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The Long Beach, California Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) has 16 different administrative law judges (ALJ) who conduct hearings.

  • In Long Beach The average case processing time is 728 days.
  • In Long Beach average for winning a Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability hearing is 42%.

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

Updated on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.


501 West Ocean Boulevard
Federal Building, Suite 5300
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Office Judges Average Processing Time Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Long Beach, CA
16 728 days 2.28 20% 42% 38%
California 583 days 2.17 19% 45% 36%
National Average 537 days 2.15 19% 43% 38%
Hearing Wait Time 22 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 2.28
Average Processing Time 728 days
Cases Pending 3170
Dispositions 41
Hearings In Person 83%
Video Hearings 17%
Full name Dismissed Approved Denied
Judge Baum, Peter J 100% 0% 0%
Judge Carr, Michael 0% 0% 100%
Judge DiMaggio Wallis, Sandra R 100% 0% 0%
Judge Floyd, Cynthia 14% 35% 51%
Judge Graham, Edward C 20% 52% 28%
Judge Grooms, Odell 0% 0% 100%
Judge Hockensmith, Mark 11% 28% 61%
Judge Kerins, Jean R 10% 69% 21%
Judge Labrum, Robert J 21% 48% 31%
Judge Martin, Lisa B 100% 0% 0%
Judge Rosen-Underwood, Claudi L 100% 0% 0%
Judge Tobin, John C 31% 54% 15%
Judge Warner, Melissa 45% 10% 45%
Judge Weathers, Ena 19% 33% 48%
Judge Wexler, April M 75% 12% 13%
Judge Coburn, Diana 23% 29% 48%
Reviews about Judges at the LONG BEACH hearing office:
To leave your own comment, select a judge from the list above and leave a comment on that judge's page.
John C Tobin
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 5:16 pm
Anthony A Ahumada
*****
I would like to start by saying judge Tobin was very knowledgeable. He also is firm but compassionate, letting you explain your issues by asking the right question, he was easy to talk too with out filling intimidated. it seems to me that judge Tobin is not only a great judge but a great man who understands the problems that people are going through in a daily struggle. And I just want to say thank you to the judge and to all his staff.(11/19/19 was my court date)
Edward C Graham
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 9:58 pm
Michele Gallegos
*****
Judge Graham was very nice. He asked a lot of questions and actually listened to my answers. Thanks Judge for being so nice because I was in a lot of pain and very nervous.
John C Tobin
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:33 pm
Wayne
*****
Having only Seeing a Judge One time in my life. I was nervous but clam as Judge Tobin Was very understanding of my Problems. And really seemed to care. It's good to see Honesty caring people still alive and well in our Government. I was told that he was a fair Judge and Very nice. More like a really Good Guy. May you only move up in life.
Diana J Coburn
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 9:00 pm
Greg
*****
Judge Coburn was very pleasant and patient. She let me speak when I needed to even though it might not have been appropriate. She seemed to be always smiling and understanding but also very professional. Fast moving but still willing to hear my input. I felt very comfortable and feel I was listened to.
Cynthia Floyd
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:50 pm
Mimi Mckinney
*****
The Jude was really thorough and seemed empathetic towards my case. Super professional and was patient as well
John C Tobin
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:56 pm
Stacy Mercado
*****
Judge Tobin was very considerate of me during the hearing and it was obvious he truly wanted to hear and understand what I was saying. He never hesitated to clarify things that confused me or were unclear. There were emotional moments for me during the trial and he always reassured me that he understood. He is a kind man and I feel a fair judge.
Cynthia Floyd
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 4:40 pm
Dana
*****
I found Judge Floyd to be courteous and pleasant. Though we were running late, her demeanor made me feel that I was "heard" and I never felt rushed. I was thankful that this was a positive experience, because I felt very nervous before meeting Judge Floyd and she put me at ease.
Peggy M Zirlin
Monday, October 23, 2017, 10:02 am
Greta
*****
I was very ill during my appeal before Judge Peggy M Zirlin. It was very hard for me to speak on my condition. She was patient and repeated several questions. I tried my best to understand while experiencing Migraine. She called for more information after the hearing. I believe she really wants to understand the complexity of CFS disability.
Edward C Graham
Monday, October 9, 2017, 11:59 am
Barbara Bravo
*****
Judge Graham heard my case and was very professional and sympathetic. It was a very pleasant and comfortable “Ora”
Edward C Graham
Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 5:07 pm
Brian
*****
Judge Graham heard my case today August 8, 2017. He was pleasant, very patient, understanding and allowed me to be heard. The proceeding were comfortable, professional and efficient.
John C Tobin
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 4:49 pm
maurice L Pruitt
*****
Judge Tobin really has a big heart and cares for are fellow Americans whom unfortanlly sub come to a disability. I remember when my Aunt became ill and disable he really listen to her case and showed real compassion. Great man
E M Koldewey
Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 8:24 pm
Beth Lyon
*****
She seemed nice and understanding!
John C Tobin
Friday, September 9, 2016, 2:20 am
James Adams
*****
I just had a disability hearing with the honorable Judge Tobin via video teleconference earlier today. I found him quite pleasant in demeanor, he spoke eloquently explaining the process and procedure very well throughout the hearing, making sure to clarify information as needed. He conducted the hearing in a very proficient professional manner but still managed to make me feel at ease during the entire process. Anyone should consider themselves lucky to have him for a judge.
Robert A Evans
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:37 pm
kenneth
*****
Judge evans was considerate and asked me direct questions as not to confuse me. both he and the vocational representative were professional and courteous.
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