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The Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) has 13 different administrative law judges (ALJ) who conduct hearings.

  • In Wilkes Barre The average case processing time is 644 days.
  • In Wilkes Barre average for winning a Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability hearing is 39%.

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

Updated on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard
Stegmaier Building, Suite 201
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

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Office Judges Average Processing Time Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Wilkes Barre, PA
13 644 days 1.97 24% 39% 37%
Pennsylvania 658 days 1.91 27% 39% 34%
National Average 600 days 1.97 21% 43% 36%
Hearing Wait Time 19 months
Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ 1.97
Average Processing Time 644 days
Cases Pending 7955
Dispositions 22
Hearings In Person 92%
Video Hearings 8%
Full name Dismissed Approved Denied
Judge Balutis, Daniel 35% 18% 47%
Judge Barletta, Frank 21% 40% 39%
Judge Brady, Edward L 17% 51% 32%
Judge Garrety, Paula 23% 27% 50%
Judge Hardiman, Therese A 30% 32% 38%
Judge Langan, Gerard W 19% 46% 35%
Judge Stolls, Michele 32% 50% 18%
Judge Tranguch, Jarrod 32% 37% 31%
Judge Wing, Timothy 19% 46% 35%
Judge Wolfe, Michelle 25% 24% 51%
Judge Zack, Richard 25% 47% 28%
Judge Oleyar, Mike 19% 38% 43%
Judge Dominick, Charles A 19% 47% 34%
Reviews about Judges at the WILKES BARRE hearing office:
To leave your own comment, select a judge from the list above and leave a comment on that judge's page.
Paula Garrety
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 10:13 pm
Thomas Deppen
You are a twisted alj.You make your decisions before hand. Hope you sleep good at night. I have never lied about anything in my life. You didn't listen to any testimony. I had a excellent attorney 😠
Gabrielle R Vitellio
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 9:13 am
Very fair polite respectful no problem
Gabrielle R Vitellio
Monday, September 30, 2013, 9:05 am
The Midnight Rider
My situation is almost identical. Not only did I get declined for disability, but this guy totally badmouthed my doctors and called me a liar. To make matters worse, I was represented by Myler Disability, whom I have now learned has a bad reputation all over the internet. Not only did they not help me, but the idiot lawyer set me up to take a fall. I also feel that I was discriminated against because I have a high I.Q. I am working on a few ideas as to where to go from here. As far as this guy is concerned, eventually stuff like this catches up with everybody. Eventually we ALL stand before a final judge. Peace.
Gabrielle R Vitellio
Monday, September 9, 2013, 3:47 pm
Judge tranguch, jarrod
This "judge" was in no way fair. The judge dismissed documents that my PCP gave and used (out of context) a comment by another doc instead. He gave almost no weight to my PCP who has access to my records and has studied them. I was denied having a witness. Security told my wife she was not allowed back to the hearing room. She is the one who is writing this as I having some mental issues. Those issues were dismissed in favor of personal judgement against my role as a stay at home dad. Wonder why his approval for cases is 33% when the national average is 46% and the Wilkes office is 41%. We believe a Title 7 issue baised the "judge" and I will be filing a formal grieance.
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