Texas Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Texas, 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 Texas reveals that 32% 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.

Texas has 7 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 Texas disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Texas residents wait 445 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Texas
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Houston 12 8 months 323 days 2.43 25% 50% 26%
Dallas 13 10 months 379 days 2.53 21% 57% 22%
Harlingen 6 16 months 565 days 1.56 25% 29% 46%
Fort Worth 11 12 months 473 days 1.98 35% 53% 12%
San Antonio 20 9 months 385 days 1.95 24% 43% 33%
Dallas 12 13 months 493 days 1.88 14% 53% 33%
Houston 14 14 months 494 days 1.87 21% 29% 50%
All Texas 88 12 months 445 days 2.03 23% 45% 32%
ALJ Judges in Texas
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Matthew Allen San Antonio 36 12 160 48 128 80 160
Monica J Anderson Houston 11 0 45 11 32 21 33
Angela Banks Harlingen 27 7 93 34 75 41 93
Ben Barnett San Antonio 16 6 119 22 92 70 119
Kevin Batik Fort Worth 34 11 135 45 111 66 135
Caroline H Beers Houston 28 1 87 29 71 42 87
Vincent Bennett Houston 41 5 132 46 98 52 132
Jonathan P Blucher San Antonio 4 3 76 7 60 53 76
Carol K Bowen Fort Worth 32 6 106 38 80 42 106
Solomon Boyle Houston 25 8 132 33 97 64 132
Kathryn Bridges Harlingen 24 13 99 37 80 43 99
J. M Brounoff Dallas 62 6 113 68 99 31 113
Charles L Brower San Antonio 43 0 118 43 95 52 118
Katherine W Brown San Antonio 14 4 102 18 71 53 102
Robert N Burdette Houston 70 1 153 71 121 50 153
Sherrill A. L Carvalho Dallas 2 0 98 2 10 8 10
Sherrill A. L Carvalho Fort Worth 39 4 98 43 69 26 88
Brock Cima Fort Worth 40 3 134 43 112 69 134
Peri Collins Dallas 2 5 97 7 67 60 97
Daniel Curran Dallas 43 4 115 47 89 42 115
Osly F. Deramus Harlingen 22 1 66 23 54 31 66
Elizabeth B Dunlap Dallas 57 1 128 58 102 44 128
Kimani R Eason Houston 24 20 140 44 120 76 140
Michael E Finnie Dallas 24 4 116 28 87 59 116
Gregory Fons Harlingen 35 0 94 35 82 47 94
Peter F Gazda San Antonio 45 10 132 55 99 44 132
Richard A Gilbert Houston 50 5 183 55 133 78 183
Herbert J Green Fort Worth 97 11 222 108 168 60 222
David R Gutierrez Houston 72 5 152 77 129 52 152
Jr., Whitfield Haigler Dallas 102 2 151 104 127 23 151
Darren Hamner Fort Worth 37 13 123 50 105 55 123
Don A Harper San Antonio 23 3 92 26 68 42 92
David J Hebert Houston 29 4 108 33 79 46 108
Thomas J Helget Houston 58 15 177 73 154 81 177
John A Henderson Dallas 41 5 110 46 96 50 110
Jessica Hodgson Houston 41 16 104 57 83 26 104
Janice L Holmes San Antonio 37 8 115 45 107 62 115
William B Howard Houston 41 11 138 52 122 70 138
Mary E Johnson Dallas 99 10 185 109 154 45 185
Ward D King Fort Worth 27 8 106 35 90 55 106
Jana Kinkade Dallas 62 8 142 70 105 35 142
Tresie Kinnell Dallas 69 9 156 78 124 46 156
Melinda W Kirkpatrick San Antonio 40 4 109 44 89 45 109
Ilene B Kramer San Antonio 30 4 119 34 103 69 119
Gal Lahat Dallas 56 4 108 60 93 33 108
Randi E Lappin Harlingen 35 11 99 46 78 32 99
James W Lessis Dallas 62 15 147 77 119 42 147
Joseph Liken Dallas 73 11 152 84 121 37 152
Evelyn Maiben Dallas 42 5 141 47 121 74 141
Larry C Marcy Fort Worth 53 4 119 57 95 38 119
Evange Mariano-Jackson Houston 59 3 132 62 107 45 132
Kelly Matthews Houston 40 8 128 48 113 65 128
Bernard J McKay San Antonio 23 9 128 32 109 77 128
Robert M McPhail San Antonio 24 8 141 32 112 80 141
Mark J Mendola Dallas 52 19 189 71 153 82 189
Gerald L Meyer Houston 47 4 144 51 116 65 144
Gordan Momcilovic San Antonio 6 0 120 6 101 95 120
C. F. Moore Dallas 83 8 135 91 114 23 135
Scott T Morris Houston 35 5 100 40 79 39 100
Marjorie Panter Dallas 1 2 75 3 12 9 12
Marjorie Panter Fort Worth 20 4 75 24 53 29 63
Sung Park San Antonio 0 3 112 3 23 20 23
Anne H Pate Dallas 60 10 174 70 145 75 174
Lissette C Perez San Antonio 41 8 97 49 75 26 97
Derek N Phillips Dallas 89 26 168 115 137 22 168
Barbara Powell San Antonio 16 6 146 22 120 98 146
Jack W Raines Fort Worth 17 7 67 24 56 32 67
William E Sampson Dallas 53 10 130 63 105 42 130
William Sharp Houston 31 3 137 34 113 79 137
Ralph F Shilling Dallas 90 6 187 96 151 55 187
D'Lisa Simmons Houston 52 8 150 60 124 64 150
Helen F Strong Houston 40 6 120 46 77 31 120
Ross Stubblefield Houston 49 6 212 55 165 110 212
Timothy Suing Houston 56 8 122 64 101 37 122
Gary J Suttles Houston 1 0 63 1 2 1 5
Mark M Swayze San Antonio 12 4 132 16 107 91 132
Tammy A Thames Dallas 47 3 94 50 63 13 94
Christopher Van Dyck Fort Worth 35 8 121 43 96 53 121
Charles Walters Dallas 105 6 156 111 125 14 156
Thomas J Wheeler Dallas 45 11 150 56 117 61 149
Michelle Whetsel Houston 21 20 145 41 122 81 145
Daniel E Whitney Houston 34 10 150 44 107 63 149
Susan Whittington San Antonio 2 8 102 10 80 70 102
Penny Wilkov San Antonio 18 13 125 31 108 77 125
Jr., Harry L Williams Houston 26 5 79 31 50 19 79
Donald J Willy Houston 36 6 99 42 84 42 99
David R Wurm San Antonio 43 14 144 57 124 67 144
Kimberly O Wyatt Harlingen 24 6 100 30 72 42 100
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