Judge Profile

Javier A. Arrastia

Judicial Experience:

  • Administrative Law Judge, United States Social Security Administration, Appointed

Other Professional Experience:

  • Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration, 1995 to res.
  • Regional Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1980 to 1995
  • Law Clerk for Hon. Dolores K. Sloviter, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 1979 to 1980


  • JD, Temple University School of Law, 1979
  • BA, Swarthmore College, 1970


  • Do you have any special rules governing courtroom decorum (e.g., addressing the court, dealing with opposing counsel and witnesses, proper attire, etc.)? Hearings are relatively informal, and therefore Judge Arrastia has no specific rules.

  • Can the court be contacted by fax? Yes

  • Does the court accept filings by e-mail? Check with office for procedures to be followed.