Regulatory Law Judges: Who We Are

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 Missouri Department of Social Services from 1993-1995. He then joined the Missouri 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.
 

Daniel Jordan

Senior Regulatory Law Judge

Daniel Jordan joined the Missouri Public Service Commission as a regulatory law judge in September 2008. Prior to joining the PSC, he served as legal counsel to the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission for more than 19 years. Before that, Daniel represented the Missouri Division of Aging and served as Staff Counsel in the Office of Legislative Research. He holds these 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, Michael 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-Columbia: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Masters of Science in Fisheries and Juris Doctor.


Kim Burton
Senior Regulatory Law Judge
Kim Burton joined the Missouri Public Service Commission in June 2013. Before joining the Commission, Kim worked in the private sector as an attorney at Armstrong Teasdale LLP and Young Williams CSS. Kim previously served as counsel and  hearing officer for the Missouri Department of Transportation. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri.

 
Nancy Wahrenbrock Dippell
Senior Regulatory Law Judge

Nancy Wahrenbrock Dippell received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with honors in 1989 and a Juris Doctor in 1992 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She began her legal career as a hearing officer for the Department of Social Services and then was counsel for the Division of Motor Carrier and Railroad Safety. Nancy came to the Public Service Commission originally in March 1998. Beginning in August 2011, Nancy became an attorney/adviser for the Social Security Administration until returning to the Public Service Commission in August 2016.
 

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