Who We Are - Adjudication

Morris Woodruff

Secretary/Chief Regulatory Law Judge

Morris Woodruff obtained a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 1981. Subsequently, in 1984, he received his J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Morris was admitted to the Nebraska Bar in 1984 and to the Missouri Bar in 1986. Morris served as an attorney for the Missouri Department of Social Services for nine years before joining the Public Service Commission in 1998. He was named chief regulatory law judge on Aug. 1, 2009.
 

Ron Pridgin

Deputy Chief Regulatory Law Judge

Ron graduated with honors from Oklahoma State University in 1987, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He received a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law in 1991. Ron served as a hearing officer and litigator for the Department of Social Services from 1993-1995. He then joined the Department of Revenue and represented the Director in circuit court, The Court of Appeals and The Supreme Court of Missouri. Ron began his career with The Public Service Commission in May, 2002.
 

Kennard Jones

Senior Regulatory Law Judge

Kennard was raised in University City, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, earning Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics with a minor in psychology. In 1991 he earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has served with the Missouri Public Defender, in both litigation and appellate divisions. He has also served in the legal division of the Missouri Department of Social Services, in the litigation and hearing units. Kennard joined the Missouri Public Service Commission in May of 2002.
 

Daniel Jordan

Senior Regulatory Law Judge

Daniel Jordan joined the Missouri Public Service Commission as a regulatory law judge in September 2008.  Before joining the PSC, he served as legal counsel to the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission for nineteen and a half years.  Before that, he represented the Missouri Division of Aging and served as Staff Counsel in the Office of Legislative Research.  He holds the following degrees:  Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution (2001), Juris Doctor (1985), and Bachelor of Arts in History (1982), all from the University of Missouri-Columbia. 
 

Michael Bushmann

Senior Regulatory Law Judge

Michael Bushmann joined the Public Service Commission in November 2011.  Prior to that he served the State of Missouri as a hearing officer for the Department of Labor, Deputy Secretary for Elections for the Secretary of State, General Counsel for the Missouri Gaming Commission, Assistant General Counsel for the Department of Economic Development, and Corporations Counsel for the Secretary of State.  He has earned three degrees from the University of Missouri in Columbia: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Masters of Science in Fisheries, and Juris Doctor.
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