Georgia Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Georgia, 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 Georgia reveals that 40% 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.

Georgia has 5 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, 39% of Georgia disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Georgia residents wait 544 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Georgia
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Covington 8 15 months 542 days 2.11 29% 40% 32%
Macon 8 17 months 612 days 1.55 19% 37% 44%
Alpharetta 14 13 months 450 days 1.46 22% 37% 41%
Atlanta 16 17 months 573 days 1.35 21% 48% 32%
Savannah 9 17 months 545 days 1.51 13% 34% 53%
All Georgia 55 16 months 544 days 1.59 21% 39% 40%
ALJ Judges in Georgia
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Kyle C Alexander Atlanta 14 5 59 19 35 16 59
McArthur Allen Alpharetta 27 2 59 29 55 26 59
Laurie Bedell Alpharetta 71 10 159 81 131 50 159
Millard L Biloon Savannah 24 0 33 24 26 2 33
Curtis Boren Alpharetta 40 1 119 41 104 63 119
William Callahan Alpharetta 10 4 109 14 80 66 109
Constance D Carter Savannah 37 7 97 44 84 40 97
Paul S Carter Savannah 41 1 90 42 66 24 90
Geoffrey S Casher Savannah 24 15 141 39 107 68 141
J. S Childs Atlanta 42 2 91 44 60 16 91
Todd Colarusso Alpharetta 59 5 149 64 120 56 149
James Conlon Alpharetta 60 4 121 64 96 32 121
David Cornelius Macon 74 1 118 75 107 32 118
James Cumbie Alpharetta 0 0 134 0 2 2 2
O. Lisa Dabreu Atlanta 15 2 48 17 21 4 47
O. Lisa Dabreu Alpharetta 0 0 48 0 1 1 1
L. E Davis Covington 45 7 85 52 62 10 85
Angela Donaldson Covington 9 19 111 28 106 78 111
Melinda L Dula Atlanta 30 10 101 40 65 25 101
Steven Ehlenbeck Alpharetta 21 3 80 24 60 36 80
Glenn M Embree Atlanta 30 4 56 34 41 7 56
Donald B Fishman Savannah 7 4 42 11 29 18 42
Brendan F Flanagan Atlanta 11 1 63 12 32 20 63
Loranzo Fleming Alpharetta 29 16 101 45 96 51 101
Nikki A Flowers Atlanta 95 0 123 95 103 8 123
Robert O Foerster Savannah 38 4 75 42 59 17 75
Ollie Garmon Alpharetta 65 1 83 66 67 1 83
Kristen Glover Covington 29 9 123 38 95 57 123
Sonya Grounds Macon 43 2 109 45 91 46 109
Christine Guard Atlanta 22 2 102 24 38 14 72
Melinda K Hart Alpharetta 1 0 105 1 1 0 2
Melinda K Hart Covington 64 1 105 65 74 9 103
Emily Y Howard Macon 20 5 117 25 91 66 117
Gwen Hurley Atlanta 30 8 109 38 78 40 109
Wylly Jordan III Covington 48 4 134 52 102 50 134
Russell W Lewis Macon 17 17 88 34 76 42 88
Suzanne A Littlefield Atlanta 11 0 48 11 18 7 48
John R Mason Savannah 40 5 92 45 75 30 92
Paul McAdam Covington 80 5 151 85 120 35 151
Dana E McDonald Covington 46 21 141 67 128 61 141
Laura G McHenry Atlanta 54 6 110 60 84 24 110
Carla McMichael Atlanta 24 0 79 24 48 24 79
Juan E Milanes Atlanta 28 8 114 36 78 42 114
Carol G Moore Macon 22 2 60 24 51 27 60
S. Charles Murray Atlanta 46 9 144 55 97 42 144
Jeffrey C Narvil Atlanta 2 0 147 2 4 2 4
Cam Oetter Macon 22 4 88 26 71 45 88
Robin R Palenske Atlanta 17 5 53 22 30 8 52
Craig R Petersen Savannah 45 14 146 59 124 65 146
Antony Saragas Savannah 21 5 87 26 66 40 87
Stephen Thompson Macon 40 5 91 45 76 31 91
Amy Uren Macon 23 1 59 24 49 25 59
Frederick R Waitsman Alpharetta 37 1 80 38 70 32 80
Calvin Washington Alpharetta 92 3 138 95 122 27 138
Brooke Werner McEckron Covington 35 19 146 54 125 71 146
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