Alabama Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Alabama, then you should weigh the benefits of hiring an attorney. An experienced Social Security disability lawyer can significantly improve the odds that your case will be approved.

Social Security data from Alabama reveals that 45% of the Social Security disability claims are denied on average. Of course, most applicants that have been denied on their first attempt appeal the decision. However, the chances of approval are even worse in the first phase of the appeals process, which is formally known as reconsideration.

The vast majority of claimants will have to wait until their hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) to have a significant chance of approval.

Alabama has 4 Hearing Offices where you can go to have your case heard by an ALJ. They are listed in the above table.

Most successful Social Security disability claims are approved during the hearing, largely because the ALJs have more leeway in the way they handle claims and can actually see and hear you while you present evidence of your disability.

Overall, 35% of Alabama disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Alabama residents wait 577 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Alabama
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Montgomery 11 15 months 528 days 2.20 23% 18% 59%
Florence 8 17 months 580 days 2.02 15% 43% 42%
Birmingham 15 18 months 606 days 2.00 16% 52% 32%
Mobile 15 17 months 592 days 1.89 26% 27% 47%
All Alabama 49 17 months 577 days 2.03 20% 35% 45%
ALJ Judges in Alabama
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Michael D Anderson Montgomery 72 4 141 76 113 37 141
Reni F Barnett-Jefferson Montgomery 41 11 109 52 91 39 109
James F Barter Mobile 38 11 141 49 113 64 141
Kevin Boucher Mobile 43 5 156 48 133 85 156
Cynthia W Brown Birmingham 52 9 134 61 107 46 134
Michael L Brownfield Birmingham 29 0 65 29 50 21 65
Denise A Copeland Birmingham 43 7 109 50 81 31 109
Rolesia Dancy Montgomery 47 25 149 72 129 57 149
Patrick R. Digby Florence 19 3 96 22 72 50 96
Vickie Evans Mobile 63 1 126 64 94 30 126
Gloria W Green Florence 70 8 133 78 107 29 133
James Grimes Florence 28 13 148 41 126 85 148
Tracy S Guice Mobile 58 6 130 64 104 40 130
Clarence Guthrie Birmingham 53 13 191 66 167 101 191
Renee B Hagler Birmingham 21 1 97 22 83 61 97
Warren L Hammond Jr. Mobile 70 4 121 74 106 32 121
Mary E Helmer Birmingham 34 0 138 34 96 62 138
Vincent P Intoccia Montgomery 70 8 155 78 137 59 155
Lisa M Johnson Birmingham 28 5 94 33 71 38 94
Paul W Johnson Montgomery 72 4 133 76 110 34 133
Frank M Klinger Montgomery 62 4 118 66 103 37 118
Emilie Kraft Birmingham 34 8 120 42 100 58 120
John B Langland Montgomery 41 1 110 42 87 45 110
William Lawson Birmingham 47 7 108 54 85 31 108
Jason A Lewis Florence 49 10 141 59 107 48 141
Perry Martin Birmingham 45 5 129 50 101 51 129
Marni R McCaghren Mobile 60 6 116 66 99 33 116
Sheila E McDonald Birmingham 40 9 160 49 131 82 160
George W Merchant Birmingham 33 9 137 42 115 73 137
Alan E Michel Mobile 24 0 56 24 37 13 56
Jerome L Munford Birmingham 16 0 77 16 67 51 77
David R Murchison Mobile 64 9 151 73 121 48 151
Thomas M Muth II Mobile 42 3 93 45 72 27 93
Amy H Naylor Montgomery 70 7 138 77 119 42 138
Roger A Nelson Mobile 44 2 88 46 61 15 88
Steven M Rachal Birmingham 30 11 158 41 125 84 158
Ronald Reeves Birmingham 11 5 55 16 45 29 55
Mallette Richey Florence 25 3 91 28 69 41 91
Laura Robinson Mobile 63 3 126 66 117 51 126
Rebecca B Sartor Mobile 1 0 77 1 2 1 2
Ben E Sheely Mobile 77 4 125 81 97 16 125
Ricky V South Montgomery 86 4 150 90 125 35 150
D. B Stalley Mobile 63 1 91 64 72 8 91
Claire R Strong Montgomery 72 7 115 79 99 20 115
Charles A Thigpen Montgomery 60 4 107 64 86 22 107
Robert Waller Mobile 39 14 148 53 121 68 148
Cynthia G Weaver Florence 6 9 127 15 92 77 127
Lori J Williams Florence 26 6 86 32 64 32 86
Douglas A Wright Florence 59 4 130 63 106 43 130
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