Oregon Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Oregon, 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 Oregon reveals that 35% 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.

Oregon has 2 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, 34% of Oregon disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Oregon residents wait 532 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Oregon
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Portland 11 16 months 506 days 2.10 21% 51% 28%
Eugene 8 16 months 557 days 2.30 42% 17% 42%
All Oregon 19 16 months 532 days 2.20 31% 34% 35%
ALJ Judges in Oregon
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Robert F Campbell Portland 59 14 106 73 93 20 106
Steven A De Monbreum Eugene 31 3 91 34 63 29 91
Richard Geib Portland 50 14 143 64 117 53 143
B. Hobbs Eugene 46 9 137 55 105 50 137
Jo Hoenninger Portland 24 6 114 30 83 53 111
Sue Leise Portland 27 3 74 30 58 28 74
Steve Lynch Portland 55 8 152 63 133 70 152
John Michaelsen Portland 21 3 131 24 103 79 131
Vadim Mozyrsky Portland 39 12 153 51 129 78 153
Rudolph Murgo Portland 35 16 165 51 137 86 165
S. Pines Portland 39 9 119 48 89 41 119
MaryKay Rauenzahn Eugene 51 6 140 57 107 50 136
Cynthia D Rosa Portland 15 11 102 26 83 57 102
Robert F Spaulding Eugene 27 8 86 35 69 34 82
John D Sullivan Eugene 47 7 139 54 112 58 139
Linda Thomasson Portland 36 14 106 50 88 38 106
Mark Triplett Eugene 31 23 178 54 154 100 178
Elizabeth Watson Eugene 58 13 185 71 147 76 178
Katherine Weatherly Eugene 52 10 143 62 117 55 143
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