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Judge seems to be very nice he spook very well

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 21, 2024

I was nervous

Tracy W.

Very sweet judge

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 21, 2024

Melinda McIntyre was a very sweet judge she did give me a fully favorable decision but the state of Georgia denied me for SSI

Dana C.

HELP ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED TO REACH THIS JUDGE ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IAM DYING AND SSA WON'T APPROVE MY DISABILITY

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

I want to speak to this judge ASAP please and thank you. I am tired of getting declined by SSA for my broken back and stage 4 liver cancer diagnosis. I have 2 broken vertabrae and 2 herniated disks and now this liver cancer diagnosis and no matter how many notes they get from all my doctors stating that I can’t work they won’t approve my disability. I want to have a hearing ASAP with this judge to get this resolved ASAP!! I feel like my body is dying off minute by minute and I am in a wheelchair and no matter what info is given to SSA they won’t approve my disability. Sometimes I feel like SSA would love no more then for me to be dead so that they don’t have to supply any benefits and believe me I feel like every day going that route.

So please from the bottom of my heart can you please get me for a hearing so I don’t lose everything in my life. I have not ben able to work since 05/26/2023 because of this disability .


Susan G.

Professional Decision

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

Lyle Jones is a professional judge, who will make the right decision on cases. He is highly intelligent and will direct you to the right place to accommodate you with physical and mental health. Mr. Jones has a concern of helping does who are disable.

Tammy Wilks

Funny Guy

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

He made me feel very relaxed and comfortable and he was easy to talk to and he had a great sense of humor.


The Honorable Judge Malcolm Ross Saved My Life!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and understanding. You breathed life back into me. My sincerest thanks and deepest gratitude!

Lynnette L.


Rated 3.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

I haven’t received a decision yet but he was very thorough and polite hope he goes in my favor because my condition has made it impossible for me to complete tasks involved in employment.


Thank You Margo Stone

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

I have been fighting for SSDI since 2012 and if it wouldn’t be for this judge I would still be fighting but my battle is finally over. Thank You Margo Stone for showing compassion and seeing the fact.

S Baggett

Terrible Judge

Rated 1.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

Judge Stephani Daniels Smoke flat out lied about many of my conditions, did not let me use my witnesses, and went out of her way to try to deny my claim. If you get this Judge and are a white man you are better off just starting a new claim

John Ray

Racist judge

Rated 1.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

She’s a racist and heavily bias!

This cunt literally said I had a THC disorder that’s not listed in my medial record nor from my social worker!!

Her assessment is not only rooted in bias but she’s a bold face liar….

I guess once you’re a judge you can get away with whatever you want!

I truly hate this bitch and had the nerve to be late on the call.

Be careful of this bitch as she’ll play doctor and misdiagnose you and pull some shit outta her ass.

Being a veteran doesn’t help either! Shell she how much you make an include that in her decision.

I told my decision letter to three different lawyers and they all know her and they came to the conclusion that not only was she wrong, she made her decision off how much I get from VA, she’s a Trump supporter and she hates black peopke!! If you get her as a judge you’ll get no favorable action. She sucks and should retire!!

Matt Chappell

Immoral, uncaring, manipulative judge who doesn't understand mental health issues.

Rated 1.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

He doesn’t deserve a star rating at all. I felt hopeful when first reviewing these positive reviews here months ago after my disability case was assigned to this judge, and figured the negative views here were from people who weren’t legitimately disabled and who then retaliated with negative reviews. I was wrong. I’ve since had my case heard by this judge and warn any of you who suffer from PTSD, severe depression or anxiety that this judge doesn’t take these health issues seriously, nor does he have knowledge of the effects of such disorders…he is truly ignorant of these types of health issues.

I not only have years upon years of medical records between psychiatrists and specialists and primary care doctors, I went out of my way to submit a very personal written statement to this judge at the final review stage after my hearing with him as he was awaiting other recent medical record updates for my case. That letter was so difficult for me to write, took me weeks and cost me a lot of negative health-related triggers and discomfort. But it was an honest summary of my past experiences that I am now suffering severely for, and I thought it important for this judge to get that deeper, firsthand insight into my mental health issues which I’ve always felt shame, embarrassment and protective of talking about, even with doctors.

Judge Pottinger completely dismissed my written testimony and on top of that disrespectful gesture on his part, he focussed on and based his denial decision upon inaccurate and partial information primarily submitted at earlier phases of my disability claim! And he twisted my earlier statements around as well, so that they then backed his proof for denial of my claim. He didn’t do his job at all in my case. If our disability case is going to hearing phase, the judge involved should be very diligent about reviewing the most recent records if we’ve had health changes for better or worse. In my case, my health issues have escalated over the last 8months or so and I’ve even had new disorders diagnosed in that time.

Judge Pottinger overlooked all of that and didn’t even reference my primary disorder, which is PTSD. He glorified the feedback provided by doctors chosen by the SSA during the first phases of my disability application with whom I met with once, and he minimized the input provided by my longtime therapist and primary medical doctor. He turned my earlier statements around when I mentioned that my health issues had come to impact my ability to keep up with daily life around the house and yard and that I was no longer being able to manage such things in a normal capacity. He instead used my statements against me in my disability case by saying that BECAUSE I AM ABLE to do house chores and yard work, that shows that I am not disabled or having health limitations, etc.

He turned my statements about my past hobbies and interests such as crochet, and hiking and reading books into present tense and said that because I do these things they reflect my ability to live a normal life, etc. When in actuality, I did those things in the past, but not for years now as I’ve been too depressed, too anxious and too consumed by my multiple health issues and constant symptoms to have the ability to do any relaxed activities like those. And so what if I was able to have moments of enjoyment like that, it doesn’t mean I’m not also juggling majority moments of dealing with symptoms tied to a disability!

This guy has shown me that he is manipulative and suffering from his own untreated mental health issues. The problem with that, is that he is in a position of authority and power and allowed to rule on matters that he knows nothing about. He has displayed negligence, corruption and injustice in his efforts to deny people who are actually suffering, what they rightfully deserve and are owed.

I don’t need approval from this guy to know what I am living with everyday is real and truly prevents me from maintaining a job. I am so sorry to any of you who has this ignorant fool assigned to your case. I myself didn’t expect to open up and confide to this judge as I did in my testimony letter, only to have him, a representative of our countries legal system, fabricate my disability claim and bully me out of benefits as he has tried to do.

I literally said to this judge in my written testimony that dealing with being bullied throughout my life has contributed severely to my PTSD health issues, and that sharing my health history with him or anyone is very difficult and embarrassing. He didn’t have the maturity or humanity to take that at face value and respond to me with the respect and decency I deserve after all I’ve been through in life as an abuse survivor. He instead tried to one-up me and rub my past in by not acknowledging my written statement and not taking into account the last eight months of escalated health issues I’ve had, along with all associated medical records and the multiple new meds I’ve been trying out in that time as I keep working on healing.

It’s all been wasted on this mentally unwell judge. He hasn’t deserved to have any knowledge of or voice and input on my very real health matters! He had the nerve to say that I’m reading self-help books and treat me like I get my health knowledge from a book. Which is so inappropriate and insulting to my intelligence and life experience! My doctor has given me book recommendations but because of my anxiety and focus issues, I haven’t been able to sit down and read for years. I am middle-aged, of grandmother age though and have been caregiving others my entire life. Guess what judge Pottinger…40 plus years is a long time to learn a lot in life and about human behavior when you’re forced to pay attention in order to survive at an early age. If I ever get well enough, I could be the one writing a book on these types of health issues.

To those of you getting assigned this judge, I know this process is daunting, stressful and that you’re unwell and may not have any fight left in you at this point and that any of us that are truly suffering through chronic health issues, deserve to be seen and heard by those weighing in on our health matters…BUT GET A LAWYER, DOCTOR/S, PSYCHIATRISTS WITH MD CREDENTIALS WHO TRULY BACK YOUR SPECIFIC DISABILITY/HEALTH ISSUES, so that you have those records to defend your case. Share your heartfelt experience that best expresses or explains your recent years of health issues. Even if it’s wasted on this judge, it’ll all be on record and perhaps a contributing piece of evidence in a future lawsuit against this judge??? He’s clearly already got a track record we can see from just these handful of reviews here, that demonstrates his lack of ability and understanding on mental health issues that he’s been given authority over. Not okay!!!

And, write to your congressman and woman and take action like that to voice your/our concerns around having neurotypical judges with no firsthand or personal experience dealing with mental health matters in a fair and just way, ruling over mental health cases. It shouldn’t be legal. It’s one thing for a judge to rely on medical records to help gather a clearer understanding of a clients health matters, but this judge blatantly twisted my statements around and completely dismissed my written testimony. And he minimized the testimony of my longtime therapist, overlooked the most recent medical records in my case and my ongoing efforts to heal and try to get better, while living with disorders that will likely never be cured.

Also, write in to congresspeople about the need for the base qualifying age for disability to be lowered so that those in their 30’s and 40’s can be taken more seriously and treated with more respect by the medical and judicial systems. If kids can suffer severe effects of trauma or die from cancer, then it should be a no-brainer that those of us in our 40’s have most certainly lived a good chunk of life already and can easily come to a point of severe mental and physical illness, as is the case for many people in their 30’s and 40’s.

This judge is old enough to know better than to manipulate disability cases the way he did mine, and has done to others. And he is old enough to know by now how to treat genuinely struggling people with more respect and dignity too.


Very severe symptoms and retrolisthesis

Rated 1.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

The trial was bad all around from my lawyer office not submitting doctor notes stating I was disabled to the court missing the severe neck issues that have tried therapy for twice and only made worse and it being not considered a success for surgery or shots at a glance at just one mri picture. The issue was trust that the judge gave of a person who has many real professions and was a hazmat carrier and foreman for most jobs worked.. The doctor who filled out my restrictions maybe never looked at the radiologist report and trusted my doctors opinions that were not specialists. The system took so long as to be irrelevant and a waste of tax payer money, expecting to get a claim without becoming homeless.

Jacy E Van Ort

She is horrible

Rated 1.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

Very racist, badgering, debating 🤔 her own opinions instead of facts.


Free diapers?

Rated 1.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

I have not “mild” or “moderate”or “severe” ulcerative colitis but CHRONIC UC

and she denied me.

I’ve been in poverty, homebound for the most part.

Sara Darling

Judge Malcolm will award me my disability I had another doctor say don’t work that’s 4 that should be good

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

Judge Malcolm isn’t gonna deny me

Jason Fenton

Denied my son for ssi and he’s fully disabled but you talk to others who meet him one time they know more

Rated 1.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

The people you had fill out the papers on my son your writing and is wrong and they lied he was getting put out of class of course he’s going to come to school clean and neat and respect people is outrageous in 2020 he was and still is disabled 2 far as with the speech that lady wasn’t never on line she seen Jaiden three times not one she had 5 deaths in her family never came back on for him. 2018 he wasn’t on asthma medication anymore.and I said that. And then saying that he wasn’t going to the doctors at all I switched him he was going to Niagara pediatrics and then I switched them to 301 Connecticut St. why is he going to be in the ER every year when there’s nothing wrong with him, but the doctors he was going to. These ppl lied and you let them lie to you where did he do better at? Because I said I was proud and happy about a test score that he achieved. How was that improving for the people that really need SSI? You’re denying the ones that actually need it instead of the ones that come in your freaking injuries and there’s nothing wrong with them. He’s been disabled since he was born yall meet with these kids one time and then all of a sudden you live in my house you’re not here every day. To see I called the school to see and these ppl lied the ones in this paper.

Chablis d mcgee

Not a real judge

Rated 1.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

This judge is very bais and bagger clients. Plus on top of her ratings she is racist and doesn’t even review the evidence.



Rated 1.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

Seek help if she is your judge she practice outside her jurisdiction.


Who are the fair judges?

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

This judge is fairer than most.


cannot believe decision,35% approval speaks volumes

Rated 1.0 out of 5
April 4, 2024

lauren k tran did not trust or comprehend the states CE regarding the diagnosis of my disability,.

never even got to see her in physical person or virtual. total stranger to me.

deciding the trajectory of the rest of my life . ironworker concrete finisher of 29yrs,,,im 51 yrs old.

my attorney failed me miserably, didnt seek out all of my medical records.

i am now without an attorney because he has decided not to represent me any further.

I will write the review board myself for the next step of my case. perplexed is an understatement

George Maggard

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