Ohio Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Ohio, 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 Ohio reveals that 39% 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.

Ohio has 6 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, 45% of Ohio disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Ohio residents wait 563 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Ohio
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Akron 11 16 months 515 days 2.23 12% 32% 56%
Toledo 10 14 months 498 days 1.82 10% 58% 31%
Columbus 13 18 months 598 days 1.60 26% 54% 20%
Cleveland 17 16 months 516 days 1.77 24% 24% 53%
Cincinnati 11 20 months 626 days 1.98 12% 50% 38%
Dayton 5 19 months 627 days 2.45 14% 52% 33%
All Ohio 67 17 months 563 days 1.98 16% 45% 39%
ALJ Judges in Ohio
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Stuart Adkins Dayton 22 25 147 47 126 79 147
Louis Aliberti Akron 60 6 122 66 97 31 122
Frederick Andreas Cleveland 31 3 100 34 78 44 100
Earl Ashford Toledo 27 5 99 32 79 47 99
Terry M Banks Toledo 21 9 122 30 97 67 122
Kevin R Barnes Dayton 76 13 150 89 124 35 150
Gregory M Beatty Akron 20 11 130 31 102 71 130
Peter Beekman Cleveland 30 8 150 38 125 87 150
Renita K Bivins Cincinnati 13 13 91 26 68 42 91
Peter J Boylan Cincinnati 76 3 157 79 130 51 157
Amy Budney Cleveland 31 12 89 43 74 31 89
Scott R Canfield Cleveland 10 4 62 14 52 38 62
Patricia Carey Toledo 28 15 131 43 98 55 131
Thomas A Ciccolini Akron 108 3 153 111 139 28 153
William Diggs Cincinnati 74 10 170 84 142 58 170
Jason C Earnhart Columbus 3 1 41 4 40 36 41
Rita S Eppler Columbus 3 0 14 3 3 0 14
Irma J Flottman Columbus 58 5 115 63 91 28 115
Robert W Flynn Cincinnati 50 3 109 53 81 28 109
Timothy Gates Columbus 15 6 154 21 143 122 154
Susan G Giuffre Cleveland 9 9 127 18 106 88 127
Paula J Goodrich Akron 30 12 107 42 91 49 107
Joseph G Hajjar Cleveland 25 5 118 30 88 58 118
Jeffrey Hartranft Columbus 28 3 86 31 71 40 86
Traci M Hixson Cleveland 44 26 102 70 94 24 102
Richard Horowitz Toledo 32 1 105 33 75 42 105
Keith J Kearney Cleveland 29 4 105 33 79 46 105
Timothy G Keller Columbus 16 3 123 19 84 65 123
Gregory G Kenyon Dayton 38 17 132 55 117 62 132
Carrie Kerber Toledo 24 18 117 42 103 61 117
Kristen King Cincinnati 32 3 66 35 54 19 66
Amanda Knapp Akron 19 11 97 30 76 46 97
William Leland Cleveland 19 5 106 24 82 58 106
Jeannine Lesperance Columbus 42 4 116 46 92 46 116
Pamela E Loesel Cleveland 25 4 67 29 56 27 67
Mary Lohr Akron 76 9 144 85 117 32 144
Penny Loucas Cleveland 31 13 136 44 109 65 136
Catherine Ma Cleveland 12 7 118 19 93 74 118
Dianne S Mantel Toledo 14 4 85 18 66 48 85
Martin McClelland Cleveland 5 1 29 6 19 13 29
Cristen Meadows Cincinnati 35 7 132 42 107 65 132
Mary D. Morrow Toledo 21 13 118 34 97 63 118
Thuy-Anh T Nguyen Cincinnati 25 6 113 31 84 53 113
Jennifer Overstreet Toledo 38 6 121 44 98 54 121
John M Prince Cincinnati 61 5 123 66 106 40 123
Jeffrey Raeber Akron 32 8 117 40 91 51 117
George D Roscoe Cleveland 13 5 129 18 106 88 129
Joseph A Rose Cleveland 58 11 137 69 120 51 137
Deborah F Sanders Dayton 28 25 151 53 123 70 151
Michael F Schmitz Akron 58 4 141 62 121 59 141
John L Shailer Columbus 20 1 41 21 37 16 41
Anne Shaughnessy Cincinnati 44 9 129 53 114 61 129
Reuben Sheperd Akron 54 9 142 63 115 52 142
Paul Sher Toledo 24 5 80 29 62 33 80
Charles Shinn Akron 59 4 147 63 124 61 147
Susan Smoot Akron 46 27 145 73 110 37 145
Heidi Southern Columbus 61 3 127 64 110 46 127
Noceeba Southern Columbus 48 18 182 66 156 90 182
Sherry D Thompson Columbus 0 0 6 0 1 1 2
Christopher S Tindale Cincinnati 32 9 107 41 93 52 107
Laura S Twilley Dayton 42 18 144 60 120 60 144
Joseph Vallowe Cleveland 46 6 105 52 82 30 105
Gabrielle R Vitellio Toledo 35 13 98 48 81 33 98
Thomas L Wang Columbus 41 10 140 51 111 60 140
Eric Westley Cleveland 31 5 99 36 71 35 99
Kenneth Wilson Cincinnati 54 5 86 59 75 16 86
Matthew Winfrey Columbus 33 11 88 44 65 21 88
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