are not held accountable for what they have in there report. I can't help believe that there are bonuses if they reach a certain percentage of denials regardless of how may lives she destroys . But after all I guess with her when you are born without feelings I guess money is a huge incentive to destroy lives as long as it doesn't affect her and instead makes her life a lot brighter
Theodore W Grippo
Monday, January 5, 2015, 7:27 am
Doesn't matter
*****
Unfair Judge, who is rude. Sided with me against his own Vocational witness and yet found my case unfavorable!! Agreed there are NO jobs I can do, but then came back with the exact jobs he said I couldn't do to his Vocational Witness. Used My Grandparents were sick and he used it against me because I went and sat with my Grandfather while home health nurses were there so I could make sure he was taken care of properly. Yet he stated over and over that I Cared for my grandparents. I did nothing more than sit in a chair!!!
Jessica H Pugrud
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:23 pm
Mary rate
*****
She is thE worst judge. I am suffering of páin in my body. I cannot work due my health conditions. I do not understand why she is a judge. She only listéns the social Security regulations.
Joseph Shortill
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1:07 pm
Tim Wells
*****
She, first of all never pays attention to what you are saying and pretty much denies you before you even enter the room
Jessica H Pugrud
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 2:30 am
Ms Marshall
*****
Love this judge I thank God.she was the judge for my son case.....
Theodore W Grippo
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 1:59 pm
Dennis Kien
*****
Very unfair. This Judge is using doctors reports against me. Doctors who will only write down a small portion of what I said, omitting supporting evidence and inserting the word "work" onto my activities without any consequences. The doctors reports are three years old. I need a pacemaker for my heart. Denied again by this judge. He even ignores his own expert witness (vocational). Vocational expert testified at my hearing there were no jobs for someone with my condition. Yet the judge lists two different job codes into my denial.
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